Author Archives: Rebecca Heflin

About Rebecca Heflin

I've dreamed of writing romantic fiction since I was fifteen and my older sister snuck a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss' Shanna to me and told me to read it. Now I write women's fiction and contemporary romance under the name Rebecca Heflin. In case you're wondering, Rebecca Heflin is an abbreviated version of my great-great grandmother's name: Sarah Anne Rebecca Heflin Apple Smith. Whew! And you wondered why I shortened it. When not passionately pursuing my dream, I am busy with my day-job at a large state university or running the non-profit cancer organization my husband and I founded. I'm a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Florida Romance Writers, RWA Contemporary Romance, Savvy Authors, and Florida Writers Association. My mountain-climbing husband and I live at sea level in sunny Florida.

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! by Rebecca Heflin

Never underestimate the power of a good newsletter. Sadly, with Facebook’s constantly-changing algorithms, your posts may be getting little-to-no-reach. But newsletters give you a direct line of communication to your readers. They are the perfect tool to announce new releases, … Continue reading

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Five Tips to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues by Rebecca Heflin

The holidays are over. The parties, the anticipation, the cheerful music, not to mention the time off work, are behind us. Now it’s back to the old routine. I don’t know about you, but after all the holiday hype I … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season by Rebecca Heflin

‘Tis the season . . . for parties and family. Decorating and shopping. Baking and wrapping. Eating, drinking, and being merry. And writing. Wait, what? That’s right, I said writing. With the holiday season upon us, and our dance cards filled … Continue reading

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On Hurricanes and Routines by Rebecca Heflin

Are you a creature of habit? Does routine give your life welcome structure? I’ve always been a creature of habit, but I must admit, I do like getting out of my routine, and shaking things up a bit. After all, … Continue reading

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Graphic Design for Authors by Rebecca Heflin

Who knew that when I published my first novel, I’d have to learn graphic design along with the business side of writing, as well as improving my craft? And what’s more, who knew I would enjoy it! While we can … Continue reading

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RWA Survival Tips for Introverts by Rebecca Heflin

It’s that time again! Time for the annual pilgrimage to Romance Writers of America. I’m really excited because this year’s conference is practically in my backyard. I love going to the conference. I’m recharged by hanging with my fellow author … Continue reading

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The Well-Organized Writer by Rebecca Heflin

I used to be an advocate of the DayTimer. Remember those? The bulky all-in-one organizers where you kept your calendar, contacts, to-do lists, notes, maybe even your expense reports? If it wasn’t in my DayTimer, it didn’t happen or wasn’t … Continue reading

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