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Friday, August 3, 2018

Romance Awareness Month and Dreams

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Judith Ashley is the author of The Sacred Women’s Circle series, romantic fiction that honors spiritual practices that nourish the soul and celebrates the journey from relationship to romance.

August is Romance Awareness Month and the Blog Queens’ topic pick for the Genre-istas? My Writing Dreams Come True! (And we did this a year ago when we didn’t even know August was Romance Awareness Month).

My writing dreams include my reader and fan-base growing because my books “speak” to them. The women in my books are relatable. The challenges they face are familiar if not personally, then because we know people who have tackled them. How my heroines and heroes deal with the obstacles stimulate ideas or provide a blue-print to use in solving my reader’s very real issues.
My writing dreams also include having the time to sit down and write the best story I know how to write. That has certainly changed for me over the years. I took six years to write Lily. Of course that included spending five years writing and rewriting the first three chapters! What I learned during that six year odyssey is how critically important it is for each writer to find her or his own writing process.
And, the more we write and learn the art and craft of putting words on the page to tell a story, the easier it is to write—at least that’s true for me.
Most recently my writing dreams manifested with the publishing of my first box set. The Sacred Women’s Circle series, Books 1 – 3 box set includes Lily, Elizabeth and Diana. To read the behind-the-scenes story of the writing of Lily, Elizabeth and Dianaclick on the title. Or your can go to my website “Women” in the left side-bar and click the heroine’s name of your choice.
You can order The Sacred Women’s Circle series Books 1 – 3 at all major e-retailers. And during the month of August, if you are in the Portland, OR area, print copies of my books are on sale at Arte Soleil, 5530 SE 122nd Avenue. These books are regularly $15.00 each or $12.00 if three or more books are purchased. Through Labor Day Weekend, all books in the series are available for $12.00 each or $10.00 if purchased in groups of three or more.
Next month Visions of Happiness will be released. Visions is the story of Dr. Mark Parker (who you meet for the first time in Lily) and Jocelyn Edwards.
Both Mark and Jocelyn’s lives revolve around children who have been literally battered and broken. Parenting traumatized children who are not your biological kids brings Mark and Jocelyn together. They have a lot on their plates as they balance protecting Ethan and Emma and the daily tasks of parenthood with finding the courage to seek their own happily-ever-after.
Learn more about Judith's The Sacred Women’s Circle series at JudithAshleyRomance.com

Follow Judith on Twitter: JudithAshley19

Check out Judith’s Windtree Press author page.

You can also find Judith on FB! 

© 2018 Judith Ashley


Lynn Lovegreen said...

Your series sounds lovely, Judith. Happy Romance Awareness Day!

Judith Ashley said...

Thanks Lynn! And Happy Romance Awareness month to you also!

Maggie Lynch said...

I love this series for the things it deals with--overcoming trauma, helping those who are less fortunate (particularly children) and providing a realistic way to live in a world with hope and happiness when it often seems there is none.

Good job on getting your boxset out and now a new book in the series. May you have many sales.

Judith Ashley said...

Thanks Maggie - Onward and upward is my writing dream and goal.