Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Back to Writing

Well, this is it, my first blog post and my first steps back into the wonderful world that is romance novels and especially the awesomeness that is military romance!  I took a break from writing to go to grad school, but now I'm back.  I'm a newbie all over again.

Since I haven't been around for awhile, I thought I'd tell you a little bit about myself.  I've been writing for as long as I can remember.  That said, some days, I can't remember why I went downstairs, so that's not saying much!  I got serious about writing in 2000 and got my first contract in 2004.  I wrote steadily until the environment at my day job necessitated going back to school.  With working full time and going to school part time, something had to give and regretfully that was my writing.  But now that's all done and I can finally write things that don't have to be in APA format!

I tried my hand at mysteries (since I'm not a plotter, I'm not very good at the who-done-it) and historicals, but fell in love when I dove into my first military romance.  I'm not sure what took me so long to come to that realization, since Suzanne Brockmann and Catherine Mann are two of my favorite authors and a man in a military uniform has to power to stop me in my tracks (My father always reminds me to behave when he takes me on a base!).

Men in uniform have always had my heart.  I'm an Air Force brat, I grew up around flight lines and men in OD green.  One of those men came home at night (or morning as the case may have been) to my mom, my brother and I.  I grew up around men who put duty, honor, and country first but still managed to be fantastic husbands and fathers.  Not to mention the hot physically fit bodies!!  Let's not forget the sexy bods!!  Not that I could ever forget a sexy bod.  It takes a very special man to look good in OD green fatigues (I'm showing my age since the USAF doesn't even wear those anymore and hasn't for a while!).  Now my son wears the uniform of an USAF LT (I don't drool over his co-workers, though, there's a fine line between cougar and creepy!).

It only made sense, then, that I'd want to bring those qualities exemplified by the members of our military to the heroes of my books.  Because of my history, I choose to make my heroes (and a heroine) members of the USAF.  What can I say, I love a man in (or out of) a flight suit!

My WIP is about a C-130 gunship crew member grounded because of bad intel, a dom who meets his match with a do-gooder social worker sub.  I hope to share (call sign) Truck and Genevieve's progress with you.  I also hope to be able to share the stories of the other crew members of the gunship.  And maybe, just maybe, Truck will let all of us know what name is on his birth certificate!  Because I'm really beginning to wonder just how horrible his name is if he won't give it up!

I can be reached at FeliciaForella @ comcast dot net.  Check me out on Facebook.  And you can check out my webiste for my backlist, www.FeliciaForella.com.  My website needs a new design, desperately, which is in the works.

On a complete and total side note, Happy Birthday to my mom!

11 comments:

  1. Welcome back to the world of Novels. :)

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    1. Thanks Bethanne! It's great to be back!

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  2. Welcome back to the world of writing wish you all the best with it. Love a man in uniform, my husband wore a British Army 1 or 22 years

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    1. How awesome! Your very own military hero!

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  3. I still think this is some colossal prank you're pulling on me. :]

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  4. So glad you took the detour, but came back, stronger than ever. Sounds like you can dish up those great flybys and gals in spades! Welcome!

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    1. Thanks Sharon! I hope I'm back stronger than ever.

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  5. Welcome back and I just added you to my tbr pile

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