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About Julia Ann Charpentier
Julia Ann Charpentier is a freelance writer, a fiction editor, and a book critic. She holds a Master of Arts in the Humanities from California State University, where she studied creative writing and literature.
Jack London: An American Writer (1876-1916) is her eighth release from DiskUs Publishing.
Men coveted and copied his mysterious style. And both lined the railroad tracks when his body was transported back to the Tinsel Town that made him famous.
Based on over one hundred rare sources, this biography of actor Rudolph Valentino will thrill romantics and fans of silent film. Encased in a shroud of mystery is a fascinating individual concealed too long behind his persona.
The literary criticism of romance has led to numerous scholarly books, some of which cast a gray sheen on the business through a dark filter. Just like an uplifting rose-colored glass, these negative distortions do not give an accurate picture of reality. Reality to the millions who enjoy romance novels is the pleasure derived from reading and the feeling of contentment that lingers afterwards. Reality to the published author is an advance and quarterly royalty statements. Accomplishment and creative achievement are deeper motives for pursuing this spectacular profession, a glamour job with awards and acclaim.
This book explores romance writing from its literary roots to its commercial categories today, a guide for aspiring beginners and established professionals.
She returns with sophistication and a pen name to interview him for a music magazine. An evening of romance leads to his hotel room suite. Compelled by attraction neither can ignore, they renew their friendship in the quiet, discreet hours of the sultry Memphis night. In his arms she discovers insatiable passion.
Cass remembers the girl he loved and releases her with reluctance when ethics forces them to keep their relationship professional. Domineering parents and a broken marriage tarnished Jade's outlook, making her insecure. Cynical of the music business, Cass abandoned his career. Under the sobering influence of maturity can they find young love once again?
Two essays on the development and marketing of women's fiction open this collection of four short stories and an unusual three-part novella.