The future of RWA

Over the holiday break, the members of the romance writing community were stunned by a series of events within the national organization of Romance Writers of America. I’ve been a member since 2011, and as of January 1, became the president of my local chapter,...
What the heck is high concept?

What the heck is high concept?

One of the buzz phrases in genre fiction is high concept. You might have heard this phrase in the sentence, “Your story is not high concept enough.” Well, not every story needs to be high concept, but it’s nice to know what it means, anyway. In my...
Conflict in Contemporary Romance

Conflict in Contemporary Romance

Way back when I was a baby writer and I sat down to try to write my first romance novel, I began to write a historical. I fell in love with romance by reading historical novels full of humor and great dialogue and the angst of two people falling in love who society...
Intro to Romance Class

Intro to Romance Class

I’m honored to be teaching a workshop-style introduction to romance class with the Westport Writers’ Workshop. The class will run for eight Fridays, starting January 10, 2020. For more information and to register, visit westportwriters.org. Intro to...

Reading Announcement

Join me tonight for a reading with the Westport Writers’ Workshop at the Rowayton Arts Center in Rowayton. 7PM! I’ll be reading from the first book in my new series. I’m so excited to share a bit of Rosie and Gus’s story with readers for the...
Spring on my mind

Spring on my mind

After the longest winter I’ve experienced since moving to Connecticut three years ago, we finally got our spring. My garden has exploded with flowers, and yes, weeds. I’ve been thinking a lot about the weeds that dot my lawn. We just moved into this house...