Friday, June 4, 2010

Brenda Whiteside - Romance Author

Sleeping with the Lights On

By Brenda Whiteside

The Wild Rose Press

Sandra Holiday thinks she’s met the man to end her years of less than perfect choices; choices that not only derailed her travel-related career plans but also left her single and broke.

Carson Holiday, a Las Vegas country crooner with swoon-inducing good looks, spent his adult life pursuing a recording contract and love, never holding on to either. After eighteen years, he drops back into Sandra’s life, reigniting an attraction he can’t deny.

When Carson reappears, Sandra must choose again. Only this time, nothing’s as it seems. A secret admirer, a redheaded stalker, and an eccentric millionaire throw her on a dangerous path, with Carson her only truth.

As life confronts her with yet another turning point, will her decisions find her eternally sleeping with the lights on – or will she finally discover a way to turn them off?

Brenda has been writing all of her life in one way or another from the captions on her childish artwork to teenage psychedelic scrolls to her current novel.

After publishing several short stories, she turned to writing novels. Regardless of the length of her story, the characters drive her forward, taking her on their journey of discovery and love.

Her life is blessed with three creative soul mates. Her son, a singer/song writer lives in a far off western town in the pines. In Minnesota, a nature wonderland that captured her heart seventeen years ago, she shares a home with her husband, an excellent photographer, and their dog Rusty, who creates joy (and is the smartest dog in the world).

Brenda is available to talk with book groups who have read her book. Contact her on her web site for information.

LAUNCH DATE for Sleeping With The Lights On is May 21, 2010

The Wild Rose Press

Join Brenda on FaceBook at

June 10, 2010 Book Launch Party
at the w7 Collective in St. Paul, MN

June 11 and 12, 2010
at the w7 Collective in St. Paul, MN

June 25, 2010 at the
Festival of Authors and Artists
Sister Wolf Book Store in Dorset, MN

Romance Writers of America (RWA)
Midwest Fictions Writers (MFW)
St. Minnesomeplace In Paradise

Sleeping with the Lights On will be available from The Wild Rose Press,, and other on line sources in both e-book and print editions.


  1. Sounds like a great read! Congratulations on the release!!

  2. Thank you Susan. And thanks for popping in!

  3. Hi Brenda,
    You obviously live in a beautiful place. Best of luck with your release, sounds like a great read.

  4. I have been reading excerpts from this book and will have to get it.


  5. Margaret, yes I think MN is quite beautiful. Love the change of seasons and all the water.

    Loretta, thanks. I hope you enjoy it!

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