Author: Minette Lauren
As soon as I was old enough to write, I composed a play in one act about the love of Seth and Beth. Probably inspired by my favorite movie at that time, “Gone With the Wind.” I was in the second grade, so I don’t remember much about the story but it was the beginning of a lifelong interest and career. I sent off my first novel at age 22, topping a whopping 100,000 words. It was immediately rejected and is in a box somewhere in my closet. My second publish attempt was a decade later at an equal length, followed by an equal amount of rejection. With a helpful critique from an editor, I felt I was gaining ground. I started and stopped many stories after my two publishing attempts, looking for the story to write. While I was working on a novel about soulmates and soul-keepers, my writer friend, Zoe, needed motivation. We started a chain of exercise paragraphs that have led to three completed manuscripts in three different genres and two more books near completion. So far, we have gotten a lot of positive feedback.
“I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”
Crystal Blue Murder, by Saralyn Richard
In Saralyn Richard’s Detective Parrott Mystery Series, things are often mysterious, complicated and dangerous, but Oliver Parrott is never daunted by the challenge. In fact, he has a tendency to choose tough and resilient like his wife, Tonya....Read more All blogs