Book Update!

Changing routines is a trick, isn’t it? With September and back to school, my routine has changed (yes, even in pandemic times). While some people say changing routines can boost creativity, this week my creativity took a nosedive. As I re-adjusted to a schedule (one...

Behind the Music: Jett Benson

  Oh my Jett. I love her so much. She’s our unlikely rock star. Quiet and studious, she’d rather be curled up with a book than out on tour.  The middle child, she’s more comfortable as an observer rather than a participant in the drama. And was her life drama....

Ya Girl’s Been Busy!

  Phew! Ya girl’s been busy! Here’s what I’ve been up to. I’m in the middle of extensive re-writes on Book 3 (Presley’s getting her story!). I am about halfway into the first draft for Book 4. Plus I am just starting a surprise...

Behind the Music: Dion Davis

We are continuing the Who’s Who in Heartbreak Beat series with Dion Davis. Catch up with Nikki here. What can we say about Dion? He’s a preening pretty boy. Sexy, cocky, and blessed with a set of pipes that would make Robert Plant jealous. Dion’s had a pretty easy...

Ugly Writing Days

Ugh. It’s one of those days. I’ve sat at my computer for three hours this morning and eeked out…283 words. Every sentence I type feels wrong. I am divining for meaning and coming up empty. This is not how books get written, I chide myself. Although, actually, it is....

What was the first romance book you ever read?

My mom was a book snob. Only the “classics” in our house. As a middle-grade reader, I dug into the Laura Ingles Wilder series, Beezus and Ramona, and of course, Judy Blume, all gifts from my wonderful Godmother, who was a teacher in the Boston Public School system....

Behind the Music: Nikki Benson

Want to get to know the characters in Heartbreak Beat? This is the blog series to follow. Kicking off our Who’s Who series is Nikki Benson, Heartbreak Beat’s main character, and all-around badass. Nik’s a crazy talented drummer who’s making her bones in the LA...

A Whole Lotta Love

Robert Plant. Providence Civic Center. 1988. Now and Zen, Robert Plant’s album from 1988 My first concert. I got up at stupid o’clock to wait in line for tickets at the box office. Back in the olden days, that’s what you did if you wanted the good seats....
Rogue Inspiration

Rogue Inspiration

“Chicks who drum are hot.” It was my first date with a dude I didn’t know all that well. We met at the Great Jones Café, a tiny Cajun restaurant in the Bowery in NYC. This was the late 90s, and the Bowery was still pretty sketchy. We were elbow to elbow at one of...