Gwen Hayes


Gwen Hayes writes romance for adult and teen readers. You know...kissing books.

Gwen is represented by Deidre Knight of the Knight Agency.

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Totally Tubular: An 80s Time Travel Novel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,120. Language: English. Originally Published: September 7, 2011 by Gwen Hayes. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » Romantic Comedy
When sixteen-year-old Carrington Morris attends an 80s themed dance at her high school, she inadvertently travels back in time to 1986 and quickly latches on to the only person she "knows"--her 16-year-old mother, Heather. Forced to navigate a world with New Coke, an MTV that plays actual music videos, and a mother who takes her to keggers and tries to set her up with the future mayor, Carri...
Don't Stop Believing: The Librarian Checks Out the Lumberjack
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,840. Language: English. Originally Published: November 3, 2015 by Gwen Hayes. Categories: Fiction » Holiday, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
The Ogre from the Hill Simon Powell, the town recluse, only comes to town to deliver firewood and get supplies. Two days before Christmas, he sees the new librarian's car in a ditch and knows he can't leave him on the road, but it's too late to take him back to town. He'll have something he's never had in his cabin in the ten years that's he's lived there…company. The Book Nerd from the City...
His Runaway Campfire Princess
Series: Camp Firefly Falls, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,740. Language: English. Originally Published: May 26, 2017 by Gwen Hayes. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Collections & Anthologies, Fiction » Romance » Military, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
A Princess on the run… Just once, Princess Merriam would like to make her own choices, but independence is in short supply when your father, the king, is of the royal opinion that princesses are for looking pretty and being obedient. When she overhears him talking to her broody, sexy, and oh-so-aloof bodyguard about her future wedding, a surprise to her as she's not currently engaged to anyone...
So Over You
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,980. Language: English. Originally Published: April 25, 2010 by Gwen Hayes. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Layney Logan, girl reporter. That's all she's ever wanted to be. This year, her senior year, not only does she have to share the coveted Senior Editor position with her arch nemesis, Jimmy Foster, she also has to figure out how to keep the school paper alive. With the local paper closing and the school cutting Journalism from the budget, it's a long shot. Working side-by-side with Foster, the...
His Counterfeit Campfire Bride
Series: Camp Firefly Falls, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,500. Language: English. Originally Published: July 15, 2016 by Gwen Hayes. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Collections & Anthologies, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
Forget Netflix and chill…campfire and thrill. Meet Miguel Castillo and Seraphina Worth. Two advertising office enemies sent to a corporate retreat at a sleep-away summer camp to work out their differences. With strict orders to come back with whatever trophies and ribbons are awarded for best team or come back unemployed, they are stunned to find out their boss sent them the to wrong camp...
Le rythme de la romance: La structure de l’histoire dans la romance
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 11,750. Language: French. Originally Published: June 24, 2021 by Gwen Hayes. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Literacy » Composition & creative writing
Bonjour, moi c'est Gwen. J'écris des histoires d'amour. Je suis aussi une éditrice indépendante. Mes clients écrivent des histoires d'amour. Et devine ce que je lis pour le plaisir ? Des histoires d'amour. Mais je lis aussi beaucoup de manuels techniques à propos de l'écriture, de la structure des histoires, de la préparation d'un plan, de l'écriture sans plan, de la rédaction de dialogues...
Ours is Just a Little Sorrow
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,350. Language: English. Originally Published: September 28, 2012 by Gwen Hayes. Categories: Fiction » Holiday, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Gothic
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Violet Merriweather first sets eyes on Colonel Winston when he purchases her at auction from Witherspoon Academy, the orphanage where she'd been raised. Dutifully, as she was taught, Violet pushes away her fear of the monstrous, forbidding Thornfield Abbey, and throws herself into her work as governess to the colonel's youngest son. It's his elder sons, one a cordial scientist and one a...
Second Son of a Duke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,560. Language: English. Originally Published: April 23, 2010 by Gwen Hayes. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Romance » Regency
The Duke of Fenwick is a reprobate. Which is why it has always been up to Teddy Middleton, the second son, to run the estate and both their lives. But the Duke is full of surprises--the latest one a wedding. For Teddy. To the Duke's best friend's sister, Juliette. Finding herself in church for her own surprise wedding was unnerving, to be sure. But to avoiding scandal seemed to be the most...
Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels
Series: How to Write Kissing Books, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Originally Published: April 19, 2016 by Gwen Hayes. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books, Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Literacy » Style manuals
What makes a romance novel a romance? How do you write a kissing book? Writing a well-structured romance isn't the same as writing any other genre—something the popular novel and screenwriting guides don't address. The romance arc is made up of its own story beats, and the external plot and theme need to be braided to the romance arc—not the other way around. Told in conversational (and often...