Wednesday, September 28, 2005

A picture is worth a thousand words

You know, sometimes you just have to brag. This is the cover of my latest book, Dream House a romance from Five Star Books. And since it's worth a thousand words, I don't need to say much more.

But I will anyway.

Romance is one of those things people hate to admit they read. But romance novels account for a large percentage of book sales, both new and used. The promise of a happy ending appeals to women, and men, of all social and economic strata. In fact, the demographics of the romance reader is a rather fascinating subject. According to a recent study, romance readers are better-educated than the general population, and a higher percentage describe themselves as being in a happy relationship. So much for the image of a sad, lonely, uneducated woman living through the pages of a book.

So I say it proudly: I write romance. I give my readers a happy ending, and I refuse to apologize for it. Call me a Pollyanna if you want, but I believe in love, and I know happy endings do happen.

And that's the truth!

Monday, September 19, 2005

Coming up for air

Well, it has been a while since I was here, hasn't it?

Thing at the beach have been, ahem, a teensey bit busy. That book I mentioned? It's done, turned in, and I have heard from my editor that she's satisfied with it. Which makes me a very happy camper. ALIAS APO: STRATEGIC RESERVE, should come out in March, 2006.

And Steve has been busy, too. That's my husband, and fellow writer, J. Steven York . He just finished his fourth book in the last 14 months.

But now! Now the books are in, and we have time to take a deep breath. Which means we cough and choke on the accummulated dust. But at least we can come in here and rearrange the furniture a little, and say hello.

And who knows? I may show up a little more often!