Friday, September 16, 2011

Romance with Tara Newlands

I’ve always been a fan of the book ‘Jane Erye’.  The timeless classic of love, class and subtle interaction between man and woman is what drew me to writing romance in the first place.  So, it's with excitement after writing full time since 2006 that I’ve finally booked my first romance writer’s conference in a very English Heritage manor house for the United Kingdom’s first romance writing conference, Festival of Romance.  

The flagship event will be featuring several well-known romance authors such as Carole Matthews with editor representation from Mills and Boon, Harlaquin’s parent company in England.  I am really looking forward to the chance to meet the staff of several popular English publishers such as Xcite Books plus attending the Festival’s Heart Ball where I’m planning on get my dance shy hubby to take me for a few spins on the dance floor.  

I’ll be participating in a wonderful paranormal romance panel that weekend with two other great authors Lynne Connolly and Hywela Lyn, we’ll be discussing our love the pairing between things that go bump in the night and romance.  

I’ve always believed that my journey to becoming a published romance author was due to faith of others and teamwork, which is why I’m looking forward to helping out at the weekend’s Aspiring authors' clinic where readers will get a chance to ask those burning questions on entering the publishing business.  

The Festival of Romance weekend promises to be a fun, exciting and most of all enlightening event where readers can meet publishing professionals and authors that share their love of uplifting power of romantic love.  

Readers can learn more about the Festival of romance at


As a Latina breaking the glass ceiling in corporate Finance, Sookie Vergudo-Springfield learned to take hard knocks.  She has everything she could want a great house, good job and all around complete life.  However, Sookie’s marriage is starting to struggle under the weight of responsibilities.  She’s been working too many late nights while beginning to wonder if she and her husband aren’t drifting apart.   
After a run in with and an offhanded comment from a chauvinist boss, an urgent call to her mother is returned and Sookie learns a news that will change her life completely.  Her strong willed Mexican grandmother, Josefina has died leading Sookie on a journey into her past to reflect on a single event which changed her concept of who she was forever.  
How will Sookie say goodbye to a woman who taught her so much while seeking to save a troubled marriage?  

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Tara Newlands, a multiple published urban fantasy, contemporary and paranormal author of interracial romances always believed in the power of romance.

Tara is an Arizona native who currently resides in the United Kingdom with a wonderful husband and children.  Born of a beautiful biracial mother and an intense African American father, Tara seeks to teach and entertain through the beauty of words.  She is an active yogi who loves to dance and enjoys learning, reading and writing about other cultures plus the excitement of real love.  
Readers can learn more about Tara at,  on twitter at!/Taramag77 or on Facebook at 


wlynnchantale said...

I'm so happy to have another Whispers Author visiting with me today. Help yourself to the buffet and open bar. I'm sure I can have the kitchen prepare a traditional tea. I have a weakness for chocolate chip scones.

You sound alot like me when it comes to writing and wanting to help others achieve their dream. What was the one question you asked before you received your first contract?

Kiru Taye said...

Tara, congratulations on the release of your book. I love the blurb.

I'm not going to the FoR but I hope you will share the event with us via updates.

W.Lynn, thanks for sharing this.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Ladies!

When I got my first contract, I wondered how fast I could get to the print shop to print out the cover!

Tara ;-)