Lisa Sharon Gardiner

To the lovely people who used to follow my blog about writing and publishing.

On New Years Eve 2014 my husband whom I’d been with for 20 years clicked champagne glasses with me and said “20 years eh?” I smiled enthusiastically and said “Here’s to 20 more!”

On January 1st 2015 my younger son who is autistic screamed “Oh no daddy’s sick!” I ran into the room to find my husband snoring but his arm was going up and down by itself. I won’t detail the other disturbing phases he went through. I rang an ambulance. But when he got to hospital the doctor told me he had fallen into a coma he would never wake up from. I didn’t understand what it meant. He was 48. They told me he had suffered a brain aneurysm rupture and had only ten hours to live. They told me there was no hope.

So long story short that is why I stopped blogging along with all the changes in the industry that meant there are now a lot less publishers with calls for submissions -for authors without an agent- than there were back when I started this blog.

I don’t really like the words “Happy New Year” anymore but I suppose I should wish you all that since 2021 has just begun.

Peace.

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Transcript of Kellyanne Conway, Claudia Conway and George Conway talking to police after Kellyanne allegedly tweeted Claudia’s T*pless selfie.

Here is a transcript of the conversation police had with the Conways. This was recorded by Tana Mongeau via facetiming with Claudia. My hearing is not great but I used an ap to increase the volume and this is what I think was said to the best of my ability hearing it.

Apologies to people who followed my blog interested in writing tips if you don’t want to know about this. I just decided I would use my blog to share this with some other people who are interested in case it can help someone.

The topless selfie was tweeted in Kellyanne Conway’s fleets a few days after Claudia released a video of her mother allegedly hitting her and screaming a great deal of abuse at her. The video was a compilation of different videos where Kellyanne had allegedly verbally abused her daughter. Some people have surmised Kellyanne may have tweeted the topless photo for revenge after the video of her was released. While Claudia has walked back any allegations against her mother in four TikTok videos she has also liked posts that claim the recanting videos were coerced and shown in other ways that she appreciates support from those concerned about these incidents.

00:00

Kellyanne Conway:”When you doctored the videos of me, that got a lot of likes, yes? And that does it, that’s gonna bother her tremendously, that she’s nothing without going after her mother.

And now she’s taken it too far. I do not feel safe. I do not feel safe with that loaded gun in her hand. I don’t feel safe. Because if she [unintelligible] The same thing last week. She makes up a story.”

00:30

Claudia Conway:

“-story I’m literally not safe-“

Kellyanne Conway:

“You did the same thing last week [unintelligible] loaded gun in her hand.”

Claudia:

“What is- my phone’s a loaded gun in my hand?”

Kellyanne:

“Yes, it is.”

Kellyanne:

“She posted videos of me then deleted it-“

Claudia:

“I did delete it because I’m scared of you. I deleted it because I’m scared of you.”

Kellyanne Conway:

“You have no reason to be scared of me, you’re the one trying to get people arrested and killed here.”

Claudia:

“How am I trying to get anyone killed?!”

Kellyanne:

“-That guy who got shot in New Brunswick? When the- when the guy posed as the Fedx driver and went to her house with [unintelligible] and killed her son. Last summer.”

01:26

“She’s dangerous.”

Claudia:

“How am I dangerous, because of my phone and my tiktok?”

Kellyanne:

“She asked people to get me arrested I-[unintelligible]”

Claudia:

“You posted a naked picture of me. You literally posted a nude photo of me. And you can say you didn’t but-”

Kellyanne:

“I certainly didn’t-”

Claudia:

“-But millions of people saw it, there’s proof.”

Kellyanne:

“I did not- millions of people- listen, your ex-boyfriend, because of what you did to him, and the cops arrived there, you have a history. For someone who hates cops and has lied to cops you sure do rely on them often. Your ex-boyfriend told you ‘Claudia, this was posted by one person with 8 followers and 32 comments’ that’s what he told you. Now you’re lying to them that millions of people saw it? They didn’t see it.”

Claudia:

“That’s why you’re trending-“

Kellyanne:

“Listen to me-“

Claudia:

“-Because people saw that photo (unintelligible) -in the first place is what’s concerning, and you can do whatever you want with me now but you will end up in jail if you keep lying about this sh*t.”

Kellyanne:

[unintelligible]

Claudia:

“So, what are you gonna do? You’re gonna get me arrested for that? What are you gonna do? [unintelligible] Not right now. There’s nothing on my phone. You even took pictures of it.”

02:48

Kellyanne:

“(Tana talks over)-hours ago and you went on your phone.”

“Because she-“

“You hid it. You’re a phone addict, they see it. Now they see it.”

