Just wanted to drop by today and make sure you know about the Virginia Festival of the Book (vabook.org), especially our romance track “Love Fest”! We gather fabulous romance authors together in Charlottesville every March. For 2017 the event will take place March 22-26. Below I have separate info for
Every author has been asked: Where do you get your ideas? The short answer is: Everywhere. Something you see or read germinates an idea and a story unfolds. Sometimes the story comes together quickly, but most often weeks of building mental scenes and snippets of dialog, setting, and action must
I’m often asked why I write medievals. It’s because I’m fascinated by the historical events and lifestyles in general and of late medieval England in particular. My interest sparked when I was in a production of Richard III in college and wondered how much of what Shakespeare wrote was true.
I started writing books when I was five years old. My first book was a fantasy for children, written on old typing paper and illustrated with crayons. Alas, Cindy and Sally in Polka Dot Land has been lost to the ravages of time.
I attempted to write my first play when
UNORTHODOX is the most appropriate word to describe my journey into romance writing. I grew up a latch key kid in a single parent home for the majority of my formative years. Needless to say, I spent a significant amount of time confined within the four walls of our 500
I always wanted to be an author, since I first learned that the books I read as a child were written by actual people. As a little girl, I would proudly say “Author!” when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.
But when I got
Although The Hunter's Moon (Book 1, Secret Warrior Series) is my first venture into the young adult genre, I'm an award-winning, multi-published author in historical, paranormal, and time travel romance. I was inspired to create this new series partly by my teenage nieces and younger daughter. We've watched a lot of YA
Like many authors, real life sparks my fiction.
And like many, I drive by places—even many times—and don’t realize the history treasures hidden there.
I write the contemporary cozy Fudge Shop Mystery series, set in Door County, Wisconsin. The county is that thumb of land in Lake Michigan known as
For as long as I can remember I’ve always had stories swirling in my head. It was natural for me to get lost in the lives of make-believe people who experienced heart stopping love or dangerous adventures. I think most writers understand this.
I was in my mid twenties when I
Why do I write what I write? My most immediate answer is that I love to read traditional and cozy mysteries. By that I mean mysteries solved by a regular person who doesn’t solve crimes as part of her job, but instead is strongly motivated to figure out what went