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Location is an extremely important part of writing a successful story. For me,
if a book takes place in a state, city, or part of the world I’m interested in,
I’m more likely to buy the book.
New Orleans happens to be one of those cities I not only love to visit—I love to
write about it, as well. It’s also one of those cities that, if you do decide to Read More...
I guess I am the classic example of the woman who couldn’t decide what she
wanted to do when she grew up. Well, I did settle on “writer.” But I started
off with newspaper articles, then slopped into novels with a kids’
science-fiction book for Scholastic.
Since I’d read mostly science fiction and mystery, I didn’t even know the
romance genre existed. But when a friend asked me if I wanted Read More...
The 5th book in my Ghost of Granny Apples series, GHOST IN THE
GUACAMOLE, is about to be released. Wow! The fifth! And that doesn’t count
the two Granny Apples e-book novellas that are already out: THE SILENT
GHOST and Read More...
In my new romantic suspense HOUR OF NEED, Major Grant Barrett returns home from
Afghanistan after the murders of his brother and sister-in-law to find that his
infant niece and young nephew have been placed in foster care. Grant is thrust
into parenting with no preparation for the role. Thankfully, he has a sexy
neighbor and her family to help him Read More...
Writing about women, their relationships with each other, with the other women
in their families, and the growth they experience through it all inspires me.
Relationships are complicated, and when they’re authentic… and when they’re
strained, I find them really interesting. I just love the relationships women
have with each other.
I love the idea of women’s organizations, too. The Red Hat Society, for example.
Their motto is:
fun, friendship Read More...
When a ballplayer retires, that’s the time to make a final review of his stats,
adding up his career runs, his strikeouts, his RBI’s and analyzing his more
controversial plays. So that’s what I find myself doing with my old friend
Adrian Monk. After 125 episodes, and nineteen novels, it looks like the man’s
fabled career is coming to an end. After this last novel, there will be no more
Mr Read More...
All an author’s books are her babies, and we love each one. Realistically, not
all of our babies are created equal. Some are brilliant and beautiful, but some
need braces. On the surface, a few seem like something only a mother could love,
but even those are wonderful in their own ways.
Until recently, I’d wanted to get into indie publishing, but I was kept busy by
various publishers. When I wrote Read More...
My Regency series: The
Scandalous Seasons series and The Heart
of a Duke series.
My Latest Release: MORE THAN A
DUKE just debuted January 3rd, 2015 and it is the latest Read More...
This past August the most amazing thing happened in my life. My son and his wife
were blessed with twin boys. There is truly no feeling in the world that
compares to gazing upon your grandchild. Still in his scrubs, my son Scott
brought us into the nursery. I took the top photo when the twins were less than
an hour old.
Although every romance novel naturally focuses on the relationship between the
hero and heroine, any writer worth her salt will spend quite a bit of time on
the secondary characters, too. In HOW TO PLAN A
WEDDING FOR A ROYAL SPY, my new Renegade
Royals historical romance, I experimented Read More...
Rugby (Or Rugby Union) is a contact team game originating from England in the
early 19th century. It is played by two teams of fifteen players, using an oval
shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goal posts at
Okay…that’s the factual (and boring) description. Ladies, imagine thirty,
well-built, muscular men in sports kit (no armor) on a muddy field with some
wrestling thrown Read More...
Thanks for having me at Fresh Fiction! In my latest release, SOME LIKE IT
SIZZLING, the heroine Jenna has been hit by a string of bad luck. Really bad
luck! She's been left nearly penniless and will do almost anything to get back
on her feet - including selling all her designer clothes and working as a
process server (just to name a Read More...
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