Renée Gendron ~ Romance Author
Strong heroines. Noble heroes. Extra sizzle.
Renée wrote countless short stories, poems, and even three books while she was in high school. Those works are lost to the sands of time (except for the third book she wrote, but she'll come back to that shortly). Time passed, and she stopped writing for many years.
About 10 years ago, she decided to take up writing again. Renée started off writing fantasy but soon realised the work was flat. Having never read a romance, she decided to add a romantic arc to the story. Voilà! The story and characters came to life, and she became hooked on romances. Renée immersed herself in romance tropes and books and studied the craft.
Renée started writing fantasy-romances because she loves world-building, interpersonal dynamics and ensuring they have their happily-ever-afters. Remember that third book she started in high school? Well, it's now Book 1 of Series 1, and it's called A Gift of Stars.
She's making a big push in 2021 to have that book professionally edited and released. Watch for it. Of all of the books she's written (34 are currently waiting for professional edits), A Gift of Stars is her baby. It's been rewritten so many times, she's lost count. And it's been with her for *coughs* decades, so she'll be thrilled when she can release it.
In May 2020, during the depths of the COVID lock-down, Renée decided to branch out into other genres to explore the rich subgenres romances have to offer. She thought it was time for her to try her hand at contemporary, and she wrote my first contemporary romance in July 2020.
Renée wrote her first crime novellas and short stories in September 2020. She wrote her first historical western romance in November 2020. Her first collection is called Heartened by Crime, and you can read a section of it here.
She's a contributor to A Muse Bouche Review, where she posts stories and advice on writing. She also participates in the A Muse Bouche Review Youtube Channel. We have roundtable discussions on writing, author interviews, question periods with experts, and a bunch of laughs.
She's a structural editor for Fedowar Press.
Feel free to reach out on social media. She chats with the writing community on the craft of writing. Join her newsletter to receive some sneak peeks into my current projects.
As for her other interests, she enjoys learning about history and military history. Every place has impacted history in some way. It's interesting to learn about small towns, how they shaped their regions and country, which famous people were born there, and how these events shape culture and identity. When she travels, she loves to explore ruins and historical places. Forts are some of her favourite places to visit.
This website is a work in progress, and Renée thanks you for your patience.
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