RANDOM MUSINGS: IMPLICIT BIAS AND WRITING ROMANCE

RANDOM MUSINGS: IMPLICIT BIAS AND WRITING ROMANCE

Jan. 21, 2020 by

What it Means to Have Implicit Bias, and How It Impacts Romance Authors (Including Me) Implicit bias…We all suffer from it. Though those on the receiving end of our resulting words and actions suffer from it the most. What is

RANDOM MUSINGS: NEW LESSONS, NEW YEAR, NEW START

RANDOM MUSINGS: NEW LESSONS, NEW YEAR, NEW START

Jan. 2, 2020 by

It’s Another New Year, a New Decade, and a New Chance to Change for the Better. Wow. That’s it. 2019 is over. This has been both the longest, and the shortest, year of my life. One of those years where

More Accolades for In Deep

More Accolades for In Deep

Jul. 30, 2019 by

In Deep Chosen as a 2019 HOLT Medallion Award Finalist I am pleased as punch to announce that second novella in the Emerald Mountain Series, In Deep, has done it again. In addition to winning the N.N. Light Book Award

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: On Becoming a Writer

Random Musings: On Becoming a Writer

Feb. 26, 2019 by

So You Want to Become a Writer? Here Are My Five Best Tips… It seems like every day on social media somebody asks “How do I become a writer?”. Of course, the simple answer is, “If you want to be

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

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,