Joanne Rock

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USA Today bestselling author Joanne Rock writes romance novels in a variety of sub-genres, from family sagas to sexy contemporaries. A popular workshop speaker, Joanne parlays her experience in the college classroom to substantive seminars that motivate, educate and inspire. Her book Self Promotion: Your Guide to Launching a Book is the culmination of requests for her notes on this topic. She has a Master’s degree in English from the University of Louisville and is the winner of Romantic Times’ WISH Award, the 2015 Snow Globe, multiple Cataromance Reviewers’ Choice Awards and the Golden Heart. A four-time RITA finalist, Joanne is committed to finding the happily-ever-after joys of the writing life.

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Joanne Rock There are two "best things" about being a writer. One of them is talking to other writers! As a life long reader and fan of books, I still find it…moreThere are two "best things" about being a writer. One of them is talking to other writers! As a life long reader and fan of books, I still find it exciting that I have personal relationships with authors whose work I really admire, authors whose work has influenced me, uplifted me, or taught me in some way. The writing community is really interesting and giving.

The other thing I love about being a writer is hearing from readers and feeling like I've influenced, uplifted or entertained them in some way! I became a writer in the hope I could deliver that experience of being "carried away" by a story-- the magical experience other authors give me. So I am always thrilled to hear from readers and to feel like I'm succeeding in this way.(less)
Joanne Rock No one does it better than the Romantic poets!

"She walks in beauty like the night/Of cloudless climes and starry skies / And all that's best of dark…more
No one does it better than the Romantic poets!

"She walks in beauty like the night/Of cloudless climes and starry skies / And all that's best of dark and bright / meet in her aspect and her eyes"

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message 10: by Sophia

Sophia Hi Joanne!

Thank you for friending me. See you around GR!


Joanne Rock Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

So nice to meet you, Christine! Thank you for being mine :-).


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Joanne Rock Clare wrote: "I've really enjoyed My Secret Fantasies and just reviewed it; I'm a sucker for well-written horses and there were plenty of amusing contrasts. Thanks!"

Clare, that means so much to me. Thank you for reading, reviewing and taking the time to let me know! I grew up close to Saratoga, NY and worked at the track during the summers, so I got to meet some lovely horses at that time :-). It's come in handy for a few of my books, especially SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT. My next few books are set in a fictional town called Heartache, Tennessee for Harlequin Superromance and I'm thinking sooner or later there will be some more animals there ;-). Thank you so much, Clare!


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Clare O'Beara I've really enjoyed My Secret Fantasies and just reviewed it; I'm a sucker for well-written horses and there were plenty of amusing contrasts. Thanks!


Joanne Rock Camp Kiss (Camp Boyfriend, #0.5) by J.K. Rock Don't miss the release party for Camp Kiss on Goodreads! http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/8...


Joanne Rock Camp Kiss Just eleven more days until Camp Kiss is available for free download!! Hope you'll check it out and let me know what you think!


Joanne Rock Hi Mel! So nice to hear from you! I appreciate you friending me at GR. I've been enjoying the book recommendations here, especially now that I don't have a bookstore in my town. My GR friends have pointed me in the direction of some great books!! Hope all is well with you, my friend!


Joanne Rock Hi there!! Thank you, thank you for being my friend all along :-). You've been good to me for as long as I've been writing and I appreciate that! I really like Goodreads too... especially for the book recommendations once you plug in your reviews of things you like. I've found some fun new stuff that way, especially since I no longer have a bookstore in my town (can you believe it??). Goodreads has taken the place of the local book retailer for me with the good tips for my TBR pile!


Cathiecaffey Joannes, the cover for FULL SURRENDER is so beautifully romantic!

I've been connected with your friendship since Goodreads opened and have loved your books. I so must add ALL the books I read of yours and others. And each time I read a book. I love it here at Goodreads and discovered so much new and too the group discussions with other readers. I love to see what others are reading! So thanks for your awesome books you write and all you recommend!


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