Yes, I write under two names. But no matter the name, the story is always mine.
I discovered my first romance novel at the age of twelve in a bargain bin at the local five and dime. It involved swashbuckling pirates having grand adventures on the open sea, a heroine with a mind of her own, and a seriously mouthwatering, masterful hero who swept her away no matter how clever she was.
I was immediately smitten with romance and all the romantic themes I could get my hands on.
I had grand plans to star on Broadway – preferably in Evita, just like the great Patti LuPone. Sadly, my inability to wow audiences with my singing voice required a back up plan, so I launched myself into academics instead. This was not a good fit for someone who liked lounging about and reading books a lot more than dissecting them in classrooms, but it did allow me to live in England for half a decade, so I can’t complain.
Writing (and finishing!) my first book was a relief. And actually publishing that book was one of the greatest thrills of my life.
Now I’m some 80 books in, I’m still a romance fanatic, and yes, I’m still plotting my Broadway debut.
If you’re new to my books, try starting here.
You were born in Texas and raised in New Jersey? What does this mean?
It means that I am genetically and geographically predisposed to have really, really big hair and broad gestures.
I read reviews of Make You Burn that mention POV issues. I hate POV issues!
You can’t possibly hate POV (Point Of View) issues more than me! They’re a major pet peeve of mine, in fact!
In the case of Make You Burn, a great number of ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies) were sent out to reviewers and via Netgalley. The version of a book used for ARCs isn’t final, which means it’s unedited and errors can slip through. In this case, the spaces I always leave in a manuscript to indicate a shift from one character’s perspective to another’s were inadvertently deleted in the first part of the book.
Luckily, I was able to fix that when I copyedited the book, and the on sale version doesn’t have that same error!
Didn’t I already buy this Caitlin Crews book with a different cover?
Well, you might have.
One of the great things about Harlequin is that they are constantly putting my books out in different countries and repackaging them to appeal to more readers, but sometimes that means you might pick up a book you think is new when it’s not. I hate when this happens to me! I try to make sure to mention if something is a reprint, but unfortunately, I can’t promise I’ll always be on top of it.
- Read the excerpt and the cover copy to see if you’ve read it before.
- Look at the copyright date in the front of the book. If it’s not this year, it’s probably a reprint.
- Look at see where it appears here in chronological order. I put the newest books first!
I love pictures. I take a lot of them.
It's not super new, but I'd still say all the same stuff on the subject of Frenemies:
And here are some other items of note:
- Caitlin discusses The Return of the Di Sione Wife with BookTrib.
- My Process (as Megan and Caitlin, on Conversations with Cupid)
- Action and Emotion (as Megan, with my husband Jeff, on the Nerd Out podcast)
- On Shame and the Romance Heroine (as Caitlin, on Dear Author)
- Falling in love with the Rodeo (as Megan, a guest on Jane Porter's blog)
- My Call Story (as Caitlin, from the iheartpresents blog)