Elizabeth's Latest News

July 11th, 2016

San Diego & a New Novella

I’m in San Diego this week for Romance Writers of America’s annual conference which includes the Literacy Signing on Wednesday, July 13th from 5:30-7:30 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina. I hope you can make it–there’ll be over 400 romance authors signing their books. If you do come, be sure and stop by to say hi!


Meanwhile, the first Maiden Lane novella is out now! Once Upon a Moonlit Night is Maiden Lane #10.5 and tells Hippolyta Royle’s story. It’s available in ebook from your favorite retailer.




June 29th, 2016

O Frabjous Day

O frabjous day! I’ve (FINALLY, OMG!) turned in Duke of Pleasure (aka, The Book from Hell) and as a result have spent the last four days sleeping and gardening and watching Hulu with Youngest, which she got me to subscribe to in a fit of post-book-euphoria. My sister warned me that there is nothing good on Hulu, and by golly, she seems to be right. So far Youngest and I have watched Drunk History; Rich Bride, Poor Bride; and Hotel Hell.

Next up, I start work on Sarah St. John and Viscount d’Arque‘s novella.

May 31st, 2016

Out Now!

Duke of Sin is out now.

Go forth. Read.



February 17th, 2016

Cover Photo Shoot TOMORROW!

Peeps! Tune in tomorrow, Thursday, February 18th at a little past noon, Eastern Standard Time on my Readers Facebook page or on my Twitter feed for the Duke of Pleasure cover photo shoot. There’ll be male models! Big dresses! Maybe a cute dog wandering through! And your questions answered about how romance covers are made!

It’s gonna be Awesome Spaghetti-O’s.

January 5th, 2016

Copy Edits and More…

The snow has finally arrived here in Minneapolis, Minnesota and as I type the sun is sparkling off white drifts in my backyard. I’m inside all cozy with two dogs on my lap and Darla on her big bed by my chair.

I just got the copy edits for Duke of Sin. Copy edits are the second-to-last step in the editorial process before the book is published–at least at Grand Central Publishing, my publisher. What I actually received in my inbox was three documents. First, an editorial form letter telling me that I really, really ought to read the copyedits (perhaps some authors don’t?) and giving me the date I need to get them back to my editor. Secondly, a “style sheet” for the book, which lists things like the name for every character mentioned in the book (so that we can all agree on the right spelling), esoteric words (almost all my more interesting four-letter words end up here) and words with hyphens that once again I’ve missed. And finally, the manuscript itself, all marked up with the copy editor’s comments and edits. My job is to read through the manuscript and make sure everything is in order.

The reason I tell you all this is because after I’m finished with the copy edits is when I take the excerpts that I put in the newsletter. So if you’re not subscribed to my newsletter (why not?) and you’d like to get a sneak peak at Val’s book before it comes out, subscribe now! I’ll be sending the first excerpt this month.

Meanwhile, Duke of Sin is already available for preorder at most stores including Kindle and Nook and you can of course shelf it on Goodreads by hitting that lovely little green Want to Read button. Why not?


November 30th, 2015

Duke of Sin Cover Reveal!

Thanks to all of you who added Sweetest Scoundrel to your Goodreads to-read shelf! You’ve “unlocked” the cover of Duke of Sin.
*drum roll*

Pre-Order Duke of Sin:




July 22-25
RWA Annual Conference
New York, NY