Claudia:

“Mom you can’t compare addiction to a teenager being on her phone. It’s the only way I can share my story. These are the only people who listen to me.”

Kellyanne:

“Your life- your story is fiction.”

Claudia: “My story’s ‘fiction’? I have proof.”

“I can tell them this- your proof- your story is fiction. She’s threatening me online.”

Claudia:

“‘My story is fiction?’ I’m not threatening you, I’m five foot! Ninety-five pounds! What does that even mean?”

Kellyanne:

“Because- look at her- because she’s so troubled, look at her.” Claudia:

“How am I troubled?”

Kellyanne:

Look at her hair!

Claudia

“She just woke me up.”

Kellyanne:

[unintelligible]

03:35

Claudia:

“That makes no sense, there’s no- there’s no reason to do that.”

Kellyanne:

[unintelligible]

Claudia”You can’t call me mentally ill when [unintelligible] and you’re calling the cops on me because you’re scared for your reputation.”

Kellyanne:

” I am calm and civil while she’s telling that I- I- posted pornography telling them I’m creepy, and now-“

Claudia:

“You posted pornography, that’s a fact.”

Kellyanne:

“I’m calm and civil.”

Claudia:

“Mom thats not even up for nego- that’s not even up for discussion, you posted pornography. You might- you might have been hacked, it might have been an accident, you might have done it on purpose, regardless of the circumstance you posted it- [unintelligible] -that you had possession of it.”

Kellyanne:

“Then where is it? Then where is it? it’s not here-“

Claudia:

“You deleted it off your phone, because my-“

Kellyanne:

“Excuse me it’s no where, stop making people think that it’s uh- the uh- Paris Hilton sex tape. You’re sounding crazy you just told me millions of people saw it-“

Claudia

“Paris Hilton se- are you okay?”

Kellyanne:

“Your boyfriend told you 32 people commented on it. Thirty two!”

[unintelligible]

Claudia:

“No, because thousands of people have been texting me about it-“

Kellyanne:

“People are texting her. You are being some kind of martyr. I mean this is crazy-[unintelligible]”

04:50

Claudia:

“You’re gonna get me sex trafficked, you posted a naked picture of me.”

Kellyanne:

“We were already worried about that because of all the provocative clothing.”

Claudia:

“-I wear provocative clothing? [unintelligible] Do you know how f**ked up it is to say something like that?”

Kellyanne:

“You’re not listening. That’s how you have people get sex trafficked, they always know when to post more. She said you post so much and everybody [unintelligible].”

Claudia:

“Somebody doesn’t get raped or sex trafficked for what they’re wearing, mom.”

Policeman:

“Listen, listen, I understand, Claudia, that your followers, right, are clearly on your side, right? Your followers support you, obviously they’re concerned about you-[unintelligible]”

Claudia

“United States? Who’s calling you from outside of the United States?”

[unintelligible]

Policeman:

“-Panama, Europe, listen, Claudia, listen, so obviously those people are- they believe they have your best interests at heart, right? But for every one of those people, you have- there’s probably someone out there who doesn’t have your best interest in mind.”

Claudia:

“Of course not.”

Policeman:

“I’m just- I’m playing devil’s advocate, I’m just trying to explain to you that [unintelligible] -who- they might- they come in here and doing something deceitful or horrible to your family, you know what I mean? So just remember that it’s not only the people who like you that see these things. It’s the whole world that sees these things.”

[unintelligible]

06:35

“Everything you’re doing, they know where you are.”

“The accusations you’re making against your mom…which may or may not be- that’s to be determined [unintelligible] The whole world, that’s probably something that-“

Claudia:

“That’s the point of posting them.”

Policeman:

“Listen- but- at the end of the day-“

Claudia: “That’s the point of posting these, correct?”

Policeman:

“Claudia, Claudia look at me, I’m trying to get through to you here. At the end of the day, those people are not gonna determine what happens to your mom. So at the end of the day, you feel like something like that happened, you know whos the person you should call? Us. And then we could have investigated-“

Claudia:

“I’m scared of her! You know I’m scared of her!”

Policeman:

“I know so[unintelligible]”

Claudia:

“It says here (maybe looking at a pamphlet he’s given her)- lets say you go to a police officer, respectfully, the cops were here five days ago-“

Policeman:

“That’s not gonna invalidate-“

Kellyanne: [unintelligible]

“And she’s been here every night since, being pampered and spoiled as she usually is.”

[unintelligible]

“She’s not scared I’ve asked her a hundred times, we have it on video, um, ‘Are you scared?'”

[unintelligible]

07:39

“And she goes ‘oh no I’m okay’ And then when-[unintelligible]”

Claudia: (desperate sounding and fed up.)

