Sneak Peek at Wild at Heart

Sneak Peek at Wild at Heart

Apr. 25, 2022 by

Enjoy a Sneak Peek of Chapters One and Two of My Steamy Backpacking Contemporary Romance, Wild at Heart. My latest steamy, contemporary adventure romance, Wild at Heart, comes out May 2nd, 2022, and you can get a sneak peek now. Then enjoy

Why I Write Outdoor Adventure Romances

Why I Write Outdoor Adventure Romances

Mar. 4, 2022 by

Inspirations for Writing My Upcoming Outdoor Adventure Romance, Wild at Heart Like many authors, my inspirations come from my own life. So, I write outdoor adventure romance—instead of another romance sub-genre—because I’ve spent a lifetime working and playing in the

The Alpha Male Isn’t My Romance Fantasy

The Alpha Male Isn’t My Romance Fantasy

Oct. 28, 2021 by

So, why am I constantly being sold the idea that all women fantasize about the alpha male sweeping them away? On two different occasions in the last few weeks, I’ve had someone say to me, “Well, you know, every woman

RANDOM MUSINGS: WHAT MAKES A ROMANCE NOVEL GREAT?

RANDOM MUSINGS: WHAT MAKES A ROMANCE NOVEL GREAT?

Mar. 16, 2021 by

What are the hallmarks of a truly great romance novel? Thanks to the explosion of self-publishing and e-books, there are more books than ever available and at your fingertips. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a corresponding increase in really great romance

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.

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

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

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