Christina Dodd Celebrates The First Thirty-Four Years Of Her Writing Career

on January 4, 2024

  Yes, it’s true. On February 2, 1990, I got The Call. HarperCollins wanted to buy my first book, a historical romance, CANDLE IN THE WINDOW. The time was 3:30pm. This is an Event Worth Celebrating, so let me share Some Thoughts About Writing. Warning — this is Serious. (Christina waits for the dust from… Read More


Good News for Audiobook Readers!

on November 27, 2021

Love audiobooks? I’m delighted to announce I sold my classic booklist to the talented Brilliance Audio! Click links to listen free to the first chapters. For Suspense, visit pages for the Virtue Falls series, the Cape Charade series, the RIGHT MOTIVE/WRONG ALIBI series, and the Last Seen in Gothic series, including my newest suspense title, POINT LAST SEEN…. Read More


Merry Christmas 2020 from Christina Dodd

on November 16, 2021

If you’ve been reading my newsletters and blogs, you know that The Husband and I live on 5 ½ acres in the northwest corner of Washington state, and every year we go out into our woods, cut down a Douglas fir and use it as our Christmas tree. What you may not know is that we’ve been in our… Read More


Christina Dodd Drags the Christmas Tree…Uphill

on November 11, 2021

The Husband and I live on 5½ acres in the woods and every year, we scour our property for precisely the right Christmas tree. Tall, perfectly shaped… Well *tall* anyway. This year we found our tree below the road. When I say *below,* I mean the slope is slide-down-on-your-butt vertical. The Husband and I, dressed… Read More


Christina Dodd Says, It’s Christmas! Duck!

on November 3, 2021

When we moved into our new house, to celebrate, we got this Christmas tree. It was too tall for our great room … and the ceiling’s 16′ 8″. Listen, don’t laugh, our friends Donna and Monty gave it to us, so it was free and we didn’t have to chop it down. The Husband cut… Read More


The Husband Builds a Greenhouse, or How to Grow a $730 Tomato

on April 27, 2021

Our new greenhouse is built and operational! I know what you’re thinking: Wow, The Husband got busy early this year! Yes, well, he knows how dedicated I am to my garden and he likes me to be happy. Also, I’m a nag. The truth is, we’ve been discussing a greenhouse for years. Our main goal in… Read More


Cover Art and How it is Created

on April 5, 2021

Have you ever wondered how a publisher creates cover art? Me, too! I got an amazing insight when my audiobook publisher, Brilliance Audio, sent me the proposed cover art for my historical romance, IN MY WILDEST DREAMS (Governess Brides.) Some images aren’t licensed for publication on my website so can’t be included, but take a moment and browse… Read More


Christina Dodd Discusses KICK-ASS HEROINES

on March 5, 2021

I’m here to kick ass and take names…and I broke my pencil.—Motto of all ass-kicking heroines Women love an ass-kicking heroine. Our favorite heroine faces off with vicious villains, brings justice to the oppressed, and on the side deals with the difficult life situations like pre-pubescent daughters and overflowing toilets. She’s you and me…on a… Read More


How Many Of My Characters Have Traits Or Personalities Of Real People I Know

on January 12, 2021

On Facebook, a question was posed to me: How many of your characters have traits or personalities of “real” people you know? Let me take the long way around to answer that question. Often at autographings, after I’ve thanked a reader for coming to the bookstore to meet me, shaken her hand, signed her books,… Read More


All Your Audiobook Questions Answered!

on October 22, 2020

Have you always wondered what it takes to be an audiobook narrator? What preparation goes into creating an audiobook? I was privileged to choose the narrator for the Bella Terra series, and everything about Khristine Hvam’s intensity and voice acting talents made me think she would be perfect for this romantic suspense series. Before she started… Read More