Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
-Mark Twain

for writers

RWA – Romance Writers of America

NJRW – NJ Romance Writers, Chap. #34 of RWA 

YARWA – Young Adult Chapter of RWA 

SCBWI – Soc. of Children’s Book Writers & Illustr.

The Authors Guild 


Romance University 

Publisher’s Weekly

Publisher’s Marketplace 

Writer’s Digest 

Absolute Write

Writer Unboxed

Author EMS (Entrepreneur, Management, Solutions)

Margie Lawson

Agent Query

Query Tracker 

Predators & Editors

Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR)




Night Owl Romance

Dear Author – A romance review blog by readers for readers

Goodreads – See what your friends are reading, keep track of books you’ve read, and organize your books into virtual bookshelves.

Kidlitosphere Central –

Romantic Times Book Reviews – The Magazine for Fiction Lovers

Lady Jane’s Salon – Lady Jane’s Salon is Manhattan’s first reading series devoted to romance fiction

Shelf Awareness –


marlo berliner's favorite blogs

Kidlit (Mary Kole – formerly with Andrea Brown Lit. Agency)

Nathan Bransford

Writers & Illustrators – Kathy Temean

Writers in the Storm

just for fun

TAPS  (The Atlantic Paranormal Society)

Ghost Hunters


Ghost Village