“Can they just take me? They can- they can evaluate me themselves, because I don’t feel like going out in an ambulance.”

 Kellyanne:

“What you wanna- No what you wanna do- you just wanna be on your phone that’s all!”

Claudia:

“You’re literally- you- you’re putting it-[unintelligible]That’s the scary thing.”

Kellyanne:

“Claudia, Claudia, I’m putting you in an ambulance because you’ve already been hospitalized three times because-[unintelligible]”

Claudia:

“Because of my PTSD.”

Kellyanne:

“No, that wasn’t why.”

Claudia:

“Yes-[unintelligible] You’re literally berating my mental health-“

Kellyanne:

“They see you’re very troubled”

Claudia:

“No you’re degrading my mental health and you’re using it as an excuse for….”

08:12

Kellyanne:

“Excuse me, I was at the doctor’s-“

Claudia:

“You act like I’m mentally ill.”

Kellyanne:

“I went to the doctors who hospitalized you and sent you there-“

“Yes, because I had panic attacks and I still do.”

Kellyanne:

“-okay? This has to do with my reputation. You have psychiatric problems. “Now listen to me-“

Claudia:

“That’s so f-“

Kellyanne:

“-you were suicidal,”

Claudia:

“-psychiatric problem- are you okay?”

Kellyanne:

“Listen to me, You were suicidal-“

Claudia:

“Having anxiety and depression doesn’t mean I’m suicidal-“

[unintelligible]

Kellyanne:

“You were put in the adolescent psychiatric unit-“

Claudia:

“And?”

Kellyanne:

“-three different times this year-“

Claudia:

“And? Why is that an insult? Okay? She got arrested for assaulting me, I’ve got it all-” I have proof of her assaulting me. Literally proof of her assaulting me and they had to arrest her because the secret service was there. She was working, you had immunity.”

Kellyanne:

“No.”

Claudia:

“You were working for Donald Trump.”

Kellyanne:

“Oh, ‘immunity’ And- and now I don’t have immunity.”

Claudia:

“Can I just go to sleep, honestly?”

Kellyanne:

“Who- who said that- No! Who said that, tiktok?”

Claudia:

“I’m not even- Can I just go to sleep please.”

Kellyanne:

“We need the adolescent psychiatric unit. She’s been there before and she needs to go back now because this is the worst I’ve ever seen.”

Claudia:

“I’m not even doing anything.”

Kellyanne:

“She’s manipulative, she’s gaslighting all of us-“

Claudia:

“You’re the one gaslighting me! You are literally gaslighting me!”

Kellyanne:

“-She’s threatening my life, and she’s sending- she’s sending a mob-[unintelligible]”

Claudia:

“Oh my god I-“

[unintelligible]

Kellyanne:

“I can’t, I really can’t.”

09:26

“I literally can’t, I literally can’t.”

“Nope. No.”

“Get off that. We’re here.”

Claudia:

“I don’t feel- I don’t feel comfortable being near you.

Kellyanne:

“Claudia, nobody believes you. And all you care about is your phone. You can’t be without your phone, that’s what you feel comfortable with, and they see it. They will write it down.”

Policeman:

“Miss Conway. If she wants a little bit of space-“

Claudia:

“I need space from you, I’m sorry, I don’t feel comfortable living here.”

Kellyanne: “She’s troubled.”  

Policeman:

“Miss Conway you can give her a little bit of space. Miss Conway give her a bit of space obviously you want her evaluated.

Are you calling someone to evaluate her? Are you expecting the police to do that? Do we have to call someone to evaluate her?”

Kellyanne:

“Yes, yes. I’m calling- Check her phone!

Policeman:

“Alright- Does she have someone on her phone?

Claudia:”Are we alright to take a nap or-“

Kellyanne:

“No! Why should she leave the room just so she can be on her phone?! Because she’s on her phone. Just take her away she’s- she’s an addict!”

Claudia:

“To what? I’m an addict to what?”

Kellyanne “Like an alcoholic.”

Claudia:

“You can’t compare this to alcoholism.”

Kellyanne:

“She texting the TikTok…

Put it down!

Claudia:

“No! People are texting because of what you…”

Kellyanne:

“Stop lying I never laid a hand on you. That was all investigated.”

Claudia

“It’s- I have proof!”

Kellyanne:

“CPS New Jersey said it-“

Claudia:

“You are comparing my phone to- oh my god- I- these people are texting me, like-“

10:55

Kellyanne:

“People are texting- It’s all she lives for.”

Claudia:

“Am I allowed- Am I not allowed to be on my phone? Is that illegal?”

