Category Archives: Me

Spring in Silver Valley

Many of you know Silver Valley is the fictional name for my hometown, where I’ve based my romantic suspense series Silver Valley PD from Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Today’s breeze is more like a gusty gale, knocking over trash and recycle receptacles and making my ears numb. The beautiful aspect of this is the brilliant sunshine, … Continue reading Spring in Silver Valley


Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

As romance readers we all know that love is something to celebrate everyday, but I’m never one to turn down the fun, festive feeling of Valentine’s Day. Chocolate, flowers, a romantic get-away, a good movie, quiet time with my husband–any or all of the above, please! We’ve been married a, um, while and have learned that … Continue reading Happy St. Valentine’s Day!


Unexpected Gifts

Unexpected Gifts was the original, working title for my very first published book, A Rendezvous to Remember. For some odd reason that phrase has popped into my thoughts today, and I want to share that each and every one of you is an unexpected gift to me. I’d always dreamed of being a published author, … Continue reading Unexpected Gifts


Spring into Silver Valley

Silver Valley PD  is my new series for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, and I’ve loosely based it upon my local area in Pennsylvania. Those of you familiar with my previous series, Whidbey Island, know that I’m inclined to sprinkle my romances with mystery and intrigue. Silver Valley PD allows me to unleash my imagination, fueled by the great … Continue reading Spring into Silver Valley



The Cup is Half Full!

The Washington Romance Writers Reader and Blogger Luncheon this past Saturday marked the half-way point for my fall appearances. Let me tell you a secret: I didn’t realize how many events I’d planned until I sat down to do my calendar after RWA, my big romance author’s conference, back in July. I am an extrovert … Continue reading The Cup is Half Full!


The Joy of Romance for Read a Romance Month

Today’s post is for Read a Romance Month, founded by Bobbi Dumas who is a tireless advocate of romance fiction. With articles for Kirkus Reviews and NPR, Bobbi also has interviews of some of today’s most beloved romance authors. Lorelei’s Lit Lair graciously asked me to join in the celebration, and Lorelei has a post explaining … Continue reading The Joy of Romance for Read a Romance Month



Beginnings and Endings

It’s a busy month Chez Krotow as one college kid has finished Freshman year and the other is about to graduate. I’m much too young to have a college graduate child but I digress… I’m happily working away on the Silver Valley PD Series. You’ll be able to read the first book in November with … Continue reading Beginnings and Endings


Silver Valley PD–A New Series in 2015

I’m delighted to announce my new series for Harlequin Romantic Suspense  will launch later this year. The Silver Valley PD Series is sometimes loosely, sometimes closely, based on where our family has settled after years of Navy moves. I’ve fallen in love with my new hometown and now the characters of its fictional sister, Silver Valley. The Whidbey … Continue reading Silver Valley PD–A New Series in 2015