Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cactus Lil - Heroine of "A Prickly Affair"

When I decided on the heroine for my Bouquet of Brides story, “A Prickly Affair”, I wanted her to be a writer who used a pen name (just like me). Cactus Lil has never experienced love, yet she writes hot and steamy romance stories for a New York City magazine under the pen name Daisy Duncan. I wanted her to be strong and independent, yet still realize there is something missing in her life.

To celebrate the release of A Bouquet of Brides collection and my story, A Prickly Affair, I’m giving away a free print copy (US only) of the book. To enter, subscribe to my newsletter. I’ll be drawing for the book at the end of January.

Donna lives in Denver with husband Patrick, her first-line editor and biggest fan. She writes historical suspense under

her own name, and contemporary suspense under her alter ego of Leeann Betts. She is a hybrid author who has published a number of books under her pen name and under her own name. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Sisters In Crime; facilitates a local critique group, and teaches writing classes and courses. Donna is also a ghostwriter and editor of fiction and non-fiction, and judges in a number of writing contests. She loves history and research, and travels extensively for both. Donna is proud to be represented by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary Management. Receive a free ebook simply for signing up for our free newsletter!
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Kathy's tribute to Donna Schlachter
Donna Schlachter is great person to be yoked with when you need to get something done. I've know her since the early years of ACFW North Denver and consider her a good friend. Her humor had us all going during several writing retreats when we played a game where we started a story and we had to write the next line. I was the one who had to read the entire story once it was done, and I've got to admit, hysterics took hold of me and I had turn my back on the group to gain my composure. I'm happy to be working with you again, Donna!

1 comment:

Paula said...

I’m already signed up for your newsletter. Great post! Love the cover of the book!