Random Musings: Diversity, Politics, Love, and Romance Novels

Random Musings: Diversity, Politics, Love, and Romance Novels

May. 2, 2019 by

Washington DC Sits at the Intersection of Diversity, Politics, Love, and Everything Great About Romance Novels A couple weeks ago, I took a trip to Washington DC with my best girlfriend. Neither of us had been there since we were

Random Musings: Women’s Fiction and Men’s Fiction

Random Musings: Women’s Fiction and Men’s Fiction

Mar. 18, 2019 by

Why Do We Need a Separate Category for Women’s Fiction, but Not Men’s Fiction? I’m always fascinated by the responses of my male friends when they read my books. Yes, I write romance, which is typically considered a sub-genre of

Random Musings: Writing Quality VS Quantity

Random Musings: Writing Quality VS Quantity

Jan. 30, 2019 by

Why Great Writing Matters—Even in Romance Novels I was an avid reader long before I became a writer. As a kid growing up in a volatile household, books were my escape. A great book was one I could read over

In Deep Wins Best Erotic Romance

In Deep Wins Best Erotic Romance

Dec. 21, 2018 by

In Deep Is Now an Award-Winning Novella! I am super excited to announce that In Deep, my second Emerald Mountain novella, has won BEST EROTIC ROMANCE in the 2018 NN Light Annual Book Awards! SQUEEEEEEEE!!! This year, the team at

Random Musings: The Rise of the Beta Male

Random Musings: The Rise of the Beta Male

Nov. 12, 2018 by

Beta Male Characters are Popping Up in Movies, on TV, and in Romance Novels Just the other day I read another article discussing the many virtues of the young actor, Timothée Chalamet, as a new age, sensitive guy. He wears

Preorder the Emerald Mountain Boxed Set Today

Preorder the Emerald Mountain Boxed Set Today

Oct. 9, 2018 by

The Emerald Mountain Digital Novella Boxed Set is Officially Available for Preorder on Amazon! I am super excited to announce my first ever digital boxed set is coming out November 7th, and you can preorder yours right now on Amazon.

Random Musings: Character-Driven Stories

Random Musings: Character-Driven Stories

Aug. 30, 2018 by

Why I Love Reading and Writing Character-Driven Stories I read pretty much every genre under the sun, but regardless of genre, I love character-driven stories the most. Something about getting a behind-the-scenes look at people’s internal struggles and issues, and

Random Musings: Romance Authors as Writing Robots

Random Musings: Romance Authors as Writing Robots

Jun. 28, 2018 by

How Many Books Should a Romance Author Publish Every Year? According to most research, the average reader goes through a book or two a month. Authors of most styles of fiction publish a book every year or two. A few,

Never You Playlist

Never You Playlist

Mar. 5, 2018 by

Never You Playlist – Songs In Order of Appearance Never You, book #3 in my Emerald Mountain series, is a steamy, enemies-to-lovers novella about two people who’ve been guarding their hearts, discovering they’ve been wrong about themselves, and each other,

Book Review: The Rogue Not Taken

Book Review: The Rogue Not Taken

Feb. 28, 2018 by

Book Review: The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean I don’t read a lot of historical romance. But, I had the great pleasure of hearing feminist romance author Sarah MacLean speak at a conference last year (keynote and a workshop