Christina Dodd

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 Drags the Christmas Tree…Uphill

on December 11, 2020

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, 2019, 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,… Read More


Christina Dodd Yells HEY! UNTO YOU A CHILD IS BORN!

on November 30, 2020

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER begins, “The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lied and stole and smoked cigars (even the girls) and talked dirty and hit little kids and cussed their teachers and took the name of the Lord in vain and set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s… Read More


Christina Dodd Says, It’s Christmas! Duck!

on November 3, 2020

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


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 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


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 confesses THE 10 REASONS AUTHORS ARE WEIRD

on February 27, 2016

We talk to our computers, our dogs, our cats and our fictional characters. We’re not so good with real people.  The opportunity to use funny-sounding words thrills us. Words like akimbo, catawampus, gobsmacked. When someone says something witty or wise, we remember and someday it will reappear in a manuscript. Authors collect names: people names,… Read More


Christina Dodd TELLS YOU THE GUILTY SECRET TO WRITING A BOOK

on October 14, 2015

Do you want to write a book? Then you need to know the one, really important (and guilty) secret that will help you get published. Brace yourself. Here it comes … You need to read. A lot. I was appalled when I read this statistic: Stat: Eighty percent of Americans want to write a book, but… Read More