by Robin Jansen Shope
Between then and now, I have become a bit schizophrenic when it comes to my genre. I began my adult writing career with a trilogy of mystery books, co-authored with Susan Wales. Since then I decided that I needed a bit of romance in my life so I wrote a new series of books, The Turtle Creek Edition, starting with The Christmas Edition, followed by The Valentine Edition and now the spring release of The Easter Edition.
Can Luke overcome his shadowy past and show Carol that he’s the man for her, or will she discover the rumors about him are true?
And this is just the beginning. I also am contracted for a new book series which combines mystery and romance. A young female biologist returns to her hometown, which happens to be an island in Lake Michigan. I hope you’ll watch for Wynn in the Willows by Point Yonder Press and the subsequent books. The first book will be released in 2011.
Like a smoker (which I am not) I have given up writing and then taken it back up again at least a hundred times. What drives me? It is part of who I am. And I have all these characters inside of my brain that want to be let out, given breath to, and have their story told. What a thrill for me when I hear my words coming out of the mouths of actors and actresses.
There were very discouraging times when the rejections piled up but I started right back up writing again. I became even more determined to write a good book. I learned a lot from reading books, attending writer’s workshops, and going to ACFW conferences. That organization is invaluable. They are loving and supportive, and it’s good to have a ‘friend’ when things go right and wrong.
I never sit back and relax the ride. There is always the next book to tend to. It’s like having a lot of children. You want to enjoy the ones that are already born and you do, but it’s the newborn that needs the most attention. God has opened many writing doors for me and I keep walking through them. I never chose willy-nilly. I study the market to see what publishers are looking for and query those publishers with a suitable book proposal.
Journey to Paradise Trailer from Frank Datzer on Vimeo.
Do you like reading books and watching movies which revolve around a holiday? Do you like to read the book, see the movie or do both?
Readers can find my books on amazon and also order them from any bookstore.
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My blog is http://write2robinshope.blogspot.com/
Robin Jansen Shope is a Christian who puts her best efforts into an ordinary life in order to accomplish something extraordinary. After serving overseas as a missionary, she chose the classroom for her next challenge. Twenty-five years later, she’s still there—it’s home. Presently, Robin is the Special Education Coordinator at a county juvenile facility for teens. Her days are busy. So are her nights. That is when she writes, creates, plots and schemes. For the last fifteen years Robin has written articles and short stories. In the last seven years, She has had seven fictional books and one eBook published. More of the former are to be published. Little known fact about this author is her passion for baking delicious cupcakes. She rids her psyche of any tension by her weekly jaunts to antique stores and endless search for garage sales.
Thank you for blogging with us today, Robin.