frequently asked questions
as of September 2017
Will there be more books in the New York Finest series? Marc and Elena were left hanging!
Probably not. I'm delighted that there continues to be so much reader enthusiasm for that series, but while those books are fresh to many of you, that's a world I haven't visited as a writer since 2014. At this time, those stories aren't fresh enough in my head for me to do the characters justice.
Why can't I get Blurred Lines / Stiletto / Oxford / Good Girl / I Do, I Don't / Walk of Shame / Redemption series, etc in paperback/print form?
As I write this in September 2017, most of my books up to this point have been released with a digital-only publisher. That publisher has no plans to release any of the above titles in paperback form. I've asked, I promise! For those of you paperback die-hards, a list of my books available in print can be found here.
What about more Oxford books?
Maybe. I'm not playing coy, I really don't know at this point.
What happened to The Clutch?
The Clutch was my weekly e-magazine that replaced my weekly newsletter (aptly called, The Weekly). The Clutch is currently retired, maybe forever, maybe not. Simply put, I quit enjoying it. There were plenty of factors at work in that loss of enjoyment, but ultimately the (many) hours spent on The Clutch wasn't paying off in a way that was rewarding enough for me to continue.
Will (book title here) ever be available in audio?
I don't know. I do own the audio rights for some of my books, for others, the publisher retains those rights. Releasing an audio-version is always the goal, but because I'm currently traditionally published (as opposed to self-publishined), it's not always within my control.
What's the reading order for the Stiletto / Oxford series? Is it one series, or two?
The Stiletto and Oxford books are technically two series, and the publisher of that series defines them as such.
However ... I myself think of it as one series. Stiletto came first, envisioned as three-book series. A fourth book Stiletto book was later added, which spawned a 4-book spin-off series (Oxford).
Together that makes 8 books, all set in the same world (office building), and it's worth noting that out of the 8, six of the books feature Oxford heroes. So you see. It really is more one series than two ;-)
They're all stand-alones, and can be read in any order, but I know plenty of you prefer to read them in proper order. I'm one of those readers myself ;-)
- After the Kiss
- Love the One You're With
- Just One Night
- The Trouble With Love
- Irresistibly Yours
- I Wish You Were Mine
- Someone Like You
- I Knew You Were Trouble
Do you outline your books?
Usually. Every now and then a story refuses to be outlined, and I "wing it," but generally speaking I have a list of scenes planned out before I start writing.
What writing program do you use to write your books?
Ulysses. If you're a Mac user, I highly recommend it for clutter-free, focused-writing.
Why are some of your books written in third-person, others in first?
It's a mood thing. Switching between the two keeps me from getting bored, and some stories simply lend themselves to one type of storytelling over the other.
I have a great book idea for you to write ...
Please. Let me stop you right there. I have more of my own ideas than I know what to do with. If you have a story idea you're excited about, the best person to write it is you.
Where do you get your ideas?
I have no clue, they're always just there. They've always been there. For me, the idea's not the hard part. It's not even the important part. What makes a writer a writer isn't the idea--it's the butt-in-chair time that turns the idea into a book.
How long does it take you to write a book?
About a month. Give or take.
Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Yes. I love talking to fellow writers quite a bit. I have an entire writing section here.