Why begin blogging again? Why talk now? It’s selfish really. I’ve felt increasingly disconnected from women, and myself. I’ve become silent in the wrong ways, contained when I’d benefit from sharing, shut down when what I crave most is community. It’s hurt me emotionally, and it’s hurt me spiritually, and this isolation has spilled into my work making writing harder and harder because I can’t find words anymore. I’ve spent so much of the past 7 years buttoning myself down, gritting my teeth, holding tightly to faith and sheer will power that I feel as if I’m slowly turning to stone. My silence has created more silence, and the silence and grinding of teeth, and clamping of jaw, and holding … Continue reading I’ve Missed My Voice
I really thought parenting would get easier as the boys got older. I figured they’d need me less, and I’d be glad to see them out in the world, doing their thing. And some of that is true, but there is a whole lot of gray area in there where its just murky, and confusing, and as both Jake and Ty head to new colleges next Thursday (Jake to Chapman as a junior and a history major, and Ty to Occidental as a sophomore and music production major) I am struggling with the reality of….me. I like having them home. I like feeding them (okay, being a short order cook every morning can get old, but I wouldn’t do it … Continue reading Mom Confession
YES. I am excited. Miracle on Chance Avenue is out today. It’s a big deal to me, and I’m really looking forward to hearing what my readers think so get your copy (available in print and as an ebook from Amazon, and as an ebook from iBooks, B&N Nook, Kobo, and Google Play). This story wasn’t an easy one to write as Rory Douglas has had a very hard past and he wasn’t looking for a happy-ever-after but life had different plans for him! Today is also fun because it’s Tule Publishing‘s Ugly Sweater Breakfast at iHOP here in San Clemente and I love pancakes, especially iHOP’s buttermilk pancakes, and now I have a new ugly sweater for the occasion. … Continue reading Release Day! Miracle on Chance Avenue is here!
I have been with the same web studio, Waxcreative Design, since before my very first book came out over 15 years ago. Four sites (three of my own, and Tule, too!) and over 100 promo projects later, I can’t say enough about how great they are to work with — I’m sure they are just as great to work for. They are adding to their team, and with the hope of hitting the jackpot and getting both a talented web developer and a reader, I offered to help spread the word: Click on the image above, or go to waxcreative.com/jobs. It’s not just my site — among their dozens of clients (including Sylvia Day, Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Susan Andersen, and more), Wax is the team behind the … Continue reading Be a part of my website!
Wedding season is not over in Marietta yet and my guest today is another wonderful Tule author who has contributed so much to our wedding fun this year. Please help me welcome the lovely Kat Latham to JaneBlog! Here’s Kat to talk about Wedding Memories and her new release, Two Nights With His Bride! ~ For a romance author, I’m surprisingly pragmatic about weddings. I didn’t grow up dreaming about my wedding day. I don’t think I ever looked at bridal magazines till I started writing Two Nights with His Bride. When I got engaged in 2005, I picked out my wedding dress within about an hour of shopping with my mom. I think I tried on only four dresses. … Continue reading Kat Latham: Wedding Memories
Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you’re having a wonderful day. I’m enjoying a very lazy Sunday with my husband and sons before the five of us walk down to the pier for a special dinner together. Tule Publishing is also celebrating moms with a special collection of 13 sweet and sexy stories by award winning and best selling authors including my novella that won the Rita award this past summer, Take Me, Cowboy. Even better? This digital boxed set is just .99 through tonight, so if you haven’t downloaded it yet, do it today before the price goes up! Download a copy here: AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | KOBO | iBOOKS | GOOGLE PLAY I’m home for another couple weeks and then I’m kicking off seven weeks of book … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
My readers know I’m a travel junkie. It’s my parents fault. They loved to travel and they would take us, their four kids, on as many adventures as they could. Thanks to my parents influence, I knew when I was in high school that I wanted to be a writer, and a traveler. I couldn’t imagine being tied to a desk job without any freedom. Fortunately, one of my first jobs out of college was working for a small regional airline (later bought by American Airlines) and my job was to sell these commuter planes, introducing them to travel agents and the public in the San Joaquin Valley. Metroliners were small, narrow, just 19 seats with no flight attendant or … Continue reading Travel Junkie
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas! We have unclaimed prizes from previous posts and if I don’t hear from the winners soon, I’ll be doing a big giveaway for the New Year with mystery prizes. So readers, if your name was picked as a winner on one of my recent blogs, please email me right away with your mailing address. I would hate for you to miss out on the goodies!
I think everyone knows that I find most of my favorite new authors through Megan Crane who knows great books, as well as my taste in books—emotional, tautly paced, compelling, and incredibly satisfying–and she raved about Dani Collins‘ first Harlequin Presents, insisting I read it. And Megan was right. It was fantastic. And so of course later, when Tule was founded and Tule was hungry for wonderful, compelling, sexy stories, we all thought of Dani. As part of my holiday countdown, I’ve invited Dani to join me on my JaneBlog, to talk about her Christmas story, and the connected stories she’s writing for Montana Born. Thank you, Dani Collins for joining us! I’m so delighted to have you here. – If you’ve … Continue reading Dani Collins: Community
I became a huge fan of New Zealand author, Jackie Ashenden, the very first time I read one of her books. Her strong writing style coupled with a sharp wit and intense, sexy characters made it all too easy to get hooked. Then Jackie wrote Never Seduce A Sheikh, featuring a bad boy who is also a Sheikh… two of my very favorite types of heroes rolled into one. Isma’il is a delicious bad boy and so very easy to fall in love with! What more could a girl ask for? Jackie and I had a quick chat about Never Seduce a Sheikh and bad boys and here’s what she had to say — Okay so I LOVE a bad boy. Especially their flaws because … Continue reading Jackie Ashenden: Sheikhs are the Ultimate Fantasy