Author Archives: Louise M. Gouge

About Louise M. Gouge

Florida author Louise M. Gouge writes historical romance fiction, receiving the prestigious IRCA in 2005 and placing as a finalist in 2011, 2015, 2016, and 2017. When she isn't writing, she and David, her husband of fifty-plus years, enjoy visiting historical sites and museums. Please visit her Web site at https://louisemgougeauthor.blogspot.com/ https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLouiseMGouge/ Twitter: @Louisemgouge

Letter to an Aspiring Author or Editor

When I was a college English and humanities professor, students sometimes asked questions about my writing life. Some hoped to become writers themselves and asked me how they could achieve their dreams. Here’s a sample of the answers I gave … Continue reading

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Colorado’s Beautiful San Luis Valley by Louise M. Gouge

Louise M. Gouge here. With the upcoming closing of Harlequin’s Love Inspired Historical line, I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. My final LIH book, released last month (October 2017), is Cowboy Lawman’s Christmas Reunion. For those not familiar with series romance … Continue reading

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The sweet smell of gardenias…or not

In case you missed the big 25 author scavenger hunt last week, I thought I’d post my funny story from that even here for your enjoyment. Making gardenia perfume, OR: Sometimes the best laid plans don’t work!    In the … Continue reading

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Still Dealing with Fear by Louise M. Gouge

We fiction writers enjoy making life difficult for our characters. Without some sort of struggle, some conflict, we would have no plot. E. M. Forster said, “‘The king died and then the queen died’ is a story. ‘The king died, … Continue reading

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Bring your Bible…and your Faith

Today is Bring Your Bible to School Day. Sponsored by Focus on the Family, this movement began in 2014 with eight thousand students. Last year 356,000 students participated. At their website, http://www.Bringyourbible.org, parents and students can learn how to join … Continue reading

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Dealing with Fear by Louise M. Gouge

  Louise M. Gouge Deals with Fear…   Not the nervous feelings I would get while waiting for a job interview or the shakiness I used to feel before singing a solo in church. Not even the raw fear of … Continue reading

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