Do you collect books like I do?

In ninth grade, my English teacher Mrs. Neff told us we should buy and own books. I took her advice to heart. My father owned books, and they were displayed in shelves in our home. My mother was an avid reader, but she preferred going to the library and borrowing books. She Read More...

The Romance Reviews (TRR) Readers’ Choice Awards – Winter 2015

Kentucky Blue Bloods qualifies for the award. All I need is 50 "nominations" (clicks) to move to the next round. You'll have to create an account at TRR to "click." It's easy! And you have until September 30 to "click." I love this story. Kentucky Blue Bloods was so Read More...

Funny Cide Reminds Us Dreams Do Come True

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for. -- Joseph Addison I was reminded of Funny Cide, the 2003 Kentucky Derby winner, because he recently traveled from his retirement home at the Kentucky Horse Read More...

Historical romance always a favorite read

This week, romance novelist Teresa Medeiros asked her Facebook followers if they liked reading historical romance. As of August 6, she’d received over 1500 responses (likes and comments). In her reply to her fans, Teresa said, “I've always felt that historical romances Read More...

It’s all about persistence and aspiration

My personal trainer told me this week that to lose weight, it takes persistence and aspiration. He probably didn’t use the word “aspiration.” I picked it because it happens to be the name of one of my favorite lesson horses at Premier Stables—Calloway’s Aspiration—aka Dan. Read More...

I write romance because I like happily-ever-after endings

It’s that simple. There’s enough bad news in the media. There’s enough heartache in life. So I write romance because everything is tied up in a neat little bow at the end of the book. The hero and heroine are together. All’s right with the world. Sure, I know it’s a form Read More...

Find Your Next Great Read Scavenger Hunt

I'm one of the sponsors of the Find Your Next Great Read Scavenger Hunt from Night Owl Reviews. Entering the hunt is fun. 100 Amazon Gift Cards are up for grabs. The grand prize is a $250 Amazon Gift Card. Enter Now Read More...

Getting ready for #RAGT15

Next weekend, I’ll be attending Lori Foster’s Reader & Author Get Together (June 4-7, 2015) in West Chester, Ohio. I’m driving up with my editor, Karen Block, and a co-author of the Ladies of Legend series, Magdalena Scott. We will join Maddie James, another Legend Read More...

Betting on Love gets another makeover

Revised and re-edited two times. Last time April 2015. Third time’s the charm! Writing a novel takes a little bit of talent, but a lot of practice. Critique partners, beta readers, and a good editor can provide feedback to make a book better. But, sometimes because the Read More...

Meet multi-published and bestselling author Maddie James

What do you like about writing the Ladies of Legend series? Legend seems to be everyone's favorite town—at least that's what readers and reviewers are saying! It's also one of my favorite towns, and reminds me of my childhood home (a little). Although the setting is Read More...