Our Spotlight Author for January is Marie Force. She has written close to 25 books in the contemporary romance and romantic suspense sub-genres. Many of her books can be found as ebook for discounted purchase prices.
are a few websites for her.
Q:How did you come up with the author of the month?
A:I took our list over to Random.org, copy and pasted our list to the randomizer and utilized the #1 spot as our author of the month.
Q:I have a favorite author that I would like to nominate. Can I suggest him/her?
A:Absolutely. Just keep in mind that many members don't purchase books but get them from the library so a nominated author should have a large enough backlist that getting books shouldn't be too difficult.
Q:Does a nominated author have to write in a specific genre?
A:Yes and No. Yes every author nominated has to write romance (chick-lit or women's fic would also work as long as the books are considered romance). No a nominated author does not have to write a specific type (sub-genre) of romance. Nominating various authors that write historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, western, paranormal etc. will give a wide variety that should please most members.
Q:Is participation mandatory?
A:Absolutely not. The idea was originally suggested for the author of the month as a way to get more group participation into book discussions. Not everyone chooses to participate in every month. Many members chose not to participate at all. It's all ok.
These are the remaining authors that have been nominated. If you have any other suggestions feel free to nominate more. Keep in mind that we really need suggestions for authors that have a decent backlist so books by the author are easy to find.
Miller, Linda Lael
Moning, Karen Marie
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth
Putney, Mary Jo
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