Category Archives: Writing

Novels—And Horses—Of A Different Color by Stacy Hoff

I guess you could call my (soon to be released) horse racing/romance novel a “horse of a different color.” Why is my book an outlier? From what I can surmise, here are the reasons: There aren’t a whole lot of … Continue reading

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Keep On Writing by Stacy Hoff

Ever since I decided to get back in the writing saddle I’ve been diligently typing away. It’s been one heck of a ride. I’ve fallen off. Gotten back on. Only to crash on the dirt track once again. I am … Continue reading

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Getting Published, Making Money & Falling Off a Cliff by Stacy Hoff

For most fiction writers I know (primarily in the women’s fiction and romance categories) becoming a published author is akin to running a marathon filled with buried land mines. For those aspiring to race on this crazy road anyway, I … Continue reading

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Erin Bevan Wants a Poll by Stacy Hoff

 Hello Passionate readers! Today I have on author Erin Bevan, who wants your opinion! What are you looking for in books? Please weigh in! I must take a poll. Really, I must. When you go to pick up a book, … Continue reading

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This Horse Racing Book Just Crossed the Finish Line! By Stacy Hoff

The 142nd Kentucky Derby means more to me than merely watching a fantastic race–it marks my own, personal milestone. Not only as a spectator, but as a writer. This week I signed the contract with my publisher for my fourth … Continue reading

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Ryan Jo Summers’ Novels are Inspired by Stacy Hoff

 Hello Passionate readers! Today I have on a guest—author Ryan Jo Summers! She’s talking about what inspires her to write her novels. Read on to learn about  the surprising things that trigger her imagination! Writers are frequently asked where we … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Spring Break by Stacy Hoff

Back when I was in college spring break was all about going to Ft. Lauderdale in Florida. Now that I’m middle-aged, married, and have kids and a job, spring break is about hoping I get more than five minutes alone … Continue reading

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