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Pamela Morsi

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Oklahoma, The United States



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Pamela Morsi is a USA Today, Waldenbooks, and Barnes & Noble bestselling author of romance. She broke into publishing in 1991 with Heaven Sent and has been gracing readers with at least a book a year ever since. Two of her novels, Courting Miss Hattie (1992) and Something Shady (1996), won the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award, the highest honor in romance publishing, and others have been RITA finalists.

Ms. Morsi pens heartwarming stories set in Small Town, USA. Her books are famous for their wit, humor, memorable characters, and down-home charm.

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Pamela Morsi Don't create a readership for stories you don't want to write. All of us are quickly typecast into a certain kind of book. If you don't want to spend…moreDon't create a readership for stories you don't want to write. All of us are quickly typecast into a certain kind of book. If you don't want to spend your life writing vampires in high school or rich people at the beach, then don't jump into those trends no matter how hot and lucrative they seem to be.(less)
Pamela Morsi I've always been curious about those women who consistently fall for the wrong guy. I thought I wanted to explore that and write about it. My problem,…moreI've always been curious about those women who consistently fall for the wrong guy. I thought I wanted to explore that and write about it. My problem, however, is that I am not now, nor ever have been interested in bad boys. I don't find them heroic and I didn't want to write one. So in my latest book, MR. RIGHT GOES WRONG, I wrote a more typically Morsi hero (hardworking, decent, salt of the earth guy) who is pretending to be a jerk in order to get the girl of his dreams. It was great fun to write, actually. And I did research by asking all my friends about terrible guys they went out with. It was also interesting exploring the psychology of what makes the bad boy appealing and how women can ultimately learn to expect better for themselves.(less)
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One of the things that always strikes me when talking to writers groups is the Rodney Dangerfield-ism of “I don’t get no respect.”  The unpublished feel dissed by the published.  E-writers feel dissed by print.  Those in the romance genre think they’re looked down on by women’s fiction.  Mystery authors ar...

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The trope of opposites attract…told with a Texas twang. Martha Hix’s new novella, HIS RIP ROARIN’ BRIDE is a delightful short read with tons of western authenticity, some great laughs and a bit of a mystery to boot.
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"I very much enjoyed this book and read it almost in a day, it kept calling to me - the plot had me engaged and the characters were endearing. "
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"This was my second book by Pamela Morsi, and I have to say I liked it just as much as the first (The Lovesick Cure)--that is to say, quite a bit!

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“Women don't always want the right things in a man. And men don't have even an idea of what they want," she said. "Why, one minute their bodies tell them they want a wild woman that makes their blood rush. The next minute their good sense reminds them that they need a hard worker who is sturdy enough to help plow the field and birth the babies. They want a woman who'll mind their word and not be giving no jawing. But they also want a gal they can complain to when they are scared and unsure and who's smart enough to talk clear about the things goin' on."
"So the wife has to be all those things?"
"No, the wife is none of them," the old woman answered. "The wife is a wife and no further definition is necessary." Granny leaned forward in her chair to look more closely at Meggie. "Roe Farley married you and you were his wife. Nothing further even need to be said."
Her face flushing with embarrassment, she glanced away. "But he doesn't... he didn't love me."
"And did you think he would?"
Momentarily Meggie was taken aback. "Well, yes."
"Lord Almighty, child," Granny said. "Love ain't something that heaven hands out like good teeth or keen eyesight. Love is something two people make together."
Shaking her head, the old woman leaned back in her chair once more and tapped on her pipe. "Love, oh, my, it starts out simple and scary with all that heavy breathing and in the bed sharing," she said. "You a-trembling when he runs his hands acrost your skin, him screaming out your name when he gets in the short rows. That's the easy part, Meggie. Every day thereafter it gets harder. The more you know him, the more he knows you, the longer you are a part of each other, the stronger the love is and the tougher it is to have it.”
Pamela Morsi, Marrying Stone

“Love is rare enough in this life,
that when you come acrost it
you'd best grab ahold,
and hang on for dear life.”
Pamela Morsi, Marrying Stone

“We had different lives. We come from different places."
"Surely ye do. And you got different bodies, too. That's what marriage is about, Meggie-gal, making differences intertwine into something whole and new."
Meggie didn't want to argue. "He didn't love me, Pa," she said.
"I'll believe that when I see coons a-taking up farming," the old man answered. He raked his hair with his hands helplessly. "What do ye think love is, Meggie. Do you think it's heart pounding and breath stealing and verse reciting?" he asked. "Yes, ma'am, there is some of that involved, but mostly love is quiet and caring and friendlylike. It's wanting to tell that person something afore you whisper it to another soul. It's not being alone.”
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