RANDOM MUSINGS: WHAT MAKES A SATISFYING HEA?

RANDOM MUSINGS: WHAT MAKES A SATISFYING HEA?

Feb. 14, 2021 by

What Ingredients Create a Long-lasting, Satisfying HEA (Happily Ever After)—In Romance Novels and Movies, and In Life? It’s Valentine’s Day and I’m a romance author who’s been happily married more than twenty-two years. So, of course I’m thinking about relationships.

JOIN THE WINTER GAMES READER CHALLENGE

JOIN THE WINTER GAMES READER CHALLENGE

Feb. 2, 2021 by

★★★ WINTER GAMES Reader Challenge Feb 14th – March 14th! ★★★ If you love to read, the Winter Games Reader Challenge is for YOU! I’m excited to be a part of this free event running Feb 14th – March 14th

My Big, Hairy, Audacious Romance Author Goals for 2021

My Big, Hairy, Audacious Romance Author Goals for 2021

Jan. 15, 2021 by

I’m planning on hitting some amazing romance author goals this coming year. Yes, I know. Setting any kind of goals for the coming year,  especially professional romance author publishing goals, might seem like an exercise in frustration and futility. But

MY TOP 5 ROMANCE NOVELS OF 2020

MY TOP 5 ROMANCE NOVELS OF 2020

Dec. 17, 2020 by

Need Book Recs? These Are the Five Best Romance Novels I Read In 2020, plus a Bonus Book Rec. It’s been a bizarre and disorienting year at best for most of us. As a result, maybe you’ve read more to

RANDOM MUSINGS: FINDING GRATITUDE IN 2020

RANDOM MUSINGS: FINDING GRATITUDE IN 2020

Dec. 1, 2020 by

Ten Things I Am Grateful For In the Bizarre and Horrifying Year of Our Lord 2020 It’s weird. Everything, really. But finding gratitude especially. Given the discomfiting dichotomy of 2020 being the worst shitshow in America in my fifty years

TWO EMERALD MOUNTAIN NOVELLAS ARE 2020 IDA FINALISTS!

TWO EMERALD MOUNTAIN NOVELLAS ARE 2020 IDA FINALISTS!

Nov. 18, 2020 by

Both Never You and In Deep Final In the 2020 IDA Contest!! I’m thrilled and honored to announce that two of my steamy, ski romance novellas have finaled in the 2020 IDA Contest. Never You took 2nd Place, and In

RANDOM MUSINGS: THE POWER OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER

RANDOM MUSINGS: THE POWER OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Oct. 31, 2020 by

Why Do Happy Endings Matter So Much in Romance? Like clockwork, somebody always pops up on social media arguing that you don’t need a happily ever after or happily for now (HEA/HFN) ending to have a romance. It would be

BOOK REVIEW: RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE

BOOK REVIEW: RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE

Oct. 16, 2020 by

Officially Adding Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston to the List of Best Books I’ve Read All Year (Yes, I know it came out in 2019, but I just read it.)! It takes truly great writing to make

RANDOM MUSINGS: CLEAN OR DIRTY ROMANCE

RANDOM MUSINGS: CLEAN OR DIRTY ROMANCE

Sep. 29, 2020 by

Are Clean or Dirty Really the Right Descriptors to Use to Describe the Heat Level of Romance Novels? If you’ve read much romance, you’ve probably noticed that many romances are labeled either clean or dirty. “Clean” stories are the ones

BOOK REVIEW: LOVE LETTERING BY KATE CLAYBORN

BOOK REVIEW: LOVE LETTERING BY KATE CLAYBORN

Sep. 15, 2020 by

Love Lettering, by Kate Clayborn, Is My Top Romance Book Pick of 2020 So Far Especially with the world on fire, I find myself drawn to charming, funny, character-driven, romances that are low on serious angst and medium to high