Brenda Jackson: Persistent Writing
From the time I first began reading romances, Harlequin Silhouette Desires were my favorite. It was small enough to toss in my purse and pull out for a good and relaxing read just about anywhere. Especially when I got a break during those busy management meetings at the well-known insurance company where I worked. Once I decided I wanted to be an author, my choice was to be a Silhouette Desire author. After a number of rejections letters—a few telling me what to do to improve my craft—I joined a writers group where I received not only good feedback on what I needed to do to improve my writing, but I became friends with a bunch of lovely ladies, who like me wanted to write love stories.
I never gave up the belief that one day I would do it, even after one of my bosses at work who found out about my dream, basically told me that he would win the lotto before I published a book. Not a lot of encouragement there, right? Wrong. His words encouraged me to prove him wrong and I did. I have written over 70 books and he’s yet to win the lotto. Of course I couldn’t pass up the chance to send him a copy of my first book with a card asking, “How many millions did you win playing lotto?”
The Westmorelands continue to be a special family because my readers have made them so, and each time I pen a story about them, I can’t forget just how special they are.
I have plenty more Westmoreland stories to share and if you missed out on the Westmoreland series, my first book in the series, Wrapped in Pleasure, has been reissued.
But for now, join me in reading the newest edition to the Westmoreland series, Bane, available December 2015.
Happy Reading to all!
Bane by Brenda Jackson releases December 1. To celebrate, the first 500 readers who pre-order will receive a Brenda Jackson 2016 Calendar and a $1.00-off coupon for any Harlequin Desire December title! To make sure your pre-order counts, fill out the form on this page. Also, ten people will win a snowflake necklace:
Since December is still a month a way, to pass the time, Brenda Jackson is offering a finished copy of Breaking Bailey’s Rules, which just released this week!
Rule number one for Bailey Westmoreland: Never fall for a man who would take her away from her tight-knit family’s Colorado home. So why is she following rancher Walker Rafferty all the way to Alaska? Bailey tells herself she owes the sexy loner an apology, and once she gets there, it’s only right to stay and help him when he’s injured…isn’t it? Before long, Bailey realizes home might be where you make it—if Walker is ready to take all she has to offer.
To enter, just leave a comment. I’ll pick a winner on Friday.