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    The Day Everything Changed

    I’ve blogged before about important anniversaries. June 15 is the annual marker of when I hit publish for the first time. May 1 is the day I became a full-time writer. But I’ve never written out the full story before, and maybe some random Sunday in October is the time to do that, rather than actually on one of those…

  • my books

    Love in a Small Town has been revised and expanded!

    I wrote the first edition of Love in a Small Town in the summer of 2014. I had been laid off from my job, and this series, Pine Harbour, was my first attempt at writing something as a full-time romance author. My first series designed to be commercial, a balance between what my natural storytelling is and what resonates with…

  • reflections

    An update from my house…

    Like a lot of families around the world, we are at home for the next few weeks. The Viking has been ordered by the military to self-isolate (because the army needs him to be healthy on command), and the kids’ school has been shut down until at least April 5. We made bread the other day. Today we’re going to…

  • reflections

    Marking my five-year anniversary as a full-time writer

    A friend messaged me late last night: Happy anniversary, of a sort. Me: [redacted because it wasn’t PG-13, but I thought it was the anniversary of some kind of sex, okay? I HAVE A FILTHY MIND] Her, this morning: Uh, no. Yesterday was the anniversary of you buying a MacBook and deciding to be a FT writer. ? Yes, yes…

  • writing advice

    Indie Publishing in Five Easy Steps

    Every so often, I talk to a writer friend–sometimes a traditionally published author looking to diversify, and occasionally a writer weighing their options for what to do with a debut book. And a common worry I hear from them is, “The work of indie publishing is overwhelming. I don’t want to do it all.” Honestly, this baffles me, because when I…

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    Molly O’Keefe interviewed me!

    I’ve long adored Molly O’Keefe, and this month she gave me the great honour of being featured in her newsletter “The Author Is” profile. You can read the full interview here. I talk about writing, and my next book (an Ainsley Booth book called Prime Minister). Also in her newsletter she mentions that her historical romance, Seduced, is on sale for 99…

  • my books,  reflections

    What Women Can Do

    All this month, women are writing about the magic of romance as part of the Read a Romance Month. My friend Shari Slade tagged me to write a blog post, and I immediately knew what my topic would be: the amazing things women can do. Individually. Collectively. Casually and with great planning. This time last year I had a single book out…