Jane is a divorced mom living in Seattle. She spends her free time imagining what it must be like to be other people. She's been writing professionally since 1999 and started writing fiction in 2014, making a profession of it in 2016.
The thing that most people get wrong when they’re trying to understand what ghosts are is that they forget what makes us alive. If a ghost represents the absence of a physical body and the soul is all that’s left of us when we die, then a ghost is simply the remnants of the soul that have been cast off. Sure, sometimes that happens when we die, especially if it’s a torturous, painful or unresolved death that the body feels deeply. But most often, those little pieces are lost when
I must admit, every one of my works-in-progress has a theme that can be answered by the following question:
What is the most optimistic conclusion to <insert name of political issue>?
It’s been a stretch, let me tell you. But I think I’ve come up with some really compelling ideas. And of course, they all have some sex because dammit, I’m pretty sure that’s a human right.
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My latest two books were a personal exploration for me. Loosely based on my real-life adventures, I decided to write happy endings to stories that weren’t over yet or ended poorly. It’s been therapeutic, and in real life, of course, our stories don’t really end. Even when we die, the people around us live on to finish their stories.
I’ve had enough of the personal stories for now and, in the vein of Daddy Mama, I’m going to be writing another completely fictitious
I remember hearing, in high school, that kids who read fiction are better able to empathize with others.
That was the first time my mind was blown away by the power of reading.
The second time was during the recent US Presidential election.
I hadn’t considered that Trump would become President, and that “the things we’re reading” would have such a huge influence on people’s perspectives. Mass media has been blamed… but, as consumers, we can’t refuse to accept responsib
OK, I’m pretty good at stringing a story together. Good enough that I don’t think that hiring ghost writers is my next step to success. However, as I’ve been hacking away at this for the past few months I’ve come to realize that the cover for Remember This Moment was simply not sexy enough. Additionally, it needed the touch of a professional editor. So today I republished it with the edits in place and a brand spanking new cover. It’s done pretty well thus far, so I’m hoping the sales don’t s
I swear, I have chosen the best new career. I’ve never been so welcomed into a community, especially one that’s so much fun. Here are the top five things I love about being a romance writer (in no particular order)
1- My colleagues are all insanely helpful and genuinely NICE PEOPLE. I’ve never seen a business where competitors are rooting for one another so fiercely.
2- Sharing photos of sexy mean is totally expected and appreciated
3- Overall, nobody yucks anyone else
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Kate’s grandmother tricks her into moving to Tampa to run her bakery for the summer so Kate tricks her right back by remodeling it with the help of her neighbors and friends. She’s determined to fund the project with tips from her side-job as a dancer at a night club when a handsome local restaurateur offers her a book keeping job. Unfortunately, his embezzling partner would rather see Kate shamed in the face of h
I recently asked members of 14 Facebook Groups for Authors the following question:
The number one reason I unsubscribe from writer’s newsletters is negative email headlines like “Stop procrastinating” and “Finally, you can finish your novel” and “10 tips to focus better and finish in 2016” Why so many negative assumptions all the time? I get it that there are a lot of people who live in a world where they can’t seem to finish something but what about those of us who ARE FINISHING but
The more I write, the more I seem to think of. Last night, I was overcome with this idea for Confessions of a Teenage Mindreader. It’s a bit off-genre for me, and I’m not sure I have the entire thing worked out but my own teenage and tween children were wanting to read something I’d written and most of my stuff is too long or too racy for them.
The good news is that they loved the story and want to see more. The bad news is that I really *am* in the middle of another project. I’m curr
Like confess that maybe the story they just told was probably not Grapes Of Wrath caliber. I’m sort of new to fiction but I’ve been writing nonfiction professionally for nearly 16 years. At first I wondered “How different can it be?” Even nonfiction articles and books need to have a logical beginning, middle and end. I can totally do this.
At first I suspected that other fiction writers would be flighty and disorganized. I suspected that my personal organizatio