If I ever write an autobiography, I have the perfect title for it. It would be called Taking The Cacti For A Walk. My husband has an affinity for ugly things (we will not extrapolate on this thought) and began collecting cacti and succulents just shortly after our second child was born. Since he worked… Read More
Born in West Germany, arrived in the U.S. at four, I began
writing when I was eleven. I began selling many years after
that. Along the way, I acquired a Masters in Shakespearean
Comedy from Queens College in N.Y, a husband and two kids
(in that order)—the dog came later.
My first romance was bought by Second Chance
At Love November of 1981. The road from there to here has a
hundred and thirty-seven more sales to it. I’ve been
published by Silhouette, Harlequin, Zebra, Harper, Bantam
and Berkeley. I’ve been fortunate enough to have
received several Rita nominations from the Romance Writers
of America Association over the years, with one win for
Father Goose (in the Traditional Romance Category).
I’ve also been nominated several times in various
categories by Romantic Times Magazine. I hope to be
found one day—many, many years from now—slumped
over my computer, writing to the last moment. But before
then, I would dearly love to write a successful screenplay.
My goal has always been to entertain.
Entertainment Weekly 2015 named me the fifth most
prolific romance author of all time—and I have since
moved up to the fourth position, having published 296 works.
by Marie Ferrarella It has been four years since my last blog (Oddly enough, the first words in the Confessional begin the same way—except with a different time reference). One reason is that I’ve been exceedingly busy upping my book count (presently at 297 titles sold, 286 of which belong to the Mother Ship—Harlequin). Another… Read More
With the heart-shaped boxes of bonbons at the candy shop, the lacy valentines on the drug store shelf, and the arrow-wielding cherubs on TV, you’d have to be a hermit on a very high mountaintop not to know February is the month for sweethearts. So it only goes to reason that the month that gave… Read More
by Jeanne Devlin There may still be candy corn in the house and a pumpkin on the porch, but at your local bookstore the winter holidays have already arrived. Whether its new novels, sizzling anthologies, the first time in paperback, or reissues of old favorites, November’s new titles look to be all about what can… Read More
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Flawed Characters in Fiction
by Diane Alberts One of the things that writers struggle most with is making our characters realistic, likeable, kind, and yet…flawed. Yep, you heard me. Flawed. No one likes perfection, and let’s be honest, perfection isn’t realistic. Have you ever met someone who was PERFECT? And if you have, how much do you want to… Read More