2 The Dark and Dangerous Hero

Is there anything better, hotter or more intriguing than a sexy, brilliant and tortured hero? A man or a male, if you’re reading paranormal, who’s been deeply and irrevocably hurt by his family, a woman or another in his para clan? Lord, I don’t think so. I love them dangerous and lusty – undecided about kissing… Read More

12 Writing About Sisters

I don’t have a sister, but I have two daughters who are two years apart.  So, when the relationship between Meg and Caroline Rossi became a focal point in my new book, Unexpectedly Yours, I didn’t have to look far for material. Meg and Caroline’s relationship is difficult on some days and wonderful on others,… Read More

8 What Does the Muse Say?

Writerspace is really all about the reader. So in thinking about this blog, I considered the parts of a book readers don’t often get to see.  Back story is what comes to mind.  Often, the work of the muse ends up being the most interesting part of publication. Of course, while it’s happening, the author… Read More

Does Time Ever Really Expand?

I’m not sure which so-called genius first claimed that time both expands and contracts, but if he was in front of me right now, I’d beg to differ. Very, very loudly. I refer to this individual as “he” because it’s hard to imagine any woman being that silly. We all know that—at least for us—time… Read More

Fifty Shades of Gray

In FIXING TO DIE, my new Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper mystery, newlyweds Josie and veterinarian Dr. Ted Scottsmeyer look for their first home.  During the house hunt, Josie learns that her real estate agent speaks English, but her words have a slightly different spin. Josie’s house hunt is based on mine. My husband Don and… Read More

2 Unplugging

The first time I wrote a novel, I had two children and a full-time job, and I slipped words onto pages in between carpools and clients. It took six years to write The School of Essential Ingredients. By the time I was writing my second novel, my children were in college, my job happily given… Read More

A Little Midsummer Magic

When my publisher asked me to write a series of Julia Grey novellas, I hopped on the idea. I suggested we theme them to traditional English holidays, and last year saw the debut of SILENT NIGHT—a Christmas story complete with all the trappings of a proper Victorian holiday, wassail, carols, and a Yule log so… Read More

The Importance of Writing

Are you a writer?  I don’t necessarily mean an author but someone who journals and records observations.  I want to encourage you to keep writing. My latest novel The Price of Freedom is set in Barbados between 1694 and 1696 and includes the connection between Barbados and Carolina (as it was called at the time). … Read More

1 What Makes the Perfect Romance Novel?

I’ve seen this question asked and answered many times.  Some say there’s a formula.  Others say its emotion on the page.   A unique writing voice comes into play. The RITA contest rules say only:   The work contains a central love story, and the resolution of the romance must be emotionally satisfying and optimistic. If you… Read More

7 Infinite Possibilities is available NOW!

Hello Everyone! Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes! I have had a wonderful wedding weekend in San Francisco! I’m a MRS. now 🙂 I’ll have beautiful pictures to share soon!! Exciting new for today – The Secret Life of Amy Bensen Book 2 – Infinite Possibilities is now available everywhere, here is an… Read More