books

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


All Your New Book Questions Answered!

on October 16, 2019

I have three confessions: I’ve got the scar of a gunshot on my forehead. I don’t remember an entire year of my life. My name is Kellen Adams … and that’s half a lie. That’s the start of my upcoming thriller, DEAD GIRL RUNNING. So many of you, after you read that, asked questions, including, “Is… 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’s Stone Circle Rocks

on June 15, 2016

If you’re part of my newsletter friends or regularly visit my website or follow me on social media, you know that my husband built me … er, us a stone circle. As with every year, this year on the summer solstice we went out and watched the sunrise. The temperature was cool, so my husband… Read More


Christina Dodd’s BRIEF AND RANDOM WRITING TIPS

on May 20, 2016

The best writing advice I give is very succinct. Put your butt into the chair and write. There’s no substitute for experience. But since I’m seldom without something to say (ask my husband), I wrote up a random series of: CHRISTINA DODD’S WRITING TIPS About Characters: Plot is important. Characters are more important. Readers must… Read More


Christina Dodd on Friends, Enemies and Writing

on November 20, 2014

I was once asked to write a chapter for HOW TO WRITE A ROMANCE, the book Romance Writers of America published in conjunction with Writer’s Digest. As a subject for me, they suggested Selling A Book Can Change Your Life. I burst into laughter. I called my published friends. I read them the subject. Each… Read More


Christina Dodd and the Infamous Three-Armed Cover

on July 22, 2014

  ON THE OTHER HAND … Every writer faces a moment in her career when she realizes that a good part of success has nothing to do with writing skill or career planning, and everything to do with pure, dumb luck. For me, that moment arrived at a conference in St. Louis in 1993 when… Read More


Christina Dodd Answers The Question, “Where Do You Get Your Ideas?”

on February 20, 2013

The most frequently asked question from my dedicated readers is — Where do you get your ideas? I have published fifty-seven full-length novels: historical, suspense, and paranormal and, (let me be precise about this) a lot of short stories and novellas. So obviously, ideas are out there and I find them. To explain the process, let’s start… Read More