Romance Writers Weekly

La La Land

I live in Los Angeles, one of the vacation capitals in the world. The eyes of the world are upon us on New Year's Day with the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl. We host the Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys, and Emmys. We have historic Spanish missions and...

What’s in a Name?

What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd, Retain that dear perfection which he owes Without that title. With all due respect to the Bard, I somehow don't think my readers would feel...

Gimme

This week's theme is Tropes. Specifically, what’s your favourite romance trope to read and/or write? Friends to Lovers? Marriage of convenience? Second chances? Tropes so often get a bad rap, dismissed by some as "formulaic" or a thing writers should avoid. And if you...
My Fiber Addiction

My Fiber Addiction

This week, we're talking about hobbies, and my reaction was, "That's easy. Knitting." I've knitted since I was a child and my mother taught me how to create fabric by making loops with sticks and yarns. As one might expect, those early efforts, executed in whatever...

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A Room of My Own

A Room of My Own

Most of my adult life, I have not had the luxury of a dedicated work space at home. I'd carve out a small corner of my bedroom when I had roommates, and shared both desk and computer with the husband for quite a number of years. Even when I got a laptop, followed by...

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Yes, Instant Pot

Yes, Instant Pot

Last week, I mentioned one of the things I'm doing during this time is learning how to use my Instant Pot. Appropriately enough, the theme for this week Romance Writers Weekly is our favorite dinner recipe. True confession time: my favorite dinner recipe is the menu...

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Five Fun Things to Do While Socially Isolating

Five Fun Things to Do While Socially Isolating

Did you know there are 548 episodes in the CW’s Arrowverse series? I didn’t — until my husband and I decided we’d watch everything in order while we’re under shelter in place orders. With five different series and multiple crossovers between them, I created a...

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Five Fun Things to Do While Socially Isolating

Five Fun Things to Do While Socially Isolating

Did you know there are 548 episodes in the CW’s Arrowverse series? I didn’t — until my husband and I decided we’d watch everything in order while we’re under shelter in place orders. With five different series and multiple crossovers between them, I created a...

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Books, Book, Books

Books, Book, Books

The question being asked this week is “Other than the genre you write, what books do you love to read and why?” My reaction is just about everything. Okay, there are a few genres I don’t favor, but from the first moment I could recognize words on the page, I reached...

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Tuesday Tease: To Lure a Lord

Tuesday Tease: To Lure a Lord

The topic for today’s Romance Writers Weekly is “Teaser Tuesday.” In that spirit, I’m offering up a small slice from the project I’m currently drafting, tentatively titled To Lure a Lord. This is Book Two in my Just a Touch of Scandal series, set a few months aftre...

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