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Back to My Roots – Carly Phillips

August 8, 2007

Carly PhillipsI started writing family stories. Seriously. I thought I would sell to Silhouette Special Edition and I tried. Boy did I try … but it wasn’t meant to be. Seven years, ten manuscripts, I caught on. Shorter contemporary seemed to be my style. In 1998 I sold to Harlequin Temptation/Heat and in 1999 BRAZEN was published. I wrote category for two years before segueing into single title contemporary with THE BACHELOR, THE PLAYBOY and THE HEARTBREAKER. Since then, all my trilogy or linked books have been light and fun – until CROSS MY HEART and SEALED WITH A KISS. In those books, I took a turn back to family mixed with drama and less lightness … it’s been a good break. A fun break. It seemed right when CROSS MY HEART was in hardcover to try something different. But I listen to my readers and I know they want more of my lighter books, more often.

SO A NEW YEAR IS COMING – and in 2008, I’ve decided to return to the light books that my readers love, all in PAPERBACK. I know that for everyone’s wallet, this is a good thing. I know that as a reader, as much as I enjoy the variety of books on the shelves, I love fun contemporary which is why writing it again is bringing me a lot of pleasure and enjoyment. I’ve just finished HOT PROPERTY which is the last in The Hot Zone series which will be out in July 2008 and an as of now unnamed new book and the beginning of a three book series in September 2008 – hero based. Light. Fun.

How about you? What do you enjoy reading? Paranormal? Light contemporary? Dark romantic suspense? What floats your boat and what can’t you get enough of for your reading pleasure?

NY Times Bestseller, CARLY PHILLIPS (see the video!) (blog)

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