Yes, I write under two names. But never fear, no matter the name, the story is always 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 mouthwatering, 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 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 did allow me to live in England for half a decade, so I can’t complain.
But writing my first book was a relief. And actually publishing that book was one of the greatest thrills of my life.
Now I’m some 75 books in, I’m still a romance fanatic, and yes, I’m still plotting my Broadway debut.
If you’re new to my books, try starting here.
How did you go from writing Chick Lit to Romance?
You can actually read the book I wrote that bridged the two!
After I wrote my chick lit novels and before it even occurred to me to try to write straight romance, I wrote a weird book about a woman who travels back in time to 1987 to meet the man of her teenage dreams, rock star Tommy Seer. I Love the 80s is my hybrid book, falling somewhere between the two. I’m always going to love it, though I think the fact that it’s a little bit chick lit and a little bit romance is obvious– and maybe its weakness as much as its strength? Your call.
How can I keep track of all your books? When is the next one coming out?
There are two ways to keep track of all the books I have coming your way:
- Head over to my Coming Soon page, where upcoming books are posted as soon as possible.
- Or sign up for my Newsletter, where you’ll always hear about my future projects first.
What TV shows do you watch?
I watch a lot of television, usually in great gluts on Netflix or wherever else I can stream shows because I really hate waiting a week to see the next episode.
(I really hate waiting, full stop.)
This means that I’m usually a season behind, which in turn means I’m forced to be vigilant about spoiler avoidance online. This is not easy!
But my comfort watching is always a good crime procedural. Cops, detectives, lawyers, whatever. I love them. Probably because all the issues are solved in an hour, nice and tidy, unlike whatever book I’m working on at the moment.
I love pictures. I take a lot of them.
It's not super new, but I'd still say all the same stuff on the subject of Frenemies:
And here are some other items of note:
- Caitlin discusses The Return of the Di Sione Wife with BookTrib.
- My Process (as Megan and Caitlin, on Conversations with Cupid)
- 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)
- My Call Story (as Caitlin, from the iheartpresents blog)