15_Six Important Lessons to Learn to Survive as an Author

Six Important Lessons to Learn to Survive as an Author

Tomorrow, it will be one year since I got The Call offering me a two-book contract with Harlequin. It’s still surreal to think about. (Honestly though, it’s surreal to live). My life has changed a lot since that call. I’m now working full time as an author. I’m busy with revisions for Book 4, and Read More

14_Four Practical Steps to Start Writing Your First Novel

Four Practical Steps to Start Writing Your First Novel

The idea of writing your first novel can be intimidating. And then there’s the actual writing of it – which, of course, is even worse. But it doesn’t have to be! Not if you break down each part of the process into smaller, manageable tasks. The first is figuring out what you’d like to write. Read More

13_Two Tips on Making Your Secondary Characters Count

Two Tips on Making Your Secondary Characters Count

When I started writing my first romance novel, getting 50 000 words down was intimidating. Because I didn’t know any better, I used whichever device I could think of to add to my word count. So, I wasn’t entirely surprised when feedback of my earlier works highlighted those devices as crutches (which they were). As it turned Read More

12_The Simple Answer to Treating Your Second Book Like It’s Your First

The Simple Answer to Treating Your Second Book Like It’s Your First

You may be wondering why treating your second book like it’s your first is necessary. If you are, you may have had a positive experience surrounding your first book’s release, or you haven’t released your first book yet. This post might then help you in the future should you ever experience a negative response to Read More

10_My Journey to Writing Characters Who Look Like Me - Race in Romance

Race in Romance: My Journey to Writing Characters Who Look Like Me

Chances are that by now, you’ve seen a picture of me. (No? Check out the About Me page.) You’ve probably also seen the covers for my upcoming book, A Marriage Worth Saving. I love them. There are a few reasons for that, but the main is because the cover models look like me. More importantly, Read More