Monday, 9 January 2012

#RomanticFridayWriters are a talented bunch! Check out who got published in 2011 and 2012. Do you know more?

I've wanted to do a post about the exploits of our RomanticFridayWriters members for some time and now seems to be a good time, in between challenges!

Many of us, when we're not honing our craft by writing our 400 word poems or prose, are writing with the goal of publication, whether e-publishing or traditional publishing. I will give you the success stories I know and I'll ask you to update us all on applause-worthy successes I didn't hear about. I have used members currently posting or who have been absent whilst preparing to publish and I'm hopeful will return to posting on RFW. Some have been in touch.

So here in no particular order, is what I know of your publishing exploits. I'm not going to go to the trouble of linking them all. You can click on their link in the member's linky on the right.
  • Ms Queenly has been extra busy finishing/editing her WIP. I happened to trip over her on twitter so asked for an update. Her mss has now been submitted. Good work Ms Queenly! We applaud you and wish you every success!
  • Francine Howarth e-published 3 stories in 2011 and has a traditionally-published book out in July 2012. Her most recent e-book Regency Romance, Scandalous Whispers, is set in England. It is replete with officers and gentleman still! Read more about Francine's publications here: You will also find the full list if you click the Indie Lair badge on our right sidebar. Any indie author is welcome to promote their book at Indie Lair.

  • Marsha A Moore is currently doing promos for her marvellous short story, Le Circe de Magie, out in January 2012! The artwork on the cover is Marsha's own, so she is one super-talented lady.  It is currently available free on Smashwords. Every success for your story, Marsha. I enjoyed your snippets from The Tranquil Lake when you shared them on RFW.

  • Kiru Tyre has been super busy. She's an author of passionate romance novels. She has already published His Treasure through Breathless Press. It is also available as an e-book through Amazon. We haven't heard from Kiru for awhile as she was busy preparing her second novel for publication. So now we have A Valentine Challenge coming soon - out on January 30. On February 10 she releases His Strength. Kiru is currently asking if any RFWer members would like to host her on her up-coming blog tour. Contact Kiru directly if you'd like to help out.

  • Roland Yeomans is the most prolific member I know. At last count he had published about 11 e-books in 2011, most of which I've read. One of my favourites is The Legend of Victor Standish. You know by reading Roland's RFW entries that his prose is darkly lyrical and mesmerising. What on earth (or in hell) has he got in store for readers in 2012? Well, I just nipped over to his blog again and see he has Last Exit to Babylon on today's post. Go have a read. It's scary/awesome, and that's just the cover.

  • Joy Campbell is another member we've not heard from for awhile. She too has been busy publishing books/stories. I know of two - Hardware, which I was lucky enough to win, and Don't Get Mad, Get Even. Now I see she has another coming out in 2012, Distraction. Go Joy! But please come back and share with us!

  • Donna Hole likes to write short stories, but she is also working on a novel, Not Her Mother's Fate. Donna had a short story published in 2011 for Open Heart Publishing, an Honest Lie and probably others I don't know about. Donna is busily submitting more and more short stories and I wish you every success in 2012 Donna! I'm sure we'll be jostling for position in many anthologies.

  • Denise Covey (ahem, that would be me), like Donna, is primarily a short story/flash fiction writer even though I have 3 novels in various stages of dress/undress. I've had success publishing in Australian Women's Fiction Magazines and various online anthologies. The latest was Vine Leaves Literary Journal which I'd encourage you to submit to. They take prose/poetry/art works. On my L'Aussie Writer blog I have several places to submit in my right sidebar. Don't forget RFWer though. 

  • Kittie Howard is another RFW member we haven't heard from for some while, due to her penchant to take trips with her husband and her determination to get her Christmas story e-published in 2011. She met that goal and I was delighted to download and read Remy Broussard's Christmas over Christmas. What's next Kittie?

    So there you have it. I know at least one of our super talented poets is published or about to be, but I couldn't find any reference when I was searching your blogs for this information. I think our dear Adura Ojo is about to spring some good news on us. I may be wrong. I know Adura keeps up with the posts, so please update girl!

    Now if anyone has been missed out by my lack of knowledge or lack of memory (rather a lot going on in this head of mine ATM) please leave a comment, tell us all about it. Anyone I have mentioned and have printed misinformation, please set me straight. I just wanted to laud your efforts in the publishing world and look forward to hearing more successes. 

    You can tell us about your rejections if you want. We all have those. Helps us not to feel like we're the only ones wallpapering our office with the R slips!

    Don't forget to post this Friday for New Year's Resolution prompt!

    Denise (L'Aussie)


    1. Thank you, Denise. Leonora Roy, the cover artist, is a true genius. I push myself to be worthy of her art.

      I have four hero arcs that span my novels, occurring in the same linked universe. I work to have each novel be complete by itself, yet merge into a larger picture.

      Different stories set in a major Supernatural World War. As World War II was not won by any one hero, this war is fought by many warriors on many fronts.

      Romance, action, wit, and graceful courage under duress are what I strive for.

      Thank you, Denise, for pointing out THE LEGEND OF VICTOR STANDISH. Everyone who reviews it on Amazon qualifies for dozens of prizes including autographs by JK Rowling, Stephen King, Charles Schultz, Robert Downey, Jr and many others.

      Plus 100% of the royalties from ALL my books sold this January go to The Salvation Army. Get an interesting story while feeding the hungry. Not too shabby.

      Have a great New Week & New Year, Everyone! Roland

    2. What a talented lot the RFWers are :-)

    3. Sarah is right. My fellow RFWers are hugely talented. I am honored just to be included among them! Have a great week, Sarah -- Roland

    4. Hi,

      Lovely write-up... Thanks for my heads-up, and I agree with Roland, I feel honoured to be among so many talented authors and poets here at RFW!

      Paula Martin, too, was published in 2011 with "His Leading Lady" and in 2012 "Fragrance of Violets" due Feb.

      Oh, and BTW: thanks very much D for the review on Amazon "Her Favoured Captain". Only saw it the other day because my daughter pointed it out.

    5. Denise, thanks for compiling this list. I'm proud of each of our writers--a talented bunch!

      In addition to my current roaring 20s fantasy short story that is out now, I wanted to mention I have a novel releasing Jan. 27th--Tortuga Treasure: Ciel's Legacy. It's a follow-up to Tears on a Tranquil Lake, fantasy romance.

    6. Denise, wonderful of you to do this. It's wonderful to know that we're making our mark in the world of books. Well done, you guys!

    7. Denise, thank you for the mention. It's great to see everyone doing so well and meeting their goals. I hope 2012 brings more successes to RFWers!

      Congratulations, everyone!

      PS: If you're interested in hosting me for a blog tour please email me directly.

      Thank you.

    8. Super Awesome Denise. Thanks so much for all the shout outs. Wow, a lot of great stuff going on with our RFWers. I'm happy to see so many published authors, and look forward to reading several of these works.

      Congratulations to all who have published, and those who will publish in the coming year.


    9. Hello all. Glad you are enjoying the write up. I'm pleased to get more info! Thanks Francine, Roland and Marsha and everyone for commenting!


    10. WoW! Congratulations everyone! What a talented bunch we have right here in our community.

      Wishing you & everyone else all the best for 2012. May it be a year filled with much (or more) success, happiness, laughter & most importantly an abundance of love!
      Well done!


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