My second book, The Devil May Care, just won the 2012 Golden Heart for Historical Romance!
During my "year of entering contests" (besides
the GH), it won the 2010 Beau Monde Royal Ascot in the Hot Regency category as well as the Historical
category of the 2009 Golden Pen.
In 2010, it was also a finalist in:
Reveal Your Inner Vixen (came in second place
behind A Most Improper Gentleman!).
book, A MOST IMPROPER GENTLEMAN won the 2010 Golden Heart for Regency Historical.
In 2010, it also won:
Beau Monde Royal Ascot for Regency Historical
Heart of the Rockies (Historical)
Reveal Your Inner Vixen
It was a finalist in every contest I entered it in, including The Golden Palm, and it was also nominated in the Molly's Unsinkable Heroine
Since I was a Golden Heart
finalist for A Most Improper Gentleman (then called Shameless) in 2009 as well, I'm lucky enough to count
myself a member of three uber-talented Golden Heart classes: the Firebirds, the Unsinkables and the extraordinary Ruby
Really... I mean it. Check out the 2009 Golden Heart Finalists blog
at rubyslipperedsisterhood.com. It will do your heart and soul good.
Friday, January 10, 2014
The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival Starts TODAY!!!
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The 4th Annual Ruby Slippered
Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival STARTS TODAY!!
What is it? It’s a supportive process for MOVING
FORWARD WITH OUR WRITING.
The Winter Writing Festival is way more flexible than NaNo. No matter what stage you’re at right now (brainstorming,
plotting, free-writing, fast-drafting, slow-drafting, revising, layering, polishing…or any combination of the above)
the Festival will stoke your winter writing fire. We offer camaraderie, encouragement, and fabulous Writing Sprints that
add rocket fuel to your progress even in the chilliest depths of winter!
The Festival is absolutely free. In
fact, we give out great prizes, including a Grand Prize $250 gift card to the online merchant of your choice (hint! hint!
to those heading to RWA Nationals--Marriott Hotels and all major airlines have gift cards!!)
Please join us, and tell your friends!
For more info go to or visit our Festival website at http://www.rsswwf.com/
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Oh, How Did I Miss This So Long: A Gentleman Does Not Conga!!
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Friday, March 1, 2013
Grab a Snifter with Jennifer McQuiston!
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Why Taking a Break Can Be Good for You!!! (Really!!)
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I had to abandon my stories for a couple months to write a huge bureaucratic report, and something amazing happened....
To find out what, check out my latest post over at the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Hey!! I'm on the Internet!!
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I usually keep my "real" life and my writing life separate online, but I can't resist sharing this:
weeks ago in my AP English class, I made a comment about how the oxymoronic emotions of Petrarchan sonnets bear a striking
resemblance to Tumblr fangirling. After my students got over the shock of learning that an adult even knows about Tumblr, one of them put a post
up about our class discussion on her Tumblr blog--and it went semi-viral.
Then a reporter from the internet "newspaper"
The Daily Dot contacted me for an interview, and the resulting article went live today. Check it out at http://www.dailydot.com/culture/tumblr-fandom-is-modern-day-sonnet-really/
Check it out: I really did survive NaNoWriMo!!
Check out the 2009 Golden Heart Finalists blog at rubyslipperedsisterhood.com.