Lisa Plumley

Biography

Lisa Plumley is the USA Today best-selling author of more than three dozen popular novels published by Kensington and Harlequin. Her work has been translated into multiple languages and editions, and includes contemporary romances, western historical romances, paranormal romances, and a variety of stories in romance anthologies. Her fresh, funny style has been likened to such reader favorites as Rachel Gibson, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Jennifer Crusie, but her unique characterization is all her own.

Smashwords Interview

At what age did you begin writing?
Do Crayola-scrawled books count? I think I began writing almost as soon as I discovered reading! In grade school, a friend and I entered a "Young Authors and Illustrators" contest with our coauthored book—and won first prize. In junior high, I began a series of Nancy Drew-style mysteries starring (naturally enough) a teenaged sleuth who had a lot in common with me—except she had her own horse and I had...a Schwinn. In high school, I tried my hand at poetry and won a statewide contest—which only encouraged me to write angst-ridden poetry about prom dates and pimples. I've always been fascinated with the written word. And Oreos. But there weren't any Oreo-eating contests. More's the pity.
Did you always have a sense you would be a published author some day?
Given all the above, you'd think so, wouldn't you? But I guess I'm a little slow on the uptake, because it didn't occur to me to seriously try my hand at writing (as a career) until after I'd married and had two children. At that point I was a stay-at-home mom with toddlers for company. It's possible I started writing just to experience conversations that went beyond Barney and Legos—even if they were imaginary! I certainly dreamed of becoming a published author and seeing my books in bookstores. I feel tremendously lucky now that that dream has come true for me.
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Books

Let's Misbehave
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,410. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
With no skills besides scoring the perfect stilettos, maxing out her credit card, and partying till dawn, Marisol Winston is about to get a lesson in the real world—and in love... * named one of Booklist magazine's Top 10 Romances * awarded 4½ stars Top Pick! from Romantic Times magazine * selected as a finalist for the Booksellers Best Award in the single title/mainstream category
Reconsidering Riley
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,140. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A contemporary romantic comedy where high heels meet hiking boots, self-help meets self-reliance...and old flames spark up nothing but trouble.
Falling For April
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,310. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
What happens when free spirit April Finnegan's interests collide with those of hunky, new-in-town department store tycoon Ryan Forrester? A kooky battle of the sexes, that's what! The winner is the last one standing--but soon April and Ryan are both falling for each other.
Making Over Mike
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,510. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Reality TV meets "Fashion Emergency" when an out-of-work short-order cook and temporary taxi driver wins a makeover at the hands of an ambitious career counselor-turned life coach. It's a macho makeover! But how far will he go...to become the man of her dreams?
Timeless (2-in-1 Novella Bundle)
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Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 61,870. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
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Contains two original time-travel stories from USA Today best-selling author Lisa Plumley. In Chances Are, genealogist Haley Madison finds herself in 1890—and in the home of widowed mine owner Matt Chance. In Winter Song, career woman Jolie Alexander suddenly finds herself back in the Wild West with saloon owner Cole Morgan.
Mad About Max
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,510. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Lucy, the quirky owner of a charity shop that gives designer clothes to those less fortunate, meets her match in Max Nolan, the owner of a pampered pets boutique, when he tries to buy back his "lucky suit," which had been accidentally donated to her store. Original.
Just Jennifer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,800. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Breezy California girl Jennifer Merryn has a knack for picking fun friends and butt-enhancing jeans, but she's got lousy radar when it comes to men. So why not let her friends choose her blind dates—thirty different prospects in thirty days. Armed with breath mints, lip gloss, and unlimited text-messaging minutes, Jennifer's ready for the dating frenzy to begin—or is she?
Recipes from Together for Christmas
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Price: Free! Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Baking
Official version featuring Kristen Miller's delicious recipes for pies-in-a-jar as served at the (fictional) Galaxy Diner in Kismet, Michigan. Also includes a bonus first-chapter excerpt from Together for Christmas and a complete Lisa Plumley book list.
My Best Friend's Baby
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,830. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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In this short contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, Chloe Carmichael winds up pregnant after a one-night-stand with her (formerly platonic) best friend, Nick Steadman.
The Honeymoon Hoax
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,540. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In this short contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, Stacey Ames spends a deluxe Las Vegas getaway with her sexy ex-boyfriend, Dylan Davis...who's betting everything that he can win her back.
Surrender
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,240. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In this short contemporary romance from USA Today best-selling author Lisa Plumley, Holly Aldridge whips up a sure-fire plan to win back her ex-boyfriend--but when she meets sexy part-time construction worker Sam McKenzie, Holly can't help having second thoughts about which man she really wants...
Once Upon A Christmas
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Price: Free! Words: 137,360. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This Christmas, chill out and cuddle up with three enchanting holiday short stories from USA Today best-selling author Lisa Plumley. Includes Mistletoe and Holly, Christmas Honeymoon, and A Baby For Christmas. "Funny, tender, and occasionally wacky, this trio of short romantic comedies gets the holidays off to a lively start." --Library Journal
Lisa Plumley "Perfect" series bundle
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Series: Perfect. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 194,470. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Contains two original contemporary romances from USA Today best-selling author Lisa Plumley: Perfect Together and Perfect Switch.
Josie Day Is Coming Home
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Price: Free! Words: 97,300. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley does it again with another sparkling, sexy novel of crazy coincidences—and crazier love...
Perfect Switch
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Series: Perfect, Book 2. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 97,940. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley returns with another "perfect" novel--a sparkling romantic tale of laughter and love in Hollywood.
Perfect Together
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Series: Perfect, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 97,480. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In this original contemporary romance, USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley turns reality TV upside down with a totally different take on prime-time love...
Her Best Man
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,610. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In this short contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, heiress Macy Vandevier-March's innocent adventures in groom-napping go comically awry when she accidentally nabs the wrong man.
Man of the Year
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,910. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In this short contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, playboy Brodie Richardson and regular-gal Paige Mulvaney get more than they bargain for when they embark on a pretend engagement.
Lawman
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,600. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
In this original novel by USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, Pinkerton agent Gabriel Winter is determined to track down an elusive stagecoach robber...until his suspect's daughter, feisty Megan Kearney, gets in his way.
Outlaw
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,330. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Mason Kincaid is on a mission to reclaim his young son and his good name from the men who stole both…and feisty book agent Miss Amelia O'Malley is along for the ride in this original novel from USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley.
Winter Song
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 32,490. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
In this original novella by USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, take-charge career woman Jolie Alexander suddenly finds herself back in the Wild West...and falling for rugged saloon keeper Cole Morgan.
Chances Are
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 31,030. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
In this original novella by USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley, an antique perfume bottle hurtles genealogist Haley Madison back to 1890--and into the home of widowed mine owner Matt Chance.

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