In my upcoming release, Dating By the Book, fantasy author Maddie gets a negative review on her own upcoming release. Although an author should never do this, Maddie decides to email the reviewer, which leads to a lively correspondence. Since we usually get to read author interviews on reviewers’ blogs, I thought it might be […]
My ARCs have arrived! Super early too. I have a ton, so I’m setting up a request form for anyone interested in getting an advance copy for review. See here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHU96_D5mh4XKpw_gDuOas6uaVhXqRmvZeR_GvgJsqJfdUzQ/viewform
I’m super excited that I get to share my cover for my next release: Dating By the Book But first! The back cover copy! Is love just something you find in books? Six months ago, writer and bookstore owner Maddie Hanson was left at the altar. Since then, she’s had zero interest in romance—despite […]
A Crazy Kind of Love: First Place in the Heart of Denver RWA 2018 Aspen Gold for Contemporary Long Romance
I’m thrilled to share that A Crazy Kind of Love came in first place in the Heart of Denver RWA 2018 Aspen Gold contest. Heart of Denver 2018 Aspen Gold Finalists
It’s always so exciting to see pics of the book fairs with my cover on display. You can see Dating By the Book on the back wall in the poster to the right. Looking good! Thanks to @Kensingtonbooks for tweeting images.
Anyone want to do homework along with my mentee? Here was the first assignment. To start off, we dive into character to lay the groundwork for what your MCs want, what they fear, and what is standing in their way. This comes from Michael Hauge’s Identity and Essence which I think works great for romance arcs. […]
Thrilled to be working on my 4th book with Kensington!
I’m so excited to be back for my FOURTH year mentoring Pitch Wars!! I love this community, and I look forward to bringing someone new into #TeamTwueWuv. We are happy family. This year, my very first mentee, Laura Elizabeth, will be helping me, which is a special thrill for me. You can follow her on […]
The Pitch Wars submission window will be upon us before long, and many authors will be gearing up to enter this not-a-contest. So many, in fact, that the chances of getting in will be long. Your odds are better straight querying than to get picked as a mentee, so why should anyone bother? I’m not […]
The book that would become SOME KIND OF MAGIC was the third MS I queried. From 54 queries, I received 15 partial or full requests, followed by an offer from Dystel and Goderich. The title of my book has been changed, and you can see how much the back cover copy retained elements of my query […]
It is a thrill and a half to me that my next book DATING BY THE BOOK will be translated into German. German is my third language — not nearly as good as my French, but worlds better than my Spanish. I was once married to a German and I spent a great deal of […]
So pleased that SOME KIND OF MAGIC finaled in the Contemporary Romance category of the Colorado Romance Writers Beverley contest. The Beverley
So thrilled that SOME KIND OF MAGIC has finaled in the Contemporary Romance category of the TRW Northern Hearts contest.
Thrilled to learn that SOME KIND OF MAGIC has finaled in the Contemporary Romance Writers Stiletto Contest! 2018 Stiletto Contest Finalists
I entered contests with both my books just hoping to possibly final in one or two, and I’d be happy with that. I certainly never expected my little book A Crazy Kind of Love to actually win one of them. So imagine my shock when I got the email from Desert Rose RWA that my […]
A CRAZY KIND OF LOVE is a finalist for the 2018 Desert Rose RWA Golden Quill.
SOME KIND OF MAGIC has been selected as an OKRWA National Readers’ Choice Award finalist!
Some Kind of Magic is a finalist in the Virginia Romance Writers HOLT Medallion contest for Best Long Contemporary AND Best First Book AND Best Book by a Virginia Author. I’m over the moon! 2018 HOLT Medallion Finalists
I’m crazy excited to share this interview with Kristin Button whose book, The Summer Corset, is available exclusively on Radish. Synopsis Eighteen-year-old Jenna O’Brien was born too late. She’s a natural for her new summer job after high school graduation at a historic Civil War fort as a living history interpreter, complete with petticoats and […]
I’m a Francophile. I have been since I was in sixth grade and my teacher took our class on a tour of the world and filled my imagination with visions of enormous museums, ancient monuments, fancy breads, funny hats, and beautiful accents. I couldn’t start taking French 1 until I was in 9th grade. My […]