Making Conversations Be More Than Talking

It’s a funny thing, living in the desert. Like getting junk mail that so does not apply. So, you all know that I’ve been busily drafting Rogue’s Paradise, the third book in my Covenant of Thorns trilogy. Well, maybe you don’t breathlessly follow my daily doings and so wouldn’t know, but I am. And – I think this isn’t spoilery…

The Pros and Cons of Being a Multi-Genre Writer

The conference is over and I’m heading home this morning! ┬áLast night my wonderful Kensington editor, Peter Senftleben, took us out to dinner at the Chart House at the Golden Nugget. Agent Pam and David came along, too. It was excellent and very fun. I’m over at Word Whores this morning talking about the pros and cons of writing in…

How Much Does Setting Determine Genre?

I’m over at the Contemporary Romance Cafe today, musing about genre conventions and wondering what makes a book like my next week’s release, Rogue’s Possession, a fantasy romance instead of contemporary romance. Is it only setting?  

Writing What You Read

My office assistant, Isabel. At least she’s not on the keyboard, right? The other day, I saw this tweet: D’ya think it’s poss to write a YA zombie book without ever having read ANY zombie books at all, like ever? Recommendations please folks? This isn’t anyone I follow or who follows me – I saw it because someone I follow…

What to Do When Your Books Aren’t Anything

I’m over at the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal blog today, talking about being a cross-genre write – and why my agent said my books aren’t anything.