Stephanie Hurt – Romance Author

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Day 13 of the Romancing September Across The World Blog Tour




Welcome to Day 13 of the Romancing September Across The World Blog Tour. The question I put out to all of these authors was “What challenges do you face in writing romance in today’s society?”

Don’t forget to go over to Rosie Amber’s page and check out her page too. I’ll put the link at the bottom of this post.

Today my guest author is Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie and I want to thank her for blogging with me today. Here is a little about Kristy and her book Jaded.

What Challenges do you face writing romance in today’s society?


I consider my Young Adult novel, Jaded, as more of a thriller but there’s definitely a romance component included. I think one of the toughest things about writing YA is having friends and families not take the genre seriously. I can’t thank my blogging friends enough because that’s where I receive most of my support!



About Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie
I work full time as a middle school counselor but when I’m not working, I’m blogging, ( writing, reading, or traveling. I’ve written a short story collection and a YA thriller/romance JADED. I’m working on the sequel now.
Favorite Books
The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green…
Favorite Quote
“One step taken in the right direction, goes farther than any amount of agonized back- looking.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
Favorite Genre





After sixteen-year-old Jade discovers her late grandmother was poisoned, she’s devastated yet determined to find the killer commune member and their motive.
With help from her mysterious friend Tyrian, and Peaches, the commune leader’s sweet daughter; Jade unearths dark secrets that involve her mother’s affair, her maternal grandparent’s abandonment, and a plethora of murders. To make matters worse, someone is hell bent on ending Jade’s mission for the truth.
Jade can’t continue conforming to an evil society and yet she fears the Outside is just as corrupt. If she resolves to flee and is caught, the punishment is banishment to the slave cabins… and blinding.


Go over to and check out Kristy.

Here’s a link to Rosie’s side of the day:

Author: stephaniehurt

Stephanie Payne Hurt has been writing stories since she was a teenager, but only started publishing her work in 2012, 30 years later. The romance genre drew her in at an early age. Since 2012 she's published over 50 Romance novels/novellas. Stephanie is a busy lady. She's a Children's Minister, Accountant, wife and mother along with a blogger and writer, along with starting a publishing service called Horseshoe Publishing alongside her publisher. It's been an exciting ride and she looks forward to what the future holds for her writing. Currently she writes romance ranging from Christian, Contemporary, Suspense and Cowboy. Her work is available at many online retailers, on her website and in a bookstore in Zebulon, Georgia near her home. Come by and visit her at and subscribe to get updates and release dates, also her monthly newsletter! Don't forget to join her Street Team for all the new updates and to get free chapters of upcoming books and lots of other prizes.

2 thoughts on “Day 13 of the Romancing September Across The World Blog Tour

  1. If you’ve never been over to Swoon reads, do go and show some support for Kristy readers, thanks

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