Why I Write Romance: Delores Fossen

Ever had a bad day at work? Well, when I’m writing Intrigues, a bad day is GOOD. I love creating “lives on the line” danger woven together with “hearts in jeopardy” romance—like my November 2010 Intrigue, Savior in the Saddle. Trust me, I put the hero and heroine through some bad days while they’re falling in love.

Before I ever submitted a manuscript to Intrigue, I loved reading them. I studied the line and came up with a plot that I hoped would fit. It did—yeehaw! My first Intrigue came out in 2002, and thanks to awesome guidance from my editor, Allison Lyons, I’ve gone on to sell nearly forty more. It’s not always easy, and I stick to a schedule writing the contracted books and coming up with ideas for new ones. But talk about a dream job. I get to think up ways for couples in danger to fall in love. So, here’s to more bad days at work—as long as they end with happily-ever-afters writing for Intrigue.

Check out my website at www.dfossen.com for information on upcoming titles and more!

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    November 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm

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  2. Delores Fossen
    November 3, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks, Colleen!

  3. June Love
    November 4, 2010 at 11:34 am

    All I can say is your bad days turn into some awesome reads! In your case, don’t quit your day job is a high form of praise.

  4. Melanie Atkins
    November 4, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Ditto what June said… except, I can’t believe you ever really have bad days, as fast as you write. And the plotting… you’re amazing! Romance does make me feel better, and your books rock.

  5. Delores Fossen
    November 4, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    June, thank you so much. I really appreciate that.


  6. Delores Fossen
    November 4, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks, Melanie! Romance makes me feel better too, and I hate to read other genres because I’m so afraid I’ll be disappointed with no HEA. 🙂

    Thank you for dropping by!


  7. Penny Boswell
    November 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Ditto June. You are the most disciplined writer I know!HEAs are a must; otherwise why bother:) I’m looking forward to your November publication

  8. Delores Fossen
    November 5, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Penny, thanks so much! I hope you enjoy the book.

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