Music, pictures and dirty jokes: Oh my!


Music is a huge inspiration to me when I'm writing contemporary romance. In fact, it's a wonderful way to come up with story ideas and backstory for the characters. Here's an iTunes Mix of the music that inspired me when I was writing Talk Me Down.



A very rare video interview! (I have a terrible fear of public speaking.) With the lovely ladies from BookPage.com:

A Publishers Weekly list of My Ten Favorite Naughty Romances!

Harlequin Author Podcast interview on Good Girls Don't.

A hostile interview with Daniel Kraus of Booklist about my come-hither knees.

SmartBitch Podcast interview! On writing heroines with sexual authority (aka books about naughty girls.)

Talk at RomanceNovel TV about Rake's Guide! Fun and very close to professional.

Great Interview with Caroline Linden! She's an excellent writer and a great friend.

An interview conducted by my friend, Jeri Smith-Ready. This is a frightening look into how my mind works. Do not click if you are offended by naughty language. For real. I am seriously off message on this one. *g*


Here's a little tidbit about my lovely sister Laura. When she first heard the title of my book (To Tempt a Scotsman), Kilts!her response was not to call and tell me she liked it or even send a nice note. No, she sent me a dirty Scotsman joke instead.

So in honor of my sister and her disrespect for my genius, here's a very funny Scotsman joke. Enjoy.

What does a Scotsman wear under his kilt?
On a good day, lipstick!




Here are a few pictures. They're not super new. Okay, they're very old. These are all from the 2005 RWA conference where To Tempt a Scotsman won the Golden Heart!

I had to get up on stage (only the LARGEST STAGE IN THE WORLD) and make a speech. I hear that I did okay, but it's a little hazy. All I remember is that the Golden Heart pendant fell out of the box and the photographer was trying to tell me to pick it up, but I was growling "Just take the picture! Just take the picture!". So now I have a picture of me NOT holding up the award.

These are all very small. Don't be afraid.

Me (on the left) and my beautiful critique partner, Jennifer. She's written two amazingly funny Young Adult romances as Jennifer Echols. (Please check out her website at www.Jennifer-Echols.com)

My feet on THE RED CARPET!

A very fuzzy picture of me making my acceptance speech. (I didn't pee my pants!)

Last, but definitely not least, a picture of me with the amazing Connie Brockway. I finally tracked her down at the airport just as I was going home. It was such an honor to meet her and tell her that her amazing books inspired me to write. She was kind and funny and gracious. And she had Cheeto fingers, which made her easier to approach.

Current releases:

Fanning the Flames




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