It’s never easy


 

So many want to be authors…

I want to be an author…

Can I tell a story?

Can I find my unique voice?

Do you know the rules of the genre you want to write in?

NO.

No.

no.

Is the sheepish answer screaming in my head.

Developing characters that have unique personalities and stand out of the page is a difficult endeavor. To find a plot that will captivate your reader and hold interest until the last page is another challenge of picking words and phrases culminating in the telling of the story in a unique way. A way that is all my own. Now a days a strong heroine is a must. A strong voice is essential.

Do many still read romances? What about young adult fiction, sci-fi, fantasy? What do you read?

Lately I’ve dedicated my time writing romance. It’s not easy to write them, not with all the rules that make a romance. Breaking one of these rules kicks the book out of the genre. I keep struggling with this genre, yet I’m unwilling to give up. I want to master it.

Have you read An Impossible Rescue? My first romance.

From CP&K 1

From CP&K 1

 

Christmas is no joy for Julia who’s husband, a high-risk investor, comes around only to ask for money. When a handsome stranger and his cute Pomeranian puppy move in next-door, Julia feels guilty for their mutual attraction.

Michael’s not the rescuing type, but when he spies Julia’s husband haranguing her for holiday cash, anger flares and he is determined to rescue Julia from another miserable Christmas.

 

It is available at Amazon

My second romance is part of a box set titled Romancing the Wine. My novella is Harmony in the Vineyard.

Romancing the Wine

Romancing the Wine

Alicia Giordano struggles to learn the wine business from her crusty Granddad Contrino, but if she’s to be ready to run the family vineyard, she has to follow his directions. Alicia dutifully complies with everything, but the old man may have gone too far when he hires a new accountant, Anthony Grassi, son of the famous corporate raider. Uncertain of how much Granddad Contrino knows of her past with Anthony, she discovers that ACI, the company his father uses for his legal pillaging, has targeted the family’s Contrino Vines for acquisition. Alicia must confront her runaway feelings and decide if Anthony is being honest or if he’s only playing with her heart to help his father. And she must decide before her Granddad makes an irrevocable choice.

It is now available for pre-order on Amazon

But many times I wonder if I should continue writing romance or return to my first love: young adult sci-fi/fantasy with a pinch of romance.

Yet I still write more romances. The next one coming out in the Christmas Pet & Kisses 2 will be A Miracle for Happiness.

CP&K 2

CP&K 2

Brian Kemps is ready to love again.

Amelia Pappas is afraid to love. She holds him at a distance and he worries he might not be the one she’s dreamed of. Amelia reveals her secret. She tells him in detail about her two marriages and how she buried her two husbands.
They discover love.
Cancer, the silent killer invades Amelia’s body.
Brian is not willing to give up the woman who stole his heart and refusing to accept the medical judgment, books tickets to Lourdes.
Where science fails, faith may find a way. Through the power of love.

 

This particular novella will become available in October on Amazon.

Another Christmas Novella with puppy is Rescued by a Gambler.

Rescued by a GamblerNatalia’s world changes forever when her husband gambles and loses everything…including her. Things go from bad to worse when Brad, the winner, moves in to collect his winnings: the house, the cars and maybe even Natalia.

Unknown to Natalia, Brad has sworn an oath to protect her, but he can’t stop his growing feelings and even the signed contract is no shield for his heart. But, the longer he stays, through flares of attraction and fading trust, his only hope of fulfilling his agreement and walking away seems an unreachable goal. Saving Natalia’s heart and helping her to love again might be an impossible rescue.

Completely edited by Wizards in Publishing, all the novella needs is formatting, setting a pre-order and release date and get to work.

In the works are two more romances, a historical time travel, and a futuristic one that takes place in transit to Mars and ends on the red planet.

As an author, I’m still searching for that unique voice that will set me apart from all other writers and will venture out to try something totally different to see how it is accepted by readers. Stories I have plenty in my head, but finding that unique way of telling them is an arduous task.

About Annamaria

Although born in the United States, Annamaria Bazzi spent a great deal of her childhood in Sicily, Italy, in a town called Sciacca. Italian was the language spoken at home. Therefore, she had no problems when she found herself growing up in a strange country. Upon returning to the states, she promised herself she would speak without an accent. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Computers with a minor in Spanish. Annamaria spent twenty years programming systems for large corporations, creating innovative solution, and addressing customer problems. During those years, she raised four daughters and one husband. Annamaria lives in Richmond Virginia with her small family where she now dedicates a good part of her day writing.
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