Yes, I write under many names: Megan Crane, Caitlin Crews, M.M. Crane, and Hazel Beck. But no matter the name, the story is always all mine. Why do I write under a variety of names? I have Reasons.
I discovered my first romance novel at the age of twelve in a bargain bin at the local five and dime. It involved swashbuckling pirates having grand adventures on the open sea, a heroine with a mind of her own, and a seriously masterful hero who swept her away no matter how clever she was.
I was immediately smitten with romance and all the romantic themes I could get my hands on. (I still am.)
I had grand plans to star on Broadway — preferably in Evita, just like the great Patti LuPone. Sadly, my inability to wow audiences with my singing voice required a back up plan, so I launched myself into academics instead. This was not a good fit for someone who liked lounging about and reading books a lot more than dissecting them in classrooms, but it did allow me to live in England for half a decade, so I can’t complain.
Writing (and finishing!) my first book was a relief. And actually publishing that book was one of the greatest thrills of my life.
Now I’m more than 100 books in, I’m still a romance fanatic, it still thrills me to see my books on shelves, and yes, I’m still plotting my Broadway debut.
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What’s your favorite book?
I can’t answer this question. Really.
I read so much, and I read fast, and I’ve been reading almost all my life, and I love so many books. So many!
I’ll tell you what: someday we’ll sit down somewhere and we’ll compare notes on all the books we love and the authors we adore and the stories that still live in our hearts. I can’t wait.
Where do you get your ideas?
I wish I knew.
Ideas are the easy part. Ideas are all daydreams and what ifs and I wonders. Ideas are those shiny things dancing in my head as I drift off to sleep, and what happens when I hear a great song on a long stretch of good road.
Writing them down and making them into a book? Well. That’s a whole different thing.
Will you ever finish the Devil’s Keepers series?
I want to! I get more reader mail about this than almost anything else!
It was never my intention to leave the Devil’s Keepers hanging… and in the middle of so much club drama! Thank you for loving my outlaw bikers as much as I do.
I’m hoping to finish out the series someday, because I’d love to tie up all the loose ends. If I do, you’ll be the first to know.
And here are some other items of note:
- Video: A fun Valentines Day interview on 5 Things Friday.
- Video: The Gregory Mantell Show, it's not super new, but I'd still say all the same stuff on the subject of Frenemies.
- Caitlin discusses The Return of the Di Sione Wife with BookTrib.
- Video: My Process (as Megan and Caitlin, on Conversations with Cupid)
- Podcast: Action and Emotion (as Megan, with my husband Jeff, on the Nerd Out podcast)
- On Shame and the Romance Heroine (as Caitlin, on Dear Author)
- Falling in love with the Rodeo (as Megan, a guest on Jane Porter's blog)