AlTonya Washington

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AlTonya Washington has been a romance novelist for 15 years. She’s traditionally published with Harlequin’s Kimani Romance imprint, winner of the Romance Slam Jam EMMA Award and two time winner of The Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer's Choice Award. AlTonya is a mom and works as a Reference Librarian. In 2015, she received scholarly publication for her article An Indie Author in a Library World which appeared in “Self-Publishing and Collection Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries” published by Purdue University Press.

She enjoys a successful indie author career where she also writes under the pseudonyms T. Onyx and Ally Fleming. She is best known for her Ramsey/Tesano romantic suspense series.

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AlTonya Washington Perhaps my greatest challenge is staying connected. Because I write so much- I mean I write everyday and would write ALL day if I could. It seems that…morePerhaps my greatest challenge is staying connected. Because I write so much- I mean I write everyday and would write ALL day if I could. It seems that as soon as I complete one project I'm geared up for the next and I love that! Unfortunately, that doesn't leave a lot of time to just connect with my readers. Staying engaged via social media is nice, but not the same as seeing them face to face. For the last several years I've been hard at work on my long running Ramsey/Tesano series. With the end of the saga coming next year, I'm looking forward to getting back to basics and enjoying more in-person visits!(less)
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Jaree Francis

Free sample of the There's No Tomorrow

Lawrence Thank you for accepting my friendship.

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AlTonya Hi Everyone!!

I'd simply like to wish everyone a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving. So many times we harp on the negative or bad or things we'd like to change and we totally overlook all the fantastic things we have to be grateful for. Let's all do better to remember that as we prepare for another day to give thanks- and let's be sure we start giving thanks everyday.
Okay, okay I'm off my soapbox.
Have A Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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Jaree Francis Hello, there

- Jay

message 17: by Shawnette (last edited Aug 07, 2009 10:56PM)

Shawnette Hi, Ms. Washington...just had to give a shout and tell you how much I enjoyed your audio book "Another Love"...enjoyed it so much I DID NOT want it to end...I was thoroughly CAUGHT UP in the chemistry between Kedra and Kimar...and even though Kimar came off as arrogant and quite overbearing at could still see that despite those "flaws" he ONLY wanted what he thought was best for Kedra...he was definitely a smooth operator...and Kedra showed she was NO damsel and distress and stood toe-toe with this MAGNIFICENT man...I hope you plan to do a sequel because I just have to know what will happen with the rest of this VIVID and memorable cast of characters...KUDOS :-)

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Vanessa Hello Altonya,

Thank you for the friendship!


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Ida Plassay Thank you for befriending me on goodreads, Altonya!

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Liane Spicer Thank you for accepting my friend invitation, Altonya! Sending you greetings from the Caribbean!

message 12: by Dorothy

Dorothy Hey sis...
Thanks for adding me to your friends list. I hope you and the family are doing well and blessed. Chat with you soon. Much love until then.

message 11: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi there & thanks for being a friend on Good Reads!

Shawnette Altonya just had to holla and tell you how much I truly enjoyed your historical romance...the characters were well developed and quite memorable and the storyline was very entertaining and informative, too...Well done...will you write anymore or was this a one time deal? Happy Reading & Writing :-)

Tiffany AlTonya, I just finished Rival's Desire and I loved it!

LaConnie Hi Altonya:

Thanks for being a friend.

Let me knock out this manucript, catch my breath, then I'll check out your shelf.

Take good care!!!


Vivian Hello Altonya,

Thanks for adding me. I'm going to go check out your books right now!

Take care,

AlTonya Thanks Michele!!

Stay Blessed
AlTonya :-)

Michele Cool picture and thanks for the ad, Michele Marchetti
Looking for pt/ft help nationwide

Shawnette Don't worry about it...definitely takes some getting used to especially when you're floating around more than one site...and they all have a different later...have a great weekend...Happy Reading & Writing :-)

Donielle Hi, Altonya! Thanks for the invite... glad to be your friend (over here and the other place... my goodness, what would we do without all these lovely book sites, lol)! Enjoy the rest of your week!

AlTonya Thanks Shawnette!!!

I'm thrilled to be here!

Al :-)

Shawnette Altonya...Welcome to goodreads...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends....wishing you all the best in, I'll guess we'll be book buddies here and at the other site, too...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all book recommendations you may have...Happy Reading :-)

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