Hear ye! Tidings of swag!

on April 24, 2024

Ye Olde Newsletter Contents Behold, this day is Talk Like Shakespeare Day! Dost thou loveth free swag? Behold What my publisher hath created! Reader, dear reader, wherefore art thou dear reader? For today is a day of upmost importance. Today we celebrate Shakespeare Day and/or Talk Like Shakespeare Day. Which will ye celebrate? Choose wisely,… Read More

Run! Romance typo! + Contest! + Doddkins!

on January 25, 2024

We have a name for our reader group! And a group! And a survey on what you want to read! Christina Dodd Reviewers’ Club! Enter now to win a chance to become a new member! The survey asking you to vote on the name for the reader group was a riot. I got clever original… Read More

Good reading abundance!

on January 11, 2024

2024 is shaping up to be a blockbuster year in books. In the first two months alone, we have: 1/9 Jayne Ann Krentz THE NIGHT ISLAND 2/6 Kristin Hannah THE WOMEN 2/13 Susan Mallery THE SUMMER BOOK CLUB 2/13 Susan Elizabeth Phillips SIMPLY THE BEST (Chicago Stars!) 2/20 Christina Dodd FORGET WHAT YOU KNOW in… Read More

Top Secret Project Revealed!

on November 7, 2023

I’m the daughter of Romeo and Juliet. Yes, that Romeo and Juliet. The one that Shakespeare wrote about. No, they didn’t die in the tomb. Rumors of their deaths were greatly exaggerated. In fact, they’re alive and well and the parents of seven kids. I’m the oldest, with the emphasis on ‘old’—a certified spinster at… Read More

We have a cover!

on August 9, 2023

In my last letter, I revealed the title of my upcoming suspense from Canary Street Books, EVERY SINGLE SECRET. Now I’m back to reveal the cover. What was the hold up? The art, my friend. The images, the fonts, the colors! In sixty books, I’ve been through a lot of difficult cover decisions, but this… Read More

Earthquake! Tsunami! Sale!

on June 23, 2023

Virtue Falls Canyon, after the earthquake and tsunami “What’s wrong now?” It was as if Elizabeth was picking up the conversation where they left off before the divorce. “Why would you say something was wrong?” His voice was the same; deep, dangerous, derisive. “Three days ago, there was an earthquake.” “Almost four!” “There are still… Read More

Moons, Sisters and Book Recs

on February 27, 2023

True story: The Husband and I got mooned 3x; 3 different guys, same car. Sadly, I couldn’t pick them out of a lineup… 🤣 Bestselling author and famed smarty pants Susan Elizabeth Phillips commented, “Nobody ever moons Mr. Bill and me. Obviously a failure of character on your part!” Can you guess my reply? Sure… Read More

I did *not* get arrested!

on September 23, 2022

First, let me assure you I’m a law-abiding citizen. I don’t jaywalk, trespass or speed (much.) I don’t swear— What? Okay. I don’t swear in public. I don’t drink and drive. I’ve been married since the earth’s crust cooled, so living in sin is out. I put money in the parking meter, and I don’t… Read More

Which Cover is Best?

on August 27, 2022

WELCOME TO THE PAST At the glittering heart of Hollywood’s golden era in mysterious Gothic, California stands the regal Palace Theater—the pinnacle of thrilling shows, opulent décor, and the biggest stars of stage and screen. Here, drama unfolds on and off the stage. WELCOME TO THE PRESENT Today, in the abandoned backstage, fitness guru Wendy… Read More

Love and Powerwashing

on July 30, 2022

— New look on the website + New popup survey! — Interviews to watch and podcasts to listen to! — And a powerwash you will love!   And a new excerpt: With Elle at his side, Adam drove his ATV through Gothic, up the main street with its seven curves, past Ye Olde Antique Shop,… Read More