Author: missmelissawrites

Lightning Round #6 Tlalane Manciya

Welcome back to the lightning round. The wonderful author, poet and blogger Tlalane Manciya gives us a peek into her favorites today. Q1:  Braai or Brunch Braai Q2 : Beach or Bushveld Beach  Q3 : Favorite Genre to read outside of Romance Paranormal  Q4: Genre you never read There isn’t one Q5: Last book you read Believe that you can…

Lightning Round #5 Francine Beaton

In today’s lightning round, meet prolific Romance author Francine Beaton, who has the wonderful ability to write in both English and Afrikaans. Q1:  Braai or Brunch Brunch Q2 : Beach or Bushveld Bushveld (but if I have a choice, I’ll choose a forest) Q3 : Favorite Genre to read outside of romance Crime fiction and biographies Q4: Genre you never…

Sweet Songs of Summer Playlist

Does music inspire books? Or do books inspire music? According to a post by The Washington Note on 13 October 2020, it’s both. Francine Beaton, one of the Sweet Songs of Summer authors, says: ‘I always have one song I listen to when I write a story. Often the song would be played during a proposal scene or the first…

Lightning Round #4 Peter Barker

Next up in the lightning round is author Peter Barker. Let’s see his top ten. Q1:  Braai or Brunch  Braai Q2 : Beach or Bushveld   Busheld Q3 : Favorite Genre to read outside of romance  Whodunnit Q4: Genre you never read   Western Q5:  Last Book you Read   Another Love  Amanda Prowse Q6: Favorite Romantic Movie ever Love Actually Q7: Favorite…

Lightning Round #3 Meg Chronis

I’m featuring my fellow contributors to the Sweet Songs of Summer Anthology. Get to know them in a flash with a lightning round of questions. Here’s Meg Chronis. Q1:  Braai or Brunch: brunch Q2 : Beach or Bushveld: bushveld Q3 : Favorite Genre to read outside of romance: crime and thrillers (but then I’m seldom not reading romance these days)…

Lightning Round #2 Kathy Bosman

This is the next episode of getting to know the authors contributing to Sweet Songs of Summer. Here’s Kathy Bosman’s lightning round. Q1:  Braai or Brunch Brunch. Q2 : Beach or Bushveld Beach. Q3 : Favorite Genre to read outside of romance Cosy Mystery. Q4: Genre you never read Political Drama / Thriller. Q5:  Last Book you Read Priceless by Nicole…

Lightning Round # 1 Alissa Baxter

Would you like to get to know the authors contributing to Sweet Songs of Summer? What better way than a flash of questions to shed light on each contributor? Here’s our lightning round with Alissa Baxter Q1:  Braai or Brunch Braai Q2 : Beach or Bushveld Bushveld Q3 : Favorite Genre to read outside of romanceThriller Q4: Genre you never…

The Sweet Songs of Summer

I’m so excited to have a novelette (Word count is between a short story and a novella) included in the Romance Writers Organisation of South Africa’s anthology, Sweet Songs of Summer. Release Date: 20 May 2021 Sweet Songs of Summer: An Anthology Add to your Goodreads TBR: https://bit.ly/3rY7sg2 Bloggers Sign up: https://forms.gle/9uyb4fAzg44SgT1J6 The Romance Writer’s Organisation of South Africa brings you an anthology…

Write, pitch, love – #ROSACon2020

(This post first appeared on the Romance Writer’s Organisation of South Africa blog) 2020 has been the year of the parties that weren’t. Weddings canceled. Theatre shows. Dream trips. Family reunions.  But there’s one show that is going on, and it will, as usual, bring all the feels: the love, the excitement, the joy, the camaraderie, all the good stuff…