Jacqueline C. Thomas Romance Novelist
Welcome to my website and thanks for stopping by. Over the past few years I’ve been writing about writing. I’ve built this blog as a resource for fellow writers. At the same time, I am also telling my own story of my writing journey. Dramatic, steamy romance is the genre I write, you won’t find romantic comedy here. (No offence to the RomCom lovers/ writers out there). I’ve been writing romance novels since 2017 and have almost a dozen completed works.
I am getting ready to self-publish my second book The Lake Michigan Affair. I self-published my first project, Quarantine Stories: A Collection of 25 Short Love Stories Set During the Global Pandemic back in 2020. You can also find the McKinely Park, another completed romance novel that I published a chapter at a time on this site back in 2019.
I hope you learn something here, or at the least find some great entertainment. Thanks again for visting!
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A blog about all things romance, writing and the thoughts of an aspiring romance author
BIG NEWS: I am self-publishing The Lake Michigan Affair, a steamy, high-stakes romance novel
The closest thing I can aquaite my writing to is like having children. The work is born from deep within you, and it has to be coaxed, and carefully protected much like a newborn. Lord knows it requires all of your attention, even causing lack of sleep, concentration, and then you have a first draft.…
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It’s the Little Things
A perfect Sunday, starts with a boozy, indulgent brunch, followed by an afternoon out in the sun with a good book, and then an evening with a nice glass of wine and jazz. It really is the simplest things that make me happy these days. If California has taught me anything so far it is…
What Comes Next After Completing your First Draft?
Jackie Circa 2017: First Draft… NYT Bestseller List Here I Come. LOL!! This past weekend, I had the rare privilege of having my entire house to myself. My husband and kids were back in Chicago visiting which meant 48 hours of peace and quiet. I spent the time completing my first draft of newly completed…
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All at Once!
Last week I posted an update about life, where I’ve been andy why it’s been a little quiet here on the blog. Today I wanted to follow up on what I’m writing, and reading. Before I left from Chicago, I got a full manuscript request for a piece that I finished most recently named A…
Hello From Sunny LA!
Hello All! It’s been the better part of a year since I posted, and there’s decent reason for that, I moved across the country last May for work. It has always been a dream of mine to live in Southern California. I tried for a few years to find the right job that would bring…
The Insufferable Writer’s Podcast: Episode #3 Creating the Perfect Writing Space, Romance Sub-Genres, and A Sort of Book Review
The Insufferable Writer’s Podcast Episode #3: Creating the Perfect Writing Space, Romance Sub-Genres, and A Sort of Book Review In the third episode of the Insufferable Writer’s Podcast, I discuss how to set up your perfect writing space for maximum creativity. Then I discuss the most popular subgenres of romantic fiction, and I finish the…
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