Author Archives: Rebecca Heflin

About Rebecca Heflin

I've dreamed of writing romantic fiction since I was fifteen and my older sister sneaked 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.

A Summer to Remember (Or Forget) by Rebecca Heflin

We’re finally coming to the end of a summer unlike any other. The summer of 2020 has passed in a blur of lockdowns and statistics, Zoom meetings and conference calls, cancellations and social distancing, protests and social awakenings, and mask-wearing, … Continue reading

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How Does Your Garden Grow? by Rebecca Heflin

My husband and I lead sometimes frenetic lives. I have a full-time day job, we run the non-profit we founded, we’re very involved in our community, he volunteers at our local academic medical center, and, oh yeah, I write romance … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of COVID-19 by Rebecca Heflin

As more stay-at-home orders are issued, and warnings of extended social distancing and isolation, it could become difficult to spend so much one-on-one time with our significant others, that we begin to take them for granted, or worse, become irritated … Continue reading

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Wanna Get Away? by Rebecca Heflin

We writers spend a lot of time locked in our writing caves, sipping coffee and eavesdropping in coffee shops, or wherever our preferred writing locale is. But sometimes we just want to get away—for a day, a weekend, a week, … Continue reading

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From Grammar Revolution to Writer’s Evolution 2, by Gail Ingis

Hi, folks! Gail Ingis, here. Now that my book, Indigo Sky, was finally published by Soul Mate Publishing and can be ordered in three formats, an ebook, print book and audible, I’m seeking grammar lessons to continue writing romance. I never … Continue reading

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Dealing with Burnout by Rebecca Heflin

True confession time: I crashed and burned. For the first time in my almost ten year writing career, I blew past my self-imposed deadline and delayed my book release. I could chalk it up to life events, and there were … Continue reading

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Graphic Design Tools for Dummies by Rebecca Heflin

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Today, I have a few tricks and a few treats! I bet you didn’t know when you became an author that you’d have to become a graphic designer too. Regardless of whether you’re indie-published, traditionally-published, or somewhere-in-between-published, gone … Continue reading

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Word (Count) Games by Rebecca Heflin

As authors, we’re always looking for ways to increase our daily or weekly word count, right? Some popular methods include writing sprints, social media challenges, NaNoWriMo, software programs that eat your words if you stop typing (YIKES!), and many more. … Continue reading

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Live From New York, It’s RWA! by Rebecca Heflin

I’m coming to you from high atop Times Square at the Marriott Marquis, this year’s location for the craziness that is the Romance Writers of America National Conference. Two thousand romance writers (mostly women, but there are men among our … Continue reading

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Visiting Scotland – An Outlander Addict’s Dream by Rebecca Heflin

Hubby and I spent two weeks in May touring Scotland, a destination that has long been on my bucket list, but even more so since I’ve joined the ranks of other Outlander addicts around the world. While there were other … Continue reading

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