Jennifer Jakes discusses the Alpha Male on Rachel Leigh’s blog

Jennifer Jakes

Jennifer Jakes is the guest on Rachel Leigh's blog, discussing the Alpha Male.

Ozarks Romance Authors’ very own Jennifer Jakes discussed the Alpha Male yesterday on Rachel Leigh’s blog.

EXCERPT:

So what do you think, ladies? Do you find yourself drawn to Alpha or Beta males in movies or books? Action hero or Romantic Comedy? Rouge or guy next door?

Want to see what all of the fuss is about? Click HERE to visit Rachel Leigh’s blog.

Rachel Leigh is a writer of erotic romance who loves mixing love with good sex and plenty of cheeky laughter. She says the aim of her stories is to turn readers on, as well as making them feel love may be just around the corner. She is basked in the United Kingdom.

Jennifer Jakes writes hot western romance novels. She is the author of “Rafe’s Redemption.” Click HERE to visit her web site.

Ozarks Romance Authors member Jennifer Jakes is the guest on Rachel Leigh's blog, discussing the Alpha Male.

Ozarks Romance Authors member Jennifer Jakes is the guest on Rachel Leigh's blog, discussing the Alpha Male.

Barbara Bettis hosts Amanda Barke for Writers’ Wednesday on her blog

Amanda Barke

Author Amanda Barke is today's guest at Barbara Bettis' blog for Writers' Wednesday.

Two members of Ozarks Romance Authors are heating up the Internet today.

Barbara Bettis has welcomed Amanda Barke to her blog for Barb’s popular “Writers’ Wednesday” feature. Click HERE to see the interview.

AMANDA J. BARKE
Amanda J. Barke is an author, editor, freelance journalist, singer/songwriter, and motivational speaker. She lives in the Ozarks (southwest Missouri) with her family.

Her work as a freelance journalist can be found in Ozarks’ Senior Living Newspaper, Ozarks Mountaineer Magazine, Missouri Life Magazine, and various other regional publications. Her other articles can be found online at ehow.com, livestrong.com/lifestyle, and amykitchenerfdn.org.

As a motivational speaker, she travels all over Missouri promoting literacy in schools, teaching fellow writers, and motivating teens to follow their dreams. In 2010, she served as president of Springfield Writers’ Guild.

She has been a member of Ozarks Romance Authors since early 2011.

Visit Amanda online by clicking HERE.

Her children’s book, “The Sleepy Little Sun,” is available online by clicking HERE.

Her novel, “A Distant Rumble,” is available online by clicking HERE.

BARBARA BETTIS
Barbara Bettis is an award-winning author of historical fiction, and a long-time instructor of English and journalism at the college level.

She lives in the Missouri Ozarks and is active in several writers’ groups in the area, including Ozarks Romance Authors.

Visit Barb’s blog by clicking HERE. Her main web site is HERE.

Be sure to check Barb’s blog for future Writers’ Wednesday features!

Barbara Bettis hosts author Amanda J. Barke for Writers' Wednesday on her blog.

Barbara Bettis hosts author Amanda J. Barke for Writers' Wednesday on her blog.

Barbara Bettis welcomes Misty Burke for Writers’ Wednesday on her Blog!

Misty Burke

Novelist Misty Burke


Barbara Bettis visits with fellow Ozarks Romance Authors member Misty Burke to her blog for Barb’s popular “Writers’ Wednesday” feature. Click HERE to see the interview.

MISTY BURKE
Misty Burke lives in the romantic Ozark Mountains with her supportive husband and four children. When not enjoying family time, she loves to write steamy romances. Creating exciting fantasy worlds filled with dangerously handsome heroes is one of her passions.

Misty currently writes stories for Summerhouse Publishing, Evernight Publishing, Secret Cravings Publishing, and MuseItHOT Publishing.

She is an active member of Ozarks Romance Authors, Romance Writers of America, FF&P (Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter of RWA), and ESPAN (Electronic Small Press Authors’ Network).

Her novel, “The Madame of Gravestone,” is available online by clicking HERE.

Visit Misty online by clicking HERE.

BARBARA BETTIS
Barbara Bettis is an award-winning author of historical fiction, and a long-time instructor of English and journalism at the college level.

