Since Helen so often
receives e-mail from her readers asking questions about
her writing, she's decided to post a "question and
answer" type section here on her website to share with
If you have a question you'd like to ask Helen, or a
comment to make about one of her books, please visit the
contact page and fill out the
e-mail form posted there. While we can't promise to use
all of your queries, we will try to post as many as
Readers can also find Helen on
Q: I really enjoyed
Merritt in ALMOST A HOMETOWN BRIDE, and the other
characters in the town of Almost. Are you considering
doing additional stories set there? Sharon C.,
Wichita Falls, Texas
A: Thanks so much, Sharon. That wasn't an immediate
impulse, although I do think the new waitresses at the
cafe had interesting "teaser" qualities to them. I'll
see how many other readers agree with you. Readers might
be interested in knowing that Sharon writes a superb
online book review site called Sharon's Garden of Book
Reviews. Check out her site.
Q: I have read all 40
novels by Ms. Myers and am an avid fan! Whether romance
or suspense, (I call them romantic suspense), from the
first page until the last, I literally canít put her
books down... I always look forward to the new novels
from John Grisham, Nelson DeMille and Helen R. Myers.
Canít wait until the latest one arrives!
Sincerely, Norma L. Wilkinson
A: What a generous message, thanks so much,
I keep checking...when is your next
release? Margie L., AL.
A: Thanks for watching, Margie. 2005 was one of
those ďheap onĒ years with critical family surgery, a
few expected and unexpected passings, and a health scare
for my husband. Thankfully, hopefully, weíve found ďcalm
Happily, Iím proud to report I have a Silhouette Special
Edition coming out in May. What
Should Have Been is an amnesia story, topical as
It deals with our brave military, immigration dilemmas,
and small-town powerplays that complicate a romance for
a second time. As usual there are elements of suspense
for those diehard fans.
As for single-title suspense, I beg your patience.
Something is in the works there, too, but Iím too
experienced to share too much prematurely.
Q: Would you share more pictures?
Dee, Dallas, TX.
A: Are you with the DPD, Dee? Seriously, Iíve
respected Leslieís time too much to bother with a photo
page, but Iím told Iím a dinosaur so will soon add to
her workload, and you can send aspirin for her Christmas
stocking...or bones to her Weimer boy, Charlie.
Q: Whatís the best lesson youíve learned in
A: The same one I suspected coming into the
profession: that no one understands the business coming
in, and few will respect it as they leave; that the
trick is to love it so much that struggling for words,
seeking perfect phrasing, and sharing the story is