I Heart Elizabeth Boyle

Another love blog!

Hopefully you know me now, and hopefully you know that I really really love my family and friends and readers.  When I’m writing a lot, or feeling stressed from a deadline, I like to focus on the things that make me happy, like friends and family and books and travel, and so here’s a new blog and this time, I heart the fabulous fun New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Elizabeth Boyle.

Elizabeth & Jane at Emerald City Conference Literacy Signing

Elizabeth and I go back a long, long way…to my first summer in Seattle in the summer of 1996!

I met Elizabeth at the RWA Conference in Dallas July 1996.  I remember the date exactly because it was my oldest son Jake’s 1st birthday and I’d gone to the conference on the spur of the moment with hopes of learning how to get published.   At the conference I had the good fortune to meet Elizabeth who had just won the Dell Diamond Debut Award.  I was in awe of Elizabeth’s win.  I’d never met published authors before, and suddenly I was at an RWA conference with all these authors, and sitting in a cocktail lounge lifting a glass of champagne to toast Elizabeth.

Two years later we roomed together at the RWA Conference in Anaheim and Elizabeth won the Rita for Best First Book (for Brazen Angel) and I had just won the Golden Heart for best unpublished long contemp series manuscript.  I was in awe of her again and as happy as I was to have won the GH in my category, I wanted to be published, too!

Happily, I got my first sale in January 2000 and Elizabeth was one of the first to congratulate me on my sale to Harlequin Presents.  Over the years as I juggled writing and motherhood she always lended an ear, offered moral support, shared in a laugh.  Elizabeth is pure joy….loving, fun, loyal, smart, and one of the best plotters I have ever met.  When I’m writing a book and have a plot crisis I turn to Elizabeth and she has saved more than one story.

Elizabeth writes smart, fun, sexy, witty historicals.  I am crazy about her, and her books, and so excited that her first three books–including Brazen Angel, that stunning Dell Diamond Debut Award winner–are finally available in ebook format.  You can find the Brazen Trilogy at Amazon and Barnes and Noble).  And I love the new covers…they’re simply gorgeous:  Brazen AngelBrazen HeiressBrazen Temptress.  Do you have a favorite?

To celebrate my wonderful friend, I’m giving away 3 prizes and yes, they are a surprise, and yes, you will be happy you won.  🙂  How do you enter?  Just talk to me!  It’s that simple.  And if you have a chance to read one of Elizabeth’s books let me know.  Or if you’re already an Eliabeth Boyle fan, tell me which of her books have been your favorites.  Blog contest ends Wednesday night and I’ll announce the 3 winners Thursday morning. Good luck!





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