“And ‘I’m afraid of my mom’ and the cops have-

Kellyanne:

Get her outside, I can’t! She’s just lying right in front of you! She lies to cops.”

Claudia:

“You are literally lying! It’s the scariest thing, they never believe the kids, ever.”

Policeman:

“Are you-“

Kellyanne: (sarcastically)

“They never believe the kids? The bar for taking somebody out of the house for hurting a kid is this low (presumably holds hand low.)- are you kidding me?”

Claudia:

“Do you know who you are?”

Kellyanne:

“Are you kidding me?”

Claudia:

“You are a white, blonde, fifty-four year old woman, who worked for Donald Trump for four years.”

[unintelligible]

Policeman:

“You and your mom, you’re just two more individuals, we no longer regard-There’s no longer a (unintelligible) thing.

Kellyanne:

Yeah.

Claudia:

“Not so- not to- she has privilege.”

Kellyanne:

“That bothers her”

Policeman: (unintelligible)

“they’ll follow this situation, to the letter the exact same way I am, okay?”

Kellyanne:

“She doesn’t wanna just be another person-“

Claudia:

“If you were anybody else-“

Kellyanne:

“But I’m not, I’m your mom.”

Claudia:

“If you were anybody else, you’d be in jail.”

Kellyanne:

“She doesn’t get as many likes as her mom. That’s why she goes online, harassing me, and getting these people to harass me, because she-“

Claudia:

“I don’t get anyone to harass you!”

Kellyanne:

“You just told the world they see the video…”

Claudia:

“You posted a f**king- a nude photo of me today!”

Kellyanne:

“-that I should go to jail. You just said that.”

Claudia:

“Because you posted a nude photo of me!”

Kellyanne:

“You just said I should go to jail! You just said that.”

Claudia:

“Yes you sh- you deserve to go to jail.”

Policeman:

Miss Conway, Miss Conway. Let me- let me speak to you for a minute.”

(Apparently Kellyanne tries to grab the phone off Claudia after the police asks to speak to her for a minute and hurts Claudia in the process?!)

Claudia:

“Stop! Ow!”

Kellyanne: (very gently and fake nice mother voice.)

“Put the phone down.” (Tries to take phone again.)

Claudia

“What the f** Don’t touch me!”

Kellyanne:

“She can’t- she can’t be without her phone-“

Claudia:

“I’m al- I need space from her I’m sorry. I don’t feel safe near her.”

12:20

Kellyanne:

“Okay just so you both- she has to be on her phone, get her out, I mean it, get her out, put her in the ambulance[unintelligible]”

Claudia:

“She’s literally- she’s literally mad because I’m on my phone. It’s scary.”

Policeman:

“Claudia-“

Claudia:

“It’s literally scary.”

Policeman:

“Claudia- Claudia”

Claudia: (To her mom)

“You’re scary.”

Policeman:

“Claudia, Claudia, Claudia, you… if you want this situation to come to a resolution-

Put the phone right here. I asked you- put it down. I asked you to put it down. (Starts playing the heavy) “I have asked you to put it down. You have not put it down.”

George Conway:

Claudia what are you doing?

Kellyanne:

“Is she taping us now?”

Policeman:

She’s not. She’s not. I’m standing here.”

Kellyanne:

“Oh, she’s not saying anything now. She’s not taping us.”

Policeman:

“I’ve asked you to put the phone down.”

Claudia: “It’s not illegal to have my phone.”

Kellyanne: (In a screechy MommyDearest voice at Claudia):

“Yeah, it’s legal. You’re gonna start learning what’s legal and what’s not legal instead of making it up and getting illegal advice on tiktok!”

George Conway:

Shhh! Stop!

Kellyanne:

Okay? Those days are over!

(To the policeman in a normal voice) “Just so you know- “

Claudia: (to Kellyanne)

“Kelly…What the f** did I do? You posted my nudes on..

Kellyanne:

“She’s telling people- I’m trending on twitter- George I’m trending on Twitter!”

George Conway: Stop it. Stop talking to me.”

13:16

Claudia: (Directed at her father.) She posted my nudes on her twitter today; did you see that?”

George Conway: “Listen… I don’t care.”

Claudia (upset) “PLEASE! You see he’s….”

George Conway “I’m what?”

Policeman:

“No. He has NOTHING to do with this right now, OK?”

