You see, I wrote these books before I started writing Christian fiction and they contain explicit sex scenes that I would not put in a book today. Their friends and family think that the kits that they have is to sell bath and body products! Writing was in her heart from the beginning. As promised, this is the first post in my. The Way Home Class bigotry and family secrets destroyed the young love of Winston Taylor and Marlena Rhodes. In May of 2002, Ms.
After publishing seven contemporary romance novels and one novella with Kensington and Harlequin, Angela made a faith move to Christian fiction in 2000 with the publication of Awakening Mercy, the first book in her Genesis House series from Tyndale House Publishers. Awards: Best Multicultural Romance, Romantic Times Magazine; Best Contemporary Ethnic Romance, Affaire de Coeur Magazine; Emma Award, Romance Slam Jam Magazine, 2002. Her journey from ordinary people to fiction writer shaped the real characters she created in her writing. I distinctly remember that because I working full-time, I wrote on the weekends. Second Chance Dadhits the bookstores in December 2005 and A Family Wedding makes an appearance in February 2006. This book was released at the same time she decided to leave her job as a research engineer. Five months before Christmas, his old love gave to him.
Benson explained on her website, www. The storyline is about three very ordinary woman who have been recruited into a secret agency where they are undercover operatives. The E-mail message field is required. So now I rest easy. My first novel Nightsong was published in 1994. Celebrate the season with a lighthearted holiday romp about two friends on the path to becoming so much more, and the grandmother who helps them get there. Get it—Bell brothers, Christmas bells? While Benson had already established herself as an educator with Telling the Tale, she earned a doctorate in instructional technology and began working as an assistant professor at a leading research institute.
She also found the new addition that would complete her own romance writing formula. My first short story was published in 1987. If everything in the publication process is working well, the author may have a few typos to correct and a few missing words to insert. Up until this point, Benson had let the most logical moves guide her decisions, from college major through career choice. This post picks up with my return home after that conference.
The residents of the affluent Rosemont section hold the less fortunate residents of the Dusttown section in disdain. I was fortunate in that my editorial letters always resulted in a better, tighter, stronger story. I attribute my longevity to giving readers my best effort with each book. I was never a series writer but readers love series. Critically acclaimed writer, Angela Benson, also traveled an interesting road, but it appeared more technical than colorful and moving. If that intrigues you but the sexy turns you off, then try her young adult titles: Josephine and the Soldier and Belle and the Beau.
Holiday Cheer, Arabesque: Pinnacle, 1995. The editor reads the manscript and issues the author a revision letter with questions, comments and recommendations. At the time, there were not many authors writing African-American romance for Harlequin so I considered myself a pioneer. Angela has a diverse education and work history. Will they be able to honor their vows or will outside winds destroy them? When I think about our early critique meetings, I have to laugh.
I truly hope there is more diversity in the buying habits of readers. Typically, the author gets a few days to do this. The Way Home, Arabesque: Pinnacle Books, 1997. For Monique had warmed his icy heart. But even during the toughest times I still find enjoyment. Between the Lines marks two significant events in my writing history: acquiring an agent and doing research.
What do you envision for yourself and the romance industry over the next five to ten years? And Patsy devoted herself to motherhood. She tested her creative writing skills with a story about African-American love in the corporate world. Businessman Jake Mason works hard and plays harder. I just saw the cover for my latest re-issue and I laughed out loud. Marriage Partnership, Fall 2000 Publishers Weekly, February 17, 1997; April 17, 2000.