Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

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Happy-Holidays

I’m taking a break to celebrate the holidays with my family. So, I’m sharing a blog that originally ran in 2012. I tweaked it just a bit to reflect what’s happening right now, but the message is timeless. Happy holidays, everyone! 

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We have nine days until Christmas. Where has the time gone?  Is it just me, or has this year flown by? It feels like it shouldn’t even be Halloween yet. Probably because Halloween came and went without even a carved jack-o-lantern or toasted pumpkinseed in our household (and I love toasted pumpkin seeds…). Halloween was preempted by deadlines and obligation. There was just no time. Missing that, we held on tight as we careened into November, which is birthday season in our family; then the birthdays gave way to Thanksgiving. Now, here we are sprinting toward the end of another year.

I realized the other day, I need to slow down and smell the Christmas cookies. Actually, I need to make time to bake some. I need to make time to enjoy my family and the meaning of the season before it’s over and we’re halfway through next year.

It’s time to take a deep breath and live in the moment.

I’m reading a great book called Ten Zen Seconds by Eric Maisel. Chapter nine, Embracing The Moment, really spoke to me. It’s about the difference between “passing the time” (or in my case, racing through it) and “being present.” Living in the moment. It’s really given me pause and made me think. 

How is it that we get so busy that we don’t have time to enjoy life? We get so caught up in planning and scheduling and racing from one thing to the next that we neglect to live. Events that are supposed to be fun and memorable become burdens or worse yet, they slip by because we don’t have time or we’re present in body, but not in spirit as our mind wanders, planning what’s next .

 The commitments and obligations won’t evaporate – and the truth is, we probably don’t want most of them to go away. I just finished back-to-back deadlines (and thank goodness for book contracts!). I’ve barely made a dent in my Christmas list (probably good for the budget). My daughter just got home from college and my father just returned for the holidays (one of the most important events I’ve been anticipating all year. I don’t want to take for granted a single moment with my family). I am determined to slow down and savor the rest of the month.

What’s your best tip for enjoying the spirit of the season? How do you keep up with family, friends, work, housework, decorating and all those holiday concerts, pageants, and parties and keep your sanity? How do you live in the moment during the holidays? 

 

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

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Congratulations, Sue Stewart! You are Leanne’s winner. Please contact her at leannebbb@aol.com for information on how to claim your prize. 

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

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 aroyalcmasproposalChristmas Wishes… A Royal Christmas Proposal… and a drawing for a Gift Card!        

 

I’ve always loved the Christmas season.  Sure, things get hectic and the crowds and traffic aren’t always fun, but to me there’s a wonderful sense of excitement and expectation in the air.  Even if Santa doesn’t come down my chimney, maybe I can play Santa to someone else and make one of their wishes come true.  There’s magic in that.

 

In A Royal Christmas Proposal, there’s excitement in the air, but it doesn’t start out as all that romantic.  Fredericka Devereaux is no pushover princess.  She’s determined to provide the best life possible for her infant son, Leo.  So when her brother, the ruler of Chantaine, insists that she and her hearing-disabled son need a protector, Ericka objects.  But her new bodyguard, handsome Treat Walker, warms her heart as he cares for her baby… and proves himself deserving of his name…

 

Treat keeps telling himself that he’s not into Ericka and her little family.  She’s stuck-up and a royal – hardly his type!  Despite his best efforts, the former football player finds himself charmed by the sexy single mom and her adorable infant.  This Christmas, all Treat wants in his stocking is the royal twosome he’s sworn to protect…

 

If you get a chance to read A Royal Christmas Proposal, I would love to hear from you at leannebbb@ aol.com (no spaces)

 

*What I’d love to know right now though is what is your favorite part of the Christmas season?  Tell me and I’ll draw a name from the responders to receive a $10 Amazon gift card!

 

Merry Christmas!

 

santaearsxo,

Leanne Banks

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Leanne Banks is a national #1 best-selling author with over 65 books to her credit.  Leanne’s heart-warming books have been published in many languages.  Leanne loves writing about the miracle of the transforming power of love.  You can learn more about Leanne at www.leannebanks.com   Friend Leanne on facebook to get the latest news and fun giveaways! https://www.facebook.com/leanne.banks 

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

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Special guest Leanne Banks will join us Friday, December 5! 

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

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Keep calm and meet deadlineI’m on deadline working extra hard to finish my book before Thanksgiving.  But I wanted to pop out of the writing cave today for some fun with my friends in the Jaunty Quills community.

How about we play a round of Five Things? I’ll tell you five things about me, and then you tell me five things about you. Here goes…

1. I have a corgi named Samantha. I call her the ambassador of all dogs because she made me love Sammy's 7th birthdaydogs. I was raised with cats and hadn’t had much experience with dogs – except for our neighbors’ dog, Missy, who bit me and pushed me firmly into the cat-lover camp. Then Sammy came along and changed everything. I still love cats, but it’s ridiculous how much I love my dog.

2. My favorite hobby is art journaling. Because I use a procraftinatorlot of found objects in my journal creations certain people close to me have accused me of being a hoarder. I am not. Yes, I need fifteen different shades of blue paint. And that ripped corrugated cardboard box? Don’t throw that away. I can make something beautiful out of it. Really, I can.

3. Oh, no, now you think I’m a hoarder, don’t you? Actually, cleaningone of my quirks is that I find cleaning very therapeutic. So, I’m a clean hoarder. And I won’t let you make me feel bad about it.

4. When I was young, I used to be able to lay on the floor, rise up into Cobra poseyoga cobra pose and touch my feet to the back of my head. Yeah, I can’t do that anymore.

5. Other than writing, my dream job would playing Eponine on Broadway in Eponinethe musical Les Misérables. However, since I can’t sing I’ll stick to writing and torture my family with my heartfelt rendition of On My Own

So, how about you? I’ll give a $5 Amazon gift card to one person who shares Five Facts about him- or herself. 

 

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A Celebration Christmas coverRT Book Reviews gives Nancy Robards Thompson’s A CELEBRATION CHRISTMAS 4 stars and says, “Thompson takes us back to Celebration, Texas, to check on old friends and create new memories.”  Harlequin Special Edition, November 2014

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