I love writing books in series. I love seeing characters reappear in other stories. I love that characters who may not play a huge role in one book get to shine in their own. I love being able to have a series story thread that links books together. I love creating as many connections as […]
Author newsletters – welcome gifts and more!
I hope you’re having a lovely August so far! One thing I’ve been thinking about lately is my reader newsletter, and how I can make it offer better value for my subscribers. I’d love to hear from you about what you like best in author newsletters. Many authors offer readers a welcome gift ebook – […]
Multi-author series – love ’em or loathe ’em?
Happy July! I hope yours has been a good one, whether sweltering in summer or wrapping-up-warm in winter. Or somewhere in the middle like England, where the weather doesn’t seem able to make its mind up about the season! I realized recently that all my new books this year will be in multi-author series. Oops! […]
Bodyguards and scientists and cowboys? Oh my!
Heroes! Gotta love them, and we can’t have romances without them! I recently asked my review team who their favorite character was out of all my books, and all the replies so far mentioned heroes. I didn’t expect that, but maybe I should have done! We all love our book boyfriends! There are so many […]
Love sees with the heart
In reader groups, I’ve seen many readers complain that there are very few romances with less-than-model-perfect heroes and heroines. I’ve written a romance with a plus-sized heroine (Teapots & Tiaras), a highly unconventional heroine with a stuffy upper-class hero (Least Expected), an eighty-something heroine (Innamorata), and a couple of stories where the heroine needs a […]
If music be the food of love?
Okay, I promise those of you who know the quote, I’m not going to misquote Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night! When Duke Orsino says If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die, he wants so much music played he gets sick of […]
Ask an author (almost) anything!
If you’ve ever wanted to ask me a question about writing, my books, publishing, almost anything, here’s your chance! Okay, I confess. The weeks since my last post here seems to have disappeared sooooo fast, I actually had no idea what to post about this time! Well, I DID get an idea, thought “Oh, great, […]
Gemstone or pebble?
About this time of year, many of us are thinking how we haven’t done so well with what we hoped or intended for the shiny new year! I didn’t make New Year’s Resolutions, but I did set some intentions. God also gave me a word for the year. This year’s is “discipline”. LOL, I’ve flunked […]
Help an author – download their free ebook!
Free ebooks. Like them, or loathe them? Readers mostly seem to love them. As a reader, I do! Free books can feel like a gift from an author you know and enjoy, and a low risk way to discover new-to-you authors or start reading a new series. And for an author, there can be surprising […]
Christmas Gifts and Seasonal Blessings!
We’re now well and truly into Advent, a wonderful season of anticipation. And of shopping, too! I love buying Christmas gifts, though it’s not always easy choosing just the right thing (hopefully!) for the people I love. Almost all my presents are now purchased, just wrapping and posting to do. Phew! Still all the Christmas […]
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