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Behind the Scenes of My Cover Reveal

If you’ve seen my Facebook or Twitter this week, you’ll know that I got the cover for my debut book, The Tycoon’s Reluctant Cinderella.   I knew that the cover design would be ready around this time, so for the past couple of weeks I’ve been refreshing my inbox every few minutes (sadly, this isn’t an exaggeration) in Read More

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Revisions

Hate is probably too strong a word here. But I don’t think there is a word to describe the anticipation and trepidation you feel when you expect revisions from your editor. You check your emails every day, relieved and disappointed when you don’t see a new mail in your inbox. If there is a new Read More

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A First Chapter Teaser

Today, I discovered a first chapter I’d written before I heard that I was going to be published. Because of that, I wasn’t considering any guidelines as I wrote it, which meant the chapter – and the plot – reflects a freedom that I think writers can sometimes forget. But reading this chapter brought the excitement Read More

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Haven’t My Characters Suffered Enough?

The best writing advice I’ve received so far was the answer to this question: No, they haven’t. I’ve always found it fairly easy to give my characters inner conflict. At least, that’s what I thought before I started working with an editor. I gave my characters a few issues to overcome during the course of Read More

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Reading Romance Novels Taught Me This

If you’re a fan of romance novels, even more so if you write them, you’ve probably been exposed to the negative opinions people tend to have about them. In my experience, they generally come from people who have never read a romance novel before, and have only heard about that book (you know which one Read More