Come to a free writing workshop on Character Development

Character Development presented by multi-published author Chelle Cordero. Cordero will help you to develop fully dimensional characters and show you how to let your characters write their own stories. Bring your imagination and get ready for fun. Thursday evening, Feb 18 at 7PM.

This workshop is art of the Rockland Author Series. The Rockland Author Series features a bookshelf of books by local authors and monthly writing workshops. Monthly workshops will be presented by local authors and will cover subjects such as character development, finding your muse, memoir writing, storytelling on paper and more and will provide great opportunities for all ages.

Workshops are scheduled the third Thursday each month; check the Arts Alliance calendar for additional dates and event descriptions.

The Arts Alliance of Haverstraw is a not-for-profit multicultural center for the arts. It was established by “a group of community members and artists with the commitment to celebrate the creativity of all of our people; our mandate is to give sustenance and to share the art of our rich and diverse cultural heritages.” The center is located at 91 Broadway in the Village of Haverstraw, New York in Rockland County.

For more information about the Rockland Author Series and other programs at the Arts Alliance of Haverstraw, contact the Executive Director, Anthony P. Accomando, at (845) 786-0253.


The blog talk radio show about Hostage Heart is now archived at

Please join Kimberlee Williams and me as we talk about Hostage Heart and more.

Here’s a terrific opportunity:
The Muse Online Writers Conference – you MUST register by August 1.
This conference is FREE, online and really worth attending.
Maybe I will see YOU there?

As moderator Lea Schizas says, expect
a week of nonstop action. So much so that many who have attended in the past
make sure to take off a week, or take their vacation at that point.”


Have I told you about my Kindle blog yet? (Of course I have…)
You can get a weekly writing workshop on your KINDLE
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Sign up with ChelleWrites now and get a chance to WIN a SIGNED PRINT copy of
Hostage Heart
or one of two .pdf e-books (Hostage Heart & Final Sin)
***The grand prize of a print copy is only available in the continental U.S.

On August 14, I will pull 3 names from ALL the members of ChelleWrites and contact the winners by email.


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here is a brief excerpt from this week’s class…

“Once we muster the discipline to actually sit down and write, whether it is a short article of 600 words or a novel of 60-thousand words, the next step is sending our words from paper to “out there” This is where marketing ourselves comes in. Yes, we market ourselves and our writing just seems to come along with the package.”

My Living, Breathing, Writing for Kindle Workshop includes writing prompts, tips and opportunities, like this one from a few weeks ago:

~~~Writing Prompt~~~

Imagine that you are meeting, for the first time,
with a friend who you haven’t seen for at least 10 years
– write approximately 3 paragraphs telling us about your conversation. Do a little bragging about your own accomplishments.

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Yay for Summer!

Not only did summer officially start – but if finally stopped raining (torrential downpours!) every day… we are putting the plans for the ARK back into the file cabinet.

Even though my kids are long out of school, I still tend to get excited about the term “Summer Vacation”. By the way, f you are headed off to the beach or some other relaxation, my books make terrific summer reads (& they will help to “transport” you away even if you are sitting in your own living room.

My recently released novel, Final Sin, is really getting some great reviews and impressive sales. The following graphic is from Booklert – a falling line is considered good since it means your ranking is better (like golf, the lower the number the better) – it is considered especially significant if the numbers remain consistently low…

I’ve got a few events planned over the summer months & there is more to come! You can always keep up with my latest virtual and in-person appearances at There is a whole wealth of info on BookTour about me, my books and how YOU can request me at your venue.

Here are some of the summer events coming up:

Wednesday, July 01

Virtual Event

Lindsay’s Romantics


Wednesday, July 08, 7:00 PM

Barnes & Noble Booksellers – Palisades

4416 Palisades Center Drive,

West Nyack, NY 10994


Friday, July 31

Virtual Event

the Lovestruck Novice


Saturday, August 01, Time TBD

Virtual Event

Book Talk With J&J


Thursday, August 13, Time TBD

Virtual Event

Jenny’s Blog


So if you are in Rockland County (NY) on Wednesday, July 8, please stop by and see me at Barnes & Noble in the Palisades Center Mall – I will be there as part of a MEGA Multi-Author event (some really popular names will be appearing alongside yours truly) – this event is being organized by me and the wonderful folks at Barnes & Noble so you know it’s going to be good!

Late this summer my next novel will be released from Vanilla Heart
Hostage Heart is a hot romantic suspense about deception

Life was hard after the hurricanes swept through, destroying her parents’ home and livelihood…Deanna did the only thing she could do. She moved to New York City, found a job, worked hard, scrimped and saved to send what little she could manage back home to Louisiana to her parents. ~ An errand for her boss – a chance encounter with a crew of bank robbers – a kind man who tried to help her and deserved her courageous help in return…
But he wasn’t the man she thought he was…no, he was so very much more!

The 6-session Writing Workshop I led at Barnes & Noble in West Nyack was a wonderful success and there is talk of a possible repeat in the coming year. In the meanwhile, if you have a Kindle, you can subscribe to my Weekly Writing Workshop – go to

Living, Breathing, Writing

Wishing you all a Happy Summer – Enjoy and don’t forget to read a couple of good books.