Category Archives: Travel Girl

Fun in South Africa

I’m so excited to be back in colorful South Africa with husband Ty. Combining some business and fun, we’ve been having a great time exploring beautiful places like the Cape Peninsula, walking with elephants at the Kariega Game Reserve, taking a road trip on the N2 to Mossel Bay and indulging in the local cuisine at The Africa Cafe. And there’s still so much to do, so much to see! I’m also speaking at ROSA’s Annual National Conference in Melrose, Johannesburg this weekend and so looking forward to the gala dinner on Saturday night. If you’re from Johannesburg, check my events page for details – I’d love to see you there! I must sign off as Ty’s waiting for me … Continue reading Fun in South Africa

Small Town Romances & A Fun Contest!

After an incredible two weeks in Europe researching in Scotland, and getting words down on writer’s retreat in Ireland, I am back in California and trying to get caught up while getting boys ready for school. Jake is wrapping up at Santa Monica College while my middle son Ty starts UCIrvine next month, and my youngest, Mac, begins 3rd grade. I started my next Harlequin Presents in Ireland. It’s a duet with the one and only Caitlin Crews (aka Megan Crane) and so fun to plot a mini-series with her! It so helps my writing and motivation to hear from you, too, and I have loved the emails from my readers telling me much you enjoyed Thomas and Ellie’s fiery … Continue reading Small Town Romances & A Fun Contest!

New release! Away in Montana is here!

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!

More of those Scandalous Copelands!

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!

Coming Soon – Another Harlequin Presents!

Sharing my newest newsletter in case it didn’t reach your inbox! I’ve just returned from a week at a Colorado dude ranch with 46 members of my family. It was really fun and we were so busy that when I first came home all I wanted to do was nap for 2 days! I really do think we need vacations after a vacation!  Don’t you agree? Now I’m back at my desk, on deadline to finish writing a Harlequin by the end of the month, but I’m excited to share that my next Harlequin Presents, Bought to Carry His Heir, is now available for pre-order. It’s a Beauty and the Beast themed story (my favorite!) and the first Presents I’ve … Continue reading Coming Soon – Another Harlequin Presents!

Happy Father’s Day!

I know a lot of you don’t get my newsletters anymore due to spam filters, so I’m sharing my newsletter here AND adding a special giveaway for one of you! Today is Mac’s last day of first grade and then, on Sunday, it’s Father’s Day! Where did time go? I began a book a few months ago, looked up, and now it’s mid- June. On Sunday we head to Hawaii for the summer so Ty can get back in the water. His surf school is always so busy during school holidays, and Mac can’t stand being apart from his dad, so we all pack up and travel together. I love Mac and Ty’s special bond. They are two peas in … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!

Celebrating Christmas with CJ Carmichael

I met CJ Carmichael in Victoria B.C. over 17 years ago and its been an incredible friendship.  Not only do we try to meet once a year for a writing retreat with Barbara Dunlop, our fellow Singletree pal, but we also now do a Montana adventure every Spring/Summer to CJ’s charming cottage at Flathead Lake. This past June it was just CJ and me for a week and we did a little bit of everything:  wrote, shopped, brainstormed cover ideas for this year’s Montana Born books, attended a rodeo in Poulson, and spent a day in what must be God’s country–Glacier National Park. I’m sharing a few pics from our visit to Glacier National Park below.  When we left her … Continue reading Celebrating Christmas with CJ Carmichael

September Q&A with Jane

I’ve been doing lots of interviews this summer in conjunction with the release if It’s You, and my attendance at various writers conferences and book festivals and thought I’d share some of the questions (and answers!) from the interviews. You might already know this stuff but a few of you might be new readers and find it interesting! You’ve just had your 50th book published in June. What has changed in the 15 years since you sold your first book? Besides the massive transformation of the publishing industry?  I’ve changed.  I’m a very different woman now than when I sold that first book back in 2000.  I’m stronger, more confident, and more resilient, too.  I’m also less interested in being … Continue reading September Q&A with Jane

A Week at the Lake with Wendy Wax

I’m off this morning to spend a few days with my good friend CJ Carmichael at her Flathead Lake, Montana cabin.  This is where Montana Born Books was founded back in May 2013 as we brainstormed our four rodeo novellas which launched the line, and the first books by Tule Publishing.  That week with CJ, Megan Crane and Lilian Darcy changed my life and every time I go to Montana I recharge and find new stories and I can’t wait to brainstorm new stories with CJ this week. From Montana I head to Atlanta for two book events.  I’ll be staying with my friend, novelist Wendy Wax while I’m in Georgia and doing a book event with her at Cat … Continue reading A Week at the Lake with Wendy Wax

Treat yourself to a Hot Aussie Hero!

I’ve always loved Australia and visited there a few times with my family.  I love the vivid colors, the stunning scenery, the wonderful, big-hearted people and just that punch of strong emotion this country always evokes in me.  It always takes my breath away. So it thrilled me to bits when Tule Publishing’s Holiday Books decided to introduce readers to four fun and sexy Hot Aussie Heroes from Australia!  Each story is packed with a ton of emotion and a delicious, hunky hero and there’s plenty of gorgeous Australian scenery too, and I’ve invited the four authors of this great new series to join me here and tell you a bit about the stories. Welcome authors! Margareta Osborn – The Cowboy … Continue reading Treat yourself to a Hot Aussie Hero!