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 95 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 the difference between SERIES and CONNECTED STORIES?
If you regularly read Caitlin’s Harlequins, you’ll be familiar with books that are linked through brothers or other family members or settings, and sometimes include books by other authors. Megan’s Montana books have similar connections. You can read any book in these linked sets in any order, and the other(s) will only enhance what you already know, as there are rarely any plot lines that continue from book to book or require that readers read them in a certain order.
These are listed here as CONNECTED STORIES.
Megan’s Alaska Force books and Caitlin’s Cold River Ranch books are examples of continuing series. You can read the books in any order you like, of course, but there are overarching plot lines and character developments that were planned out in a certain, chronological order. For continuity junkies, this means starting at book one and reading in order. (But you do you.)
These are listed here as SERIES.
What happened between Toby and Alex after English as a Second Language?
I can tell you from personal experience and much observation that no one makes it through a doctoral program without at least one breakdown. Or several. Still, in my mind, Toby and Alex worked it out, made some proclamations, and maybe even pulled off that most rare of academic miracles: tenure track positions at universities in the same city. Why not?
I heard you were writing more motorcycle club books. Are they connected to the Deacons of Bourbon Street series?
In Make You Burn, Ajax and Sophie visit the Devil’s Keepers MC clubhouse out in the bayou, which was Ajax’s first stop when he returned to Louisiana.
If you pay close attention to that scene, you’ll see all kinds of people I expect will turn up in the Devil’s Keepers books next year.
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)