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Orlando: An Odd Mix

April 18, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Beauty and the Beast, as apt a metaphor for Orlando as I can think of at the moment The first book in my new shapeshifter series is Buy Me Love, and it will be available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play Books and Kobo on May 11. On Easter... read more

Five Questions with Nancy Monsman

April 14, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This is the latest entry in my series of conversations with other authors, who join us to share about their creative process, their habits, their inspiration, and more. Our guest today is Nancy Monsman and our interview is a little bit different than I normally do, but I know you’ll enjoy it... read more

Word Count

April 7, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Note: This blog is a follow up to Size Matters and How Big Is Your Canvas? where I discuss in general terms imagining one’s story in terms of a painting. I can tell a writer is new to novel writing when I encounter a mismatch between the size of the story... read more

Cuba – Day Four

March 21, 2017 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

For our second daytrip we decided to go to the closest fancy beach, Varadero, a little more than two hours east of Havana. To the north of the peninsula is the Gulf of Mexico. To the south is the Bahia de Cardenas. The peninsula is so narrow that, at some... read more

Repost: On the Term ‘Bodice Ripper’

March 15, 2017 2:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This post originally appeared on my Goodreads page in 2014. On May 2, 2014, the New York Times reported the sale of Harlequin Enterprises to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. The NYT reporter opened his piece by writing that when the acquisition was announced, “cheap jokes inevitably started to fly. It... read more

On First-Person Narration

March 3, 2017 7:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I originally published this article on my Goodreads page (come follow me!), but I realized I have not talked about all the misconceptions surrounding the romance genre here, so I’m reposting this blog for you all to read today. It is a truism that many first novels are written in the first... read more

Repost: Romance Subgenres

February 17, 2017 2:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s still Valentine’s Day week! So I thought it would be fun to share my overview of all the different types of romance novels. Look out for a couple updates to contributions I have made to these categories since I first wrote this post.  My quest as a romance writer... read more