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Byrd Nash

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After gaining her B.A. degree in journalism Byrd worked as a reporter for a bunch of newspapers you never heard of in small towns you never heard of. Eventually she realized she could starve just as as easily writing her own stories as reporting on local vegetable festivals.

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Byrd Nash Probably like many, I find myself turning to Comfort Read stories and nothing is more comforting than a Romance.

Dance of Hearts is designed to be some…more
Probably like many, I find myself turning to Comfort Read stories and nothing is more comforting than a Romance.

Dance of Hearts is designed to be something you can nestle down in your favorite place to read and know it will have a Happily-Ever-After and love conquers all at the end.

Dance also blends some of my favorite genres to read - the Regency Romance, while also allowing me to add magic with the fairytale aspect of it.

The story: Melinda Wychwood managed to stay at her family home after her father’s death by working as her cousin’s unpaid housekeeper. But when a childhood friend returns, playing a game of deception, will she be satisfied acting as the dowdy chaperone? Or will her wild fairy heritage and a magical dress finally win her true happiness?(less)
Byrd Nash Hi M.J. When I started writing the first of these stories (Milking Time) it was simply as an exercise to break a writer's block I was having with a se…moreHi M.J. When I started writing the first of these stories (Milking Time) it was simply as an exercise to break a writer's block I was having with a sequel on another book. At about the same time I joined a writer's critique group where members were asked to bring something of theirs to read in a 10 minute time block for critiquing.

Things rather quickly snowballed from there after MT received some good feedback. I set myself a personal goal to write a fairytale story once per week (and the longer tales didn't meet this goal - more like 3 weeks) as a writing exercise.

There were other elements in play. I knew from writing a full length epic fantasy that took a lot of time - more like 6 months of writing, editing, editing and prepping for publication. I wanted something I could pull together more quickly and short stories allowed me to do that - gave me the ability to play with creating characters, scenes, and plotting - and also with completing a story.

So all in all it was a great training exercise as a writer in many ways.(less)
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