Most of us have something that sets us off, a trigger that brings the full-on cray-cray. Most writers I know talk about that moment of panic hitting them right after they hit ‘send’ on a submission. My first submission had me a bit anxious. By a bit, I mean I was sick to my stomach… Continue reading Moments of Crazy
On Saturday, the hubby took me to lunch at Panera then turned me loose in the Barnes & Noble to cash out a gift card he’d given me. Later that evening, I spent a blissful hour in the tub covered up to my neck in bubbles and clutching a Susan Elizabeth Phillips novel in my… Continue reading Gooooooal!
As a writer I pull from my life to influence the stories I put on paper. I’m not talking so much about how they think and feel, though that is a large part of writing characters, I’m talking about my mental health and the state of my life and my family. If my brain isn’t… Continue reading Inspirations
I saw a question posed on Twitter recently, “Who is your all-time favorite romance hero and why?” I’ve probably read tens of thousands of romances over the years, and fallen in love with just about every hero to some degree. That’s what readers are supposed to do, isn’t it, what we romance authors want to… Continue reading My Favorite Hero
Not long ago, my mother asked me why I didn’t just sit down and write a nice, juicy mystery. *sigh* Don’t get me wrong. My mom is proud of me. She has read and touted everything I’ve ever written. (Well, the ones she knows about… wink-wink) She has never uttered a harsh word about romance… Continue reading Why romance?
I recently read a rant on Twitter about how annoying it was when authors tweeted so-called writing rules—the things you should or shouldn’t do. It seems like there’s always an exception to every rule. Romance has its own unwritten rules. I remember several years ago when an author told me what I could and couldn’t… Continue reading Breaking the Rules
I’ve just gotten back from Ohio and my first ever convention. I’d been told Ellora’s Cave Romanticon was incredibly fun, but I still wasn’t prepared for just how much fun it was. I got a chance to meet people I’ve known for years online as real, in-the-flesh people, attended workshops that were as fun as… Continue reading Ellora’s Cave Romanticon 2012