Last weekend was a whirlwind of events and travel! I flew out of Orange County early last Saturday morning, connected in Seattle and arrived in Bozeman, MT around 3:30 pm, with the best greeting committee in the world: Kari Andersen, Meg Munson, and Cheryl Hill. Kari organized the amazing reader dinner for me, and we had 35 attending, and lots of great conversation and tacos and margaritas and fun. I LOVE Bozeman, which is probably why I’m getting ready to set my big new series there in Montana. After the party, we stayed up until one chatting, but irrepressible Kari made sure to wake me up early the next morning for my flight to Denver, which was already getting storm … Continue reading Bozeman to Denver to Bellevue!
It’s February 26th today. I’d like to have a book done by May 1st. That’s approximately two months from now, and the next eight weeks includes lots of travel, and speaking, and the kids’ Spring break. I can do it. But I have to be focused, and motivated. I’m not focused yet. Not really motivated, either. I’ve so enjoyed seeing all my readers and friends these past three weeks, but I confess, I’m dragging a little. The hopping on and off airplanes and burning the midnight oil with early flights and different time zones has made me long to crawl into bed and sleep. Maybe I will tomorrow. Maybe tomorrow will be a stay-in-bed morning and rest. Or maybe it’ll … Continue reading Kickstarting a Book
The Fallen Greek Bride, my new March Harlequin Presents, is shipping today from Amazon, and should soon be on store shelves, too. I love this story–it’s passionate, intense, as well as full of longing, and hope. I was worried about having so many books out in one month, and yet as one reader told me on Saturday in Atlanta, these three very different stories that are out right now, show my range, and the different stories I like to tell. I have enjoyed writing this past year. I spent a lot of time writing, too, and writing is such a big part of me. Writing defines me. Thinking about the story, and the characters, and who these people are (yes, … Continue reading Jane Loves Ranchers, Cowboys & Cowgirl U!
I am home for a few days and cuddling my boys (okay, I’m cuddling the littlest boy and ‘hanging out’ with the two teenage ones) and enjoying being with my family before I head out on Friday to Atlanta, Raleigh, and Detroit. Its going to be a special tea in Atlanta on Saturday, so if you think you can meet me in historic Roswell at 2 pm, let me know. I’m so sweet on Valentine’s Day–it is my favorite festive day (pink, red, lace, conversation hearts, chocolate, Peeps!), and this year its truly special with a treat for my readers, My Cowboy Valentine, a Harlequin American Romance duet with “Hill Country Cupid” by Tanya Michaels and my story, “Be Mine, … Continue reading My Cowboy Valentine “a delectable treat”
My reader tea in Orange County on Sunday, February 10th just went from Post Tea to seriously posh tea at the Resort at Pelican Hill. We had so many RSVPs come in that we needed more space because I hated turning away my readers who wanted to come so check out our new tea digs….! I was here back in July for a tea with my fellow Harlequin Presents authors, and it was so lovely that I’m delighted to take my readers and friends there next Sunday! Are you able to join me? Is your name on the RSVP list? I must turn in a hard head count on Wednesday so please let me know ASAP if you’re going to … Continue reading Jane’s Orange County Reader Tea – Feb 10th
I normally don’t plug my own writing workshops but this is a special one because its all day, of me, teaching, and its really affordable, too. Many of you ask me about opportunities to hear me teach craft and talk about writing, and what it takes to make our books not just good, but brilliant. You know I’m passionate about story, and making sure every book will surprise, delight, entertain, and reward our reader, and in this one day retreat sponsored by the Yosemite Romance Writers chapter of RWA, I will be giving four different workshops. That’s right. Four. That is some serious workshop action. Even better, the $65.00 fee includes lunch, too. What more do you need? Here are the … Continue reading Writer Inspired: Join Me for One Day Writing Retreat!
Just two weeks left until The Good Daughter hits shelves, the reviews are coming in (they’re good!), and I’m continuing to finalize travel details for my East Coast book tour, which now includes a pre-release party in beautiful Northvale, New Jersey on February 4th. This is a new event to my schedule and time is getting short so help me get the word out about this fun new addition to my book tour if you can! Not near Northvale? Remember I’ll also be visiting – *Cranford, NJ on February 5th *Albany, NY on February 6th *Springfield, MA on February 7th You’ll find more info for each of these dates on my Events page, with these four events just the … Continue reading Pre-Release Event in NJ & Good Daughter Giveaway
It was a wonderful treat to have so many of my family here for Thanksgiving. We also had some of Ty’s best friends from Hawaii, Tucker and Nichole, here, too, which made it a full house, and a fun house, and with all the work we did, trying to get ready for our guests, this 1927 Spanish Colonial Revival finally feels like home. I did spent Saturday and Sunday writing, and am about to get down to writing now. This book I’m working on is really interesting, and I love the story and how the characters are coming to life, but I’ve got a long way to go. Writing always takes time, and its the one thing (like so many … Continue reading Checking In
Can you believe next week is Thanksgiving already? I L-O-V-E the holidays, especially holiday entertaining, and YOU ARE INVITED! Please come—I’m hosting not one, but TWO afternoon teas in Texas the first weekend in December. Readers in the Houston area are invited to join me at the Hotel Granduca on Saturday, December 1, and readers in the Dallas area— please join me at the Adolphus Hotel on Sunday, December 2. Come celebrate the holidays, the newly posted peek into The Good Daughter, and give me the opportunity to thank you all for the wonderful reception you’ve given The Good Woman. Each event begins at 2 p.m — please RSVP so we can get a head count. I hope to see … Continue reading Let’s Ring in the Holidays Together
My two events in San Franciso were very successful and lots of fun. Last night’s event was a wonderful time and I met so many lovely people at the Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco. Thank you to my friends, family and readers who took time to come see me. Tonight is also going to be a lot of fun as I head to Pasadena for a book signing at Vroman’s Bookstore. I thought it would be nice to have drinks and appetizers before the event at El Portal Restaurant which is across the street from the bookstore. This will give me a chance to chat with readers before the event. So if you are going to be in the … Continue reading The Good Woman Book Tour Heads to Pasadena!