She lives in the Missouri Ozarks and is active in several writers’ groups in the area, including Ozarks Romance Authors. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America.

Visit Barb’s blog by clicking HERE. Her main web site is HERE.

Be sure to check Barb’s blog for future Writers’ Wednesday features!

Barbara Bettis welcomes fellow ORA member Misty Burke to her popular Writers' Wednesday feature on her blog.

Author/Photographer Brenda Brinkley is today’s guest at Barbara Bettis’ blog for Writers’ Wednesday

Author/Photographer Brenda Brinkley

Author/Photographer Brenda Brinkley


Have you discovered “Writers’ Wednesday” yet? It is a feature on the blog of Ozarks Romance Authors member Barbara Bettis. Each Wednesday, she hosts a special guest to discuss their writing. It’s always a quick, fun read. Click HERE to see today’s interview with fellow ORA member Brenda Brinkley.

BRENDA BRINKLEY
Writer/Photographer Brenda Brinkley has been a published writer since 1983. After taking sporadic breaks to raise a family, she now writes passionately. She has had more than 400 articles published, and her short stories have won awards and been published in a number of anthologies. Her photography has graced magazine and anthology covers, including the January 2011 launch of Ozarks Romance Authors’ magazine (click HERE) and Ozarks Mountaineer Magazine.

Her latest project is a book for children titled “Cleveland the Green Camel.”

Brenda’s work has appeared in Ozarks Farm & Neighbor Magazine, Ozarks Mountaineer Magazine, and several editions of anthologies such as Mysteries of the Ozarks and Echoes of the Ozarks.

Visit Brenda’s blog by clicking HERE.

BARBARA BETTIS
Barbara Bettis is an award-winning author of historical fiction, and a long-time instructor of English and journalism at the college level.

She lives in the Missouri Ozarks and is active in several writers’ groups in the area, including Ozarks Romance Authors.

Visit Barb’s blog by clicking HERE. Her main web site is HERE.

Be sure to check Barb’s blog for future Writers’ Wednesday features!

Barbara Bettis welcomes fellow Ozarks Romance Authors member Brenda Brinkley for her May 25, 2011, Writers' Wednesday feature on her blog

Barbara Bettis welcomes fellow Ozarks Romance Authors member Brenda Brinkley for her May 25, 2011, Writers' Wednesday feature on her blog

Novelist Mia Marlowe visits Barbara Bettis’ blog today

Historical Romance Author Mia Marlowe

Historical Romance Author Mia Marlowe


Barbara Bettis’ guest today on her blog’s “Writers’ Wednesday” column is fellow Ozarks Romance Authors member Mia Marlowe. Click HERE to see the interview.

By the way, Mia will be the guest speaker this Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the monthly meeting of Ozarks Romance Authors. Be sure to stop by! She will begin at 1:00 p.m. (Central Time) in the Frisco Room at The Library Station on North Kansas Expressway. We haven’t seen her for many months, since she moved away from our area, and we are so looking forward to this visit and her words of wisdom.

MIA MARLOWE
Mia learned much of what she knows about storytelling from singing. A classically trained soprano, she won the District Metropolitan Opera Auditions and has shared a stage with Placido Domingo. As she prepared for operatic roles, she devised back stories for her characters. Since she’s worn a real corset, and had to sing high C’s in one, she empathizes with the trials of her fictional heroines. But in Mia’s stories, they don’t die in a Parisian garret. They get to live and keep the hero!

Now an award-winning author, she writes historical romance for multiple publishing houses. Her debut title received advance ovations from romance luminaries. #1 New York Times bestseller Victoria Alexander says Mia’s Touch of a Thief has “adventure and heat and everything I want in a great story!” UK’s BooksMonthly has crowned Mia Marlowe “the queen of saucy historical romance.”

You can visit her at any of the following places: Facebook, Twitter, or her website.

BARBARA BETTIS
Barbara Bettis is an award-winning author of historical fiction, and a long-time instructor of English and journalism at the college level.

She lives in the Missouri Ozarks and is active in several writers’ groups in the area, including Ozarks Romance Authors.

Visit Barb’s blog by clicking HERE. Her main web site is HERE.

Be sure to check Barb’s blog for future Writers’ Wednesday features!

