Books for the Romantic at Heart
I like doing a wide range of genres. My first love is romance. I will always do more of those than any other genre, but from time to time, I like to write something else because it helps me stay creative.
Below are the other genres I've written:
Thriller and Horror
My thrillers and horror stories tend to be more psychological. While there is some violence, it's not the slasher kind.
Return of the Aliens (Christian Thriller)
(This does include a romance between the two main characters.)
In one moment millions vanish?
Aliens come to Earth?
One woman discovers their true identity?
And the only man who believes her is also the enemy?
(These are short pieces of 1000 words or less. At the moment, I only have one.)
A lone traveler arrives at an old house in the middle of the night. Even creepier than the house is the man who lives there. But not everything is as it seems. This is a flash fiction story, and it's about 980 words long.
The Very True Legends of Ol' Man Wickleberry and His Demise
(an Ink Slingers' Anthology)
Enjoy eight tales by seven talented authors including:
Vendetta by Chris Harris: Mr. Baker is on his way to steal a deal when he’s snowed in. Stuck waiting at a rustic tavern, he’s ambushed by an old man with a strange story – a story that’s beyond belief. Or is it?
Evil Animals and Automobiles by Mark R Hunter: Ol’ Man Wickleberry hates so much he sometimes prompts them to an untimely end, with the help of those newfangled automobiles. But the next victim might be Ol’ Man Wickleberry, himself.
The True Story of Ol’ Man Wickleberry by Jonathan Harvey: Jonathan Harvey puts the Terrible Turtle spin on the Wickleberry legend. He names himself Papa Harvey and weaves a tale that is strange and bizarre, but still interesting. If only he wasn’t constantly being interrupted.
Out Walking by Joleene Naylor: The mysterious carnivorous white rabbits sound too strange to be true, but Ol’ Man Wickleberry can’t stand the thought of missing some rare game. It seems a walk is in order…
Body Swap by Ruth Nordin: A teenage boy makes a trade with a man who was thought to be dead.
Weirdly Normal – The Hike by Simon Goodson: Vincent hates hiking. But more than anything else, he hates their guide’s endless wittering about the horribly scary myth of Ol’ Man Wickleberry. Just when Vincent is certain the night can’t get any worse… Ol’ Man Wickleberry himself makes an appearance!
Wickleberry Elixir by Terry Compton: Rick and his two fellow college students just wanted a few extra college credits and the money from the work study. Then the professor demanded more details. But details sometimes lead to answers no one really wants or believes.
Ol’ Man Wickleberry (The Other True Story) by Jonathan Harvey: Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O, and next to this farm lived Ol’ Man Wickleberry, E-I-E-I – Oh. It seems Ol’ Man Wickleberry doesn’t like these kind of goings ons. A short story that’s rhyming good fun.
These four books do include romance.
Enchanted Galaxy Series
Ann Kerwin, an ordinary young woman on Earth, learns she’s destined to be the Queen on another planet…and she’s already engaged to a young man she doesn’t know.
An old nemesis sends Ann Kerwin back in time on Earth to ensure she never gets to become the queen. And Hathor risks losing her and all they built together if he doesn’t intervene.
Ann Kerwin is sent on a mission on another planet whose roots will take her back to Earth and to someone who has plans to make her his forever if Hathor doesn’t stop him first.
The new queen has been crowned, and her first order of business is to pick a husband. Thankfully, her dilemma is put off by her first mission: a trip to the lost city of Atlantis on planet Earth. Or...this might be the trip that leads her to the right man to be king.
Writing Tips Series
The goal of writing fiction should be to tell a story so compelling the reader has a hard time putting the book down. Over the course of eight years and fifty-three romances, Ruth Ann Nordin has picked up some practical tips for improving the storytelling craft. These are tips she shares in this short book.
The topics included in this book are as follows:
If you're writing fiction, one of the most important investments you can make is in your characters. They are the glue that holds your story together. Without them, the reader has no reason to keep reading. If you want to write a compelling story, your characters need to be so real that they engage with the reader on an emotional level. The purpose of this book is to help you do that.
The topics covered in this book are as follows: