When I sold my futuristic romance novels to BelleBridge Books the plan was to scan and reprint. Maybe I’d tweak some scenes, but I certainly had no intention of re-writing an entire book. Yet when I re-read Island Heat, I wasn’t happy with the story. Now, there was nothing wrong with Island Heat. The book… Read More
Susan Kearney used to light herself on fire four times a
day. Now she does something really hot — she writes
romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue.
While she hasn't performed her signature "fire" dive from a
10-meter platform in years, she started diving at age 10.
By age 12, she'd won the New Jersey State Championship, and
by college, she was a three-time All-American Diver.
While attending the University of Michigan, she earned a
business degree that led to her diverse careers as,
variously, a partner in a barter business, a real estate
appraiser, a mover and renovator of houses, and a once-
owner of three hair salons. Finally, in 1995, she sold her
first book and became a full-time writer. She's currently
plotting her way through her 30th novel.
Of all her careers, her favorite is wife and mother. She
married her teenage sweetheart and lives with her husband,
two children, and Boston terrier in sunny Florida. She now
beats the heat not by diving into cold water, but with her
new hobby — figure skating. Susan also enjoys writing
science fiction, screenwriting, boating, and traveling to
I like to write controversial books. Hot books. Futuristic romance books. Ok, if I haven’t lost your interest already, you’re probably my kind of reader. In romance, if you want to write for a huge publisher, for the most part, we’re mostly taught to write politically correct heroines. (There are exceptions) That means publishers want… Read More
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An Interesting May
by Linda O. Johnston I’m delighted that it’s May. Or at least I was. This month, my third Barkery & Biscuits Mystery BAD TO THE BONE was published. As I’d mentioned in earlier blogs, I’ve been doing all kinds of things to let people know about it, including participating on a panel at Malice Domestic… Read More