There are some days that I get so filled with emotion — so overcome by a deep tugging at my heart — that there’s nowhere for it to go. The only way I can release it is through my tears, streaming in rivulets down my cheeks, dripping like a leaky faucet onto my shirt. The imprint of my tears rest right at my heart, sticking to my chest, Continue reading
Lately, I’ve run across sites, companies, opportunities, and even sellers who don’t welcome self-published authors as “legitimate” authors. They might as well have a sign posted that says “NO SELF-PUBLISHERS ALLOWED”. It is as if our words, our voices are meaningless. As if our composition of emotions and characters and settings have less value because The Big Four (publishing companies like Simon & Schuster, Penguin, or even HarperCollins) didn’t co-sign them.
It is as if they could shake the letters and phrases from our books and render them meaningless just by the mere act of exclusion.
“What’s going on, Caitlin?” Hill asked, concerned something had happened. “You sounded distraught on the phone…” He followed her down the hall, admiring the way her long stride swayed her hips. Instead of her usual floral scent, a cool fresh fragrance trailed her. Continue reading
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During a sizzling-hot Chicago summer, landscaper and former attorney Hilton “Hill” Parker becomes dangerously involved with the sultry Caitlin Church, whose casual flirtation turns Hill’s world upside down. But Hill has no idea the sea of trouble in which he is about to swim, and that certain events are already set in motion for him to take the dive. He soon learns that Caitlin is more cunning than anyone ever dreamed.
Congratulations! Kay won! The drawing was conducted using Random.org, where all entrants’ names were entered into a list and the winning name was randomly selected by the list randomizing software. Continue reading
I’m totally excited about this new release by Te Russ. If you’ve read her other books, you know why. If you haven’t, well… here’s a little taste.
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Dangerously in Love: During a sizzling-hot Chicago summer, landscaper and former attorney Hilton “Hill” Parker becomes dangerously involved with the sultry Caitlin Church, whose casual flirtation turns Hill’s world upside down. But Hill has no idea the sea of trouble in which he is about to swim, and that certain events are already set in motion for him to take the dive. He soon learns that Caitlin is more cunning than anyone ever dreamed.
[(c) 2014 Michele Kimbrough]
I’m a Chicagoan — yes, even in Winter. I love how beautiful the city is and often include some of my favorite places in my books. I was a little heavy-handed with the sites in my book Wildflower. Here’s an excerpt featuring the beautiful Buckingham Fountain.
She folded her arms across her chest, with one hand holding her red umbrella above her head while the other was Continue reading
Get up. Get down. Get loose. Then get back in bed and get busy. :-)
The elevator. That was the plan. That was where he’d hold her captive — with nowhere to go, nowhere to run. She’d Continue reading
Michele Kimbrough is the author of the romance novels “Wildflower,” “Prudence” and her most recent release, “Dangerously in Love.” Kimbrough is a passionate Pressbooks user and was gracious enough to take some time out from writing to tell us how she uses the platform in her writing and publishing process.
1. Let’s start with a little shameless self-promotion. Tell us more about your books and where we can buy them.
As I bring another tumultuous year to a close, I spent some time reflecting on what worked and what didn’t. I’ve come to the conclusion, through this reflection, that I don’t belong in the romance genre. I’m not sure where I fit into the publishing arena but I’m going to take a page from Walter Mosley’s book and just write whatever I feel compelled to write. I totally subscribe to his quote:
All writing is that structure of revelation. There’s something you want to find out. If you know everything up front in the beginning, you really don’t need to read further if there’s nothing else to find out.