For the last few months every Wednesday night I’ve been meeting with other writing friends at a nearby Panera Bread to…write. Fellow members of Washington Romance Writers have met at a restaurant on Tuesday nights to write, but the restaurant was a little too far to be practical for me. Then Monica Epstein, one of … Continue reading Wednesday Night Writes
Harlequin authors don’t always know in advance when their books are released in foreign markets. For some of us this is frustratingly irritating, but, me? I love the surprise. The foreign editions mostly just show up in the mail. A package appears and it is like Christmas. Last week I received a double surprise. This … Continue reading Surprise! A French Edition and a Manga!
I finished my last book and am on a little hiatus before starting another. I have a little bit of time to think about this. At this point I am completely open to my next story. Should it be a series? I like doing series. In fact, I have already outlined a possible series, a … Continue reading What Shall I Do Next?
I love Pinterest. Trouble is, I can get lost in it and spend way too much time gazing at Regency art, Regency fashions, and any photos from England. I even use Pinterest to find and collect recipes. Here’s the list of my Boards. I have a new way of using Pinterest, too. I make a … Continue reading Pinterest!
First, I received my latest book cover for Bound By One Scandalous Night, Book 2 in the Scandalous Summerfields series, or, as I call it, Edmund’s story. Then – zoom! – my fabulous Waxcreative Web people put up the new book information and added a new contest. All the while I’m hard at work finishing … Continue reading What A Week!
Step 3 in the writing of a book is doing editor’s revisions and that’s what I’ve been doing this week. I look like this…. Well, maybe not precisely like that. I’ll be back again next week!
Do you ever wonder how authors pick the settings for their books? I can’t speak for others, but I have a system…sorta. I’m currently working on Book 2 of The Scandalous Summerfields series–Edmund’s story (Bound By One Scandalous Night)–and I needed to send my characters away from London. That was all I knew about it. … Continue reading Location Location Location
I love New York City! And when the Romance Writers of America have their conference in the Big Apple, nothing could be better. My friend, Lisa Dyson, drove Karen Anders/Zoe Dawson, Julie Halperson and me from Virginia straight to the hotel on Times Square. What a treat it was not to have to use a … Continue reading Romance (Writing) in Times Square
We are in the throes of house renovation–not a huge remodel, but what originally seemed like a small scale project: Expanding our hardwood floors to the living room, dining room, stairs and upstairs hall; Removal of the wall between the kitchen and dining room. It strikes me that the project is a lot like writing … Continue reading This Old House
Today I’m off to Washington Romance Writers Spring Retreat in Westminster, Maryland. This is one of the highlights of my year, a chance to get together with writing friends and talk writing all day Friday, Saturday and half of Sunday. I’ll be participating in the Pre-Retreat Multi-Author book signing. This is the first year we … Continue reading Retreat 2015!