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Alyssa Day

Jun132020

You Can't Just Throw In a Vampire - Successful Paranormal World Building
Writing successful paranormal romance is not as simple as throwing a supernatural creature or two into your contemporary novel. Join New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Alyssa Day as she explains how to build paranormal worlds that your readers want to return to again and again.
 
You Can’t Just Throw in a Joke – Writing the Successful Romantic Comedy
Humor is the structural support for a romantic comedy–not just a few decorations you add in at the end.  Join New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Alyssa Day as she explains the different types of comedic writing that will make your romance sing.
 
Alyssa Day is the pen name (and dark and tortured alter ego) of author Alesia Holliday. As Alyssa, she is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author with more than a million books sold, and she writes the Warriors of Poseidon and Cardinal Witches paranormal romance series and the Tiger’s Eye Mysteriesa paranormal mystery series. As Alesia, she writes comedies that make readers snort things out of their noses, and is the author of the award-winning memoir about military families during war-time deployments: Email to the Front.
 
She has won many awards for her writing, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award for outstanding romance fiction and the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance novel of 2012.Alyssa is a diehard Buckeye who graduated summa cum laude from Capital University Law School and practiced as a trial lawyer in multi-million dollar litigation for several years before coming to her senses and letting the voices in her head loose on paper.
 
She has lived all over the country, including Florida, Mississippi, Washington state, Ohio, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Alaska, Michigan, Virginia—and she has lived all over the world: the Philippines, Turkey, and Japan. She loves to travel, and just got back from trips to St. Pete Beach, Florida, New York City, Atlanta, and Savannah, and is heading to Houston soon. She currently lives in Florida with her Navy Guy husband, two kids, and any number of rescue dogs.
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