Friday, November 29, 2019

Thankful Author 2019- Lucy Kubash


In November, my local RWA chapter, Mid-Michigan RWA, holds a holiday party in place of a monthly program. It’s always a fun time. We play silly games, exchange small gifts and just have a fun time with lots of laughs and camaraderie. During this month’s get-together, I realized what, as a writer. I am most thankful for, and that is the friendship of other writers. I am so fortunate to count among my friends some very talented and gracious authors. 

When I first started writing many years ago, I didn’t know any other writers. Then I read in our newspaper about a group of writers who were going to meet at the YWCA. I decided to put on my hat of courage and go introduce myself. In doing so, I discovered the mom of one of my daughter’s classmates was also a writer. We connected and years later, with our kids all grown, we’re still the best of friends. Not long after, we discovered several other local authors and we formed our own little lunch/support group. The following year, we discovered Romance Writers of America and the new chapter that was just getting started in mid-Michigan. I joined and have been a member of both ever since. 

Writing is a lonely endeavor. We spend many hours sitting at our computers, stuck in our own minds, with only our imaginary folks for company. While we enjoy the process (we must, or why would we keep doing it?), it’s a good thing to get out every now and then and spend time with people who understand us. Our families and other friends may be supportive, but there is nothing like spending some time with other writers. Whether it is an online group, a professional writers’ organization, or just a casual lunch bunch, hanging out with those who “get” what drives us helps fill the well and sometimes even contributes to a writer’s mental health. 

I’m very fortunate to have many writing friends, and I value them highly. I know I’d still be writing even without them, but knowing I can connect with someone who understands the highs and lows of a writer’s life gives me added determination to carry on. If you find writing friends such as these hold them close. They are gold. 



My newest release is Will o’ the Wisp, a contemporary romantic suspense, from The Wild Rose Press. Here is a blurb: 

In spite of a broken heart, Allison Delaney carved out a life for herself and her young daughter on her grandparents' farm. Her child and the horses she rescues are all that matter. Then a sudden threat to their safety puts her back in touch with Shane McBride, the man she never thought to see again. 

Returning to the small town of Silver Creek brings back a lot of memories for Shane, ones he treasures haunted by the ones that made him leave, but this time he is determined to stay and make things right. 

Trusting Shane may be her only choice, but now Allison fears not only the threat against her farm but the risk of losing her heart again. 

Excerpt:

There had never been any doubt in his mind being with Allison was the best thing that had ever happened to him. There was no doubt now. He slid his hands through her hair, framed her face, and tipped it up to meet his.

Kissing her had come as naturally to him as breathing. It still did. Her mouth tasted the same, too, sweet like the wild honey from the bees in Pop’s orchard. Intoxicating as summer wine and as irresistible as a soft pink blossom. He groaned softly and took everything her kiss had to offer.


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Bio for Lucy Naylor Kubash 

I have been writing for many years and was first published in 1983 in Woman's World magazine. I'm a long-time member of Romance Writers of America as well as the Mid-Michigan RWA chapter. Besides writing fiction, I'm also the author of a monthly column called The Pet Corner. I live with my husband of forty-seven years, and we love to travel, especially out West. We have two grown children and share our home with a fuzzy Pomeranian named Foo Foo, Ace the Tenacious Terrier, and two cats, Zombie and Sandwich.

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16 comments:

  1. And, aren't we lucky as a chapter to have you as one of members and often times as a leader! Great post, Lucy. :)

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  2. Thank you for having me here today, Angela. Hope you had a lovely holiday.

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  3. The support of Mid-Michigan RWA and my good writer friend, Lucy Kubash, really keeps me going strong through life's challenges that come up against the writing muse. And yes, meeting with other writers is vital.

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    1. So glad we've had each other on this crazy writing journey.

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  4. You're so fortunate to have such a great support network of fellow authors. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. The support of other writers is a treasured gem in my book. We all need to support and encourage each other. Beautiful post, Lucy!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. May we all have those gems in our lives.

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  6. I'm truly thankful for the fellowship and support of MMRWA, and you're one of the reasons why the group has so many successful authors! Congrats on the release of your lovely book - I truly enjoyed reading it.

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    1. Thanks, Patty. I'm so glad we met through Mid-Michigan and have been friends for so many years. Best to you always.

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  7. Lucy, you are so right--writing can be a lonely endeavor. An online writing group launched my career. I can't recommend the kindness of other writers highly enough!

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    1. I'm so glad to have the support of fellow Wild Rose writers, too. Great group!

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  8. There's nothing better than finding people who understand us! Great!

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  9. Thanks, Cyndie. So glad you stopped by!

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  10. Nice to get to know you! Your book sounds good. Best on it!

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