long did it take you to write your first book?
2014, we wrote RISE in about four months. It published with a Canadian
publisher, Forevermore. It was great until the publisher folded and we were
treated kindly with our full rights back.
It took us much longer to shop agents and publishing houses. On May 30th, 2017 after it was re-edited and given a new cover it was published as Blood Rising, because we had plot bunnies for books two and three.
inspired you to start writing?
traveled to London for a fan convention in 2009. I met an online friend in 2007
and we were due to travel Hampton Court and other London tourist spots. The
morning after Hampton Court, I woke with a dream about an immortal, created by
Henry VIII’s physicians. Nancy Reynolds had been a writer in the days of
typewriters so we chatted about writing screenplays.
wrote a dozen or so screenplays and after two women in their 50’s were
invisible in Los Angeles, we decided to write romance novels.
many drafts did you do before you felt it was ready to publish?
many numbers are there??? Ha!
we write it. Let it sit 7-10 days. Edit it with Grammarly, send it to our
Betas. Send it to our Developmental Editor and then finish it off with a 2-5
days simmering period. So, about seven?
publishing for the first time ever make you feel?
proud of our working together to produce ‘the book’. My collaborating
Author, Nancy has mad skills and I was new at this. The book process keeps
educating me and I feel more confident every week. My background had been in advertising
sales so extended creativity like writing is exhilarating.
different would you say the writing and publishing process is for you now than
it was then?
breathing easier with each book. At first I sputtered like the asthmatic I am!
Now we can go from the first words to formatting the paperbacks smoothly in a
initially with a publisher who did not pay us. Our eBooks were not published as
we approved them. We were anxious to get to that 1 year date to seize our print
September, 2018 I have formatted six paperbacks (our entire catalog) and worked
with Nancy to write and publish Becoming Gabriel (10/2018) Roman’s
many books have you published since then?
more published, with two actively being written and about 4 more in the
paranormal erotic romances
contemporary urban romance
action/adventure military romance.
working on the second book of the Action Adventure Series, Roman’s Rules as
well as a PNR, Arise my Darling, about a man and women meeting on an astral
plane. Their relationship is complicated and there is ghostly route to his
These two should be published by the end of 2019.
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