So, a few weeks ago that wonderful writing team of writers, known to me through their work at our publisher Desert Breeze, the Cuffie Sisters, Sadie and Sophie, tagged me on their blog. Their books are well known to lovers of romance and those who follow romance from a Christian perspective. Check them out at http://www.cuffiesisters.com and you can see their answers to the questions at
The challenge with such tags is to tag two other writes and then provide the answers to four questions about the writing process. The latter was the easy part! Evidently these tags have been going on so long that may folks are tired of them. So, I reached out beyond the ranks of those known to me in desert Breeze into the Heart of Carolina Romance writers to friend, JoAnn Matthews who has written a romance and is looking for a publisher and to self published Waldron Caldwell, whose humorous novel Wild Parsely is a romance and family saga rolled into one. (You can read my review of her book In the Sunday June 15 Sun News!)
Here are the four questions:
!.What am I working on now?
2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?
3. Why do I write what I do?
4. How does my writing process work?
1. What am I working on now? Well, to be very specific, in addition to the fourth novel for my series for Desert Breeze, Secrets of the Heart a part of the Legacy of Honor Series, I am finishing up an article and starting another for my business client. SMG (www.disability-marketing.com) and two articles for the Sun News. Have several pieces of poetry I am polishing and two short stories in process. I like variety.
2. How does my work differ from others in the genre–romance, I presume, since that is the main thing most of us are talking about on this blog hop. My work is different just as anyone’s is different–Each person’s work comes out of his or her own imagination and we are all made different and unique by the Creator. My work in this series shows the struggle of woman in each era, the recognition of family honor and its relationship to national honor. I love research and try to put details from each time period into the books. This latest book will cover two time periods–Civil War and First Gulf War.
3. Why do I write what I do? I write what I like to read, what I like to learn about and oh yes, for the mysteries to solve puzzles. Sometimes I see something in the news and wish it had a different outcome–as a writer, I can do that for my characters. I like happy endings.
4. How does my writing process work?
I am a person who likes to be discipline, but I combine outlines for plots with letting my characters run free. I need deadlines to keep me on track.
Now to introduce you to my guests!
I am not good technically, so I am not sure where their photos will land in this post but do look for the work of these two remarkable writers.
Here is JoAnn Matthew’s Story
Bio for Blog Tag
I’m a freelance feature writer with more than 1,000 bylines to my credit on topics from autism to zoology. My column, “Events on the North Strand,” appears in The Sun News, the Myrtle Beach, S.C. daily. I post two blogs, “Find Your Writing Niche” and “Women and Adversity,” on my Web site at www.jamathews.com.
Joliet, Ill. is my hometown. My bachelor’s degree is from College of St. Francis, Joliet, and my master’s degree from University of Notre Dame. My husband, Steve, and I live in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. Our two sons are grown, and we have three grandsons.
JoAnn’s photo will be added Tuesday and she will post on her blog next Tuesday
Here is Waldron Caldwell’s Bio!
Waldron Caldwell was born and raised in southern West Virginia and ‘adopted’ the state of South Carolina at the age of seventeen. She followed her high school career in west Virginia by obtaining her college degree in Political Science with a minor in English in South Carolina. Still being extremely proud of her West Virginia roots, she is now a true Gamecock fan and a southern literary fanatic.
She presently lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and is happily married with one son and has the cutest Maltese ever named, “Frosty”. Waldron Caldwell is the author of “Wild Parsley”, which gives a comical point of view to medicinal marijuana and is due to release a new book, “Ollie” in July of this year. You can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WaldronCaldwell which is where she will post the answers to the four process questions. Like her page to see them.