My trip to Montgomery, Alabama #sweetandspicyromance #romance #historicalromance #civilwar #horses

While I was writing and researching my debut novel, The Woman on the Painted Horse, I took a trip to Montgomery, Alabama. Yes, I know the picture say Arkansas, we just didn't stop for pictures with the Alabama sign. Why I have no idea, since it would have made sense. Hindsight is always 20/20. Anyway, [...]

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One Contemporary in a Sea of Historicals #sweetandspicyromance #romance #contemporary #BoraBora

I've often been asked why I chose to break from the historical romance sub-genre for my fifth novel, The Parking Space. Honestly, the reason is I just wanted a break. Historical romance novels take a lot of time and research and having just come off writing four of them—one of which was extremely difficult . [...]

It’s all about keeping it personal . . . #sweetandspicyromance #romance #contemporary #humor #cat #amreadingromance

I get asked a lot if I ever put personal information or stories in my novels. Well, the answer to that is "of course"! I love putting personal touches in my writing. It makes it extra fun when friends and family notice and send me messages about it too. So what is an example of [...]

Women of the Klondike #sweetandspicyromance #romance #historicalromance #amreadingromance #writing #Klondike

I remember reading a review for my novel IN THE LAND OF GOLD once that stated that a woman couldn't have made it up the Klondike trail during the gold rush---especially living through the unbelievable and harsh conditions that I unrealistically created for my character. Women just didn't do those types of things back then. [...]

Ah, the luck of the Irish #sweetandspicyromance #romance #historicalromance #amreadingromance #amreading

One particular question that keeps being asked about my hero, Flynn O'Neil, in my novel IN THE LAND OF GOLD is why did I make him Irish. Honestly? I did it because I love the accent. Yep, that's why. It's just that simple. I actually have a few accents that I love to listen to [...]

Debut Novel, Take Two #sweetandspicyromance #writing #amwriting #romance #historicalromance

I started my debut novel, The Woman on the Painted Horse, on September 18, 2009 (Wow, eight years? Where has the time gone?), and while I still have three years left in my contract with Soul Mate Publishing for it, I'd be lying if I didn't say that I wasn't already thinking about what to [...]

InD’tale Review ~ A Road Paved in Copper #sweetandspicyromance #romance #historicalromance #Nevada #mining #amreading

Early September brought in the review I'd been waiting for. I'm happy to say that A Road Paved in Copper received 4 Stars from InD'tale Magazine! Abandoned at an orphanage as a young girl, Ava De La Vega had little in the way of opportunities. As she grew she learned to thrive in a man’s [...]