Giveaway: Win my vampire short story “Coitus Interruptus Dentalis”

I never thought I’d write a vampire novel, but when I co-authored Good Enough to Eat with fellow Ylva author Alison Grey, I realized how much fun it was. Fun is not usually something I associate with a visit to the dentist, but it provided a great setting for my newest short story, “Coitus Interruptus Dentalis.” In this short story, vampire-like creature Robin bites her girlfriend during a passionate encounter … and ends up with a chipped fang. If you haven’t yet read the story, here’s your chance to win an e-book copy. All you have to do is to …

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Writing hours in March 2015

It’s April’s Fools’ Day today, and our weather is playing tricks on unsuspecting people here in southwestern Germany. We had hail this morning, and five minutes later, the sun was shining. Typical April weather. Thank God I’m more consistent than the weather when it comes to my writing :-) My first nonfiction book and the first one I published under my own name, Goal Setting for Writers, has been published in March. I wrapped up my newest romance novel, Damage Control, which will be published later this month! My beta readers had wonderful things to say about the novel, so …

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Anniversary book giveaway

Today is not only my birthday but also the fifth anniversary of my blog. Hard to believe that I’ve been blogging and sharing my journey as a writer for five years!  To thank all my readers for reading my books and my blog posts, I decided to celebrate with a giveaway.  I’m giving away two e-books and one signed paperback copy of my newest novel, Good Enough to Eat. The book will be signed by both me and my co-author, Alison Grey.  All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is to leave a comment. I’ll draw …

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Writing Hours in February 2015

March has begun and with it, spring. Maybe not all over the world, but we had gorgeous sunshine here in southwestern Germany today. February seemed to be over in the blink of an eye. I had two new books out within one week–the paranormal romance novel Good Enough to Eat, which I co-wrote with fellow Ylva author Alison Grey, and Auf schmalem Grat, the German version of my romantic suspense novel Conflict of Interest. I was also busy working on my work-in-progress, Damage Control. I’m excited to say that I’m very close to finishing the novel–just two more chapters to …

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My new paranormal romance Good Enough to Eat is available!

You know the old adage advising people to “never say never”? I should really take it to heart. When my historical romance Backwards to Oregon was first published and readers kept asking me for a sequel, I always insisted that I’d never write one. Now there’s not only a novel-length sequel, but also several short stories that continue to give us glimpes into the Hamiltons’ lives. I also always said that I’d never write a book with another writer. I admired writers who could co-author a book, but I never thought it was for me. Well, you can probably guess …

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A Day in the Life of a Full-Time Writer

The one-year anniversary of my transition to full-time writing is quickly approaching, and it makes me think about how much my life has changed. So I thought I would blog about a typical day in the life of a full-time writer—if there even is such a thing. Each day is different, which is part of the fun, but I try to keep a certain structure. So here’s what I did yesterday. I never set an alarm clock, but my inner clock wakes me at the same time every day, usually around 7:15 a.m. I get up, change into my work …

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Writing hours in September 2014

It’s October already; can you believe it? Here in Germany, summer is definitely over, even though we’re having a few sunny days here in the Southwest. As always, I’ve been keeping busy, and I’m already making writing plans for 2015. When my publisher saw what I intend to get done next year, she asked me, “When will you be sleeping?” This month, I put the finishing touches on my upcoming novel Under a Falling Star, which will be published in late October, and I’ve worked on translating my novel Conflict of Interest into German. Have I mentioned that Dawn and …

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