Novelist Mia Marlowe is Barbara Bettis' guest on her blog's feature, Writers' Wednesday.

Novelist Mia Marlowe is Barbara Bettis' guest on her blog's feature, Writers' Wednesday.

Kaye Calkins is Barbara Bettis’ guest today for Writers’ Wednesday

Author Kaye Calkins

Author Kaye Calkins

It’s Writers’ Wednesday over at the blog of our very own Barbara Bettis! Today, Barb’s guest is fellow Ozarks Romance Authors member Kaye Calkins.

Barb’s blog is always filled with interesting stuff from writers. It’s a quick read, and you’ll enjoy it.

KAYE CALKINS
Kaye Calkins’ first manuscript, “Deverell’s Dilemma,” was recently accepted by Avalon Books.

Selling your first (or any!) book is so incredibly exciting. Would you like to hear the story of how Kaye found out Avalon wanted to buy her first book? Then click HERE for the scoop. It’s a great story!

Visit Kaye Calkins online by clicking HERE.

BARBARA BETTIS
Barbara Bettis is an award-winning author of historical fiction, and a long-time instructor of English and journalism at the college level.

She lives in the Missouri Ozarks and is active in several writers’ groups in the area, including Ozarks Romance Authors.

Visit Barb’s blog by clicking HERE. Her main web site is HERE.

Be sure to check Barb’s blog for future Writers’ Wednesday features!

Kaye Calkins joins Barbara Bettis for Writers' Wednesday on Barb's blog April 26, 2011.

Kaye Calkins joins Barbara Bettis for Writers' Wednesday on Barb's blog April 26, 2011.

Writers’ Wednesday with Novelist Tracy Garrett

Novelist Tracy Garrett

Novelist Tracy Garrett


It’s Writers’ Wednesday once again over at the blog of our very own Barbara Bettis!

TRACY GARRETT
Tracy is an award-winning multi-published author, who says she always loved to disappear into the worlds created within the pages of a book. An accomplished musician, she merged her need for creativity, her love of history, and her passion for reading when she began writing western historical romance. An active member of Romance Writers of America, Ozarks Romance Authors, and Dallas Area Romance Authors, Tracy now resides in Missouri with her husband and their fuzzy pal, Wrigley.

Tracy’s debut novel, “Touch of Texas,” is available HERE, and “Touched by Love” is available HERE.

Visit Tracy online by clicking HERE.

BARBARA BETTIS
Barbara Bettis is an award-winning author of historical fiction, and a long-time instructor of English and journalism at the college level.

She lives in the Missouri Ozarks and is active in several writers’ groups in the area, including Ozarks Romance Authors.

Visit Barb’s blog by clicking HERE. Her main web site is HERE.

Be sure to check Barb’s blog for future Writers’ Wednesday features!

Novelist Tracy Garrett is featured on Writers' Wednesday

Novelist Tracy Garrett is featured on Writers' Wednesday

Author Lisa Wells is the Writers’ Wednesday guest over at Barbara Bettis’ blog

Lisa Wells, author of the sassy contemporary romance novel, "Dibs."

Lisa Wells, author of the sassy contemporary romance novel, "Dibs."


Are you ready for another does of Writers’ Wednesdsay? Our pal Barbara Bettis continues her series on her blog, with fellow member of Ozarks Romance Authors Lisa Wells as her guest.

LISA WELLS
Lisa Wells’ first book, “Dibs,” is a spicy, fun read.

Everyone knows there are three things you don’t take away from a woman. Her chocolate, her wine or her ability to have an orgasm. When fantasy coordinator Lacey Valentine finds herself in the unfortunate situation of not being able to reach the big O, she sets out on a mission to get it back. Hunky musician Covey James has just inherited millions of dollars. His wish is to live the life of a playboy. His grandmother’s wish is to see him and his two brothers settled down while she’s still living. His grandmother has a way of getting her way and he ends up on the hunt for Mrs. James. When he makes a pit stop to help a damsel in need of an orgasm, his plans go astray.

In addition to being a member of ORA, Lisa is a member of Romance Writers of America.

You can find “Dibs” online by visiting the web site of The Wild Rose Press HERE.

