Thanks to Christina Alexandra for inviting me to join the My Writing Process Blog Tour. Christina is working on a historical romance series set during Regency times. I can’t wait to pick up her first book!
What am I currently working on?
I’m editing a trio of novellas that all take place during the reunion/commencement weekend at a New England liberal arts college. The first one, Passionate History, will be released by Decadent Publishing soon. I’m also brainstorming a multi-book series that will be set in a neighborhood of Los Angeles called Echo Park (I think!).
How does my work differ from other contemporaries?
I write steamy contemporary novels and novellas, and they differ because they offer a certain level of heat without losing the essential part of what readers come to the romance genre for—an emotionally satisfying story that has a happy ending. I also try to represent the world as we live it (with a slightly more polished sheen) and show characters who come from a variety of ethnicities, backgrounds, and experiences rather than the another repeat of the billionaire playboy hero and the small town girl.
Why do I write steamy contemporaries?
I wish I could write historical novels—the different mores of the past lead to some great internal and external conflicts and fun plots, but when I write, my voice comes out incredibly contemporary. I write a combination of heat, humor, a little suspense because that’s what I find hooks me when I’m reading, and I always strive to write something I’d want to pick up and read.
How does my writing process work?
When I get an idea I usually jot it down and then maybe one out of ten ideas will get fleshed out enough in my mind that I’ll decide it will be worth investing in it. Then I’ll plot a little, do a few GMC (goal, motivation, conflict) charts, but I don’t go overboard with the plotting. I’m more of a pantser in that I like to see where the story is gong to take me, otherwise, the magic of writing kind of evaporates for me. But I have learned that outlining and knowing where you’re going with the story ultimately lead to a better product.
by Libby Waterford
All she wants is a fresh start…
Retired art thief Eve Caplin traveled all the way from Paris to California looking for a fresh start in a small town. When she locks herself out of her home, she gets much more than she bargained for in Hudson Cleary, part-time locksmith and world famous artist. She wants to resist Hudson’s seductive pull, but can’t refuse his help when a man from her past blackmails her into stealing a ten million dollar painting. Not only does Hudson have access to the painting, he may hold the key to her damaged heart.
All he wants is her…
Hudson hasn’t picked up a paintbrush in two years. When he unlocks Eve Caplin’s door, the mysterious beauty arouses much more than just his creative impulses. He needs Eve in his studio and wants her in his bed. When he discovers danger closing in, he must decide how far over the line he’s willing to go to protect her.
Will he lose his heart, his muse, and his freedom all in one unforgettable night?
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What Readers are saying
“The compelling hero and heroine have great chemistry and the thrilling plot keeps you guessing!” – Philippa on Amazon.com
About the Author
Libby Waterford writes California-set steamy contemporary romances. She lives in Los Angeles with her family and works off her weekly pilgrimage to In-N-Out by swimming and climbing the city’s hidden staircases.