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USA TODAY Bestselling author Julie Miller writes breathtaking romantic suspense. She's won a National Readers Choice Award and two Daphne du Maurier Awards among other prizes. She was also honored to receive a Career Achievement Award from RT BookReviews and has been a finalist for many national and international awards. Her books have appeared on the USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, Amazon and BookScan Top 100 Romances bestseller lists.

Writing about Kansas City cops, Julie has crafted bestselling, award-winning books for Harlequin Intrigue. In addition, Ms. Miller publishes romantic suspense books with a military twi
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Julie Miller I am currently writing a duo of Precinct books for Harlequin Intrigue, featuring two firefighter brothers. Longtime Millerites will remember Matt & Ma…moreI am currently writing a duo of Precinct books for Harlequin Intrigue, featuring two firefighter brothers. Longtime Millerites will remember Matt & Mark Taylor--the two damaged little boys adopted by Gideon & Meghan Taylor in KANSAS CITY'S BRAVEST. Now they're all grown up into sexy, brawny firefighters, sworn by duty to protect their city... following their hearts to protect the women they love.
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Julie Miller Cintia--First, my apologies for not answering sooner. I didn't realize there was a question posted here until a friend pointed it out to me. Hopefully…moreCintia--First, my apologies for not answering sooner. I didn't realize there was a question posted here until a friend pointed it out to me. Hopefully, you've figured things our already. If not, here's my reply.

One of the hardest things in the world for a writer to do is to NOT compare your work and success to any other writer. Every writer's journey to publication is different. This is a tough business, and demands a thick skin--at least as often as you can manage it. There will be days when, no matter what stage of your career, the mental game will get to you. My best advice is this:
1. Write the story you want to tell. Love your characters and your work. Educate yourself as much as you can through workshops/classes/reading so that the work you produce is something you love and feel strongly about. iow, try to ignore social media and the depressing news that can derail you, and just write. Get the story done first--then worry about the rest.

2. Surround yourself with people who support your dream to be a published author--with people who respect your time when you're writing, as well as those who can celebrate your successes (completing a ms, submitting a ms, querying an editor or agent, meeting your daily or weekly word count goal, etc.) Find a writers' group (but be make sure it's a group that supports what you like to write--i.e. a group of poets or non-fiction writers might not understand the particular trials and tribulations of publishing romance or science fiction, etc., and make sure the group has both experienced writers who can offer advice or possibly mentor you, as well as writers at your level of the publishing experience who can relate to where you are). Your support can be one friend or a group--as long as they're in your corner. There's soooo much info out there on social media, it can get depressing to hear of someone else's successes or discouraging to hear of imposing statistics or failures.

3. Set smaller, achievable goals--not just, I want to publish my story. Try writing a short story or novella. Write an individual scene or chapter. Write 1000 words a day, or over a weekend, depending on your schedule. Write a synopsis and query letter. Then get yourself a fun calendar and put a sticker or draw a star on it every time you achieve one of those mini-goals.

And finally, read. A lot. The kinds of stories you want to write. Stories by your favorite authors. Remind yourself why you want to write and tell stories in the first place. Plus, there's the added bonus of expanding vocabulary; studying plotting, pacing and characterization, etc.

I'm sorry to hear you're struggling. Trust me, you are not alone. Good luck! Let me know when you finish writing that book :)(less)
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Title Change

Hey, Readers!

Just a quick FYI announcement:
Harlequin has changed the title of my August 2019 release, Covert Assignment, to PERSONAL PROTECTION.

So, if you've already marked the release on your calendar or TBB list, please note the title change.

It's my understanding that if you've already pre-ordered it under the former title, the order will simply switch to the new book. If you haven't pre-ordered Read more of this blog post »
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“Life isn't easy... Sometimes, stuff happens that isn't your fault, that you can't control. It doesn't mean you've failed or that or that you won't fail again. It just means that you have to fight harder. You have to be stronger. You can't let the bad stuff win. You have to keep getting up and moving forward even when you're afraid to or you don't think you can.”
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“That was bliss. Being cared for. Wanted. Feeling so necessary to someone’s existence that there was no place for the loneliness inside her.”
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“After he tipped his hat and left, Jillian watched him stride down the hallway. Yeah, Big-brotherly overprotection aside, fortysomething looked good on the police captain from this view, too.”
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“She liked seeing John smile. He was usually so serious and guarded. The flash of boyish teasing warmed her heart. She’d liked the faintly possessive stamp of that kiss, too. Although she’d never imagined she would enjoy any man showing possessive tendencies around her again, there was something healthy and respectful, and completely new about the way John liked to hold her hands or take her arm, to subtly touch her—or kiss her. It was like falling in love for the first time all over again. He made her feel important. He listened. He got angry…on her behalf. John made her feel like a woman worth caring about, not a punching bag or vessel for sex or thing a man owned the way Danny had. He made her believe that with the right man—with John himself, perhaps—that it was okay for her to love again. - (Maggie)”
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Julie Miller It was called UNSANCTIONED MEMORIES. A good family friend runs an antiques business south of Lone Jack. She owns lots of dogs, too. I had a reclusive heroine, living with her dog, so I based the heroine's home on her Log Cabin Antiques. I think my hero left his car in Lone Jack and hiked down to the heroine's place.

I remember the copyeditor arguing with me (friendly arguing) that I could have a road named Lovers Lane. I have a picture of the crossroads sign near this antiques business... called Lovers Lane. Don't know if you're familiar with it.

Hope you get a chance to read UNSANCTIONED MEMORIES. And I'm so pleased to hear you're enjoying my KC books! Thank you!

Jacqueline wrote: "Hi Julie, Thanks for accepting my friendvite. I really enjoy reading your KC based romantic suspense books. What book did you set near Lone Jack?
Jacqueline"



Jacqueline J Hi Julie, Thanks for accepting my friendvite. I really enjoy reading your KC based romantic suspense books. What book did you set near Lone Jack?
Jacqueline


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Julie Miller Thanks!


Sandra Hi Julie,
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