Three Things I Adore About Being an Author

by Pepper on July 11, 2014

Birthday cupcakeHey everyone, thanks for stopping by my website today on your hop around the Beachwalk Press author blogs. A huge congratulations to Beachwalk Press on its third Birthday. Wishing Pamela and staff many more years of success, and glad I could be a part of things.

My first Beachwalk book — Macy’s Awakening – came out in October 2011. Since then I’ve had short stories in two Beachwalk anthologies and a second novella, Amber’s Fantasy, that released last November. I adore being an author and here are three reasons why:

1 – I get to work with such awesome people.
Not just the Beachwalk staff, but almost all the romance authors I’ve met (in person or online) are the nicest women you’d want to know. Any sense of competition seems to come second to a spirit of good will and camaraderie. I love that we are all ready to give a leg up to our sister authors.  And let’s not forget the readers who take the time to let me know how much they enjoyed my story. I truly treasure each and every interaction with my readers!

2 – I get to explore my fantasies
I’m an erotic writer, so all my stories have a decidedly naughty side to them. Let’s just say my real life is much more tame than the sex lives of the people I write about. How lucky am I to be able to explore in detail my bedroom fantasies, even if I never act them out for real?

3 – Writing is such a peaceful past time
My writing room looks out across my yard and vegetable garden. Since we live in a wooded area, my view is one of deep green fir trees, the grassy meadow to the north of our fence, and our little flock of chickens picking bugs out of the lawn. I hope some day soon to be able to retire from our family business and write full time. If I live to be 100, it will be because when I’m writing, I am truly at peace.

Thanks for listening! There are 18 other Beachwalk authors who are joining this 3rd Birthday celebration this weekend. You can visit their posts via the links below. Be sure to leave comments on each site to be eligible for the big $100 giveaway from Beachwalk Press. I’m also giving away a copy of both of my books to one lucky commenter. My website is set up to catch spammers, so I have to approve all comments before they will show up. Thanks for your patience.

And thanks for checking in with me today! Hop on!

~ Pepper  

UPDATE:  I’m excited to announce the winning commenter: Michelle D. O’Neill. Michelle, I am emailing you right now to let you know you’ve won copies of both my ebooks! Hope you like them :)

 

Sidda Lee Tate
Tabitha Rayne
Jaye Shields
Tara Mills
M.A. Stacie
Olivia Starke
Nola Cross

Ashlynn Monroe
Lacey Wolfe
Laura Beth Peters
Imogene Nix
Stephanie Beck
Ella Jade
Emily Wood
Theresa Stillwagon
Constance Bretes
Tamaria Soana
Tracey Rogers

 

{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

Brandi July 11, 2014 at 2:26 am

Thanks for sharing with us! As a reader, I thank you for writing what you do because my life is very tame & to be able to read & escape into your fantasy world, it’s a pleasure to dive into. It livens up my boring life lol. ;)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Take care & I hope you have a great weekend! =)

Brandi
BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 10:06 am

Hi Brandi. So glad I could help liven things up for you. Writing this stuff does the same thing for me. Thanks for hopping along with the Beachwalk authors.

– Pepper

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Lacey Wolfe July 11, 2014 at 5:09 am

Thank you for being a part of the hop. :)

laceywolfe at live dot com

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 10:07 am

I’m loving it as always, Lacey. It’s great meeting our readers. – Pepper

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Terri Carle July 11, 2014 at 5:49 am

THANK YOU FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!!

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 10:09 am

Hey there Terri. Thank you for hopping. Good luck winning a prize! – Pepper

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Kathy Heare Watts July 11, 2014 at 6:26 am

Thank you for being part of the Beachwalk Press! Blog Hop! A great way to meet new authors!

Kathy Watts
Redrabbitt@aol.com

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 10:13 am

Hi there Kathy. And I always enjoy meeting new readers. :) Thanks for hopping this weekend. – Pepper

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Tracey Rogers July 11, 2014 at 6:43 am

Lovely post. Love being a Beachwalk Press author with you x

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 10:10 am

Me too, Tracey. Beachwalk Press — and their authors — are the best. <3

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Meghan July 11, 2014 at 7:01 am

Thank you so much for the chance!

megchieppa22@gmail.com

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 10:12 am

Hi Meghan! Hope it’s lucky for you. Thanks a lot for stopping by. :) – Pepper

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Gail D July 11, 2014 at 9:09 am

I love you all! Congrats on the anniversary!!

froggy_momma (at) hotmail(dot) com

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Pepper July 11, 2014 at 10:17 am

Aww. Thanks Gail! Love you too.

