Happy Valentine’s Day! I meant to post this earlier in the month, but time got away from me. I’ve often said that authors are the biggest hearted people I know and I love to showcase their causes. Today it’s Scribbling Women and the Real-Life Romance Heroes Who Love Them.
Award-winning romance author Hope Tarr announces the publication of Scribbling Women and the Real-Life Romance Heroes Who Love Them. Styled in the spirit of the bestselling “Chocolate for a Woman’s Soul” series, the anthology comprises 28 nonfiction essays by bestselling romance and women’s fiction authors on how they met, wed, and love their real-life spouses and significant others. Contributors include Deanna Raybourn, Jacquie D’Alessandro, Julie Kenner, May McGoldrick and Lisa Renée Jones.
All proceeds from the anthology will be donated to Women In Need (Win), a non-profit organization based in New York City and dedicated to helping women and families break the cycle of homelessness by providing clean, safe housing and critical programs and services.
The anthology hit the Kindle Top 100 within hours of its launch, ranking #14 in the Store’s Love & Romance category. The book’s title was inspired by 19th century writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s notorious reference to female authors as a “damned mob of scribbling women.”
“The romance fiction community is filled with some of the most generous souls I know,” says Tarr, who is also a cofounder and curator of Lady Jane’s Salon®, the city’s only monthly romance fiction reading series. “Every author in the anthology contributed her time and talent pro bono so that we might raise the maximum monies for Win. By sharing our own real-life love stories, we want our readers to know that Happily Ever After isn’t only the stuff of fairy tales and romance novels. It is every woman’s birthright.”
“Hope’s generosity and continued support for Win and the families we serve is immensely appreciated,” said Win CEO Bonnie Stone. “We are grateful to her and all of the authors who contributed to Scribbling Women, and look forward to the book’s success.”
Bottom Line: What a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day…with stories of real love.