The Next Big Thing and Other Carrots

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I’m supposed to be working on Book Two for Entangled right now…but it’s a great month for food-loving romance readers, so I wanted to broadcast a few things. 🙂

First of all, I’m on Stella Ex-Libris site today coming clean about why I write culinary romance. Confession is good for the soul! And if you haven’t read


Enter Stella’s Scrumptious or Luscious giveaway! It’s her 3-year Blogoversary, and she’s featuring her favorite authors and books (with more giveaways!) all month long. I am flattered to be among them. Thanks, Stella! Happy birthday!

A baker turned chocolatier hero? Just YES!
A baker turned chocolatier hero? Just YES!

Secondly, a few weeks ago, Christi Barth tagged me in a “Next Big Thing” blog post, and I’ve been pondering ever since. Who wouldn’t want to be the next big thing? Uh…pretty much nobody, I’m guessing! But as much as I would love to be able to take the family on a restaurant rampage that would satisfy their gluttonous little souls, I need a more immediate, attainable carrot. Because I use the stick liberally while I seek my goals and, let’s face it, it’s damn hard to make a zillion dollars writing these days. So what’s my carrot? The writing zone. Joy in the process. The pleasure of making fantastic friends while pursuing the dream. I met Christi at a conference several years ago, and we’ve kept track of each other. Now I get to crow about her books when they come out – and I get to read them. Delicious carrots!

Broody cop rubs up against saucy chef? Oh, baby!
Broody cop rubs up against saucy chef? Oh, baby!

Lastly, I met Kimberly Kincaid at a writer’s conference, too. It was a little bit like being hit with a gorgeous whirlwind of foodie romance fervor, and by the next conference, she had sold her culinary romances to Kensington. Kensington is doing that fast-release thing in 2014, but her novella LOVE ON THE LINE is available now. It’s fun, fast, and inexpensive – a splendid carrot!

Now that I have gotten all that off my chest, I better get to work. May your March be filled with lions and lambs…and LOVE! (As it surely will be if you gobble up these tasty romances.) 🙂

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