Pinch Cook or Recipe Cook—Which are You?

Are you a pinch cook? Or a recipe cook? Or a little of both? Or a non-cook? I define a pinch cook as a cook who walks into the kitchen examines the ingredients in her pantry and fridge and comes up with a meal that she creates, kind of like a ‘play by ear’ musician…. Read More

7 The Wedding Dress in Regency Times

We take it for granted that wedding dresses are usually white but this was not always so. When I wrote An Unsuitable Lady for a Lord set in Regency times, I needed to do my research. One of the best ways to do this was to look at what royal brides wore at their weddings…. Read More

3 How to find Joy in Uncertain Times

Hi friends, It’s been quite a few weeks hasn’t it? I hope wherever you are in the world, you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. I’m writing this on March 24th and realize that when this blog gets published, things may have changed drastically. But here’s a little recap of where we’re at… Read More

13 Why Would I Set a Romance Novel in an Oncology Office?

As a debut romance author, I’m often asked where the idea for my book came from. And I get it—for my book in particular, it’s sort of an unusual setting for a love story. Perfect Distraction is about an oncology pharmacist who falls for a patient receiving chemotherapy at the cancer center where she works…. Read More

1 My Favorite Places

Over the years, I’ve written a number of blogs about my favorite places.  I just discovered a new one so I thought I would tell you about it. I’ve never been a big fan of the desert.  I do love the Saguaro cactus, the red rock mountains, and some of the incredible vistas. But the… Read More

10 The Darker Side of Romance

The romance genre covers a wide spectrum of topics. Those who don’t read it, as well as many in the media, seem to treat it as nothing more than fluff and pure escapism. And it can be just that. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to put your worries aside for a few hours and lose… Read More

The confession of a romance junkie.

Even before I became a romance author, I craved the feels that come with a good love story. In fact, from the early age of thirteen, after reading Judy Blume’s Forever, I vividly remember having a book hangover. Although, I didn’t know that’s what it called back then. For days afterward, I couldn’t stop thinking… Read More

2 Insights Into Ruling the Princess

My series Sexy Misadventures of Royals is about, you guessed it, princesses and a prince. Book two (totally stand-alone, I promise—anything else drives me bonkers!), out on 3/23, is Ruling The Princess. You might be thinking, what the heck? A princess is the one who does the ruling, right? That’s certainly what Princess Genevieve believes… Read More

2 Inspiration

I begin most of my books by imagining a situation I think would be cool to write about, or characters whose lives I want to lead. Then there are the ones that start from my own experience, but get sexy when I ask myself, What if things had gone another way? The first book I… Read More