Today’s RNRHS is from author Margaret Ethridge, who is an incredible writer of women’s fiction–everything from steamy paranormal romance like “Paramour” to stories about what happens after “I Do” like “Contentment”. We became buddies on Twitter through the writing thing, but recently discovered a mutual love of Duran Duran. Like me, Margaret is a child of the 80s, and from the sound of it, we had very similar teenage tastes and inclinations.  I find the most iconic to be that she wasn’t afraid to rock the JT fedora….

It’s been a year since I began querying with my first novel, Bring Me Back. I don’t blog much about the query process (trying to get a literary agent). The need to bitch is great and it’s a disaster waiting to happen for an unpublished author to go around spouting her opinions of the gatekeepers. The temptation has been there though. A bunch of times. I got around it by sitting on my hands and waiting for the mood to pass. Here are the rules I learned to…