Kellyanne:”But- but in Washington DC, all three of the other kids had to be interviewed, my mother who sobbed all the way through the interview who lives with-“

Claudia:

“You are actively gaslighting them right now-“

Kellyanne: (To the police)

“These are the facts. I need you to know what the Metropolitan Police Department did. They were involved, Child Protective Services were involved, no finding whatsoever. She diverted resources away from kids who- who really are in need. And it happened here. The police came….(Tana talks over) They told her three times(Tana talks over) Her exboyfriend told her not to use TikTok against her mother- by name- so she got in a fight with him. I’m not living this way anymore guys. it- it ends tonight! My life is in danger, she on- she’s on tiktok telling people I should be arrested-

Claudia:

“MY life is in danger!”

Kellyanne:

“-I should be arrested.”

Claudia

“You posted a nude photo of me!”

Kellyanne:

“I did not.”

Claudia:

“Yes, you did.”

Kellyanne:

“I did not.”

Claudia:

“There’s proof.”

Kellyanne: “Nobody- nobody intentionally posted anything of you. There is no nude photo of you.. you just lied to the officers that quote ‘millions of people saw you’, Carmelo (Claudia’s exboyfriend) himself told you-“

Claudia:

“No, that was the one tweet mom-“

Kellyanne:

“No-“

Claudia:

“And since then it’s been sent around”

Kellyanne:

“No, no its not sent around, you’re wrong, it is nowhere. They don’t see it, you don’t see it, it’s nowhere, you’re making this up to be a big shot.”

Claudia:

“I’m not making- it’s literally online”

Kellyanne:

“And instead of calling the police, excuse me, instead of calling the police, or Diana who has an active case open, Diana Winona, or your mother, you went right to tiktok. They say you have an addiction. You need to break this addiction. You need to go somewhere where they help girls like you who can’t get past whatever is haunting them. This is ruling your life.”

Claudia:

“Uh-huh? I have an addiction to my phone??”

Kellyanne:

“You think tiktok-“

Claudia:

“I’m literally barely on it and when I am, it’s trying to get help from people because you are… you.”

15:00

Kellyanne:

“You think tiktok is real! You think tiktok is real! You think that- and you just said- I l- um- I- ‘I’m so glad I have the love of 1.5 million people’. You have the love of a family, and friends!”

Claudia:

“No, I do not.”

Kellyanne: (Talking to her friend on her phone.)

“Hi. Well, the cops are here again. And I don’t think she’s gonna make it this time she needs serious evaluation.”

Claudia:

“For what? What did I do that needs serious evaluation?”

Kellyanne: (to her friend on the phone.)

“She needs serious evaluation.”

“I bet some- yep. Yeah, she’s here.”

Claudia:

“If only the world could see you like this. If only.”

Kellyanne (To the person on her phone)- About what? It’s all online.”

Claudia:

“If only the world could see you like this.”

Kellyanne (to her friend on the phone)

“The cops are here. Because the cops get calls from strangers, and they have to take it seriously. People who sit on their asses like she does, online, in the dark, pretending it’s real life, calling her mother a f**king c**t get the f** out- who (Tana claims Kellyanne called Claudia a c**t to her face five minutes before the meeting with police) …talking to MTV and Viacom for her, it’s such a joke. She doesn’t do any of that, she blew you guys off completely.”

George Conway:

Who are you talking to right now?”

Claudia:

“The fact that you called the cops because of my phone. That she ha- that you have the cops here because of my posts-“

George Conway: “Didn’t you call the cops?”

Claudia “I didn’t call the cops!”

Claudia

“(unintelligible).”

Kellyanne:

“I’m entertaining them?- She’s bringing a lot of hate my way, and I just have more evidence of it all, so what I was trying to do is get all the evidence-She’s ruined her life. She’ll never get a job. Do you think people are gonna wanna work with her?”

Claudia:

“I’m not bringing any hate your way. [unintelligible] -you brought that on yourself. I get worse than that every day. The hate you get? I top that- [unintelligible]”

Policeman:

“Alright listen we should- we shouldn’t be having a measuring contest about- We want everyone to have the LEAST amount of hate.”

Kellyanne:

“Well then she shouldn’t be using that. She shouldn’t be using that as a-“

Kellyanne (to her friend on the phone) “I can’t hear you.

Claudia:

”No no no no no I pay for that, I pay for that.”

Kellyanne:

“If that stays here-“

Policeman:

“I’m holding it, I’m holding it now.”

Kellyanne:

“That’s- that’s leaking to [unintelligible] There are investigators here. I paid for my (unintelligible) and she can too.”

Claudia:

“I pay for that. That is my property.”

Policeman:

“Okay.”

16:55

Kellyanne to Claudia:

He has to take the PSATs, SELFISH! And who are you texting? Who’s still awake?”

Claudia:

“I wasn’t texting anybody.”

Kellyanne: “You said you were texting- ‘people are texting me’ you said that, LIAR!”

