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Good News for Audiobook Readers!

on September 20, 2021

Love audiobooks? Good news; I’m delighted to announce I sold my booklist to the magnificent Brilliance Audio! Over the next year and a half, forty titles will be recorded and published, including my novellas and short stories. Even better, Brilliance has allowed me to pick the narrators, and as each book is released, they are providing audio… 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


The Loss of a Hero

on June 6, 2020

On June 5 at 4am, my 96-year-old father-in-law died of natural causes. What to tell you about Tom? He was eccentric, funny, opinionated (but that was okay because we usually agreed), outspoken and intelligent. He didn’t suffer fools gladly. Because he grew up in a small Idaho mountain town during the Great Depression, he was… Read More


Christina Dodd Celebrates The First Thirty Years Of Her Writing Career

on January 4, 2020

Yes, it’s true. On February 2, 1990, I got The Call. HarperCollins wanted to buy my first book, 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 the stampede to settle,… Read More


Christina Dodd Discusses Masherbumbles, Fiskpopers, and Listening

on October 14, 2019

When people discover I’m a writer, there are a lot of reactions: Have I read you? Should I know you? And— Are you going to make me a character in your book?  The answer: No. I know somewhere in this world exists that person who is interesting enough to be a fictional character, but I’ve… Read More


Christina Dodd: How I Got the Idea for Lost Hearts

on May 23, 2019

Many readers ask how did I get the idea for the Lost Hearts series… There are so many contemporary ideas to be found! On the internet, on television, and in real life. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE is the first of a three part series, and the idea sprang to life when I heard about… Read More