Category Archives: RWA

How I Signed With A Literary Agency (And You Can, Too) by Stacy Hoff

  The last few weeks have been crazy. My horse racing romance, JOCKEYING FOR YOU, won the 2017 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence for contemporary romance. Simultaneously, I signed with a literary agency. Considering my life is usually pretty boring, … Continue reading

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Jockeying For My First Big Win by Stacy Hoff

   Last week I found out that JOCKEYING FOR YOU won Southern Magic RWA 2017 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. JOCKEYING was entered in the contemporary romance category. I am still over the moon with joy. JOCKEYING was one my … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal! by Stacy Hoff

I’m beyond excited to reveal the cover of my new book—HOTTER THAN THE CARIBBEAN (Building Love #2). Yes, I admit, every time I see cover art for one of my books I get misty eyed. But this time around, I’m … Continue reading

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Belle Ami’s Take-Away From RWA’s 2017 Conference by Stacy Hoff

Hello Passionate readers! Today on Nights of Passion I have author Belle Ami talking about her experience at the 2017 Romance Writers of America annual convention. I was sad to miss RWA’s mega meeting this year (affectionately called “Nationals” by … 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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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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I Have Signed A New Book Contract

I am ecstatic to announce that I have signed a contract with Soul Mate Publishing for Book 2 in the Arnhem Knights of New York series.  This book is about King Max’s daughter Noblesse. In the first book, readers meet … Continue reading

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