Claudia:

“Yeah, my friends were.”

Kellyanne:

“Oh, they’re still awake? Good, all witnesses, I can hardly wait.”

Claudia:

“To see if I was okay, yeah.”
Kellyanne:

“All witnesses. Yeah, and you’re always saying that you’re okay, and then the cops are told you’re not okay. And they come here to see if you’re okay. Does that make you feel better? Do you feel any more loved? That strangers on tiktok called- called New Jersey- called Governer Murphy’s whatever? And then they call the cops and then they have to call DYFS? You feel good about this?”

Claudia:

“The whole point of this is that you put- that a naked picture of me was posted on instagram- on your twitter.”

Kellyanne:

“I don’t have instagram never have, that’s you. I’ve never had Facebook in my life I’ve never had tiktok- I’m not so insecure-“

Claudia:

“You have 3.4 million followers on twitter-“

Kellyanne:

“I hate twitter, your father loves twitter, you love social media, I hate it, I have to live my life offline [unintelligible] and kids who rely on- on me. And there are three others besides you and I spent one whole year on you, and for what? For this. One whole-“

18:00

[COP CUTS CONNECTION]

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So You Want To Make A Living Writing? 13 Great Truths

Bob Mayer

IMG_1494This is the flip side of my 13 Harsh Truths post of 29 April.

It’s a great life. I’m my own boss. I wear shorts and t-shirts to work, which is in my house. I sit at my desk with a great view of the TN River with a blank stare, drool running down the side of my mouth, and I’m working. Well, not really. Because no one’s paying me for my great thoughts. They’re paying for my writing.

I’ve been doing it for over a quarter of a century and here are some Great Truths I’ve learned about making a living as a writer.

  1. You can. You constantly hear “No one makes a living writing novels.” I’ve heard it for decades. In 2012 I was at a conference where I gave a keynote, then was listening to another keynote speaker saying “Don’t quit your day job”. And it started…

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Interview with author of Contemporary Romance

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Today I’m interviewing Natasha Moore. Her book, Her Royal Masquerade is a contemporary romance and was released on October 21, 2013.

Describe the genre of this particular title. Is it the only genre you write in? Her Royal Masquerade is a contemporary romance, a contemporary royal romance if you want to get a little more specific. I’m having a lot of fun writing this series, but it is not the only genre I write in. I’ve written the odd futuristic or fantasy or paranormal, but I mostly write contemporary and I always write romance.

1. How did you come up with the title of your book or series? Her Royal Masquerade is book #1 in the Her Royal Romance series. The series name is pretty self-explanatory. Book #1’s title comes from the opening premise – the heroine masquerades as her princess cousin when she attends the ball where she meets the prince.

Book #2 Her Royal Bodyguard was released on New Year’s Day and again is self-explanatory, it’s the story of a princess protected by a sexy bodyguard.

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2. When did you start writing toward publication? I’ve been writing forever, but first got serious about it in the early 90s. I had several complete manuscripts requested by Harlequin, but eventually they were rejected. I took a break from writing for about 6 years when my kids were teenagers and were in every activity imaginable, on top of a full-time job, the writing just wasn’t happening. In 2002, I started focusing on my writing again and signed my first contract in 2006.

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3. Do you have any rejection stories to share? Too many to count, was my first thought. LOL I’ve been writing and submitting for a long time and those first few rejections were completely heartbreaking (although I know how lucky I was to have a full requested from my first query ever!) Don’t get me wrong, they still hurt after 20 years, but I’ve developed a thicker skin and I rarely cry, but usually still indulge in wine and chocolate. And then re-think my plan for the book.

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4. Will you share some encouraging words for authors still struggling for that first contract? Don’t give up. I know it’s cliché, but you need to hear it over and over again. There are plenty of people who want to write who WILL give up, so if you really want this, and you don’t give up, you’ll be ahead of the game. Also, be open-minded about genres and markets. You know all those rejections I mentioned. Most of them I was able to tweak to target other publishers. And they sold.

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5. Who or what inspires you? Other writers. Other books. Some because I didn’t like them at all and strive to be better than that. Some because of how utterly awesome they are and I strive to be half as good.
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1. Can you share two/three fun facts about yourself? I used to sing in a women’s barbershop chorus and even in a couple barbershop quartets.
In another life, I’d have loved to sing & dance on the stage. Instead, I have to enjoy from the audience.
I love to visit new places but hate to travel. I wish Scotty could just “beam” me wherever I want to go.
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2. What’s next for you?
I will be releasing books #2 & 3 in Her Royal Romance. Book # 2 Her Royal Bodyguard will be released early in 2014. Her Royal Mistake, book #3, will be out later in the year.
I will have two releases from Samhain Publishing in 2014. Playing for Real will be out in Feb and The Cottage Next Door in Sept.

