romance writing

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


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: 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 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


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


Christina Dodd Buys The Plot For Trouble In High Heels At Wal-Mart!

on June 8, 2012

Sure! Didn’t you know? “Ideas for sale.” They’re on the aisle right between the dog food and the service desk. Okay, maybe not, but it did start that way. I needed a plot for the first book my new contemporary romantic suspense series, so I did what I always do when I should sit down… Read More