The Realities Of Writing

I don’t know about you, but before I was an author, my idea of what authors did all day was so far removed from what really happens on a day to day basis. I will preface this by saying that I also have a full-time 9-5 job Monday through Friday on top of my writing… Read More

2 Scenic Settings

Hi friends, So happy to be back with you this week. Today, I’m going to be sharing about my favorite settings to write about. I adore Coastal areas. The beach is my absolute happy place. I grew up a few hours away from Ocean City, Maryland and my family spent our summer vacations split between… Read More

Who is Declan James?

Thanks so much for having me here on Writerspace. I’m so excited to share my newest story, the last in the Love Unexpected Series, Story of Us. Declan James figured he’d be a bachelor for the rest of his life and was perfectly fine with that. But when Sophia Strombi—a friend’s younger sister—comes back to… Read More

Marshmallow World

“Marshmallow World” is what my daughter used to describe the northwoods of Wisconsin last week after five feet of snow landed on us in just the month of February. Before that, we barely had enough to cover the ground! Very unusual. The snowman photo is one of the ways I try to “cheer up” winter…. Read More

2 Momming

When I began my first novel, I had no idea how all consuming writing could become. When a story hits you out of the blue, or the fix to a scene you’ve been agonizing over drops into your lap, you want to get to your keyboard. Stat. Unfortunately, that’s often easier said than done. Because… Read More

Killing Time

Sometimes my attention wanders, like a puppy off a leash. Usually it’s anytime I have to sit and wait—before a doctor’s appointment, getting ready to board a plane, anticipating my order for a tall hot Earl Grey at a coffee shop. (I just realized that my usual drink order sounds like the hero of a… Read More

In Defense of Fluff

Some people read romantic comedies like THE DATING DEBATE and 99% FAKING IT and dismiss them as fluff. I’m okay with that. I’m pro fluff. Fluff is good. And I’m not talking about the kind you get from snarfing down a few too many double stuffed Oreo’s. I’m talking about happy fluffy stories where nothing… Read More

The Last Letter

Sobbing in a hotel room at 5 a.m. I have six kids, which means our life is a wee bit hectic. During hockey season, with four sons skating and a husband in the military, silence is more than golden…it’s unheard of. Usually, I can roll with the noise, and I write during the day while… Read More

Building a Series

There are many ways to approach building a romance series. Here are a few: Set it in the same location Feature members of a family or organization Intertwine similar themes Lead up to a big finale About a year ago, Harlequin wanted me to start a new series. I had been writing the Harmony Valley… Read More

2 More than Romance

By Elizabeth Goddard I think we can all agree that February is a great month for romance. After all, we have Valentine’s Day to celebrate. For me personally, I’m celebrating 30 years of marriage! Add to that, February 5th  my first trade-length novel, Never Let Go, was released. So, yeah, it’s an exciting month for… Read More