The Balance of Writing

I could easily let Joan Didion's words speak for me as they simply do, but I'd be remiss to use this spot not to elaborate just how this is the case. Since the dawn of my time, I've kept a diary, journal whatever one may call it now. It captures my thinking to process the … Continue reading The Balance of Writing

Introducing NovelEssence Writing Academy

Several years ago, after writing and publishing my stories and meeting and working with other writers - budding and those who've been on the journey for years like me - while helping to run our family-owned business, I decided to further my education and pursue my masters with the concentration in writing fiction. I knew … Continue reading Introducing NovelEssence Writing Academy

A Paranormal Romance – Arnie Somers by Tonya Rice

My short novel, Arnie Somers: A Novelette, is a sweet, fantasy story that's great for a Halloween time read. Right now, you can get your copy for free!¬†Details below: Beloved veterinarian, Arnie Somers, is faced with the horrible possibility of losing his wife to a devastating auto accident. As she struggles to survive, Violet tells … Continue reading A Paranormal Romance – Arnie Somers by Tonya Rice

I Read Banned Books, Too – 2019 edition

Each year around this time, the American Library Association encourages bibliophiles like me to acknowledge the erroneous judgment of those who continue to seek censorship in our schools and libraries. It calls on us to celebrate the list of banned books, which lengthens every decade, during Banned Books Week, which is going on now (September … Continue reading I Read Banned Books, Too – 2019 edition

Grand Opening: A Novella is Available in Paperback!

Now also available in paperback is Grand Opening: A Novella (The Boutique Series #1)! Yay! Grand Opening, a romantic suspense story,¬†is the first book of The Boutique Series which features the life of Eden Harper, owner and operator of Richmond's hottest couture boutique, Josi's Boutique, her family, her business, and her love - Nelson Donnelly, … Continue reading Grand Opening: A Novella is Available in Paperback!