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Heart of the West Street Team   divider graphic   Current Blog Entry: The Vicarious Life of a Writer

Fall is definitely here!

Fall in MichignaA photo from our anniversary trip Out West in August 2015.        I call this The Lost Summer, because I spent most of it sitting at the kitchen table writing, or traveling to give talks and sign books! My grandsons are already heading back to school and I didn’t do much with them this summer because I had my nose in my computer -- one Sunday I wrote for 18 hours straight! When I get deep into a book it just takes over everything in my life. But LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE is now finished, I'm back from the trip my husband and I took Out West to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and "decompress," and I can now sit back and take a deep breath -- before working on my next book! (Yes, I'll soon be starting all over again with "page one" - "chapter one." Oh, my.)

       Cooler weather and pro football are here at last, and I'm loving both! Looking forward to the beautiful colors here in Michigan when the trees turn to gold and orange and red, and to our Coloma Lioness fashion show coming the second Saturday of November at Vineland Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. The Lioness Club is a charity organization and our fashion show is our biggest fund raiser! (You can see a photo of me modeling an outfit at last year's fashion show on my About me page, and more information about the fashion show on my Personal Appearances page). Then will come the holidays, one of my favorite times of the year.

       Through all of this I will be writing, writing, writing! With OUTLAW HEARTS and DO NOT FORSAKE ME both going into a second printing less than two months after DO NOT FORSAKE ME's release, big news will be coming soon about even more "Jake" books, as well as a new Indian romance. I have proposals for several brand- new books under consideration by my publisher at the moment, and I know you are keeping your fingers crossed as much as I am! In fact, my mind is already buzzing with the plot for Outlaw Hearts Series Book #4 - something stunning will happen in that one that will blow your minds! It will be a real shocker - And again it involves Jake's past. Meanwhile, "Jake #3" LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE is coming September 2016, and I'll post the new cover sometime early next year. I sure wish I could convince Sourcebooks to print that one sooner, but they have a production schedule for all of their books and not just mine!

       I've discovered something really interesting about myself. Since spending the last two years working on my “outlaw” stories about Jake Harkner, I find myself “feeling” his persona in me … and here’s the weird part … I find I am carrying myself with a little more of an authoritative attitude. I realized recently that’s partly because I “feel” Jake inside of me and he’s got that “don’t mess with me” air about him. I have become more outspoken and more confident and, truth be told, I would love to be just like Jake Harkner! I think, If you take a closer look at the books all of us write, you will see one tiny truth in all of them – that the author aspires to be like her hero or heroine. I think we can always get a tiny insight into the mind and heart and personality of the author when we read his or her books. (More on The Vicarious Life of a Writer.)

       I've recently been informed about a new distributor for my ebooks called All Romance e-Books LLC. I'll have direct ordering links on my E-book List page for all of my books they have available!

Thunder on the Plains mass market paperback reissue, Oct. 2015Wildest Dreams mass market paperback reissue, January 2016       While you wait for LOVE'S SWEET REVENGE, two of my older titles will be showing up soon on store shelves. WILDEST DREAMS and THUNDER ON THE PLAINS, which were reissued by Sourcebooks Casablanca three years ago in trade paperback, will be reissued YET AGAIN in mass market paperback, with brand new, more dramatic covers. THUNDER ON THE PLAINS hit the shelves on 6 October 2015 and WILDEST DREAMS is scheduled for 5 January 2016. Both are now available for order/ pre-order. (If you are new to my writing, you can read more about these books on my Sourcebooks Casablanca page.)

       Recently, Kay Quintin of Fresh Fiction posted a great review of THUNDER ON THE PLAINS: "I started reading this wonderful book by Rosanne Bittner with no intention of doing it all in one sitting, but that's exactly what happened. I was so spellbound with the excitement and tragedy dealt to both these young people searching for real love, that I couldn't put it down. The tragedy of the Wild West and Indians molds Colt Travis into a man desperate for love, and provides a stimulating and terrific read. Sunny Landers is a strong, warm-hearted woman intent to lead, and one you can't help but fall in love with. THUNDER ON THE PLAINS was truly an inspiring and romantic tale that will take you on a wild and beautiful adventure like no other." (Read entire review here!)

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       AND... there are plenty more of my older titles coming soon! I've sold thirteen more to Diversion Books, to be reissued with new covers and available for print-on-demand and as e-books. (Diversion has already reissued many of my other older titles. You can read more about these books on my brand-new Diversion Books page!) For all of you new to my writing, you will soon be able to get the following books; keep checking back for publication dates. All my stories involve real American history. I thought you might be interested in seeing the original publisher and publication date, as well as the theme involved in each title. It just struck me that many of these books, which are still in demand today, are older than some of my readers!

  • IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAINS, Bantam, 7/91; love story about the founding of Denver

  • TENDER BETRAYAL, Bantam, 10/93; Civil War North/ South love story

  • THE FOREVER TREE, Bantam, 3/95; High-born Spanish woman and a logger from New Eng.

  • TAME THE WILD WIND, Bantam, 10/96; Female owner of a stage station/ Native American

  • LAWLESS LOVE ; Zebra, 11/85; Outlaw/ Nun

  • RAPTURE'S GOLD , Zebra, 9/86; Female gold miner/ guide

  • HEART'S SURRENDER , Zebra, 2/88; Cherokee hero

  • SWEET MOUNTAIN MAGIC, Zebra, 3/90; Mountain Man/ pioneer woman

  • COMANCHE SUNSET, Zebra, 11/91; Comanche hero

  • CARESS, Zebra, 7/92; Kansas/Missouri border wars

  • SHAMELESS, Zebra, 2/93; Female Mexican horse thief/ American soldier

  • UNFORGETTABLE, Zebra, 1/94; Orphaned female/ soldier

  • LOVE'S BOUNTY, Zebra, 3/2000; Bounty Hunter/ female who hires him

The 2015 reissue of OUTLAW HEARTSNEW for 2015: DO NOT FORSAKE ME, the epic sequel to OUTLAW HEARTS       Meanwhile -- the reviews coming in on OUTLAW HEARTS and DO NOT FORSAKE ME are the best reviews for my books that I have ever received! I am so happy that my readers love these as much as I do! You can read some of those reviews here. And a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has left/ is leaving such great messages to prospective readers -- and to me -- on! Those reviews mean so much to me! Click here to read them all.

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       Remember, I can now "Authorgraph" my e-books -- which means I can send you personalized digital inscriptions for any of my books offered in e-reader format! Click here for details and available e-books. You can include a message to me to receive a personalized inscription that you can view in your favorite reading apps and devices -- including a printable pdf that you can glue inside your printed book!

       And if you want a print book autographed for yourself or before you “gift” it, just e-mail me privately at for mailing information, and I will pay the postage to send the signed books back to you!

Rosanne Bittner and other book seller sites encourage readers to leave comments. If you loved my books -- let people know via the Reviews section of, Barnes &, and any others you can think of! Your review might be the one that convinces a new reader to buy a Bittner book!

       By the way, if you can't make it to one of my personal appearances, and would like a print book signed, I'll autograph a label for you to stick in your book! Please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (or a self-addressed envelope and an international reply coupon if you live outside the United States) to: P. O. Box 1044, Coloma, MI 49038 and I'll get a signed label right back to you.

        I still have several extra copies of some OLDER BOOKS that are no longer available! Many of these books have been previously read, but some are brand-new. You can order these older titles, as well as my recently reissued books, directly from me and I will sign them for you -- or for a friend who loves a good read.

       I also have available THE TOUCH OF LOVE, a 46-page short story/ novella about Robert Kingsley, the half-Indian boy raised by Rising Eagle of my Mystic Indian trilogy, which was previously only available by download from In action, it falls between MYSTIC VISIONS and MYSTIC WARRIORS (Books 2 & 3).

       Please Email me if you're looking for a specific book, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to me at P. O. Box 1044, Coloma, MI 49038 for a newsletter that lists books I have available.

       Many thanks for your continuing e-mails and notes. They have certainly brightened my inbox. So many of you are telling me which of my books you have read and loved, and why they are your favorites -- and are looking forward to reading a new Rosanne Bittner book. I have been sharing your messages with my agent, as well as all of my readers via my Guestbook page!


Rosanne with her replica Colt .45

A Colt .45, much like the gun my heroes use - and my own .30-.30 rifle. The Colt is surprisingly heavy and requires a strong hand and arm to draw, cock and fire in one swift movement. That would take a LOT of practice!

Because of the large number of requests I receive for full lists of my books, the Books In Print section of this website is frequently updated to reflect my latest releases, as well as listing all of my past works. I have also added a My Books Now Available in E-Reader Formats page with ordering links for all e-reader formats. You can also use the "Search" link below to find new, used, and Kindle versions of my books on! Associate





WHAT'S NEW???  divider graphic  FAQ  divider graphic  Personal Appearances

Series:  Blue Hawk   divider graphic   Savage Destiny  divider graphic  Mystic Indian  divider graphic   Wilderness Series  divider graphic  Inspirationals

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