by Joanne Rock I took a few days off earlier this month and had such a fun time. I felt a smidgen of guilt since my free time coincided with Mother’s Day weekend and I didn’t do anything with my mom. I also didn’t do anything with my husband and sons, abandoning them when the… Read More
Three-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance
sub-genre she didn’t like. The author of over seventy
books currently writes sexy contemporary stories for
Harlequin Desire and small town romance for Harlequin
Superromance. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of
silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook
perfectly—love is worth fighting for. A frequent
speaker at regional and national writing conferences she
enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured
and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in
Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her
fiction writing skills to her intensive study with fellow
author and friend Catherine Mann. When she’s not
writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her
favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor
husband and three athletic-minded sons.
Joanne Rock is giving away to one winner book four in her Heartache, TN series, WHISPERS UNDER A SOUTHERN SKY, plus a Wrong Bed 2-in-1 with Kate Hoffman, THE RIGHT MOVES, plus bookmarks and a friendship bracelet.
By Joanne Rock I hesitate to get too personal sometimes. In blogging and in real life, I’m not one to share my private world with anyone unless I know them well. I tend to share the shined-up Joanne with most people, the “company version,” like a house that’s showroom ready for entertaining, with all the… Read More
I sat in on an acting workshop once, back in the days when I was gathering my Renaissance Woman style education that would later help me to write my books. I don’t remember the exact point the teacher was trying to make, but I believe he was trying to help us access past experiences in… Read More
There’s a misconception about romance among people who don’t read our genre. The name “romance” implies a happy state of mind, a glowing time of falling in love. But readers of the genre know that’s hardly the full story. I thought about this over the weekend while finishing up my third book for Harlequin Desire…. Read More
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CHANGING TO A DIFFERENT GENRE?
By Kat Martin One of the questions people continue to ask me is how I managed to change from writing Historical novels to writing Contemporary Romantic Suspense. I have to say it’s never easy to do. Publishers are not risk takers. They always want to take the safe road. It’s easier for them to sell… Read More