Where Do Book Ideas Come From?

Where Do Book Ideas Come From?

Sometimes a story just pops into my mind. One moment in time. One scene. One conversation. One experience. As a writer, I write about it. I let it flow. Some of my ideas stop right there, never gain traction. Others take on a life of their own. They become short...
All Romance, All The Time

All Romance, All The Time

  I’ve always enjoyed a good romance novel. But ever since I became a romance author, they’ve literally become my world. I love pondering how characters could come together. I twist and turn current events, trying to find storylines in everything. And of course,...
Weekend Getaway: Victoria

Weekend Getaway: Victoria

[Part of my Weekend Getaway series.] One of the most difficult parts of leaving your old life behind is saying goodbye to the friends you’ve made. Luckily we have friends who like to travel as much as we do. Every year, we pack our bags and meet for a long weekend to...
When Did Love Become More?

When Did Love Become More?

I was reading an article by a “sweet” romance writer today. She said she decided to write romance after growing tired of what she’d been reading. Every book she picked up was soft porn. They had scenes that dove into what happened behind the bedroom door, and she...
A Moment In Time – Ann and MJ

A Moment In Time – Ann and MJ

This Is A Moment In Time Just a special look in on characters you’ve grown to love… As a writer, I often think about my characters and wonder what they’d be doing long after the final page of my books. So I created A Moment In Time to peek in on each of my...
Weekend Getaway: Oregon Wine Country

Weekend Getaway: Oregon Wine Country

[Part of my Weekend Getaway series.] In 2003, I fell in love with Tuscany. Under The Tuscan Sun filled the big screen, and I started daydreaming about what it would be like to live in wine country. The movie made it seem so romantic. Tuscany is the central region in...
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