BOOK BLURB
Time is running out for Prince Vittorio. His father’s health is failing and he must find a royal bride. Fast. He’s never forgotten his glimpse of a beautiful Scandinavian princess and lures her to his Mediterranean country with an invitation to his father’s birthday ball. He’d planned to propose a marriage agreement as cold as her icy reputation, but then he discovers she’s as colorful and warm as a summer sunset. The heat between them flares red-hot and when she allows him to seduce her, Vittorio sees his future unfolding just as he had planned. But what he doesn’t know is that the woman in his bed is not a princess at all.
The last thing schoolteacher Mia Holmberg expects when she masquerades as her royal cousin is to be swept off her feet by a charming prince. The incredible night in Vittorio’s arms is like a fairy tale come true, but she’d never want the life of a real princess, with all its pomp and politics. Knowing they can never have a future together, she slips out of his bed and back to reality, where she belongs.

But Vittorio discovers the deception and kidnaps Mia back to his palace, demanding she be his mistress until the real princess appears. Despite her attempts to stay aloof, Mia soon learns there’s more to the prince than arrogance and attitude, but now she’s in danger of falling in love with a man she can never have.
Excerpt

Mia’s skin tingled as Vittorio continued to play with her hair and softly brushed her face with his once again. They were barely moving, not doing much more than swaying in each other’s arms to the rhythm of the music. His breath was warm along her cheek. He murmured a few words she didn’t recognize. Soft words with a silky, sensual feel to them, just like the lips that were now teasing along her jaw line.

Her breath caught when his lips found hers. He drew them lightly across hers, not a real kiss, but the hint of one, the promise of more, if only they weren’t in the middle of a crowd. Mia shifted in his arms, moving her body against his. She found his hard erection and her body softened, moistened.
What was she doing?

“Hot,” she gasped, stumbling out of his embrace. “So hot. I’m sorry. I need some air.”
“Of course.” Vittorio wrapped his arm around her waist and the couples on the dance floor stopped and parted for them. He led her to a French door in a bank of floor-to-ceiling windows that opened onto a softly lit patio.

Mia rushed over to the waist high railing constructed of rough-hewn stone like the rest of the palace. Darkness had fallen while she’d been inside. Lights from the towns around them sparkled below. Stars in the inky sky twinkled above. Once again she had the feeling of stepping into a fairy tale.

The air was warm, even outside, with barely a breeze to lift the moisture from her skin. She took a few decidedly un-princesslike gulps of air, trying to calm the edgy arousal that burned within her.
“Are you alright?” Vittorio asked. He stepped up to her and the heat from his body didn’t help her at all. “Do you need to sit down? Something cold to drink?”

“I’ll be okay. Just give me a minute. I guess I’m just not used to the climate here.” She was so hot. She began to tug down one of the opera-length gloves. Would it be a serious breach of conduct if she whipped them off and threw them over the railing?

“Allow me,” he said, his voice suddenly a little deeper, a little slower than it had been a moment before. He took her hand in his, stretched out her arm in front of him. He ran his free hand up, starting at the palm of the hand resting in his. Slowly, so slowly, he moved his hand up her arm. There might as well not have been the fabric of the glove between them, she felt his touch so strongly. When his fingers reached the top of the glove, he didn’t immediately begin to remove it. Instead, he teased the bare skin of her upper arm with his fingers. “So soft,” he whispered, holding her gaze. He swept his hand up to her bare shoulders and cupped her neck, skimming his thumb along her collar bone, just above the diamonds Birgitte had trusted her with. “This beautiful necklace is not half as lovely as you,” he murmured.

She couldn’t speak, could only offer a shaky smile in response. He was holding her hand, her throat. Could he feel her trembling beneath his touch?

“But you are hot. It is our weather, no doubt. I can help you with this problem, I think.” Vittorio began to slowly peel the glove from her arm, dragging his fingers along her skin as he did. He focused all his attention on her arm, as if it were the most important thing to him at the moment.
What would it be like to have that single-minded attention focused on her while making love? Even as Vittorio stripped off her glove, her body heated further with the image of his long, powerful frame moving over her, entering her.

Mia imagined he would take command of her body, ensuring that he pleasured her with all the skill he surely possessed. She couldn’t help but wonder if he would look as amazing out of the expensively tailored clothing as he did at this moment. Of course, he would. Everything about Vittorio was first class. He would fit right in with Birgitte. Mia wasn’t close to being in the same league.
Vittorio began to strip off the second glove, giving it every bit as much attention as he had given to the first one. His fingers strummed along her arm as he tugged at the satin. Her newly bared arm hung at her side, her fingers closed into a fist so she didn’t reach out and tangle them in his thick hair.

