Archive for 'inspiration'

On visual images for Livia & Gabriel

I’ve been asked if I had a visual impression of my protagonists while writing You May Kiss the Bride. I was pretty clear about Gabriel Penhallow. I was sure that he’s really good-looking, but not perfectly handsome. I had in mind somebody rather like the dashing singer Justin Currie:Photo: singer Justin Currie

As for Livia Stuart, I was less sure. I knew she would have a fiery personality, and because I had recently finished rereading Anne of Green Gables, I may have had an image like this in my head (at least in terms of hair color):

Photo: Anne of Green Gables

And here’s what the brilliant art department at Avon Books came up with:

Cover for YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne (Avon/HarperCollins)

And I couldn’t be any happier. Aren’t my Gabriel and Livia a georgeous couple?

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Jane Austen, inspiration for romance authors

I had a blast writing this little think-piece for Bookish on how Jane Austen continues to inspire romance novelists everywhere. Please enjoy. Graphic: "How Jane Austen Continues to Inspire Romance Novelists," a think-piece for Bookish by Lisa Berne, author of You May Kiss the Bride (Avon Books)

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Bookworm ingenuity

Now that’s a bookshelf.Photo: an overflowing bookshelf

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“To change her own story”

One of my favorite quotes from You May Kiss the Bride. I must say, I’m very fond of my spunky heroine Livia.

Graphic: "It was time to take action," a quote from You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne (Avon Books)

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“Keep calm and brandish the quill”

My motto, as a witer of historical romance. :)Graphic: KEEP CALM AND BRANDISH THE QUILL

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“Each day is a new life”

These seem like excellent words with which to kick off one’s week. Happy Monday!Graphic: "Each day is a new life."

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“I am going to look around”

Spring. My front yard. Thinking of Anne Lamott: “I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.”Photo: a budding tree in the front yard of Lisa Berne, author of You May Kiss the Bride (Avon Books)

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“Like a riot in the heart”

I thought you might like to see my Twitter header. It has one of my all-time favorite quotes on it. (An especially apt one for a romance writer.)

Graphic: Lisa Berne's Twitter banner: "Unbiddable, ungovernable, like a riot in the heart"

Also, I love the font, even though the commas look sort of like jumbo cashews.

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“You are always beautiful to me”

I love this.Comic: "You are always beautiful to me" by Guy Kopsombut

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Happy Monday

Happy Monday! No, this is not an oxymoron.

Graphic: HELLO SHINY NEW WEEK

*rolls up sleeves and gets to work*

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