• Celebrating Indiana Romance Authors: Melanie Jayne

    I’m pleased to welcome my IRWA chapter buddy, Melanie Jayne, today. Melanie tells me she doesn’t know what she wants to be when and if she ever grows up. She’s worked retail, recorded hearings in a Federal Courtroom, worked behind the scenes with security at a casino, and currently she is living her dream writing Romance. She plots and plans from her farm in central Indiana that she shares with her husband and two mastiffs, Ginger and Duncan Keith. When she isn’t creating she can be found watching sports, searching for the perfect mascara and reading. She also loves questionable TV: Any Real Housewives, The Steve Wilkos Show, and Live…

  • Celebrating Indiana Romance Authors: Ravenna Tate

    Today’s featured author is Ravenna Tate–another Indiana author that I haven’t met yet. I’m hoping I will meet her at the next IRWA meeting! Ravenna lives in the Midwest where it’s cold six months out of the year, but inside her stories you’ll find plenty of heat. The sex is hot, the men are alpha, and the women give them a run for their money. We had a fun interview together, and she has inspired me to start watching Game of Thrones. NAN: Tell us what you are currently working on or promoting.  RAVENNA: The sixth and last book in my Demons on Wheels MC series – Vassago’s Reckoning –…

  • Celebrating Indiana Romance Writers: Sydney Scrogham

    I have to confess that I’ve never met today’s author, but once I read her bio, I was dying to, so I am really happy for a chance to interview Sydney Scrogham! Here’s her bio in her own words: I’m Sydney, and I’m a heart healing writer and writing coach. I love helping people write for heart healing who are struggling with insurmountable emotional pain or a lifeless manuscript. My clients love how I understand and guide them when we work together. But at the end of the day, what really matters is that you get a vibrant, fulfilled life, and a story with soul. I’m more than just a…

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  • Celebrating Indiana Romance Authors: Aleatha Romig

    Today, I’m pleased to welcome Hoosier Romance Author Aleatha Romig to the blog. Aleatha is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams! Aleatha impresses with her versatility in writing. She released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES,…

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  • Celebrating Indiana Romance Authors: Anna Hague

    Welcome Anna Hague, another of my fellow Indiana RWA Chapter mates. Anna tells me that when she’s not taking orders from her characters, she is a free-lance sports writer for various newspapers in Indiana. She loves covering high school sports, but she’s obsessed with IndyCar racing, and have covered the sport for 17 years at the Indianapolis 500. Anna’s married to the best cheerleader and husband any girl could want, and they live in Central Indiana with a dog and three parrots. They’ve parented eleven foreign exchange students, finding some of their greatest joy in living with teenagers. Anna’s credo is that no one takes the same path to love.…

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  • Celebrating Indiana Romance Authors: Ava Cuvay

    This month of celebrating my fellow Indiana romance authors has been so much fun and today is real treat as my guest is not only a great writer, but she’s a funny, warm, smart woman. Ava writes out-of-this-world romance featuring sassy heroines, often-alien-but-always-sexy heroes, and an alcoholic beverage or two… Set in a galaxy far, far away. She resides in central Indiana with a hubby who makes her laugh and kiddos who are growing up way too quickly. She believes life is too short to surround yourself with negative people, everything is better with champagne, and Han Solo shot first. When not writing, Ava is thinking about writing. Or wine.…

  • Celebrating Indiana Romance Authors: Jeana Mann

    Today I’m featuring award-winning Indiana Romance Author Jeana Mann. Doesn’t that fabulous smile just make you want to invite her out for a night of wine, food, and fun? Jeana was born and raised in Indiana where she lives today with her two crazy rat terriers Mildred and Mabel. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Speech and Hearing, something totally unrelated to writing. When she’s not busy dreaming up steamy romance novels, she loves to travel anywhere and everywhere. Over the years she climbed the ruins of Chichen Iza in Mexico, snorkeled along the shores of Hawaii, sailed around Jamaica, ate gelato on the steps of the…

  • Celebrating Indiana Romance Authors: Sandy James

    Today I welcome romance author Sandy James, who is not only the first person I met when I joined the Indiana chapter of RWA, but she is also one of my critique partners. I’ve learned so much from Sandy about writing and about writing romance in particular. Sandy lives in a quiet suburb of Indianapolis, where she teaches psychology. She owns a small stable of harness racehorses and enjoys spending time at Hoosier Park racetrack. Published through Forever Yours, Carina Press, and indie-published, she has been an Amazon #1 Bestseller multiple times and has won numerous awards including two HOLT Medallions. Sandy is represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne &…

  • Celebrating Indiana Romance Authors: Donya Lynne

    Are you all having as much fun as I am celebrating Indiana Romance Authors this month? I hope you’ve found some new books to read and some new authors to follow. Today, I’m featuring another of my IRWA chapter sisters, Donya Lynne. Donya is the bestselling author of the award-winning All the King’s Men and Strong Karma Series and a member of Romance Writers of America. Making her home in a wooded suburb north of Indianapolis with her husband, Donya has lived in Indiana most of her life and knew at a young age she was destined to be a writer. She started writing poetry in grade school and won…

  • Celebrating Indiana Romance Authors: Kyra Jacobs

    Celebrating Indiana Romance Authors continues with Kyra Jacobs. Kyra is an extroverted introvert who writes of love, humor, and mystery in the Midwest and beyond. Her romance novels range from sweet contemporaries to urban suspense, and paranormal/fantasy to YA. No matter the setting, Kyra employs both humor and chaos to help her characters find inspiration and/or redemption on their way to happily ever after. When the Hoosier native isn’t pounding out scenes for her next book, she’s likely outside, elbow-deep in snapdragons or spending quality time with her sports-loving family. Kyra also loves to read, tries to golf, and is an avid college football fan.Be sure to stop by her IndianaWonderer…