Never in her wildest dreams did Anna J.Stewart, who once suffered from a terminal case of the never ending story, think she’d ever develop an affinity for writing novellas. Her first attempt, THE CHRISTMAS WISH, turned into her first traditional sale (Harlequin Heartwarming, Nov, 2014) and a national bestselling title. Since then, she’s ventured into the world of self-publishing with the Lantano Valley novellas which she used to fill the months-long gaps between her single title TREMAYNE FAMILY ROMANCES (Berkley) as well as contributions to numerous boxed sets and additional anthologies. Her latest novellas have been part of Marina Adair’s St. Helena Vineyard Kindle World series.
Writing short isn’t always easy, but there are definite benefits to this format. Writing novellas can even make you a better writer. Bonus! Novellas are the perfect way to build up your readership and keep those readers interested and invested in the world (whatever genre you write) you’ve created while they await your next longer release.
MEET ANNA STEWART
A geek at heart, former Golden Heart finalist, USA Today and national bestselling author Anna J. Stewart writes “refreshingly unique, quietly humorous, and profoundly moving romance” (RT Book Reviews). Her books include The Tremayne Family Romances, The Butterfly Harbor series (for Harlequin Heartwarming), and the HONOR BOUND series for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Her Writer’s Box articles are regularly featured on USA Today’s HEA Blog. Anna lives in Northern California where she deals with a serious Supernatural & Sherlock addiction, surrounds herself with friends and family and tolerates an overly affectionate cat named Snickers (or perhaps it’s Snickers who tolerates her).
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