Yes, I write under two names. But no matter the name, the story is always all mine.

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 some 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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How can I keep track of all your books? When is the next one coming out?

There are a few ways to keep track of all the books I have coming your way:

  • Head over to my Coming Soon page, where upcoming books are posted as soon as possible.
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  • Or sign up for my infrequent Newsletter, which I send out as the mood takes me.

You write under a variety of names. Who are M.M.Crane and Hazel Beck?

M.M. Crane, of the Fortunes of Lost Lake series, uses the initials of my real name to signal to readers that this Alaska-set series is different from the Alaska Force series I wrote as Megan Crane.

Hazel Beck is the pen name my good friend Nicole Helm and I use when we write together. We’ve partnered up to write the 4-book paranormal Witchlore series about witches, magic, emotional romance, and world-in-peril shenanigans that will leave you wanting more. We hope. You can follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or check out Hazel’s website here.

Why don’t you write more sheikhs/virgins/secret babies/marriages of convenience/my favorite romantic theme?

First, check out my Romantic Themes page. It could be that I’ve written more books with that particular thing you like than you realize!

But I could also be writing it right now. Always feel free to email me and ask!

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