Grace Tyler


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About Me
I am a romance writer. That's not easy to say. Most people have preconceived notions about romances, and the people who write them. Let me tell you! Writing isn't for sissies. I got my first rejection in April 2004. That makes me a professional. In what other field are you considered a "professional" when you don't get called back for a second interview?

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Upcoming Releases

His and Hers Dalmatians
Moonlit Romance April 2008

My Favorite Blogs and Websites

Bronwyn Parry, Author & Golden Heart Winner!
Crystal Jordan, Author
Kate Rothwell, Author
Laura Hamby, Author
Tori Scott, Author
Nell Dixon, Author
Denise Patrick, Author
Valerie Parv, Australia's Queen of Romance
Joanna Sandsmark, Dog and Kitty Author!!!
Elisa Adams, Author
Sharon Cullen, Author
Meg Allison, Author
Michelle Styles, Author
Julie Cohen, Author
Becca, Writer and People Watcher
Sally Lawton, Playwright & Author
Ainsley MacQueen, Author
Jennie Adams, Author
Cindy K Green, Author
Bronwyn Storm, Doggy Author!!!

Works in Progress

Winter Miracles

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The Husband Checklist

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3,442 / 60,000


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Professor Kennedy's Ghost

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362 / 25,000

Everyday Hero

The Baby Contract

Almost On My Own

The Stone City

Daddy's Little Girls

Skin Deep

The Dog Next Door

Previous Posts

New job, new attitude, new WIP
Finished at last!
Out of print, but not out of circulation!
Grace Tyler: Why I love animals
What I've Learned
Precious little angel
Kissed any frogs lately?
A great read!
Big news! My paperback is now available directly ...
What a flattering review!


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Sunday, March 30, 2008


From prior posts, you probably would not know I am somewhat religious. That's going to become more apparent with my August release, The Husband Checklist, which is an inspirational romance.

With my INSANE work schedule (I work half my hours starting at 2:30 am, the rest after my kids get home from work, and I watch my toddler during the daytime), I have a new condition I like to call The Sunday Coma. What exactly is the Coma?

It's when you Cannot Wake Up, no matter how much you want to. Last week, on EASTER mind you, I couldn't drag my sorry self to church. The entire family went without me, and I could feel waves of disappointment radiating from my husband and kids. I wanted to go. I cried after they left.

This week the Coma was in full effect. But my 2.5yo daughter, screen name Dizzy, wanted to get ready, and she wasn't cooperating with the 12yo daughter and dad. Dad kept saying very loudly, "What are you wearing to church?" which is code for, "Grace, can you either get her dressed or show me where her clothes are?"

I pulled my unwilling corpse out of bed and found one of her dresses. Not that they were lost, but you would have to look in her closet or the end of her bed to see them. Not a dad thing. If I give him the supplies, he will get her ready just fine.

By the time I got Dizzy ready I wanted to go too, and Dizzy was very insistent that I attend with them this week. Desire alone, unfortunately, does not conquer fatigue.

In the bathroom, I looked at myself in the mirror and started thinking of all the things I am grateful for on a personal basis, not the least of which is the ability to pursue my dream of being published. Let's face it, I couldn't have done that even thirty years ago without facing a lot of opposition. My husband is very supportive, and so is my extended family.

As I continued these thoughts of gratitude, silently thanking God for allowing me to live in this time and place of relative prosperity and freedom, I felt enough energy to get ready and go with my family to church. A big deal these days.

The Coma continued after services, but I made it!

Posted at 7:41 PM by Grace Tyler :: 4 comments

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Wasting time

I'm on deadline. This is a big big deal, people. And today I have realized something...A web browser is like a credit card. You spend time instead of money you don't really have, and somehow you'll have to pay.

Closing down AOL and the web browser for the day to make headway on this novel and make my editor happy. The chocolate stash I'm sending should help as well.

*still giddy*

Posted at 3:50 PM by Grace Tyler :: 3 comments

Monday, March 17, 2008

I can't resist

I can't resist showing off the draft of my cover. Ohmygosh, it finally feels real!!!

Isn't this beautiful? Thanks to cover artist Mrs. H, owner and operator of my publishing co.

I am almost finished with the draft, ready to be crucified by my generous, wonderful, bribable editor. (Cathy, are you listening?)

No really, it's just that there's this 4-page flashback, and that's like the biggest no-no in the writing world.

*stares at cover again* Sigh. I am in luv.

EDIT: Proper spelling now corrected.

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Posted at 5:28 PM by Grace Tyler :: 9 comments

Monday, March 10, 2008

Da Ta Da Ta!!! It's Official !!!

My first book release!

His and Hers Dalmatians
Moonlit Romance, April 2008

Why is my stomach upset???

Posted at 9:59 AM by Grace Tyler :: 2 comments