Before one of them dies?
I recently partnered with Racquel Henry's Writers Atelier to teach a course on writing riveting romantic suspense. Here's the description:
Writing romance is heartwarming. Writing suspense is exhilarating. Merging these two genres makes for a compelling page-turner that’s impossible to put down. Join Denise N. Wheatley as she shares tips on how to write high-stakes, edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense. You will learn:
How to seamlessly intertwine the two genres
How to create strong, action-oriented protagonists
Ways to pen fast-paced plots, twists, turns, and red herrings
How to create sinister suspects
Ideas on balancing a blossoming love story and crime/criminal investigation
If you're interested in the course, it is available for purchase. CLICK HERE for deets!
While Christmas decorations are already being hung by some, let's not forget that Halloween is this month! 👻 In case you missed it, I published a cozy "spooky" novella with eXtasy Books, HALLOWEEN WARS. This is one of my favorite stories that I'd love to see on the small (or big!) screen. Here's the scoop:
Halloween is the most popular holiday of the year in small-town Hallowsville. While most are looking forward to the festivities, costumes, and treats, frenemies Joy and Ava are focused solely on winning the annual spookiest yard décor competition.
Joy has won the contest five years in a row, so she’s convinced her Zombieland graveyard theme will undoubtedly earn her first place yet again. Then word spreads that Ava—determined to ditch her never-ending second place status—has a spectacular plan up her sleeve that’s bound to secure the big trophy. This news throws Joy into a tizzy, and she creates a new outrageously gory concept that’s bound to turn heads and stomachs.
Tensions amongst the competing neighbors intensify when Kevin, a handsome divorcé, moves to town and joins the competition’s panel of judges. The stress to impress runs high between Joy and Ava as they do whatever it takes to win both the contest and Kevin’s heart.
CLICK HERE for more info and to purchase your copy!
This exciting news was released by Publishers Marketplace last month--I've signed another 3-book deal with Harlequin Intrigue! 🎉 The first novel under contract, MURDER AT VINCENT VINEYARD, will be released next year. I'll be sharing more and spilling a little tea on book one, which is the third novel in my West Coast Crime Story series, later this month. Stay tuned!
I hope you enjoy the cool, fresh beginnings of fall, and I'll see you next month for the release of BACKCOUNTRY COVER-UP! XO
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