Steam Scenes Ep. 11: Plantsing with Anne Kemp

Anne Subscribe on Apple | Stitcher | Spotify Anne Kemp writes sweet romance but in her next book, her characters will be ripping off their clothes. There’s just one problem. Writing the naughty bits make her laugh. We try to figure out what blocks us when we write our...

Words, marvelous words

Here’s the word count update you didn’t ask for. My word count was off this month. L Not way off, but the added day job work (yay $$) took its toll on my writing. Not entirely unexpected but I was hoping to do better. BUT! The good news (well, good news for writing)...

“We’re All Mad Here”

Today is World Mental Health Day and I am thinking of my mother. She was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when I was a newborn. It was her second nervous breakdown — the first was when she was in college. Maybe it was the physical strain of two pregnancies in...

Behind The Music: Rafe Davis

When I create my characters, I have a general idea of who they may resemble. Often it’s a mix of people: people I know, celebrities, etc. But where Rafe was concerned, it was simply one person: Lenny Kravitz. Lenny had me hooked when the minute I first his trippy,...

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....