When did you first start writing?
I began writing in 1978 - at the age of ten! Just joking. But I was very young when I wrote my first romance novel and sent it to a traditional publisher, one of the youngest authors they have ever had, they reliably inform me.
I had sent my first first manuscript to them two years previously, and received the expected rejection letter - the story was too short, and not quite what they wanted. So, I read and read every romance book I could get my hands on over the next eighteen months, decided which series I wanted to write for, and two years after that first try I submitted another manuscript - and it was accepted. I wrote 198 books for this well-known publisher, and then in December 2014 I published my first indie book, a hot romantic suspense novel. I now have 42 indie published romance novels in various genres and will shortly be publishing my 240th book!
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What's the story behind your latest book?
I am currently writing my 240th book! It's both a Regency and a Christmas story. Wicked Christmas (Regency Sinners 8). The Regency Sinners series has been great fun to write and this is the 8th and last book in the series. It will feature all of the Sinners, their wives and children, and gives them one more mystery to solve during the Christmas Season.