BARBARA BETTIS
Barbara Bettis is an award-winning author of historical fiction, and a long-time instructor of English and journalism at the college level.

She lives in the Missouri Ozarks and is active in several writers’ groups in the area, including Ozarks Romance Authors.

Visit Barb’s blog by clicking HERE. Her main web site is HERE.

Be sure to check Barb’s blog for future Writers’ Wednesday features!

Lisa Wells, author of "Dibs," is Barbara Bettis' guest for Writers' Wednesday.

Lisa Wells, author of "Dibs," is Barbara Bettis' guest for Writers' Wednesday.

Author Jennifer Jakes makes an appearance on Barbara Bettis’ Writers’ Wednesday series

Novelist Jennifer Jakes

Novelist Jennifer Jakes

Barbara Bettis’ popular blog series, Writers’ Wednesday, continues! This week, fellow Ozarks Romance Authors member Jennifer Jakes is Barb’s guest.

To read the interview (including an excerpt from Jennifer’s book, “Rafe’s Redemption”), click HERE.

JENNIFER JAKES
Jennifer Jakes describes herself as a chronic insomniac who got used to making up stories while waiting to fall asleep. “It was a lot more interesting than counting sheep. Maybe too interesting, because I started staying awake so I could figure out ‘what happened’ to my characters. For the sake of my health, I began writing the stories on paper – during the day. So far it’s working out pretty good:)”

“Rafe’s Redemption” was a 2010 Golden Heart finalist, grand prize winner in the Gateway to the Best contest, first place winner in the Gateway to the Best contest, and second place winner in ORA‘s Weta Nichols fiction contest.

In addition to ORA, Jennifer is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Missouri Romance Writers of America (MoRWA).

Visit Jennifer’s web site by clicking HERE. Her blog, featuring Man Candy Monday, is available by clicking HERE.

http://barbarabettis.blogspot.com/2011/04/writers-wednesday-welcomes-jennifer.html

BARBARA BETTIS
Barbara Bettis is an award-winning author of historical fiction, and a long-time instructor of English and journalism at the college level.

She lives in the Missouri Ozarks. In addition to membership in Romance Writers of America, she is active in several writers’ groups in the area, including Ozarks Romance Authors.

Visit Barb’s blog by clicking HERE. Her main web site is HERE.

Be sure to check Barb’s blog for future Writers’ Wednesday features!

Writers' Wednesday with Jennifer Jakes

Writers' Wednesday with Jennifer Jakes

Barbara Bettis launches Writers’ Wednesday feature on her blog, with V.L. Gregory as her first guest!

Virginia Pohlenz, who writes as V.L. Gregory

Virginia Pohlenz, who writes as V.L. Gregory


Barbara Bettis, a long-time member of Ozarks Romance Authors, has launched a great feature on her blog called Writers’ Wednesday. Each week, she will spotlight a writing tip from authors, both those published and those on the journey to publication.

This week, Barb is interviewing another long-time member of Ozarks Romance Authors — Virginia Pohlenz, who writes as V.L. Gregory.

VIRGINIA POHLENZ / V.L. GREGORY
Virginia Pohlenz spent three years as Book Talk Representative for the Gateway Region of Scholastic and uses that experience to inform her ‘written’ storytelling. An avid fan of Dr. Suess, she says, “My greatest writing thrill was winning Random House’s ‘Ham It Up’ Contest. The $100 gift certificate and $50 Seuss library were worth the effort. However, my pride and joy is the original Green Eggs and Ham serigraph that I won from the estate of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss).”

Virginia writes Young Adult westerns and western poetry.

Visit her online by clicking HERE.

BARBARA BETTIS
Barbara Bettis is an award-winning author of historical fiction, and a long-time instructor of English and journalism at the college level.

She lives in the Missouri Ozarks and is active in several writers’ groups in the area, including Ozarks Romance Authors.

Visit Barb’s blog by clicking HERE. Her main web site is HERE.

Be sure to check Barb’s blog for future Writers’ Wednesday features!

Virginia Pohlenz, who writes as V.L. Gregory, is the guest today at Writers' Wednesday on Barbara Bettis' blog.

Virginia Pohlenz, who writes as V.L. Gregory, is the guest today at Writers' Wednesday on Barbara Bettis' blog.