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Liz Castillo July 11, 2014 at 9:13 am

It was so wonderful meeting you today! I look forward to reading you work; it sounds great and I know I would enjoy them!!

Thanks,
Liz
csuexc@aol.com

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Pepper July 11, 2014 at 10:15 am

I really enjoyed meeting you too, Liz. Are we already FB friends? If not, please send me a request. <3

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Tiffany Myers Carroll July 11, 2014 at 9:30 am

It’s great to connect with an author who previously was just a name on a book I enjoyed, it’s a really cool feeling!
tmyers541@yahoo.com

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Pepper July 11, 2014 at 10:11 am

And Tiffany, it was wonderful to meet a reader who enjoyed my book. Be sure to friend me on FB. :)

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Shelly Small July 11, 2014 at 11:06 am

Hi Pepper, I’m enjoying our talks on the Beachwalk Press page.. I am a new reader to you and it has been awesome to meet you! Have a fantastic weekend! also your view sounds amazing!

Shelly
nat2am@yahoo.com

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Pepper July 11, 2014 at 11:48 am

Hi Shelly. I always enjoy the author/reader chats. Thanks so much or participating. It’s fun getting to know the group members. Good luck in the blog hop!

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Theresa Fischer July 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Thanks for sharing 3 things you like about being a author! theresafischer@bellsouth.net

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 10:14 am

Hello there Theresa. I appreciate you hopping by today. Best of luck to you. – Pepper

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Olivia Starke July 11, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Sounds like the perfect writing room :) Mine overlooks my lazy dogs scattered over the floor, and the TV.

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 10:16 am

Been there, Olivia. Then one of my kids moved out and I snagged his room. How can you concentrate with the TV going?
– Pepper

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Michelle O'Neill July 11, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Thanks so much for your donation to the giveaway. My email is mdoneill2000@gmail.com. And thanks for stopping by Facebook today loved your pics of your fur babies.

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Pepper July 11, 2014 at 7:48 pm

It was great meeting you too Michelle!

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Susan platt July 11, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Thanks for the giveaway and sharing your author story!
Susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 10:27 am

Hello Susan. Thank you for taking part in the Beachwalk hop this weekend. Love meeting new readers.
– Pepper

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Joy F July 11, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Thanks for the giveaway.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 10:27 am

Hello Susan. Thank you for taking part in the Beachwalk hop this weekend. Love meeting new readers.
– Pepper

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Holly July 11, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Thanks so much for the Vance! Happy Birthday and congrats!

Hollyritchie3@gmail.com

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 10:29 am

Hi Holly. Glad you enjoyed the chat today. And thank you for taking part in the hop. I hope you win a prize.

– Pepper

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Pamela Tyner July 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Yep, a job where you get to explore your fantasies is a fun one to have!

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 9:41 am

It sure is, Pamela. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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Tamaria July 12, 2014 at 5:49 am

Great Post!

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 9:40 am

Thank you, Tamaria.

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Ashlynn Monroe July 12, 2014 at 4:12 pm

I loved the post!!

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 9:40 am

Thanks, dollface. :)

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Ashley Poteet July 12, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Great post and giveaway! Thanks
ashes_0249@yahoo.com

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 9:39 am

Hi Ashley! So glad you hopped in to read my post last night. Hop on! – Pepper

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Linda July 13, 2014 at 5:12 am

Love your list =)
Happy anniversary, thanks for the giveaway & Happy Sunday!
//Linda

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 9:38 am

Happy Sunday back to you, Linda. Thank you for joining the hop. Good luck!
~Pepper

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Salli Singleton July 13, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Great Post! Thanks for the giveaway!
southern_babe08@hotmail.com

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Pepper July 13, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Hello Salli! Thank you for stopping my website today on the Beachwalk Blog Hop. I do hope you had fun getting to read everybody’s posts. Best of luck to you in the prize drawings.

Keep Reading!~ Pepper

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