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Meet Tina Belcher, the eldest daughter of Bob Belcher from the TV show Bob's Burgers. I would like to nominate her for Patron Saint of Romance Writers.


She's humble...

but not too humble.


She's committed to her craft:

She asks for writing materials for Christmas gifts.

She's always doing research.

And she's not afraid to share her stories, even if she risks criticism.


She's prolific.


She's not afraid to push the boundaries in her writing...

or mix genres...even in her own fantasies.

Why yes, zombie angel erotica IS the new hotness.
Uh...well...I guess there's a market for this somewhere...

She doesn't limit her own desires.

And she's not ashamed of her fantasies.


She knows what she likes.

And she uses her passion to fuel her stories.


Most important of all, she knows what romance is all about:


Make Tina Belcher your patron saint today!


As part of an internet-wide campaign, I am participating in RAOK, the brainchild of The Bookshelf Muse (authors ofThe Emotion Thesaurus whose link you'll find on my Links page.)

A smile. An encouraging word. A thoughtful gesture. Each day people interact with us, help, and make our day a bit brighter and full. This is especially true in the Writing Community.

Take a second to think about writers you know, like the critique partner who works with you to improve your manuscript. The writing friend who listens, supports and keeps you strong when times are tough. The author who generously offers council, advice and inspiration when asked.

So many people take the time to make us feel special, don't they? They comment on our blogs, re-tweet our posts, chat with us on forums and wish us Happy Birthday on Facebook.

Kindness ROCKS!

To commemorate the release of their book The Emotion Thesaurus, Becca and Angela at The Bookshelf Muse are hosting a TITANIC Random Act Of Kindness BLITZ. And because I think KINDNESS is contagious, I'm participating too!

I am randomly blitzing @beyondthemoor, an old friend and a terrific writer who I know someday soon will sell a book. I have previously said that I owe my career and my life to fanfiction, and Mor has been a huge part of that support system. Visit her at her livejournal page!

Mor, you are an inspiration, and even after I stopped writing fanfic, you still came out to support me. As my RAOK, I am sending you a $20 gift card to the book retailer of your choice.

Do you know someone special that you'd like to randomly acknowledge?
Don't be shy--come join us and celebrate! Send them an email, give them a shout out, or show your appreciation in another way. Kindness makes the world go round. 🙂

Becca and Angela have a special RAOK gift waiting for you as well, so hop on over to The Bookshelf Muse to pick it up.

Have you ever participated in or been the recipient of a Random Act Of Kindness?  Let me know in the comments!