First, introductions!Â Â
Let me start off by saying hello.Â Iâ€™m Lisa Marie Wilkinson, and I write award-winning historical romance novels.Â My first book, â€œFire at Midnightâ€ is being released by Medallion Press on March 1, and my second historical romance, â€œStolen Promise,â€ will be released in March 2010.Â
Iâ€™ve been a writer for almost as long as I can remember, from writing bad poetry as a child to being a lyricist/music critic to writing very dry, boring technical material.Â Iâ€™m an avid reader, too, and I enjoy many different genres, although I have to admit Iâ€™m partial to romance, particularly romances with bad-boy heroes and the women who tame them.Â
My debut novel, “Fire at Midnight”Â currently holds the highest number of contest wins in the Romance Writers of America world of chapter contests.Â I am officially a tiara-wearing Diva.Â
I have aÂ trailer for “Fire at Midnight.” Click on the link if you’d like to play it: Trailer for Fire at Midnight.
You may read excerpts from “Fire at Midnight” and advance reviewer comments on my website.
I also write book and film reviews on my blog, â€œThe View from the Eddystone Light.â€
Since I write romance, I thought a good ice-breaker for my first CTR blog might be to share a few of my favorite quotes about love and romance and ask you to either share your thoughts on the quotes or your own favorite quotes on the subject of love and romance.
Here we go!!
â€œLife is the flower for which love is the honey.â€Â
â€œImmature love says: Â ‘I love you because I need you. ‘Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.'”
“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: Â That word is love.”
â€œHe who love touches walks not in darkness.â€
â€œWhatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.â€
â€Love isâ€¦ born with the pleasure of looking at each other; it is fed with the necessity of seeing each other; it is concluded with the impossibility of separation!Â´
â€œNothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.â€
Â Your turn!Â Please leave a comment!Â
Iâ€™ll select the most interesting comment of the day and the winner will receive an autographed copy of my debut novel, â€œFire at Midnight.â€
- About the Author
- Posts in the Past
I began my writing career as a lyricist, working in collaboration with composer Marti Schwartz. We received a number of awards for songwriting, including finalist status in the prestigious American Song Festival international competition.
I also acted as a music critic for Los Angeles based magazine, The Music Connection, and wrote reviews and articles for other music industry publications, including Songwriter Magazine.
I’ve always been a voracious reader of all types of fiction, especially historical romance. My debut novel, “Fire At Midnight,” will be published by Medallion Press in March 2009. My second historical romance novel titled “Stolen Promise” will follow in March 2010. I am currently working on my third historical romance, “The Red Parrot.”
My fiction has been honored with awards from over 60 writing contests, including the Maryland Writer’s Association Novel Contest, the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest, and the Daphne du Maurier award for unpublished writers.
I have also served as a judge in a number of contests, including the RWA Golden Heart.