Do We Publish Romance Books?

Evan Swensen
2 min readMar 7, 2023

The short answer is yes; we publish romance books. For the longer answer, let me tell you about the books of Marianne Schlegelmilch. She lives in the seaside Alaska town of Homer, on Kachemak Bay. (Kachemak Bay has been called one of the most beautiful vistas in the world. People come from all over to take pictures of it.)

Homer has an international reputation as not only a great place to fish for halibut but also as a place that attracts artists and writers. So maybe it’s something in the air, and that certainly seems true for Marianne.

Marianne watches moose in her yard eat her trees from the top down, and snowshoe rabbits eat trees from the bottom up. She loves Alaska and everything in it, and when there was a need to raise funds for the Blood Bank, someone said she should write a children’s book to sell for that endeavor. And by golly, she did.

Her first book, Solo Flite, is the fictional story of a little lost puppy found by Joe Redington Sr., the founder of the Iditarod Race. So, naturally, the young dog goes on to learn all there is to know about the Iditarod — and life.

Solo Flite did so well that Marianne was able to donate a portion of the monies raised to Vi Redington, Joe’s widow, to help Vi on her way to creating a museum about dog mushing and her husband’s work.

This genuine part of the story about that picture book is pretty darn romantic, even for us tough Alaskans, but Marianne went on to write many more books.

She’s published five adult mystery-romance in the Feather series, which begins with Feather from a Stranger. All of Marianne’s books, including Lavender White Arctic Blue, are available on Amazon everywhere good books are sold. All of Marianne’s adult books are also available as romance eBooks <>.

If you’ve written a book, if you’re writing a book, if you’re thinking about writing a book, or if you know someone who is writing a book, kindly download your free copy of Bringing Your Book to Market: <>. It describes the publishing process and how you could become a published author like Marianne Schlegelmilch.



Evan Swensen

Book publisher, editor, author, Author Masterminds charter member, founder of Readers and Writers Book Club, and bush pilot.