About me: My name is Roz Fox. I started my writing career in 1989 using a pseudonym that was part my name and part my husband’s name. As “Roz Denny” I wrote 6 books for the traditional Harlequin Romance line. Then when my editor moved to Superromance, I submitted to them and we added my real last name of Fox. That’s how I’ve been writing ever since as Roz Denny Fox. My whole career has been with Harlequin, and I have written for several of their lines. A lifelong reader, I read in most of the lines and I read outside of Harlequin—books that aren’t romance.
My goal as a writer was to sell one book. But when you sell one, I guess it is human nature to hope it’s not a fluke. So you have to try to sell book two. Then you think, “if I sell a third book I can really call myself a writer.” And hey, once you call yourself a writer that’s what you do—write. Oh, but then you worry the ideas will go away. We jokingly say ideas come from a big idea warehouse in the sky. They don’t. They come one at a time, maybe born out of people we meet, or in what we see, or through something we’ve read, perhaps in an obscure newspaper. Most of my best ideas have popped in totally by accident. I say, wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a great idea warehouse in the sky? But there isn’t. So I continue to be thankful when a new character comes to me in the night and says, “here I am, do something with me.” “Find me a story.”
The editors at Heartwarming have reprinted some of my back-list books and given them new covers and new titles, and it’s nice to see them have a second life. My first new book for Heartwarming will be out later this year. The heroine, Annie Emerson, just showed up to me one night. She’s a social worker who goes home to a small town in Kentucky to arrange assisted living care for the grandmother who raised her. Unfortunately, Ida Vance dies and leaves Annie with a run-down house in a dying town, and just enough money and guilt that she decides to stay and put things right. At first her biggest opponent is police chief, Skylar Cordova who came to this town and this job with baggage of his own. And so it goes…if I told you more about their story, you probably wouldn’t want to read “Annie’s Neighborhood.” I hope you will read it and all of the other great books the Heartwarming editors publish each month for our reading pleasure. Keep checking this blog site to find out what’s new.