“Don’t you have breezes in Mezzano?” she asked, her voice rough with desire. She hoped he would think it was the heat that affected her so. He still held one of her hands in his. She lifted the other hand to wave in front of her face, trying to stir the muggy air.
“Ah, my poor cara. It is still and humid this evening. Be assured we have our share of wind and rain.” The second glove was off now and Vittorio released her hand. How ridiculous it was to feel bereft at the loss of his touch. He folded the gloves and tucked them into the pocket of his jacket.
Mia lifted her heavy hair off her neck to try to cool off for a moment. Maybe she should have worn it up. “I know I should enjoy the warm weather. Right now in Stagatland I would have to be bundled up in a coat and scarf and boots to stand outside.”

Vittorio swept his gaze over her. “And it would truly be a shame to cover the amazing view I have at this moment.”

She let her hair fall down her back. “I suspect you have had a lot of practice with those charming lines,” Mia said, letting the amusement show in her voice. Still, she soaked up the compliment, let the pleasure flow over her like a warm spring rain.

He took her hand, lifted it to his lips. This time the kiss to the back of her bare hand sent fireworks bursting through her system. “It’s only the truth, Birgitte.”
Hearing her cousin’s name fall from Vittorio’s lips was like a handful of snow smacking her in the face. Of course. She had to remember she wasn’t Mia Holmberg tonight. She’d almost forgotten she was playing a part. Still, she lifted a skeptical brow at his words, they were so foreign to those she usually heard.

“You will find that I always speak the truth,” he said. “I despise lies and deception. I have heard and seen too many of them during my years in the palace. Too many people say one thing to my face and another behind my back. I speak only the truth when I say that I am so glad you accepted our invitation to my father’s birthday celebration and that I find you incredibly attractive. I would never lie to you.”

Mia shuddered at his words. She couldn’t let him discover her deception. He would never understand.

MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Natasha Moore fell in love with the written word as soon as she could read. As she grew up, she discovered romance and now enjoys the chance to add some extra heat to her stories. She writes sexy contemporary and erotic romance because she believes that stories of love and hope are important, and that there’s nothing better than a happy ending. She lives in New York State with her real life hero who is happy to tell everyone that he’s her inspiration.
How can my readers buy your book?
Her Royal Masquerade :
Amazon
B&N
Apple
Kobo

You can find more information about Natasha Moore and my book, Her Royal Masquerade by visiting my website, http://natashamoore.com or my blog at http://fierceromance.blogspot.com.
Twitter https://twitter.com/natashamoore
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/natashamooreauthor
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/natasha_moore
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Natasha-Moore/e/B004HX3QEI/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1387570208&sr=1-2-ent
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/natashamoore144/

Thanks! Natasha
Thank you!
Lisa xxx

If you have any questions for Natasha please post in the comments.

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Some Important Websites for Fiction Writers.

To make this blog a little more helpful and comprehensive, I thought I should include some links to other sites that are really helpful for writers.

Here is Fiction Factor- A great free online magazine for writers. http://www.fictionfactor.com/

Here is an amazing blog about how authors can and should use social media for promotion. http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/about/

Brenda Hiatt

The site Brenda Hiatt’s Show Me the Money is the only one of its kind that I know of, that attempts to give information about income from romance writing. It is somewhat out of date though, so I would say the money is maybe slightly better than the site indicates, for some successful publishers.
I have heard that it is the median that is the more accurate representation of what you can expect. Her information is only as accurate as the information sent to her, so it's up to authors to keep her informed of sales data.
http://brendahiatt.com/show-me-the-money/

Emily Veinglory talks about erotic romance publishers here. She attempts to give at least a vague indication of the money that might be made. Again she only has a very small sample. She can't be expected to be that accurate, and she relies on authors to send her information regarding sales. So please send info on your novels to Emily Veinglory.
http://www.eroticromancepublishers.com/
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Writer Unboxed- Another great blog about the craft and business of fiction

http://writerunboxed.com/

Here is a good short explanation about who the Big Five (formally six) are.  http://www.criticalpages.com/tag/the-big-six-publishers/

And a blog by David Gaughran about a sad, dark, underside to the publishing world. http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/the-author-exploitation-business/

Here is another very important blog worth reading along these lines.
http://blog.emilysuess.com/author-solutions-inc-employee-cries-scam/

November 11th-18th I was interviewed at http://fierceromance.blogspot.co.nz/ where I'm giving away a copy of the novella Waking the Witch.

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