Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Aloha to Tracey Livesay, Romancing the Rosetta Stone, and the Maryland Romance Writers

The Maryland Romance Writers (MRW) recently hosted Inter-racial Contemporary Romance author Tracey Livesay.  I love her tag line,  True Love ... in Black and White. From her bio (link),

A former criminal defense attorney, Tracey Livesay finds crafting believable happily ever afters slightly more challenging than protecting our constitutional rights, but she’s never regretted following her heart instead of her law degree. She has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post and on CBS This Morning. Tracey lives in Virginia with her husband–who she met on the very first day of law school–and their three children. When not answering the call of wife, mother or author, she runs marathons and daydreams about designer purses.

Tracey shared her workshop featured on Romance University - ROMANCING THE ROSETTA STONE:

Have you ever found yourself frowning during a workshop as the presenter used terms you were unfamiliar with? Nervous to raise your hand out of fear that others may jeer at your confusion? Worry no longer. Learn the basics of romance writing terminology: POV. Turning points. Black moments. We’ll discuss them all, and you’ll find yourself fluent in the craft of romance writing faster than the presenter can say, “And by using deep third person POV, your reader will experience each turning point more fully, leading to a more satisfying reader experience.”

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Rosetta Stone in the British Museum (link)

Tracey was a fabulous speaker ... and we had several new authors in the audience to learn from Tracey's own experience.  Thank you, Tracey, for sharing your knowledge!  Following the meeting, we conveyed at the Ram's Head Tavern in Savage Mill for lunch.  I enjoyed the tidbits of conversations with various members.  It was a refreshing break to enjoy the company of writers!

Spring is here ... what are your plans?  One randomly selected commenter wins swag from Avon Romance who published Tracey's Shades of Love series.  Comments are open through Sunday, April 1, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Monday, April 2.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City



  1. As soon as it stops snowing, I have a lot of planting to do! Congrats to Tracey for her brilliant workshop!

  2. Autumn is here too. No big plans.

    When my daughter came home from England she brought me a mug with Rosetta Stone etchings on the outside. I love it.

  3. The Rosetta Stone is fascinating. Thanks.
    I think we are going to move this Spring.

  4. Going back to walk outside and join a fitness center

  5. Nothing special - just looking forward to no snow.

  6. I have plans for organizing and cleaning


  7. Just looking forward to planting and trying to accomplish spring cleaning!!

  8. Just excited for the spring weather.

  9. I am looking forward to growing some plants. I am determined to get some herbs growing.

  10. We are remodeling our house this spring. The actual work should begin next week, but we have been working on moving everything out of our house for a few months now. Packing stuff in boxes, getting rid of lots of stuff, etc.

  11. So excited about the sunny weather :)