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 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 90 books in, I’m still a romance fanatic, and yes, I’m still plotting my Broadway debut.
If you’re new to my books, try starting here.
I don’t read historicals. I’m not sure about your Vikings series…
The Edge books aren’t historicals. They’re set far in the future, after huge storms over the course of decades raised the sea level all over the world and sent what few people remained high into the hills for safety. My raiders are like Vikings in that they’re alpha warriors always ready for battle. They take over settlements when they like and always do as they please, sailing the treacherous seas from their island stronghold to rampage at will.
If anything, they’re like an outlaw biker club… but with swords (because guns are iffy after being underwater for decades), swift and deadly raider boats, their very own sense of honor, and a fierce, unswerving loyalty to their clan.
I read that there were timeline issues in Devil’s Honor. Why can’t you fix that?
Because they don’t exist.
In the prologue, “five years ago,” we’re in Greeley’s point of view but Merritt explicitly states that she’s twenty-two years old. And Greeley spends some time thinking about how he really, really doesn’t want her to leave him to go to law school.
I think the confusion arises from the fact Merritt went off to college at eighteen. She visited here and there, as you do, and then spent that crucial summer in Lagrange before law school. The five years she was gone were three years in law school, then two more years in New York City working in that firm.
The timeline works, I promise!
What’s the Montana Millionaires series? They don’t seem as connected as some of your other series…?
“Montana Millionaires” is just how we refer to the novellas I’ve written for Tule Publishing’s Montana Born imprint, because they’re all set in Montana. And yes, almost all of my Montana heroes are millionaires, now that you mention it.
Tempt Me, Cowboy should probably be read before Please Me, Cowboy, as these books feature the Flint brothers from Texas and the trouble they get into during the annual rodeo two years running in Marietta, MT. But other than that, there’s no real order to these novellas. The order you see in the Connected Books section is the order in which they came out.
I love pictures. I take a lot of them.
And here are some other items of note:
- 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)