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...
Still California Dreamin’

Still California Dreamin’

The California Dreamin’ writers conference is over, but I’m still flying high from all the amazing people I met, information I gleaned, and inspiration I gained at the conference. California is breathtaking this time of year–green and blooming...
Cheers to 2017

Cheers to 2017

I’m so excited to be starting a new year fresh and clean, like a blank piece of paper waiting to be filled with dreams and ideas. There’s so much to look forward to in 2017. Not least is the California Readin’ reader event in March. Tickets are still...