Why I Write Romance: Elizabeth Goodard

Elizabeth Goodard‘s book Freezing Point will be published by Love Inspired Suspense in October 2011. Here is what she writes about her writing history.

I was fourteen years old when I started writing my first romance novel—on a typewriter, no less. I wrote twenty-five pages before I got discouraged, believing nobody would ever buy that story. Nobody would ever buy from me. Though it would be decades before I took up writing again and this time for publication, writing for Steeple Hill seemed like an unattainable goal. For me, I had to have the right story to catch an editor’s attention before ever sending a query. That’s why when my agent called me late on a Friday afternoon and asked me, “How would you like to write for Steeple Hill?” I could hardly comprehend his words before responding, “Of course, I want to write for them!” He’d sent my proposal only a few weeks before—but I was confident in the idea. Writing for Steeple Hill is like the door to a new world opening, and I’m ready for that adventure.

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Comments ( 2 )
  1. Ioanna
    November 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm
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    What’s the difference between Love Inspired and Steeple Hill?

  2. Emily Rodmell
    November 3, 2010 at 3:54 pm
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    Love Inspired is the name of one of our inspirational lines, and Steeple Hill is the name of the overall imprint that housed all three lines. Though starting soon, we will be dropping the Steeple Hill name. The three lines will simply go by their line names instead: Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense and Love Inspired Historical.

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