my sister, BET author Marilyn Tyner, I was born in Rankin, PA, a small town
outside of Pittsburgh.
I came to the Philadelphia area to attend Cheyney University. After I graduated, I
began teaching, first in Chester, PA and then in
I have been an avid reader since I learned to read. I read a variety of genres,
but most of what I read is romance. (I like happy
I began writing poetry when I was in grade school and I still do. In fact, an
agent told me that my work was too poetic to sell commercially. (Two days later
I received a call from Karen Thomas at Arabesque asking if my manuscript was
still available because she liked it).
The manuscript was SNOWBOUND WITH LOVE, and when I hear from readers,
they tell me how much they like the fact that it was so
I didn't do much writing while our children were young, but I did write an
occasional short story. After they were grown and computers became readily
available, I began writing in earnest. Now, I can't stop; I have all of these
people poking me and nagging me to write their stories.
I retired from teaching and now write full time.
I'm active in the Mad Poet's Organization and a board
member of the Philadelphia Writer's Conference.
December 24, 2013
Hope everybody has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I also hope you got everything you needed and most of what you wanted.
We leave for Florida on the 30th and not a moment too soon. We had some really unusually warm weather for December: 60ís & 70ís
and I went for my exercise walk in short sleeves, but now reality has set in. Itís COLD today.
Iím fixing Christmas dinner for the family, but itís a no-brainer; weíll have our traditional food: turkey, stuffing, rice,
mashed potatoes, gravy, candied yams, green beans and rolls. Maybe cornbread, too. Dessert will be cake and ice cream for an early
celebration of my husbandís birthday.
I just went through the first set of editorís comments for ĎBorder Loveí, but weíll go through it two more times.
Itís going to be in print & as an e-book. How cool is that?
ĎSnowbound with Loveí is now available from Amazon as an e-book & my son and I are working on converting the other nine.
Iím also happy to report that weíre working on releasing Hannahís Freedom as an e-book. Itís a departure from my usual writing:
this is a Historical novel. I call it a Black ĎGone with the Windí. Iím really excited about all of this.
Iíll be in the Orlando area for 3 months, so if anybody has a book club or a group of readers you would like me to meet with,
let me know.
You can also follow me on Facebook, if you know how to do that. :0~
Iím looking forward to Romance Slam Jam in New Orleans from May 7-11. Iím teaching a writing workshop.
If youíve never gone a conference but love romance, this is opportunity for you to meet some of the authors whose books you may have read.
Guess thatís all for now.
Keep on reading and Iíll keep on writing.
How to contact me
I can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in buying
an autographed copy? Email me for details.
Border Love - Chapter One
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