Category Archives: Writing Life

A Chat With The Bachelor Bake-Off Authors

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:聽Hello Jennifer, it was so much fun working with you on this series! Could you tell me a little about yourself? Jennifer:聽聽Hi, I’m Jennifer Faye. I live in the United States with my very patient and helpful husband and two needy furbabies aka cats. 馃槈 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

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!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is next week and I鈥檓 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 鈥渢hankful mom even tried to find turkey鈥 holiday this year.聽 Fortunately, the boys love me and are pretending that store bought pumpkin pie is as good as mom鈥檚 homemade ones. It鈥檚 funny how reality recedes when I鈥檓 writing a lot, and as I鈥檝e been writing a lot I feel as if I鈥檝e been traveling almost constantly, even though I鈥檓 just at my desk, in my chair.聽 Late December my next Harlequin Presents comes out, and early December, my historical … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Weekend Plans and a Hawaii Treat!

It’s been a crazy week holed up in my office trying to get words down for my upcoming deadline at the end of this month but I have made some good progress. 聽I’ve been bribing myself with all sorts of rewards just to stay focused and the best reward is just around the corner 鈥 the chance to dive back into Lisa Kleypas’ Wallflower series (so, so good!) or, if I’ve killed it with my word count, a chance to watch one of my recorded reality shows like, ahem, Bachelor in Paradise–but ultimately the real reward will be some serious family time this weekend as Surfer Ty is finally returning to us in California after being in Hawaii all summer … Continue reading Weekend Plans and a Hawaii Treat!

The Lost Sheenan’s Bride – Release Day!

Today The Lost Sheenan’s Bride releases, and its a bittersweet day.聽 I confess, I put off writing聽The Lost Sheenan’s Bride聽for a long, long time.聽 It wasn’t because I didn’t like or know the story, but because I knew when it was finished, my聽The聽Taming of the Sheenans聽series would be complete, and it broke my heart a little bit.聽 These tough Montana brothers have been with me for three years now.聽 I started the first, Brock’s聽Christmas at Copper Mountain, late summer 2013, and here we are, summer of 2016 saying goodbye. I love connected stories, especially stories about families.聽 My family is my world, and when I lost my dad at fifteen, it was my close relationship with my two brothers and … Continue reading The Lost Sheenan’s Bride – Release Day!

Love Between the Covers

Four years ago, in August of 2012, I shared with you how much I loved the Kickstarter project,聽Love Between The Covers and all the wonderful work filmmaker, Laurie Kahn聽was doing聽on it. 聽For anyone who loves romance, be they writers, readers, librarians, booksellers or editors and agents, Love Between the Covers will make an impact as it reveals the global community of women who create and make these books so successful. Today, I’m excited to tell you that this documentary will be available in 13 days and you can聽Pre-Order your copy聽now! 聽I hope you’ll check it out and here’s a quick clip:

A Chat with Kiersten Hallie Krum

Today, I’m happy聽to introduce you to debut author, Kiersten Hallie Krum. 聽Kiersten and I聽go back all the way to Grand Central when I was writing Odd Mom Out and Mrs. Perfect and Kiersten was hired to the write the back cover blurbs! I have been rooting for Kiersten as she pursued her writing and was so excited about her first release,聽聽Wild On The Rocks聽which is available now on聽Kindle Worlds on Amazon. 聽I聽had to have her on my blog to share about her publishing journey! Welcome Kiersten! Please tell us a little bit about yourself that is not commonly known. Ever play that ice breaker game at party where you had to write down one thing nobody knew about you and … Continue reading A Chat with Kiersten Hallie Krum

A Chat with Brenda Janowitz

So very happy to have the lovely, talented 聽Brenda Janowitz聽with me today!! 聽I’m so excited about her new release, The Dinner Party聽and can’t wait for you to know Brenda and learn more about her new book! Welcome, Brenda!   Jane! Thank you so much for having me here. I鈥檓 so delighted to be visiting your blog. I remember meeting you a month after my first novel came out in 2007. We were at the Harlequin Book Expo party, and it was my first big publishing party. I was so star-struck meeting you, you were already one of my favorite authors (Flirting with Forty, OMG!), and you were so lovely and down to earth and just generally awesome. What a thrill … Continue reading A Chat with Brenda Janowitz

Meet Robin Bielman and her Bachelor!

I’m so delighted to have the extremely talented Robin Bielman on my blog today! 聽I was thrilled when she agreed to write a story for Montana Born’s Bachelor Auction and I can’t wait to introduce her to all my readers….although I know a number of you are already a fan. For those who may not be as familiar with her, Robin is a USA Today author and a RITA finalist who loves to read, take hikes with her hubby and loves to frequent coffee shops. 聽A California girl, the beach is Robin’s favorite place for fun, relaxation and inspiration. 聽Here’s Robin now to tell us more about her new book, Falling For Her Bachelor! ~ Thanks so much for inviting … Continue reading Meet Robin Bielman and her Bachelor!

A Chat with Christina Phillips

Today I’d love to introduce you to the very talented Australian based author聽Christina Phillips, who 聽is a multiple finalist in the 2012-2014 ARRA Awards for Erotic, Contemporary and Paranormal Romance. 聽Christina loves to write really strong alpha bad boys and heroines who are equally strong and able to stand up to these men. I was introduced to Christina through good friend Joan Kilby last year and knew she was my kind of book girl because like me, she loves strong coffee, expensive chocolate and bad boy heroes! 聽What more could a book girl need? Christina is one of the three authors in a new Erotic stories boxset that was released just around Valentines Day and I invited her to have … Continue reading A Chat with Christina Phillips