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A Letter to My Graduate…

My oldest daughter graduated high school last night, and that got me thinking about hopes and dreams, milestones and change. When I first knew that I was pregnant, I hoped for a healthy baby, the wisdom to raise her right, and a warm and safe and caring world in which she could grow up, full […]

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Friend Spouses…

I don’t know about you guys, but I miss my family. Not the family that is currently crowded into my (thankfully reasonably large) house. No, I’m talking about the extended family. Friends from high school and film school and law school. The writer and reader friends from over the last twenty years of this awesome […]

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Outlander, Time Travel, and Escapism…

Raise your hand if you’re watching or planning to watch the newest season of Outlander. {{Thrusts hand into the air}} via GIPHY I haven’t started it yet—I’m weird about the whole book-to-movie/TV thing—and so even though I’ve read all of the books at least once (and Outlander itself at least five times), I’m compelled to re-read The Fiery Cross before diving […]

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Book Release Nerves…

I spent much of the weekend with butterflies in my stomach. Why? Because I just wrapped up the ARC (Advance Reader Copy) of the first book in a brand new trilogy that is launching in September. Over a hundred published books under my belt, and still I’ve got those New Book Butterflies. Apparently, it never […]

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The Hazards of Writing Sexy Books…

Writing sexy books is not for the faint of heart. And not even because of the inevitable questions about your research methods, wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Since we can all use a few laughs these days, I thought I’d share some of my most memorable I write those books moments with you. To this day, my favorite is when […]

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About Love in the Time of Coronavirus…

A bit different column this week, but it turns out that when you write a column that posts every two weeks, a lot can change in the world from one column to the next. In the past couple of weeks the number of cases of COVID-19 has exploded, and most of us around the world […]

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Release Days and Book Personalities…

  I have a book releasing today. (Excuse me a moment while I bask in the glow of Release Day.) Over the course of my career, I’ve had a lot of release days, and one thing I know is that they are aptly named. Because I truly am releasing my book out into the wild. […]

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Hot Guys, Romance Covers, and Good Times…

There are a lot of fun things about being a romance author — chatting with readers on social media, meeting other authors, and, of course, justifying all sorts of interesting email newsletter subscriptions —  but one of my very favorite things is getting that very first peek at a book’s cover. My first cover was […]

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Fleabag, the Fourth Wall, and Fandom

I saw an article recently that opined that, following the success of Fleabag, we’re going to start to see a slew of television shows and movies that break the fourth wall. As a fan of shows and books that break the fourth wall, I think that would be downright spiffy. But I’m dubious. Here’s the thing: […]

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Getting Out of Your Own Way … and Losing the Moon

True fact: I never had my diaper changed by an astronaut. I assume most people can say that, but I’m one of the few whose grandmother swore that it was true. ICYMI, I talk about astronauts, lost opportunities, and getting out of your own way in my most recent column over at Frolic!  Check it […]