So nervous!

So nervous!

Why is it that even after writing and publishing fifteen books, I still get nervous butterflies in my stomach when someone tells me that they’re reading one of my books? Will they like it? Will they connect with the characters? Will they close the book after a few chapters and not have the desire to […]

The Kernel Idea

The Kernel Idea

Can you tell us where you got the idea for you last book? How many times have you heard this or some variation on it? And why can’t the answer be “No, I’m sorry, I really have absolutely no idea where that idea came from”? Sometimes I’ve actually given a lame variation on that saying […]

Will the editing ever be done?

Will the editing ever be done?

I’m editing my book, A Rake’s Reward—for perhaps the… well, I don’t even know how many times I’ve edited this book. And not only me, but I’ve had a professional editor read it through twice, three beta readers have had at it and two other proofreaders as well. That’s seven times this book has been […]

Vacation? Ha!

Vacation? Ha!

Do you even know how to take a vacation? Those were the words out of my daughter’s mouth when my husband and I told her that we were going to take a vacation this week. We returned to the U.S. (from Belgium where we’re living now) with the girl to take her back to college. […]

A Perfect Match

A Perfect Match

As a romance writer I’m always thinking about who might fall in love with whom. I’m essentially a matchmaker for the fictional people who live in my head. If I get a new occupant, I immediately have to find a match for them, the question is, what makes two people a good match? My daughter […]