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September 22, 2019

I've been asked many times 'what should I buy my friend for her birthday'? She loves books, but I want to give her something a little bit different.

I completely understand, so here are my top 10 gifts for book lovers (apart from buying a book):

1. The Book Lover's Journ...

September 22, 2019

What are the top 20 picks of the best books so far this year, according to Amazon? Let's find out:

City of Girls: A Novel

Elizabeth Gilbert


From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All...

September 12, 2019

A part of being an author is looking to see what people read! So, I go to Amazon and see what the most read books of the week are. I thought I'd share that with you - so what are the top 20 most read books on Amazon for the week of the 16th September 2019? Drumroll ple...

September 3, 2019


Sometimes it’s nice to show the one we love how we feel about them. It doesn’t have to be expensive, it just has to be heartfelt. Sometimes romantic gestures can go a long way to make your partner's day.

It doesn’t matter if you’re dating, engaged or have been married...

August 13, 2019

Whether or not you love dragon, vampires or werewolves, there's certainly books that top the list. What are Listopia's top 20 paranormal romance reads as voted by Goodreads? Coming right up:

Twilight (Twilight, #1) 
by  Stephenie Meyer

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhoo...

December 16, 2018

Success in writing fiction is all about delighting your target audience. (I define your target audience as the readers you are trying to delight. So success just means that you actually are delighting them.)

When I first got published, my publishers...

December 16, 2018

When you create your characters, you often do a lot of work to figure out their backstory—everything that happened to them before the story began.

The temptation is to tell the reader all that backstory as soon as you can. Because it’s super interesting to you, it’s eas...

November 22, 2017

The answer isn't that simple. I'm inspired by a number of sources. It could come from the snippet of a news story I overhear on TV, a conversation at a cafe, from watching people in public, reading an article in a magazine, from a situation from my own life. Usually, t...

November 15, 2016

Romance novels. They’re everywhere: on bestseller lists, in grocery stores and on bookshelves in homes all over the world. Check out a few interesting statistics about the genre:

30–54 years old

Average ages of the romance book buyer


Percentage of romance book buyers th...

November 11, 2016

If I told you that you plan for failure more than you plan for success you’d tell me I’m crazy. After all, no one likes failing and no one likes to think that what they are pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into might not work.

The problem is that most people only p...

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