#WriteWed The Women of ONE SUMMER NIGHT and a series of my heart

Sourcebooks Casablanca One Summer Night Contemporary Romance Yesterday I gave you a glimpse into the men of ONE SUMMER NIGHT, my upcoming contemporary romance release. I also told you that I was going to share why this was a series of my heart, so sit back and pull up a chair.

When the concept for the At the Shore contemporary Romance series first hit me, I was going through a rough time in a number of ways, but especially in my writing. I was burned out and wondering where the joy had gone. I was seriously thinking about not writing anymore, but Maggie, Connie, and Emma would not let me give up on them. They were filled with such spirit, hopefulness, and fun, that I had to write their stories.

So I started with Maggie’s Romeo and Juliet tale of enemies to lovers. I fell even more in love with her and Owen, the hero, as well as the cast of interesting and unique characters around them. Connie, the determined lawyer (who is probably the most like me). Emma, the wedding planner who can’t see a path for herself to the happily-ever-after. Jonathan, Owen’s brother, a genius who marches to his own drummer. Carlo, the stoic and supportive caterer who is hopelessly in love with Emma. I love them all and I hope you will, too.

And now, something really necessary to all those who held my hand during that dark time. Thanks to so many friends (Gail, Irene, Lois and many others), my amazingly brilliant buddy Anna DeStefano who literally dragged me out of self-wallowing, a totally awesome and wonderful new agent, Michelle Grajkowksi, and a rockin’ editor, Deb Werksman, for helping those wonderful women come to life. THANK YOU!