Yes, I write under two names. But no matter the name, the story is always all 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 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 still am.)
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 95 books in, I’m still a romance fanatic, it still thrills me to see my books on shelves, and yes, I’m still plotting my Broadway debut.
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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!
Which URL should I use: MeganCrane.com or CaitlinCrews.com?
Either! There is only one site, but like me, it answers to two names. I am using MeganCrane.com in my promotional materials, but whichever URL you use, it will get you to the info you are looking for. Magic!
I love pictures. I take a lot of them.
And here are some other items of note:
- Video: The Gregory Mantell Show, it's not super new, but I'd still say all the same stuff on the subject of Frenemies.
- Caitlin discusses The Return of the Di Sione Wife with BookTrib.
- Video: My Process (as Megan and Caitlin, on Conversations with Cupid)
- Podcast: 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)