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Writing from the Dark Side

Heh! I started out calling this blog post "Blogging from the Darkside" and then went to "Writing from the Darkside" and then went on to finally arrive at "Pubbing from the Darkside".  This little tidbit of information should be able to give you a little hint over what has been happening at the Oliver Homestead since I last posted.

Big News! I am part of a great collaboration with a collection of Writers who decided that if a romance book should be done, it should be done by us! Hence, the beginning of what is now know as Welcome to Serenity Harbor, Maine.

This is huge! This is ginormous! All of the books are set around the fictional coastal Maine town of Serenity Harbor. We didn't limit genre, only that their characters fall in love in Maine.

For me, this was a return to something that I love... well, yes... it was a return to writing. I've blogged a little bit about some of my struggles with illness that left with being unable to write for a whi…

Inspiration...

Let me tell you about a friend of mine. I count her as a friend, though we don't always get a chance to chat much. I met her about five years ago when I roomed with her at RWA National in Dallas, Texas. Not only is Lina Gardiner one of the most supportive people I know, always lending a hand or offering help no matter the distance. But she writes a good book, as well. At this year's Kiss of Death celebration at RWA Nationals in San Francisco Lina received the coveted Daphne Award for
Paranormal/Time Travel/Futuristic Romantic Mystery/Suspense Category. This is not an award that's given lightly. Named after Daphne Du Maurier, this award sets the standard for excellence in Romantic Suspense. The names of her competitors are legendary and she is to be applauded.

You see, Grave Illusions, the first in the Jess Vandemire Vampire Hunter series, is her first published book.

Vanessa Costa of Romance Reviews Today said: The characters are multi-faceted and full-bodied. Their emotions are realistic, helping the reader relate to both the characters, and further drawing the reader into the story.


This is high praise and not undeserved. I may be late on the congratulations, but not on the sentiment. Kudos, my friend... You deserve the best!

Comments

Helen Ginger said…
Thanks for letting us know about her book. I'm going to add it to my list of books to look for!

(You're a good friend for letting others know about her book and her award!)

Helen
http://straightfromhel.blogspot.com
zhadi said…
THat's a fabulous endorsement for Lina both as a writer and a person! I'll be sure to check out her book.
Nice to see kudos being given where well deserved!

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