What I did on my Between-Books Vacation

on June 19, 2018

You’ll notice my blog this month is a variation on a famous back-to-school essay theme.  While I can’t personally recall ever being asked to pen a “What I did on my Summer Vacation” essay during my school career, I hear it’s a common academic request.  And I would have loved this topic! No one enjoys… Read More

Joanne Rock

Joanne Rock

Three-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn’t like. The author of over seventy books currently writes sexy contemporary stories for Harlequin Desire and small town romance for Harlequin Superromance. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly—love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with fellow author and friend Catherine Mann. When she’s not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.

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Series I’ve Loved- the Harlequin Sale

on October 19, 2016

By Joanne Rock I’ve been feeling nostalgic this week as Harlequin has been prepping for their biggest sale ever. In case you haven’t heard, all Harlequin series backlist titles (releases prior to July 2017) are available at all the major digital vendors for $1.99 now through October 25th.  That means books from all of Harlequin’s… Read More

Double the Birthday

on September 19, 2016

By Joanne Rock September is my birthday month (the 8th) and this year, September is also a book birthday month for me. I’ve been celebrating like a fiend! As I get older, I’ve been creating more hoopla for my birthdays anyhow. I know many people do the opposite—curtail the birthday celebrations once they hit their… Read More

Do I Have to Be Myself?

on August 18, 2016

By Joanne Rock For the sake of my writing, I read a lot about personality types, compatibility and the psychology of relationships—romantic and otherwise. I’m perpetually interested in what draws people together, whether it’s a friendship or a marriage. How and why do people connect? What makes some relationships feel comfortable and easy, and others… Read More

Girls Only

on May 18, 2016

by Joanne Rock I took a few days off earlier this month and had such a fun time. I felt a smidgen of guilt since my free time coincided with Mother’s Day weekend and I didn’t do anything with my mom. I also didn’t do anything with my husband and sons, abandoning them when the… Read More

Flaws and All…

on March 18, 2016

By Joanne Rock I hesitate to get too personal sometimes. In blogging and in real life, I’m not one to share my private world with anyone unless I know them well. I tend to share the shined-up Joanne with most people, the “company version,” like a house that’s showroom ready for entertaining, with all the… Read More

Setting – Take One

on February 18, 2016

I sat in on an acting workshop once, back in the days when I was gathering my Renaissance Woman style education that would later help me to write my books. I don’t remember the exact point the teacher was trying to make, but I believe he was trying to help us access past experiences in… Read More

The Most Romantic Thing

on January 19, 2016

There’s a misconception about romance among people who don’t read our genre. The name “romance” implies a happy state of mind, a glowing time of falling in love. But readers of the genre know that’s hardly the full story. I thought about this over the weekend while finishing up my third book for Harlequin Desire…. Read More