Category: Publishing Industry

Cover Reveal: THE DUKE HEIST

The cover for THE DUKE HEIST has finally been unveiled! I am in LOVE!! I can’t wait for you to meet the Wild Wynchesters! This fun-loving, caper-committing family of tight-knit siblings has been such a blast to write. I hope you adore them just as much as I do! Check out the gorgeous cover and…

See you in Denver!

I am absolutely thrilled to be the emcee of the 2018 RITA awards, hosted by Romance Writers of America! I credit RWA with being the single most valuable discovery tool on my journey from aspiring writer to published author, and am delighted and honored to emcee such a prestigious ceremony. More details on the Romance…

TOO WICKED TO KISS: Limited Edition!

I have just discovered that Too Wicked To Kiss is OUT OF STOCK! (For now, anyway!) What this means is that the copies you can grab at your local bookstore or online are the only copies left in the wooorrrrlllld! UNLESS… you happen to be on the mailing list, because even after all the shiny…

Behind the Scenes: 2W2K Editor

Once I think a story is polished to perfection, I seek the opinions of my critique partners and follow their suggestions for improvement. Once they too believe the story is polished to perfection, I send it to my agent, who then offers her feedback. Once she too agrees that that my manuscript is as sparkly…

Behind the Scenes: 2W2K Literary Agent

For many writers, landing a literary agent is a major step along the path to becoming a published author. I was lucky enough to get the attention of the fabulous Lauren Abramo of the Dystel & Goderich literary agency with my manuscript… a contemporary romantic comedy. You’d be right to imagine that I was more…

Gothic Historical Romance Cover Blurbs

I created the Too Wicked To Kiss page on my website before my book had a cover, much less back cover copy. Writing a proposal synopsis for a publisher is bad enough–how was I going to describe the story for the Internet in just a few paragraphs? I thought over the main points I wanted…

November Contest: WIN FREE STUFF!

I finished reviewing Too Wicked To Kiss for the verrrry last time (scary!) and turned in the pages containing corrections. This means that I now have an advance copy of her book… minus 32 pages. What to do??? Best (and/or funniest and silliest) suggestion for the best use of a 392-page-minus-32-pages romance novel and gothic…

Erica Ridley