Hope—and EMMA

- by Charlotte Hubbard

Since 1983, when my first story was published in True Love magazine, I’ve penned about 70 similar confessions and sold 44 books plus so many novellas I’ve lost count. I’ve written historicals (racy and clean) and contemporaries, inspirational and New Age titles, hardcore erotica under three different names, and am currently on a roll writing […]

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Covers, Covered

- by Charlotte Hubbard

The cover of a book is supposed to lure potential readers to take your book from the store shelf—or click it, online—and read more about what’s inside. The typical path is: you like the cover, you read the back cover copy, you open the book to read inside a bit, and—hopefully—you proceed to the checkout. […]

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Who Lives Here, Really?

- by Charlotte Hubbard

Last year I sold a new Amish series to Harlequin’s Love Inspired line. I quickly concocted a new setting, new characters, and the ideas for several potential stories, and then when the editor bought my series I wrote a complete first chapter of the first book. Because I’ve had two other Amish series in publication […]

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With a Little Help From My Friends

- by Charlotte Hubbard

A funny thing happened on the way to writing this fourth book of my Seasons of the Heart series: we had already titled it BREATH OF SPRING, but in my original proposal, I didn’t have a heroine picked out. My editor mentioned that Annie Mae Knepp would make a wonderful heroine, and her story quickly […]

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