I’ve been reading romance since I was in middle school. This means I know all about romance heroes—or thought I did, at any rate. Alphas. Betas. Betas that become Alphas when their loved ones are in danger. Alphas that become Betas when they fall in love. The guys that are in between and/or uncategorizeable. (Is… Read More
Despite being a native Michigander, I’m pretty certain
I belong somewhere sunny. And tropical. Where drinks are
served with little paper umbrellas. But alas, I will not be
living on a white sandy beach anytime in the near future.
To keep myself busy until that day, I survive the cold
Michigan winters by penning romance novels that always
include a bit of adventure.
I’m married to a real life hero who is tolerant of my
over-flowing bookshelves and eating pizza for dinner on a
regular basis. I also live with a not-so-smart cat and an
active four year old boy who is most often found wearing a
knight in shining armor costume.
When I’m not working at my day job, writing, cleaning
house, scaling Mount Laundry or doing any of the other tasks
a wife, mother and writer must do, I can usually be found
sitting on my deck overlooking the hay fields behind my
house. Or, in the winter, I’m staring out the window
at my deck and wishing the foot of snow would melt. Either
way, I’m likely to have a book in my hand. And maybe a
drink with a paper umbrella.
There I was, circa 2009, with a finished manuscript. Not my first, but close enough. I was giddy with excitement. I’d written the majority of it during maternity leave and while parenting a newborn, even writing at 2am with one hand while feeding the child with the other. But what to do now with this… Read More
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Spring seems to be the season for historical fiction and mystery writing awards: the Lefty (awarded at Left Coast Crime), the Agatha (Malice Domestic), the Edgar (Mystery Writers of America), and my new favorite, the Benjamin Franklin (Independent Book Publishers Association, aka IBPA). I’m excited to share the news that FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH… Read More