Steam Scenes Ep 13: Writing BDSM with Sascha Illyvich

Subscribe on Apple | Stitcher | Spotify Sascha Illyvich’s, called the gentleman playboy of romance, joins me for this episode! He shares his insight on writing male characters, the line between erotic and romance, and the importance of doing your research when writing...

Steam Scenes Ep 12: Undressing with Gina Danna

Subscribe on Apple | Stitcher | Spotify Historical romance writer Gina Danna joins Steam Scenes for a conversation about writing period romances: from Roman gladiators to vampire pirates to Regency gigolos. Plus, I get a crash course in Civil War fashion. Crotchless...

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...