Need Help? Hire a Ghost. She Cooks. Lottie Roberts has been sitting on her bones since the Civil War, waiting for her ticket to heaven until…Justine Hale moves into Lottie’s two-hundred-year-old house with three generations of emotional baggage–her mother, her ex mother-in-law and two pesky children. Lottie senses in Justine a kindred spirit—filled with heartache and in reduced circumstances, which mirrors Lottie’s situation exactly. Justine needs help. Lottie is of a mind to provide it, but before she can say squat, Tucker Highsmith arrives. His dark eyes, lazy grin, and sexy Alabama drawl coupled with the dern braggart’s Mr. Fix-it talents just might be the answer to all of Justine’s problems–or, maybe not… Because Lottie has her own agenda, one she has been waiting, hoping and praying for since she discovered her bones on a hidden staircase.
Targeted Age Group: 18+
Book Price: $4.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I write happily ever after romance novels. More often than not my characters are mature men and women. I enjoy including generational family members, a mother, a grandmother or other elderly characters–because they have so much to offer–plus they can be eccentric and get away with escapades a heroine or hero cannot.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
My best advice is teach yourself the craft. If what you write works for your characters, don’t be swayed to change your voice. That does not mean a work does not need a beta reader or editing. Books I wrote twenty-five years ago and sold like mad, have to be edited again for today’s readers. To learn how to write fiction, I tore pages out of books and magazines and typed them. I learned grammar, structure, punctuation. Teaching myself gave me far more confidence than taking writing courses. Writing to publish is a whole world away from writing an essay in class. I always keep in mind that as humans in our daily lives when we’re talking we preface the punch line with a paragraph. We chatter away describing an exciting event, house on fire, the firemen and fire engines arriving and wrap with: They found a body in the house. A man died. When we write, we start: “A man died.” That’s the hook. Not the fire. But, I’m not certain there are any aspiring writers today–they all self-publish.
I’ve been writing romance novels romance novels off and on for thirty years. In between books, I’ve had the good fortune to travel to many interesting and exotic locales from London and Paris to Panama, Cuba and Costa Rica. I’ve sailed on a twenty-nine foot sloop in the Pacific, volunteered at a Sisters of Mercy Mission in Colon, canoed on the Big East River in the wilds of Canada and lived part of a winter with trappers in the Louisiana swamps—collecting memories, friends and experiences—which oft times make appearances in my novels. I once was married, but now I’m not. I began a university career at the age of sixty-two and was utterly fortunate to get accepted into a Study Abroad program my senior year—at Queens’ College London University. A fabulous experience and one I encourage every college student to consider.
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