Friday, January 18, 2019

Introducing Satin Russell by Nancy Fraser #ROMANCEGEMS

Welcome back! It’s that time again ... another new author introduction. I can’t believe how fast we’re growing. Which, of course, means more great authors and books for everyone to enjoy!

Today it’s my pleasure to welcome author Satin Russell to the blog!

Getting to Know Satin

Satin Russell was a financial advisor for many years up until she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer back in April 2013.

It took her a year of saving and planning before she was able to commit to her goal full-time.  Her debut novel, Secret Hunger, was published in April of 2015.

Satin lives in Massachusetts and is married to the love of her life, a man who literally flew halfway around the world for her. Other than writing, she loves reading, supporting fellow authors (especially self-published ones,) traveling, and photography. She’s also partial to a good whiskey every now and then.

How Did Satin Become an Author

I think the biggest reason I wanted to become a writer is because I was such an avid reader. As a kid, I always had my nose in a book. Classics, romance, adventure, fantasy, sci-fi, you name it, I read it. In fact, there was one summer my dad even grounded me from reading – that’s how much I liked to read.

Unfortunately, as I got older, I grew away from my goal of becoming a writer. I think that happens to a lot of us as we grow up. It didn’t seem like a viable career option. Instead, I did the “adult” thing; went to school, met a man, got married, started a career in finance, and worked my 9-5 office job.

Then, in the wee hours of my 36th birthday, I woke up and thought, “How the heck did I get here?” It felt like I was doing exactly opposite of what my strengths and interests were. I was filled with feelings of restlessness and felt the need to CHOOSE the direction my life was headed. Up until that point, I wondered if it had all just been a series of reactions.

I realized that I wanted to make a change. Let me tell you, that alone is a hard decision to make. It takes a LOT (a lot, a lot…) of courage to decide you want to change your situation. Especially if what you have isn’t wholly uncomfortable. If – actually – for the most part your life is fairly good. And yet, some part of you is still unsatisfied. Left wondering, “What if?” It’s like a little splinter that keeps catching you in your instep when you’re walking.

I’m lucky. My husband listened to what I was saying and has supported my efforts. Now, I have two books published, I've met some amazing people, I've learned an incredible amount about writing, publishing, and marketing, and I can honestly say that I've never been happier!

Even a bad day of writing feels like a good day to me.

A Look at What Satin Writes

She's chasing dreams.

Olivia, a cafĂ© owner and cook, never regretted forsaking her dreams to finish raising her sisters after the death of their parents. Now grown, they've moved out of the house, leaving Olivia free to pick up where she left off — if she can find the courage to start over.

He's hunting nightmares.

Mason is a Boston police detective recuperating from a tragic incident that left his partner dead. All he wants is to heal and get back to the job of hunting the killer down. The last thing on his mind is romance.

Finding love wasn't in either of their plans.
But as their relationship heats up, events begin to happen that make Olivia realize she’s drawn a far more sinister kind of attention. Suddenly, she finds herself fighting not only for her dreams, but for her very life.

Where to Find Satin in Cyberspace

So glad you stopped by. Be sure to come back daily for more great posts from the Romance GEMs authors!



  1. Yay!!! Another newbie to the group, like me!!! Welcome, welcome!!!

  2. Hey there, Satin!! Nice to see you here!

  3. Congrats on following your bliss. Too many people are afraid to take that step.

    1. Thank you, Kathleen. It's a very hard step to take, but I'm so glad that I did.

  4. WelcomeSatin! Nice to have you join us!

    1. Thank you for welcoming me to the group, Bonnie!

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  6. Hello, Satin. Delighted to have you join Romance Gems.

  7. Welcome, Satin, great to meet you! I'm a new Gem, too :) Love your story of how you came to writing. It sounds very similar to mine...minus a few ghosts, haha. Looking forward to learning more and enjoying your posts!


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