Author Archives: Wendy S. Marcus

Lots of Good Things

On the heels of not finaling in RWA’s Golden Heart Contest, I’ve received some pretty great news: 1) Harlequin Medical Romance liked the first three chapters of Love, Hospital Style. They requested the full……after I make some major revisions. 2) An agent e-mailed me that she’d like to discuss representation. I’m still waiting for her call, which […]

Romeo Romeo

Last week I read Romeo Romeo, written by Robin Kaye. It is a fast-paced, entertaining read that I enjoyed immensely, and think you will, too. With all the hoopla over the announcement of the Golden Heart finalists, I think it’s interesting that Romeo Romeo won first place in the Golden Heart in the single title category back […]

One Out of Two Ain’t Bad

So, as stated in a prior post, this week had the potential to be a total bust. I’m happy to report, it was NOT. I’ll start with the negative, to get that out of the way. I did not final in RWA’s Golden Heart Contest (for unpublished writers). For those of you unfamiliar with RWA, […]

Google Search

How many times have you Googled yourself? Come on, be honest. On one hand, I find it interesting how many women have the same name as me and how well they’ve done for themselves. On the other hand, why am I not coming up? Granted I haven’t been published (yet), but I have this great […]

Harlequin Medical Romance

I woke up to great news in the form of an e-mail from the pitch coordinator at Harlequin/Silhouette. A few weeks ago I submitted a two paragraph blurb on one of my completed manuscripts, and I’ve been chosen to do a pitch to an editor from Harlequin Medical Romance. The pitch takes place on Tuesday, March 23rd. I’ll let […]


I’ve never been good at waiting. I’m prone to fidgeting, pacing, and under certain circumstances, complaining. So, aside from the voices in my head needing an outlet, why in the world did I turn my focus from working in the medical field to working as a writer? I’m beginning to wonder the same thing! For months I’ve been waiting to […]

Getting Ready for Spring

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am SO ready for spring. I’ve cleaned out my family room in preparation for new furniture. (Now all I have to do is find something I like.) I’ve planned my spring projects…landscaping, powerwash siding, re-paint the deck. But most important of all, I’ve lost four pounds, […]

Audrey and the Maverick

I just finished reading Audrey and the Maverick written by Elaine Levine. As far as I can tell, this is her second book, and and I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you’re into historical romance, I think you will too.  My first love is contemporary romance. I have to be in the right mood to read a […]

Grammar References

I haven’t heard back from Michelle at 3 Seas Literary Agency, but decided to go ahead and update my blog anyway. In a writing group I’ve joined, we’ve been sharing our favorite grammar references. I thought you all might like to know what they are. So here goes: Books: Elements of Style by Strunk and […]

Brenda Novak’s Online Auction

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Brenda Novak’s online auction, I encourage you to visit (And click on auction.) For the past six years, Brenda has run an online auction to benefit Diabetes. Items for sale vary from editor/agent/author critiques, to books, to Coach purses, to weekend getaways in your favorite author’s lake […]