Welcome, readers and writers both, to the Italian Blog!
I write as Josie Riviera. My three Historical Romance manuscripts have won numerous RWA contests.
Tuesday, December 11th, and SEEKING CATHERINE, my Tudor novella, is being featured on
Awesome Romance Novels today. Check it out and please leave a comment.
Thursday, December 6th, and I’m being interviewed on Victoria Pitts-Caine blog today. Check it out and leave a comment.
Monday, November 19th, and I’m being interviewed on the lovely Beth Trissel’s blog today. Pop in when you have a moment at: http://bethtrissel.wordpress.com/
It’s Thursday, November 15, 2012, and my Regency Inspy novel, Seeking Patience, is now live on Amazon!
Monday, October 15th, 2012, and my first indie novella is now available on Amazon–Seeking Catherine, a “sweet” Tudor Novella http://tinyurl.com/9cka84m
May 2nd begins bestselling author Brenda Novak’s diabetes auction. Please check out the Inspired Romance authors (including moi) donation on a $25.00 gift card for Ruby Tuesdays and bid, bid, bid. :)
Please join me at the Pink Fuzzy slipper blog for my interview with debut inspy author Naomi Rawlings.
I’m pleased to announce that Seeking Patience, my regency inspirational, won the grand prize at Inspired Romance Novels, Writing for the Soul contest. I’ve won a sign-on bonus and a writing contract. Stay tuned! :)
A wonderful early Christmas gift was announced this AM, as my tudor historical, Fatal Fascination, is a finalist in the 2011 Wallflower contest. :)
On October 3rd, the first line of my manuscript, Fatal Fortune, was a finalist in the Ruby Sisterhood Make it Golden contest.
On October 10th, I was thrilled to learn that my manuscript, Fatal Fascination, a funny, warm-hearted story set in Tudor England, won first place in the RWA Heart of the Rockies contest. Final judge was Sara Megibow of the Nelson Literary Agency.
On October 18th I learned that SEEKING PATIENCE, my inspirational Regency, is a finalist in the Show Me the Spark contest. Final judge is editor David Long at Bethany House.
On October 28th, I was again thrilled to learn that my 6 line pitch at the Seekerville blog won! The first 3 chapters of my inspirational Regency historical, SEEKING PATIENCE, is on its way to Emily Rodmill, Associate editor at Love Inspired historical for Harlequin in NY for a critique. :)
This manuscript features a courtesan-to-be heroine and a Gypsy Robin Hood hero.
I hope you enjoy my writing adventures as they continue to unfold.
Oh, and what does this all have to do with Italy? Well, absolutely nothing for now. But stay tuned!
In the meantime, enjoy the Italian recipes,travel, couponing, and writing advice. Hey, writers are people, too, and everyone loves all things Italian.
Daily writing quote:
” One nice thing about putting the thing away for a couple of months before looking at it (again) is that you start to appreciate your own wit. Of course, this can be carried too far. But it’s kind of cool when you crack up (over) a piece of writing and then realize you wrote it. I recommend this feeling.” –Steven Brost