I’ve been strapped in, working so hard to reach the deadline on my Harlequin Presents but it’s hard to resist all these fun books in the Bachelor Bake-Off! Today I have another Bake-Off author, Lara Van Hulzen as a guest to tell us more about her book. Welcome, Lara! I began publishing with Tule after a surf lesson in Hawaii led me to connect with Jane. It’s a great story, really. One that I could see ending up in a book one day. When Jane asked me if I would be interested in being a part of a Montana Born series about a Bachelor Bake Off, I jumped at the chance. I had never done a book in a series with … Continue reading Lara Van Hulzen’s Recipe For Romance
I was introduced to Steena Holmes through my very good friend CJ Carmichael. I’d read Steena’s books long before I’d met her and I was so excited to meet Steena as she’d been such a good friend to CJ, as well as an inspiration to writers all over. Steena has a huge heart and a passion for readers and writing and she’s one of the most giving authors I know, always willing to encourage and offer assistance. I am so excited today to share that Steena’s new book is out, and it’s a Tule story, too! Her delicious Charmed by Chocolate is the 6th book in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series which is set in the much loved … Continue reading Charmed By Chocolate with Steena Holmes
I love the new Montana Born series, Bachelor Bake-Off, as Marietta is near and dear to my heart, as are all the occupants,including those hunky bachelors. For extra Bachelor Bake-Off fun I asked authors Jennifer Faye and Jessica Gilmore to interview each other to help introduce them and their wonderful stories to you. Girls, I hand it over to you! Jessica: Hello Jennifer, it was so much fun working with you on this series! Could you tell me a little about yourself? Jennifer: Hi, I’m Jennifer Faye. I live in the United States with my very patient and helpful husband and two needy furbabies aka cats. 😉 I’ve been writing for most of my life. When I was very young, I asked … Continue reading A Chat With The Bachelor Bake-Off Authors
I’m buried under a tight deadline but wanted to tell you I’m so excited about the new Bake-off Bachelor series from Tule Publishing featuring books by some authors I love to read. Kicking off the series is an author I’m a big fan of – Shirley Jump! Shirley is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author who has published more than 60 books (in 24 languages!). She also competes in triathlons and loves to have in-depth discussions about important things like chocolate and shoes! I invited her to share something about her love of baking with us. Please give Shirley a warm welcome! When I was a little girl, my mom used to bake bread every weekend. I’d get up … Continue reading Food Should be a Love Language with Shirley Jump
I’ve just returned home from the most amazing trip to the UK. I loved visiting the UK Mills & Boon/Harlequin office and spending some time with my editorial team and catching up with author friends was the highlight, but I’m so happy to be home with family for the holidays! Today is an exciting one for me as my first historical romance, Away in Montana, is here! Though my Sheenans series has concluded, I love Marietta and my characters so much, that I decided to write about their family histories. Sinclair and McKenna’s story is the first in my new series, and I cannot wait to hear what you think of it! If you didn’t get a chance to pre-order … Continue reading New release! Away in Montana is here!
Thanksgiving is next week and I’m trying not to panic as I have a book due Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, which means this next week is going to be long hours of writing, and Thanksgiving will be more of a “thankful mom even tried to find turkey” holiday this year. Fortunately, the boys love me and are pretending that store bought pumpkin pie is as good as mom’s homemade ones. It’s funny how reality recedes when I’m writing a lot, and as I’ve been writing a lot I feel as if I’ve been traveling almost constantly, even though I’m just at my desk, in my chair. Late December my next Harlequin Presents comes out, and early December, my historical … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
Readers, I have another wonderful friend visiting JaneBlog today. Please give a warm welcome to USA Today bestselling author Katherine Garbera, who isn’t just a friend of mine, but was the 4th author to join Tule! When we realized we wanted some holiday stories I reached out to Katherine and she immediately agreed to write something for our new Marietta, Montana. Please help me welcome the amazing, Katherine Garbera! When Jane talked to me about Tule Publishing in Atlanta in 2013, I was immediately smitten with the idea of a publishing company that was run by authors. I immediately said, “Hell, yes, I want to be a part of it!” and went home to start working on my first novella for … Continue reading Katherine Garbera’s Her Christmas Cowboy
So happy to have my very talented friend, Susan Stephens on my blog today. We go a long way back, having shared the same editor early on, as well as a love for alpha heroes and emotional stories! Welcome, Susan! I’m so thrilled to be here. Thank you for inviting me, Jane! I’ve just seen my 51st book for Harlequin Presents hit the shelves, and have been answering a lot of questions. What’s the best thing about writing romance, for example? The readers, of course! Meeting people across the world is a bonus I never imagined when I signed my first contract and the Internet has brought us all closer together, which I love. What else is amazing? Meeting other … Continue reading My Friend Susan Stephens
For those of you who may not have received my newsletter today, here’s a quick recap – and a holiday treat! Are you ready for some wonderful holiday reading? I am so excited to share that this holiday season, I will be part of NYT bestselling author Brenda Novak’s anthology to benefit Type 1 diabetes research. My Sheenan book, A Christmas Miracle for Daisy, is included with many other wonderful stories by some of your favorite authors. All I Want For Christmas will be released November 1st but will be gone for good on December 31st. That means it’ll only be available for two months. Grab yours while you can. Pre-orders save 25%—and all proceeds go to #diabetesresearch. Pre-Order: AMAZON … Continue reading Romance For a Cure – and a Giveaway!
In between celebrating my fifth wedding anniversary, and helping my middle son with his college applications, I’ve been trying to finisn the revisions on my next Harlequin Presents, which is Logan and Rowan’s story, the third and possibly final story, in my Disgraced Copelands series. Logan and Rowan’s story hasn’t been scheduled yet, nor is there a cover, but I thought I’d let you see the world I use when creating. Like so many authors today, I rely on Pinterest to help me world build, (check out my board) and then I also still use good old-fashioned bulletin boards, printing out pictures, layering in text and sometimes maps, or even color swatches to help inspire me when I’m writing. This story features … Continue reading More of those Scandalous Copelands!