Stephanie Queen aka Glam Romance Writer

Due to a snafu, my Guest Star on Wednesday was delayed until today. So please welcome Stephanie Queen who lives the glamorous life of a romance writer by day. By night, she, well, she sleeps.

You can find Stephanie on Facebook. On Twitter, she's @StephanieQueen.

When not wasting time on Google, I mean doing valuable research, I write romantic comedy mystery novels, like my latest release, The Throwbacks.

Here's Stephanie Queen

More Glamour from the Life of a Romance Writer By Stephanie Queen

No, this isn’t about Fabio or lounging on a pink velvet divan. It’s all about the attitude. Okay, and a little about the look.

In fact, to find out about the look, I did a scientific, almost unglamorous study on Google Pics. I looked at hundreds of pictures all about glamour and turned up some interesting tidbits on what it takes. I won’t say you don’t have to be a romance writer, but you do have to be a fan of romance to carry it off. (Yes, this is what I do all day when I’m supposed to be writing romance novels.)

Note: All glamorous people according to my Google Pics study are female. And they are all very, very romantically inclined.

The Five Main Ingredients of Glamour

According to my study, these are the 5 main ingredients for glamour.


This was the number one thing. The color pink. Make anything pink and it’s automatically glamorous. I’m going to buy my pink toilet paper later.


It doesn’t have to be diamonds, it just needs to sparkle. The more the better. Glitter on anything. Once again, the toilet paper…oh. Maybe not. Ouch.

High Heels, Short Skirt, Long Legs

I’ve got the high heels and short skirt down. They’re pink and/or glittery. But I may need to rely on illusion for the long legs. Or maybe distraction will work?

Red Pouty Lips

Very tricky to do and avoid looking like a clown. But maybe that’s just me. Either way, a good distraction away from the not-so-long legs.


Lots of it! Either long and flowing, or curled and bouncing . It must be covering large portions of your face. Good, maybe I can have my hair covering up my clown lips.

Here is an illustration of the Glamour Look. Note that Kitty is Pink and Female. She could use more glitter, though.

Joan Says:

Although your Kitty Graphic doesn't have high heels, a short skirt, and pouty lips, she definitely has long flowing hair and long legs!

Takeaway Truth

Thanks, Stephanie, for this explanation of glamour--just in time for New Year's Eve. Now where did I put those packets of fake jewels from Hobby Lobby?


  1. I'd love to hear what you all are wearing for a glalm New Years Eve.
    Stephanie Queen

  2. I think you can add to the illusion of long legs by putting shimmer or a highlight color on your shinbones. Maybe shimmer is best. Will add to the glam.

  3. Thanks for the laugh, Stephanie!

    Glitter + Toilet Paper = a good belly laugh! It made me think of a joke I read a while back about a woman who was going to the gynecologist and "decorating" herself down there without realizing it (thanks to her young daughter). Too funny!

    I know nothing about glam (well, I do now - thanks to you :) ) -- but I'm a t-shirt & jeans kinda gal, hair in ponytail and no makeup. (That's when I actually get out of my PJs - ha! :) )

    Have a wonderful New Year, Joan & Stephanie!! & Again, thanks for sharing!!

    May God bless,
    Trisha Wilson

  4. I like the glam kitty look!!!

  5. Shimmer on my shins! What an idea! Thanks, Jamie. I wonder if it comes in pink...

    Stephanie Queen

  6. I mean--thanks, Roxy!
    Glad you like the glalm kitty, Jamie!

    Trish, are you sure that toilet paper + gynecologist was a joke...I may know someone who had that happen....not moi!

  7. I like the kitty! I also have a pair of red wax lips from Halloween. They're smiling not exactly pouting. Do you think they'll work?

    I downloaded my copy of your book and can't wait to read it.

  8. Roxy Boroughs...

    Shimmer on my shin bones? I'm doing good if I have time to put blusher on my cheekbones. *LOL*

    Thanks for visiting and commenting.

    Happy New Year!

  9. Trisha Wilson ...

    Glam or sans glam--have a Happy New Year!

  10. Jamie K. Schmidt...

    I like the Glam Kitty too. A Glam Poodle would be too precious!

    Happy New Year!

  11. Linda Andrews ...

    Red wax lips? I used to love those when I was a kid.

    Happy New Year!

  12. Stephanie Queen ...

    Thanks so much for Guest Starring on SlingWords, Stephanie!

    Have a wonderfully Happy New Year!