Ericka Scott

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Sealed with a Kiss
Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
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Well, my little Valentine Tale is finished…all three drafts and submitted with a big smacking kiss. Now starts the waiting…I still can’t quite bring myself to talk about this one…other than to say it’s like nothing I’ve ever written before. …

Breaking News — StarDust Press Closing
Sunday, September 16th, 2007
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Public announcement letter: permission granted to post

Dear authors and editors,

After much discussion and negotiation and evaluation, it is with regret that we announce StarDust Press is closing effective September 30, 2007. We are saddened that despite all our …

Postcards from the Dead Video Book Trailer
Saturday, September 15th, 2007

For your viewing pleasure…

Winning the Cover Art Lottery
Friday, September 14th, 2007

I’m just going to post this beautiful cover. I think it speaks for itself!

Postcards from the Dead — Coming from Cobblestone Press on October 5th!…

Available Now — The Werewolf Whisperer
Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

The Werewolf Whisperer — Available from StarDust Press!

The full moon hung low in the sky and lit the yard as if it were daytime.

Her shoe bumped something and it fell with a clatter. Shit! She looked down to …

The story I wasn’t going to write…
Saturday, September 8th, 2007
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I love the special calls that go out from publishers for holiday-themed romances. So far, I’ve written one for Halloween and Christmas…but I just wasn’t interested in working on a Valentine story. It’s not that I don’t love hearts, chocolates, …

The big R…
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
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I got my Spice Briefs rejection first thing this morning. Not fun to wake up to, but I really expected it. It’s that “highly erotic” tag that I’m sure got my submission booted. Yeah…I have sex in my books described …

Good things come in threes…
Monday, August 27th, 2007
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I always go through three drafts of a manuscript before submitting.

Boy am I glad I did that for Fool’s Gold. After adding a scene and some dialogue to help cement the GMC, it’s a much stronger work. AND it …

Harry and I
Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Well…I finished reading Harry Potter last night. I think I went through almost a box of tissue there at the end. Sniffle. Then my husband and I laid in bed and discussed it. Needless to say, it was a late …

Shutting the Door
Wednesday, August 1st, 2007
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I finished reading Stephen King’s On Writing a few weeks ago. He talks about the importance of shutting the door when writing. Although he was speaking figuratively for the most part, it can also be taken literally.

For the past …