Wisdom gathered over time helps us put events in perspective, and accept whatever life dishes out.
There are dozen of reasons to read romance novels. Maybe hundreds. Entertainment value, for one. Spicy love scenes, for another. They also show what a good relationship looks like, and tell us what we should demand of our lives and our partners. They teach us we need to love ourselves before we can love others, […]
I’m in “Cowboy Trouble” again! I’m spending a lot of time with Luke and Libby and the crazy characters who populate my first book, which will be re-released next year. My publisher has kindly allowed me to go through the manuscript and fix all the bugaboos lurking in the text. It’s an author’s dream to […]
Friends, publishing pros, and fellow writers are the best parts of being an author!
“How to Handle a Cowboy” made Booklist’s 2017 “101 Best Romances of the Decade!”
When I write fiction, I’m not the only one telling the story. I write in partnership with every reader, who interprets my words and brings them to vivid life in her mind.
I found this at a thrift shop yesterday. Cowboy romance, circa 1960, in beautiful condition. I was so excited! I have no idea if it’s worth anything, but it’s a treasure for me – a great little piece of romance history. The central conflict seems a little wishy-washy by today’s standards – “My name is […]
There’s no better way to learn the craft of writing than by reading good books.
Cowboys vs. Tycoons: who wins?
Romance, mystery, and Western – Cowboy Trouble is all three. Here’s why…
Here’s a major event with hundreds of chances to win novels of all types. Barbara Vey of Publishers Weekly is celebrating 3 years with her Beyond Her Book blog with virtual parties all week. Today, Saturday, is the big Romance Blowout. Sourcebooks Casablanca authors have assisted in the party for the second year now with […]
Today, the romance blogosphere is abuzz with news of the launch of Harlequin Horizons, a vanity/subsidy press created by a cooperative venture between vanity press Author Solutions and Harlequin Enterprises. The news has spewed the self-publishing vs. traditional publishing debate all over the romance-themed websites and comment boards. Within the romance community, Harlequin is a […]
We went to see The Proposal tonight, with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. I’m a sucker for romantic comedies, so I was excited to see it. The comedy part was great, but I felt like there was something missing in the romance. When the characters finally came together, it somehow didn’t seem believable. What was missing […]
People are people, and let’s face it: a lot more of us are looking for love than are looking for the meaning of life.
My friend Laura claimes she doesn’t have the writing gene, but she definitely has the plotting gene.