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Client Comparable Search! Hockey Romances

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

  So I’ve got this client, right? We’ll call her Stevie. (go figure) Stevie dropped me a note the other day, asking about romance. Did it have to be erotic? She’s been trying to write a romance set in the hockey world. As in: the romantic lead is a hockey player. But everything she is […]

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Featured New Book: Collide Into You by Kelly Washington

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

I can’t recall if Kelly Washington has stopped in at West of Mars before. I know her alter ego, Della Roth (formerly Jean 8), has. Kelly’s good people. Special people in my world. So don’t just read this post. Be sure you go pick up a copy of her newest romance, Collide Into You. Here’s […]

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Public Service Announcement: Susan’s Swamped

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

I can’t blame being swamped on Rocktober. Jett’s got a firm control of that over at The Rock of Pages, and if you aren’t following along thisĀ  month, you’re missing out. Jett’s been having a great time, although I have to send her a guest post that she needs to get up. So, yeah. The […]

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#SaystheEditor: A Mistake’s a Mistake

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

With two degrees in creative writing, I have long struggled to break into the world of publishing. Back in grad school, we were expected to submit our writing to publications — usually literary magazines, as most MFA students focus on short stories — and were even offered free postage (as this was in the Dark […]

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Featured New Book Update: The Fallen Angels of Karnataka by Hans Hirschi

Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

So it came to my attention that a Featured New Book post had shown up with the funky formatting I’ve struggled with since the website’s redesign. (If anyone is a website maintenance person, who can help work on the site on a regular basis without charging me two arms, a leg, and my firstborn, holler.) […]

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