This week our guest is Cathy Maxwell, a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance. In this episode, we talk about her latest release, A Match Made in Bed, as well as her prolific writing career and her fascinating past as one of the first women in the Navy.
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Month: April 2018
This week we’re joined by Lenora Bell. She is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of historical romances. In 2014 she won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award for Best Historical.
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- Her earliest memories of writing to how she got her start as an author.
- Her long road to publication.
- Where she gets her book ideas from.
- How she builds her stories around her heroines.
- How romance as a genre and her stories are a part of the conversation around consent.
- The strong, powerful, fascinating real life women that she bases many of her characters on.
- How much she struggled to write her second book even after succeeding with the first–especially with feelings of inadequacy and imposter syndrome.
- Her writing rituals.
- How fear (of failure or not being good enough) was at the heart of her crippling writer’s block.
- How supportive the romance community can be and how she wants to pay it forward.
- How she finds meditation to be helpful for writing (and life!).
- How important travel is to her and how it has changed her life.
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