Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Writing the Romance Novel Workshop

Do you yearn to write a romance? If so, you need to know what sets romances apart from other types of fiction. The "Writing the Romance Novel" workshop from Writer's Digest University explores the specific factors that make up the specialized world of romance. I teach this course, and have a session about to begin.

The workshop consists of six one-week sessions. Each session will include online lectures and textbook reading assignments, along with a writing assignment to be submitted to the instructor for private review. In addition, work will be posted each session for group review and feedback. You will:

*    Learn how the hero of an action novel differs from the hero of a romance
*    Master the tricky business of putting your hero and heroine together and keeping them together-yet-apart until the story's close
*    Create the sexual tension that will have your readers turning the pages late into the night
*    Discover what conventions must be followed and what rules can be broken for readers to embrace your work

My next session begins on May 28. For more information, or to sign up for my course, go here:

Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 18, 2015


Practical Passion Large

Come check out my latest from Amber Quill Press, PRACTICAL PASSION.…/p/2188-Practical-Passion.aspx

Here’s the blurb:

Julie Preston worked hard raising her younger sister Emily after their parents died, and creating a career. She gave up simple pleasures like love and relationships. So when a friend drags her to a singles bar, Julie’s ready for anything. She meets a gorgeous guy and they spend several passionate hours together. There’s real chemistry there, but Julie regretfully sticks to her promise: a one-night stand, no strings.

When Julie hires a tutor to help Emily pass English, she’s shocked to find he’s the man from the bar. Seeing him in her house makes it hard to keep her hands off him, but he isn’t looking for a long-term relationship since he’s a singles bar patron. Right?

How many miles can Julie jog before she gives in and jumps him?

Available now from Amber Quill Press in their Amber Heat imprint: 

I hope you’ll check it out!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


LADY OF THE TWO LANDS, my time-travel romance set in ancient Egypt, is on sale for 99 cents for the next couple of weeks. Now’s your chance to snag a copy! Go here for more info:

Friday, May 01, 2015

A-Z Reflections Post

This year is my very first time doing the A-Z Blog Challenge. It’s been a true challenge to come up with a blog topic for each letter of the alphabet, then write something for the chosen topic. I’m proud of myself that I didn’t miss a letter!

What did I get out of it? I stretched my mind, I pulled out my hair, I blogged on a regular basis, I connected with some lovely people who visited my blog, and met others through visiting their blogs.

Also, I find the regular writing of anything, any topic, helps to firm up my previous more random schedule. I hope it will allow me to do lots more writing.

Wish me luck!