Category Archives: Nanobytes From Nancy!

The Author on Vacation

Sorry for the delay in getting this online but I just returned from a ten-day family vacation late last night and was too pooped to even turn on the computer. During my travels (by car) with family, I did realize … Continue reading

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The Joys of Research

One of my very first columns for the Soul Mate authors blog was called, Out of the Shoebox and Into a Book. In it I chronicled some of the unusual and fun things I’d found hidden away in my mother’s closet … Continue reading

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A Dark Day for Romance

I don’t usually re-post blog columns I’ve posted elsewhere, but I felt this issue needed re-stating. When I first began writing romance in the early 1990s my first thought was … writing is a fairly solitaire existence. Then, I discovered … Continue reading

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Nurturing Our Book Babies

Crafting an entertaining romance is a lot like carrying and birthing a child. You plot and plan and practice. Before you know it, a fledgling manuscript is incubating in your head and, hopefully, on your computer screen. You outline and … Continue reading

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Promoting for the Holidays

It’s a fact, readers read all year long. Unfortunately for an author’s sales prospects, the winter holiday season (from Thanksgiving to the New Year) is the slowest season for reading. There are just too many other things to do. So … Continue reading

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Romancing the Reader

I absolutely love reader events. I especially like the smaller conferences of 200 or less, with a great reader-to-author ratio. I look forward to the opportunity to put my promotional materials and budget to good use. I’ve given up on … Continue reading

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Those of Us Left Behind

This week Romance Writers of America holds its annual conference. This year they’re in Orlando at the Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort. Over 2000 authors will descend on the conference with dozens of personal agendas to fulfill. Some are relative … Continue reading

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