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Author Intro: Danielle Thorne

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

It may be my creative yet paranoid imagination but I’m often of the opinion that when people meet me they don’t really see me at all. Not in a Harry Potter-Invisibility Cloak sort of way, but in the way we browse a bookshelf waiting for something to jump out at us. I’m not an In-Your-Face type of person. Not a jumper.

Now I don’t mean to imply I was the girl in the back of your junior high school class sucking on her hair; just that I was the kid reading Agatha Christie when the other girls were reading Judy Blume. And I loved Judy Blume. But I’d read her before my peers were in their training bras. (Something that came later for me, ironically.)

My biggest conundrum as an author is how much of myself to expose. For me, it’s all about the stories. I want nothing more than for readers to fall in love with my heroes, to admire my heroines, and to live for a few vivid moments in the stories I put down on paper. I want my words in your face, not my personality.

I don’t do anything else. Math is a mystery, I cannot sing or dance, scrapbooking is a four letter word (and any other craft), and the idea of working outside of the home makes me want to dig a hole and hibernate.

Does anyone really care what I eat for breakfast? Cereal bars. An agony of my childhood? I had four little brothers. Would a cut and pasted resume stir up enough emotion to cause you to reserve a bookshelf with my name on it? …Enough said. The best way anyone can get inside an author’s head is to read their work. And it’s our job to make you want to!

I love being a part of Classic Romance Revival. It is a wonderful community of readers and authors who enjoy sharing all kinds of literary experiences. Classic Romance is a beautiful thing. In this day and age we all need a little escape and something even as simple as a tale that brings two sweethearts together…well, as they say, it can be better than chocolate. Or an Invisibility Cloak.

So, welcome to CRR. Sign up and join us!

~daniellethorne
www.daniellethorne.jimdo.com

Bio: Danielle Thorne is the author of two 2009 novels: THE PRIVATEER, a 1729 historical about British privateering in the Caribbean, and TURTLE SOUP, a sweet contemporary romance set between Atlanta and St. Thomas. A British Regency, JOSETTE, is currently in the submissions process. Visit her website to learn more about her books (and you will not find anything there about her earring fetish or how her garage could pass for the setting of Sanford and Son).

Paige Ryter–Author Introduction

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

My name’s Paige Ryter…well my pen name is Paige Ryter (page writer…get it?). I like to write stories that are either somewhat emotional to pull at your heartstrings, or are fun to read. All of my stories end with a ‘happily ever after’ moment and you’ll be sure the hero and heroine will be together for years to come. My first sale will come out with Red Rose Publishing, probably before Christmas, and is entitled ‘Three Minutes Before Christmas.’ You can see the blurb for it at www.paigeryter.com/books.html

I have a few hobbies, but definitely not cooking. Let me tell you a bit about my cooking ‘adventures.’ When we lived in Kansas, my kids would know dinner was done when the smoke detector would go off…along with all the neighbors on our street. No kidding. I’m no chef, but I can make a mean hamburger helper and a couple of other things. My three children (now teenagers) learned early how to make themselves a bowl of cereal just to survive. We have ‘cereal nights’ where you get your own meal. My children cheer when they hear that, because they can eat something edible. My middle child (a redheaded ‘temper laden’ fifteen-year-old girl) is my chef. She can cook. She does something really cool…she actually reads the recipe and follows the directions. Not me. I stray. A lot. It makes life more…uh…interesting.

The other day, I had a rough cooking day. I burned iced tea (you know, sweet tea with water, sugar, tea bags on the stove), accidentally letting it boil for an HOUR on the stove, then burned leftover pizza in the oven for lunch. My middle child emailed my husband at work and BEGGED him not to let me cook for dinner (she didn’t volunteer to make food…no way…). She BEGGED him to take us to McDonald’s instead, rather than have me burn down the house.

So hobbies, you ask? Uh, not cooking. I can make ice. That’s about it–and that’s iffy at best.

Paige
www.paigeryter.com
Thanks to the AnimationFactory.com for the picture.

Paige Ryter

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