I love research. There's nothing I like better when starting a book than to be able to do research. I love going to the library and finding books and articles on the subject I'm researching. I love being able to google the subject and have all kinds of books and articles show up in my browser. I make a research file for each book in my browser favorites and keep all the links in it. I also keep a file for print articles and I have both ebooks and paper books for research. I keep all my research for every book I've written. That way if I need to know something about jewel thieves, or Texas Rangers, or cops, or cold cases, or Hotshots, or any number of things I've researched in the past, I don't have to start from zero.
A really interesting thing happened just as I was starting to do research for Cry Love. I decided that even though I'd never heard of one, that it would have been logical for there to have been another Underground Railroad, but this one running from Texas to Mexico. Af...
I’m sure you’ve heard of painting yourself into a corner. I write myself into a corner. What do I mean by that? Well, it happens especially when I’m writing a series.
Brian Kincaid’s job as a security system troubleshooter is perfect for a single guy who
loves women and world travel. But his carefree lifestyle comes to a screeching halt when he discovers he’s an instant father--the only parent of a ten-month-old son he never knew he had.
Hiring single mom Faith McLain as his son’s live-in nanny seems like the perfect solution to regaining his free-roaming life. Except that he begins to discover the time he spends with her and the babies is more enjoyable than he’d have believed possible. Soon, he realizes he wants much more from Faith than a working relationship.
Faith knows better than to fall for a committed bachelor—especially one who happens to be her very hot boss. But how long can she resist the whispers of her heart—or the powerful desire he awakens?
Whenever I start a new book I look for pictures of people who might be inspiration for my hero and heroine. I'll add in other secondary characters--people, dogs, cats, horses. I also find pictures of settings, such as the beach, the mountains, a ranch or wherever the book is set. I look for houses, images of something important in the book, or clothes the characters might wear. I use Scrivener to write in now and it makes importing pictures so easy. I also use Pinterest to make a private board for each book. As soon as the book is published I’ll make the board public.
My most recent book from Tule Publishing, The Cowboy and the Doctor, came out in May. It’s the fourth Gallagher b...