How Hot Do You Like It?

No, I’m not talking food here. I’m asking how hot (or sexy) do you like your romance novels to be. (Also – here’s a pic to wish you a Happy Humpday, er, I meant Happy Wednesday! We’re halfway through the week. Yay us!) Some people have asked me why I chose the heat level I use […]

Character Picking & Trusting Your (Creative) Gut

I get asked a lot of questions about which book or character is coming next. I’ve got an FAQ page on my author website with answers to some of those questions, but here’s a little background on how I choose which characters to write about. It’s a question writers are often asked and every writer has their […]

Progress Not Perfection

Which is better? Progress or perfection? We can all guess the answer, right? Well, my brain was having issues with that Saturday. I have been afraid to fail in the past (one of the reasons I waited so long before I started writing), and I would often use perfection as an excuse. Writing, then revising, […]

Panster Alert! My Writing Process

Greetings, Vallerians! Today’s post gives you a peek inside my writing process as a pantser. What’s a panster, you may ask? There are usually (but not always) two types of writers: plotters or pansters. Plotters, as you can guess, plot out their whole novel and characters ahead of time. I’m a panster, which means I write […]

Why Romance?

Greetings, Vallerians!   Question for today: Why did I start writing romance? Short answer: Because I loved reading it! Want a longer answer? Okay, here goes… There are a lot of completely fabulous authors out there. Being an author doesn’t make me like books any less, though sometimes I might not have the time to […]

#the100DayProject – #100DaysofMKAuthorLife

  Greetings, Readers! I shared this in my recent author newsletter, but am letting my faithful blog readers know, too: I’ve decided to participate in #the100DayProject! This project encourages people to do something every day for 100 days. Typically, this is something creative (crafting, knitting, drawing, even writing or other forms of art and creation). […]