She's been called a mother, a lawyer and the "Queen of Erotic Romance."
It's an exciting time, a fertile time for new writers, and a time of opportunity for established romance writers like Burbank's Cheryl Holt. Today, romance writers, as all authors, are reinventing themselves in a new Web-publishing world that swaps print and ink for ones and zeros.
This month, she begins the release of three sizzling stories, a trilogy that will play out across the summer. They are her 33rd, 34th and 35th books, and she's not stopping there.
"If you're going to write (for a living), you've got to write all the time," Holt said.
In 2011, Holt made the leap to online publishing and last December her novel "Sweet Surrender" became her first Amazon bestseller. By hiring someone to handle the complex upload requirements and someone else to design a hallmark romance cover (with the requisite half-naked chiseled torso), Holt's investment meant the profits go directly to her.