Authorship, Publishing, Books and More

Wednesday Guest Author-Dani Collins

It’s Wednesday which means it’s time to say hello to another author, this week, it’s Dani Collins…

TWL – Tell us about yourself, your writing and your books.

Hi! I’m Dani Collins. I live in BC Canada. I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we have two children who have left the nest.

I wrote for twenty-five years before I sold in 2012. I started writing full time in 2014 and I’ve since published eighty books. Over fifty for Harlequin Presents, the rest small town for Tule and some historical and erotic romance that is self-published.

I like to say I write anything, so long as it’s romance.

TWL-Why and when did you decide to become an author?

I was always drawn to writing. I found romance in high school. Once I realized there were all these emotional, sexy stories with the guaranteed happy endings, I knew this was what I wanted to do for a living.

TWL-What’s a typical writing session like for you?

I do my best writing in the mornings and I write most days. I’ll go all day if my word count needs it. I think of my process as two-steps forward, one back. I push forward for a few days, get stuck, go back to the beginning and comb out the tangles. Then I push forward a little more.

I’m not one of these writers who needs to get it all down. I need time to think along the way so it works for me to work in waves.

TWL-What have you learned most from being a writer?

Patience? That writing is re-writing. That every career is different. That what works for some doesn’t work for all. That I need to trust myself.

TWL-What’s been the biggest struggle and how did you overcome it?

The years of rejection before selling my first book were agony. Perseverance got me here and I think having built such a strong resilience has served me, allowing me to keep going since.

TWL-What’s been your biggest victory?

Having a career in publishing. I knew I wanted to write for a living, but I didn’t fully understand what that meant. I think I thought there would be a sense of arrival, but it’s very much a journey.

TWL-If you could give advice to your pre-author self, what would it be?

Hang in there. Quit being scared.

TWL-What writing tip would you offer to a new author?

Hang in there. Take chances. Make mistakes. You won’t know unless you try.

But also, embrace the joy of writing. The writing is yours and no one can take it away from you. Publishing is a business. It can and will make you doubt yourself, but no amount of rejections can make you stop writing. If you want to write, write.

TWL-What would you like to promote today?

Marrying the Nanny is the first in my new Raven’s Cove trilogy, available Mar 5.

The working title was Three Men and a Baby on an Island and that about sums it up. Three half-brothers have to go back to the fly-in fishing resort after their dad passes, leaving them with custody of their infant half-sister.


When infant Storm is orphaned, nanny Emma Wright, on a work visa and still reeling from a painful divorce, yearns to adopt her but must relinquish Storm to her three adult half-brothers. They remind her of a pack of wolves–protective, but not prepared to care for a baby. Alpha male Reid is especially aloof and intimidating.

Like his younger brothers, Reid Fraser left the Westcoast village of Raven’s Cove at eighteen and never looked back. Now a successful corporate consultant who rescues failing businesses—which is what this fly-in fishing resort has become, Reid must rally his brothers to save Storm’s inheritance, but he and his estranged brothers barely get along. They can’t deal with an infant, too. They need the nanny.

As Emma coaches Reid through midnight feedings and teething, they try to ignore the sexual pull between them. Then they learn Storm may have family who could take her from them. Reid proposes a marriage of convenience, but will it be enough to keep this fractured family together?


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Dani’s Bio:

Award-winning and USA Today Bestselling author Dani Collins thrives on giving readers emotional, compelling, heart-soaring romance with laughter and heat thrown in, just like real life. While she is best known for writing contemporary romance for Harlequin Presents and Tule Publishing, she also writes historical and erotic romance. When she’s not writing—just kidding, she’s always writing. Dani lives in Southern BC, Canada with her high school sweetheart husband.

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