Please, Don’t Tell a Soul..

Please! Don’t tell a soul, but I’m ashamed to admit my writing almost took precedence over my personal life, for a while.

Gasp – there, I’ve said it – does this apply any other authors out there?

My claim to limited fame is I’m a romance author, albeit with a touch of humor or paranormal, but balancing a career with a bunch of beloveds, like a hubby, adult children (his and mine), and ten grandkids must truly come first.

Thank God I saw the light…

Me and you know who…

This is my sweet sixteen Savannah…

How I make it work:

Scheduling became my priority and adhering to it, most of the time. I’m a late riser, so my hub and I share our lunch together, watch the late news, and then it’s off to the computer for me. Emails are checked, updates on social media are viewed and replied to, and then later, the best hub on the planet does the food shopping. This chore is a tribute to Joe and others like him, since we live in a congested 55 and over township, and our grocery store is packed ALL the time. Plus, I hate food shopping… While Joe’s out conquering the world, I market current projects – our boxed sets, my personal catalogue, and other friends returning the favor. Once or twice a week, we babysit for my youngest grandchild, a three-year old boy who, in spite of his exhausting antics, always makes us laugh.

Speaking of marketing: We at the Authors’ Billboard have a new pre-order in place: Sweet and Sassy Weddings – Happily Ever After Romance: Here’s the blurb: “With this ring I thee wed, says the groom, and the bride smiles, always beautiful, always dreaming of a happy future. Whether she is young or not that young, a hopeless romantic or an Ice Queen, a vocalist or an attorney, a mail-order bride or a poker-bet fiancée, a single mom or a stay home mother and widow, our bride dreams of love and passion, and a walk down the aisle. Celebrate true love and commitment with SWEET and SASSY WEDDINGS, nine breathtaking stories from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, all award-winning authors.”

For Readers Over the Top About Passionate Romance, we’re also proud to offer this: Unforgettable Heroes – Unforgettable Passion “These gents don’t come along often, but when they do, they can rock YOUR world & curl the toes of every woman who dares to love them. Unforgettable Heroes – Unforgettable Passion~ Strong, protective heroes women can’t help but love.”


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Our Valentine Collection is a Total Sweetheart, filled with Sweet or Sassy Romances: “If you’ve ever been struck by Cupid’s Arrow, you know Love has the power to change you and your world. If you’ve ever been in love, then you know there is no feeling more exquisite than being held by the one you love.


Last but not least, I’m happy to share I have a pre-order for a new Paranormal Romance in progress: Honeymoon in Coffinville

The skinny: “After buying an ancient mansion in dire need of a makeover, lovers Shannon and Rick Burke are treated to more visions than they bargained for. A well in their back yard reveals a bucket of bones, and an old trunk is found in the attic as if it were intended just for them – loaded with secrets.”  An Amazon exclusive, and part of our about to be released Paranormal Collection, come later this May

Sure hope I’ve shared enough delectable stories to keep YOUR Kindles happy this Memorial Day Weekend – we at The Authors’ Billboard are so grateful you hopped by, as we’d be nothing without YOU! For more of our divine Collections, please visit The Authors’ Billboard website! Happy Reading, People!









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About Susan Jean Ricci

Susan Jean Ricci is a USA Today, Multi-Award-Winning Author, and is best known for her Cindy's Crusades Series, starring the hilarious duo Cindy and Jay DeMatteo. These characters were first introduced in the multi-award-winning novel Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems and return to entertain you in its sequel The Sugar Ticket. The third saga Don't Bruise the Bananas was released in 2021, and Ms. Ricci is currently composing the next story in the series Kissing Off the Maelstrom.    Cindy and Jay's mischief-making continues in these shorts: A Sweet Snafu, Christmas with Niagara, His Sacred Vow, Passion's Secret Ingredient, and Turning up the Heat. Ms. Ricci launched her new series Love's Salvation which includes other stand-alone works of fiction and short stories and, her pride and joy, the nonfiction, best-selling RONE Finalist Running On All Fours, and is penning Restoring Christmas Magic for her Love for the Holidays Series.     A member of the RWA, The Authors' Billboard, and the Independent Authors' Network, Ms. Ricci creates Women’s Fiction, Humor, Romance and Romantic Suspense. Many of her titles earned various awards and have been recognized as Novella and Holiday Novellas in the IAN 2022, Semi-Finalist in the Kindle Book Review Awards 2022, Novella Finalist with the IAN 2021, Outstanding Novella Award Winner with the IAN 2020, Gold Medal Award Winner in the Reader’s Favorite Awards 2020, and Finalist in the Outstanding Novellas Categories 2019,2018, 2017, the Women's Outstanding Fiction Winner in the IAN 2016, Bronze Award Winner for Humor in the Reader’s Favorite Awards and Silver Awards in the Global eBook Awards 2015.   

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