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Since becoming a mother, I have discovered a new truism. Mothers worry. I actually heard it before giving birth to my oldest. What I didn’t understand was that among the usual concerns of keeping my brood happy and healthy, as a romance novelist, I would carry apprehension about things most mothers don’t.

Do you list people skills as an asset on your résumé?  Have
you ever been asked in a job interview to give an example of your interpersonal ability? Do you know if you’re a people person? Would you recognize one if you saw one?

In November of 2009, St.Martin’s Press held a special call for “… fiction similar to YA that can be published and marketed as adult - sort of an ‘older YA’ or ‘new adult’.” It was the first time the term New Adult (NA) was used, and the first time there was any formal effort to define what is now, in 2013, a very popular genre.

What We Owe To Jane

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife”.

Jill's 20-year old bosom heaved in anticipation as she longingly stared into Jack's 21-year old quivering blue eyes. She couldn't believe that she had just encountered the devastatingly handsome playboy's twenty minute-long soliloquy on how badly he wanted, no, needed her as his wife. How could such a self-made billionaire be interested in a small-town college girl such as herself?