Entries by Renee Ryan
Award-winning, multi-published author Renee Ryan sold her first book by winning the 2001 inaugural Dorchester/Romantic Times New Historical Voice Contest. She sold her second book to Harlequin Love Inspired Historical and has since sold nine more manuscripts to Love Inspired and Love Inspired Historical.
My heroine is back in the kitchen, and still struggling. She’s feeling a tad more confident and has moved beyond “Johnny Cakes” to something a bit more complicated: Railroad Cake. My source for this recipe was printed about the time railroads came through the Old West. I think we can safely assume it must have [...]
Until I started researching for my November release, I had no idea that the Gibson Girl actually began as a satirical portrayal of the feminine ideal of beauty in America around the turn of the 20th century. For a twenty-year period between 1890 and 1910, Charles Dana Gibson created pen-and-ink illustrations representing what he called [...]
My current heroine is still working hard in her Old West kitchen, and will be agreeable to sharing more of her insight next time we meet. In the meantime, I wanted to bring you with me on a little side trip to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. As of April 2013, [...]
The winner of a copy of CHARITY HOUSE cheap generic cialis no prescription COURTSHIP is… Cori Email Renee at email@example.com to find out how to receive your prize!
My latest heroine has just taken on a job as a cook in a boarding house in the Old West. One problem. She’s a society girl who doesn’t know the first thing about cooking. She barely knows how to set a table. In that, we’re a lot alike. I can kinda, sorta, not really find [...]
Now that I’ve met my latest deadline (PHEW) I’m coming up for air. During my free time this week I’ve addressed all those pesky little life details I let get away from me. I’ve attempted to clean house, organize tax papers, cleaned the inside of my car and scaled Mt. Laundry. I’ve also put some [...]
With several deadlines looming (and panic setting in) I’ve been immersed in the 1800s all month. Thanks to my ongoing series of books set during this fascinating century, I’ve been jumping around the various decades during my research. I’ve come across some fascinating information, discoveries really, about the “good old days.” So, what were the [...]
Good morning! Although I’m a modern girl at heart, who relies daily on her electronics and modern conveniences, I do so love getting lost in another historical time period. It doesn’t matter how I enter that time-gone-by, whether it’s through a television program or buy viagra canada a movie or simply reading a well-written book. [...]
The road to redemption is never smooth. Nor is it boring. With that in mind, I’ve tried to avoid using clichéd characters in my books, especially in my Charity House series. Although I’ve had the requisite lawmen and schoolmarms, I’ve also highlighted a rebel preacher, a Shakespearean stage actress, a frontier doctor, an opera singer, [...]
Good morning! It’s the middle of the week, I’m on deadline and I’m trying not to panic. I want this book finished, yesterday. Too bad for me that I’m more tortoise than hare. If I can think of one word that defines our current culture, it’s impatience. Most of us want everything now, immediately. We [...]
And the winner is… Cori Congratulations! Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get you set up with one of my western historical romances.
The other night, overloaded on holiday Christmas specials, my husband, Mark, and I went on a channel surfing expedition to see what else we could find to watch. With the remote control in Mark’s possession, we came across one of our favorite movies, TOMBSTONE, or as my husband likes to call it: That Kurt Russell [...]
Hello and Merry Christmas Eve! It’s been a crazy year in my home, full of lots of events. My husband is in radio. One of his stations is a country station that plays all the current hits. We also live in Savannah, GA, home of one of the largest St. Patrick Day celebrations in the [...]
It’s my father’s birthday this month. A WWII vet, he’ll turn 90 years old. To mark this entrance into a new decade, he’s decided it might be time to retire. Yes, you read that right. He’s still working, part-time, at his age. He also continues the habit of running every morning, Monday through Friday, and [...]
Thanks for all the fabulous title ideas. What a fun day. I’ve put all the names in a hat and have pulled out…drumroll, please…LAURIE G. Laurie, email me at email@example.com and we’ll work out what book you want. Congratulations!
Titles are the hardest part of writing a book for me, and yet one of the most important tools for letting the reader know just what she’s getting when she decides to pick up a Renee Ryan release. I’ve published eleven books so far, and I’ve been able to keep one of my original titles. [...]
When I first starting writing historical romance, I spent hours—okay, yes, weeks—getting lost in the research. It was often a challenge for me to know when to stop gathering information and start the actual writing of the story. I still struggle with finding that balance, but now I have a place to share some of [...]
Good morning! Once again, I find myself caught up researching an interesting topic for my latest release, THE OUTLAW’S REDEMPTION (July 2013). This time, I’ve had to delve into prisons and prison life in the 1880’s. Not the best of times to be convicted of a crime, or to be a lawman for that matter. [...]
Howdy!!! We have a winner/winners for Renee Ryan’s prize today and it’s good news. If you made a comment before 9:00pm EST then you are eligible to win Renee’s latest release CHARITY HOUSE COURTSHIP. Email Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Yeehaw!!!
Good morning! It’s my turn to blog today. I wanted to show off with a well-researched historical article, you know something profound. But I realized, as the newest filly in the stable, I haven’t actually introduced myself. So, no, I’m not going to post anything profound today. I am, however, going to give you an [...]
Howdy! Thanks to everyone who stopped by and commented yeseterday. You turned my first official blog as a filly into a fabulous experience! We have a winner of my 5 Charity House books. Liz Riggs, please email me at email@example.com and I’ll get the whole bunch in the mail. More to come…
Hello, hello, hello! I’m so excited to post my very first ever blog entry as an official member of the Petticoats & Pistols stable. It’s a great joy to call myself a Filly. Seriously, I feel as if I’ve arrived at last. This is, by far, the most talented group of writers I know. I’m [...]