• Love Christmas 2

    I’m so pleased to celebrate the release of a brand new holiday anthology that features a holiday romance by my buddy and one of my favorite writers, Donna Fasano, as well as 25 other romance authors. Each title – exclusive to this set – is inspired by a favorite holiday movie, spun into a fantastic love story by a NY Times, USA Today, and/or award-winning, bestselling author. There’s a giveaway happening during this fun blitz for Love Christmas 2 too! GIVEAWAY Blitz-wide giveaway (INTL) $50 Amazon gift card 5 Love, Christmas 1- Put a song in your heart! (e-copy editions) Fall is here and that crisp snap in the air means…

  • Pre-Order A Small Town Christmas Now!

    I’m so excited I can hardly breathe! My new book, A Small Town Christmas, is now available for pre-order! Go to Tule Publishing and you’ll find all the links you could possibly want or need to get this fun holiday romance delivered to your e-reader on October 29. Hurry, hurry and reserve your copy now! And get ready for all kinds of festivities before and after the release because I will be everywhere, sharing the book! Lots of wine fun and there will be giveaways! Join me on October 16 from 4-7 pm Pacific Time (7-10 EST) for the Tule Book Club Holiday Facebook Party! I’ll be there along with a…

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  • Celebrating Seasoned Romance: Linda Tillis

    Is there a better way to close out our celebration of Seasoned Romance than with a giveaway? I don’t think so! So, today, I’m turning the blog over to author Linda Tillis, who’s got an audio book to give away to one lucky commenter. READ ON FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE AUDIO BOOK! Thanks, Nan! Folks often ask, “where do you get your stories from?”  Well, first off, I was born in Appalachia, where storytelling is bred into you. In years gone by, we would sit at the feet of our grandparents in the evening, and learn about our ancestors. These were remarkable stories that led me to…

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  • Celebrating Seasoned Romance: Liz Flaherty

    I’m always delighted to welcome my bestie, Liz Flaherty, to the blog. Liz thinks one of the things that keeps you young when you quite obviously aren’t anymore is the constant chances you have to reinvent yourself. Her latest (and happiest!) professional incarnation is as a Harlequin Heartwarming author! One of the reasons she loves writing and reading about seasoned protagonists is the most obvious one–it’s a dream she’s living. She remembers early conversations with her husband when they tried to imagine having sex at 40 and beyond. She was utterly thrilled to find out it was not only possible but even better than it had been in their 20s!…

  • Celebrating Seasoned Romance: Peter Perrin

    What a treat to welcome Peter Perrin today–honestly, it’s so cool to have a guy writing romance, particularly seasoned romance! Peter writes sweet, seasoned romances involving larger-than-life mature characters who will make you rethink your views on older people in a positive way. His characters are mature in age but not necessarily in their behavior. They may not be in the first flush of youth but that doesn’t stop some of them from acting like hormonal teenagers. Peter was born in Romford, in the county of Essex, near London, England. For nearly twenty years he has lived with his wife of almost forty years in a quiet suburb of Swindon,…

  • Celebrating Seasoned Romance: Jennifer Theriot

    USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Theriot (pronounced Terrio) hails from the Great State of Texas. She is a career woman, working as CFO of a Texas based real estate investment firm by day and does her writing at nights and on weekends. In her limited spare time, Jennifer enjoys being outdoors; preferably somewhere on a beach curled up with a good book. Spending time with family and friends, listening to music, watching a baseball game and enjoying a good bottle of wine are usually on her to-do lists. She’s mom to three grown children and ‘MiMi’ to five grandkids – all of whom she adores! Jennifer took a chance that…

  • Celebrating Seasoned Romance: Mary Cooney-Glazer

    I’m very pleased to welcome author Mary Cooney-Glazer today–Mary, how great you could join us! I really enjoyed the opportunity to sit down and chat with you. MARY: Hello, Nan. Thank you for having me as a guest. As a first-time, second-career novelist, I am delighted to have completed and published the book, This Time Forever. Writing a novel about a second-time-around romance, featuring people shaped by life experience has been a wonderful and challenging adventure. I was a Registered Nurse for many years, in clinical and management settings where business writing was part of the job. Fictional stories never saw the light of day until I joined a writers’…

  • Celebrating Seasoned Romance: Liz Durano

    Today’s featured author of seasoned romance is Liz Durano–although Liz majored in Journalism in college, she discovered that she preferred writing fictional stories and poetry over news and ad copy.  She currently lives in Los Angeles and when she’s not listening to her Muses, she’s drinking coffee and stepping over her son’s Legos all over the place. But I’m going to let her tell you a little bit more about herself… LIZ: I’ve been writing since I was about eleven or twelve, back when I played with paper dolls and then later when I fell in love with anime cartoons and wrote and drew their stories. By eighth grade, I…

  • Celebrating Seasoned Romance–Why?

    This month, I’m featuring authors who write seasoned romance–stories with characters who are over 40 and finding a second or even a third or fourth chance at love. Way back in February 2012, as I was writing the first Women of Willow Bay novels, I wrote this blog and it feels just a relevant today as it did then. Let me know what you think. I’m bugged. It seems that romance novels are the bailiwick of characters who are younger than 40. If 40 is the new 30 and 50 is the new 40, then how come romance after 50 isn’t sexy anymore? Well, folks, I’ve got big news–sexy is…

  • Celebrating Seasoned Romance: Kathleen Lawless

    I was delighted to be able to sit down for a chat with romance author, Kathleen Lawless, who told me her earliest memories are of wanting to be a writer. To create stories that would touch the lives of others who love to read the way she does. She said, “I’m working on my 24th novel and it’s amazing to see the changes in traditional publishing, including e-books and the opportunities writers have to interact with their readers.” She enjoys pushing the boundaries of traditional romance, romantic suspense, women’s fiction, and stories for young adults. Kathleen also knows firsthand about happy endings. “Can you believe I wrote A Hard Man…