Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

One of the best things about being a romance writer is that I often feel like I’m living Valentine’s Day all year round.  So setting aside one separate day to celebrate romance seems a little odd, given my profession.  Maybe kinda like being the presidential biographer on Presidents’ Day?  Everyone else is suddenly paying attention to your field, but for you, it’s just another day of business as usual.

But there are all kinds of love stories in the world. Especially after I’ve become a mother, true stories like this one touch my heart in ways no Regency-era courtship can.

Read the full story here--it’s worth your time.

And here are my three favorite Valentine’s Day cards so far: Coverflats arrived this week!


When you twist them in the light, those oval medallions shimmer.  I can’t stop looking at them.  Ooooh, shiny.

7 comments to “Love is in the air…”

  1. Gillian
    · February 13th, 2009 at 9:06 am · Link

    Congratulations, Tessa! And that made me grin. I like shiny things too. 🙂

  2. Antonia Girmacea
    · February 13th, 2009 at 11:12 am · Link

    I’ve got to have those books 😀

    Happy Valentines Day!

  3. kelly krysten
    · February 13th, 2009 at 12:51 pm · Link

    Oh, those are beautifull. Congrats! 😀

  4. Elyssa Papa
    · February 13th, 2009 at 4:15 pm · Link

    I’d be squeeing over those coverflats, too. They’re gorgeous. Congrats!

    That video was touching and made me all weepy. How amazing that they were both able to connect after 40 years. Did you see the one Nathan Bransford posted on his blog today, the one with the piglet?

  5. Leigh
    · February 15th, 2009 at 10:30 am · Link

    Loved the video!

    I bet you re excited about the cover flats!

  6. Leigh
    · February 15th, 2009 at 10:30 am · Link

    Loved the video!

    I bet you’re excited about the cover flats!

  7. Santa
    · February 15th, 2009 at 11:47 pm · Link

    Now I have Lou Rawls going through my head.

    Love the video. A wonderful affirmation of what’s really important in this life.

    And, those coverflats are gorgeous but I’m sure you know that already!