Doing Something Different

I’m always trying something different, sometimes because of outside changes (lose a publisher or hear about a new publishing opportunity), and sometimes for variety (write sexy romances, sweet romances,  romantic suspense, straight suspense and thriller). Back in the mid ‘90s, my Silhouette editor told me about a new line that … Continue reading

U is for Unexpected

One of the things I’ve learned to enjoy about writing is the unexpected—the sudden appearance of information I need, the unexpected meeting of just the right person I need to talk to. I’ve now reached a point where I almost expect it, yet it’s still thrilling and sometimes unnerving. Some … Continue reading

S is for Seventy

My protagonist in A Killer Past is a seventy-four-year-old woman. Mary Harrington is a widow and a grandmother, but she’s not someone who sits on the sidelines, knitting and letting others take action. She’s typical of a vast number of women (and men) in their seventies, myself included, I hope. … Continue reading

M is for Mystery

I think I’ve always loved mysteries. Mysteries, adventure stories, and horses. Of course, most books have a mystery of some sort: Will the girl get the guy? Will the hero save the girl/find the treasure/catch the bad guys? Will the “gang” escape the monster/save the princess/topple the evil monarch? Will … Continue reading