Writing Wisdom

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


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


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


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


Christina Dodd And The Banana Book Tour

on April 1, 2018

Recently, I toured to autograph WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER, so let’s enjoy a re-run of… THE BANANA BOOK TOUR! Before I was published, I thought going on a book tour would be glamorous, a time filled with fine hotels, fine food and adoring fans. Book tour is grueling, funny, wonderful, surprising, embarrassing and exhausting, often all… Read More


Name the Dog!

on January 14, 2018

Rae ran into the kitchen yelling, “Grandma! We got a dog!” Verona turned away from the accounts spread across the table. “Well, let me see it… My God, what’s that?” She pulled off her reading glasses and stared as the fifty pounds of red muscled beast bounded in, tail wagging, and explored her kitchen. Rae… Read More


Christina Dodd says, “READ YOUR WAY TO HEALTH!”

on December 27, 2017

— According to a study cited by Dr. Joyce Brothers, women who read romance novels make love seventy-four percent more often than women who don’t read romance novels. — According to special research from the British Medical Journal, the more orgasms you have, the longer you’re likely to live. Recently I got one of those… Read More


CHRISTINA DODD ASKS FOR HELP NAMING CHARACTERS

on December 27, 2016

The current bane of my existence is … Drum roll, please! Naming characters. Sure, you’ve done it. You named your kids or your pets. You know how important this is. You worry about it, argue about it and finally come up with the perfect name. But to date I’ve written 57 published books. I’ve named literally hundreds,… Read More