How can I become a writer like you?

I learned to write by attending Romance Writers of America’s annual conference workshops, by reading books on writing … and by actually writing. I encourage anyone interested in writing romance to join RWA. Other things you can do are:

  • Write every day,
  • Read whatever you enjoy reading, and
  • If you learn by reading, pick up a few books on writing. There are lots of great ones out there, but here are some of my favorites to get you started:

On Writing by Stephen King
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
GMC: Goal, Motivation, and Conflict by Deb Dixon
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King
The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler

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When will your next release be?

You can be notified the minute my next book comes out with my News Alert—this newsletter comes out one time only on the day one of my books is releases. If you want to keep up to date about what I’m writing now, book excerpts, news, and contest info, sign up for my Monthly Newsletter.

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Where do the fairy tales in your books come from?

I write the fairy tales in my books myself. They often are based on older fairy tales, myths or legends, though, so parts of them may sound familiar. For instance, the fairy tale in The Raven Prince had two inspirations: the Greek myth of Psyche and Eros and “The Princess Golden-Hair and the Great Black Raven,” a fairy tale by Howard Pyle in his book The Wonder Clock (now out of print.)

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Will you come speak to my book group or library?

Maybe. ;-) Please contact my assistant, Melissa Jolly at melissa@AuthorRx.com and she can check my schedule.

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How long will the Maiden Lane series be?

Twelve books.

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