Verna Clay

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I love a book that makes me forget everything except what I'm reading. As a preteen, I devoured Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys' Mysteries. When I reached my teens, romance novels became my favorite genre. Many years later, I decided to try my hand at writing and I've been doing so with a passion ever since. I have released over twenty-five romance novels, including a contemporary western series titled "Romance on the Ranch." The initial story, "Dream Kisses," started out as a single novella, but turned into an ongoing saga when secondary characters cried out for their own stories. The series was completed with book 10 and its one of my proudest accomplishments. As for historical romance, I ventured into that genre with a four book series titled ...more

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Verna Clay The best thing about being a writer is all the lives you get to live vicariously through your words and the characters you meet in your mind. I've liv…moreThe best thing about being a writer is all the lives you get to live vicariously through your words and the characters you meet in your mind. I've lived in the Old West; the turn of the century; in a world of fantasy; a world of sci-fi; on a college campus; and many more places. Not all of my stories have made it to print, but nonetheless, they remain fixed in my imagination. I also love the hours and perks. My favorite time of day is morning when I'm kicking back at Starbucks, sipping my favorite brew, and entering alternate realities. (less)
Verna Clay My favorite fictional couple is from the first book (Dream Kisses) in my "Romance on the Ranch Series." I love that Sage Tanner, a model posing for th…moreMy favorite fictional couple is from the first book (Dream Kisses) in my "Romance on the Ranch Series." I love that Sage Tanner, a model posing for the cover of Sarah Carter's romance novel, was also a cowboy who just wanted to work his ranch. The fun part was vicariously experiencing their resistance to an undeniable attraction. Little did I realize that their story would become the first of a ten part series written over a period of six years. (less)
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Occasionally, I enjoy updating my book covers, so during this downtime of COVID-19, I applied myself to doing just that. The first series I updated was the RED ROCKS TRILOGY, and the second was FINDING HOME. I also released the third novella in the JOURNEYS OF THE HEART SERIES.

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What a wonderful conclusion to an unforgettable series! Verna Clay brings together two endearing couples in a historical western romance filled with colorful characters, nail biting suspense, pulse pounding action, lau" Read more of this review »
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She isn’t happy in NYC with her life. A visit to her brother winds up changing her life. Her coffee shop delivers to a mystery man and a new life change happens. He’s the painter she has admired and he needs her help. A bumpy road leads them to " Read more of this review »
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After the death of her husband, follow Hallie and son Tim west to fulfill their family dream to settle the Willamette Valley, OR. The over 2,000 mile trip by wagon train needed a man to help them, so she hired Coope" Read more of this review »
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Enjoyed this story very much! I felt like I got to know the characters. Even the cat. The main character, Maggie, did some things I would have been too cowardly to try. The gal had some backbone. Her sister, Jeri, was one of my favorites. I liked how ...more
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I loved creating the characters in this series. I wanted them to be flawed and down to earth, with adversity and heartache in their past. Of course, my main focus was romance and the HEA awaiting them, but only after overcoming whatever difficulties ...more
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