Theresa Romain
Theresa Romain


Theresa Romain

I’m the newest JQ—I joined the blog in September 2015—but in some ways it seems like I’ve been part of this group for far longer. Before I knew any of the other Jaunties, I was a fan of their work. When I badgered some of them into becoming my friends, I visited the blog as a guest. When Shana and Vanessa invited me on behalf of the group to be a new member, I was over the moon.

And really, I still am. My favorite thing about spending time online is getting to know people, and over the past 14-ish months, I’ve gotten to know my fellow Jaunties better. Just as delightful, I’ve gotten to know the regular readers of this blog. It feels like we all meet for coffee together, chatting about what’s going on, sharing goofy anecdotes and recipes and (looking at you, Kristan) terrible homemade ornaments. Above all, we’ve bonded over our mutual love of romance novels.

I’ll miss this community a lot. I hope you’ll find me on my other online homes so we can keep up. I’m on Facebook and Twitter almost every day. I have a Pinterest account too, but I haven’t quite figured out how to do amazing things there. I’ve been making boards for my books, though, and that’s fun. You can also stop by my site for all the latest news, plus excerpts and free short stories. While you’re there, I hope you’ll sign up for my newsletter so we can stay in touch.

romain-theresa-my-scandalous-duke-final-800-px-300-dpi-high-resYesterday my newest book—a historical romance novella called My Scandalous Duke­hit ereaders. It’s a friends to lovers story, warm and sassy. I mention this because even though the blog won’t continue, the books will! My fellow JQs and I, past and present, will keep on writing. And I hope very much that we will all see each other around. Thanks for making my time as a JQ a real joy.

20 thoughts on “A Farewell from Theresa

  1. says:

    Sorry to see this blog disappear but I plan on keeping up with everyone on FB!

    1. Catslady, I’m so glad we’ll be able to keep up!

  2. Dawn A says:

    I’ll be sorry to see the blog go, but I think I follow all of you somewhere else too.
    P.S. I loved Nicholas and Ellie’s story.

    1. Dawn, thanks so much for reading it. 🙂 And I’m the same way, I’m following my fellow JQs all over the place so we don’t lose touch.

  3. Kate Sparks says:

    I’m still going to keep up with all of you via newsletters and Facebook!!! It’s been fun, but life always brings changes!

    1. Kate, it really HAS been fun. I remember our great conversation about Straight No Chaser last winter, and how you got to see them in person (luckyyyy). We just got their new Christmas album.

  4. Amy says:

    I think you hit the nail on the head about meeting over coffee….especially as I sit here with my cup. I will miss you all very much. The ride has been a fun one. I don’t do much of anything on social media, so the Facebook connection won’t work so well for me. I get a lot of the JQ author newsletters, so I will be able to keep up with what you all have going on there, but the interaction with the group will be lacking. I understand change, but it makes me a little sad. Glad to have gotten to know you Theresa. I have enjoyed your posts and stories. It has been a joy.

    1. Amy, I’m having coffee right now too. A toast! *clink* You’re right, there won’t be anything quite the same as this blog. I’ll miss it. Really glad that I got the chance to virtually meet you.

  5. Gayle Cochrane says:

    I am having coffee too. Congratulations on the new book, looking forward to reading it.

    Will miss you and the blog too. Endings are often the start of a new adventure, so we will see were this ending takes us all.

    Are you going to be blogging on your website? I used to love to read your blogs there when you were starting out.

    1. Gayle, what a nice way to think of this. May good adventures come our way.

      I remember, you were one of my first blog readers! I used to blog on my site a lot more. Now I have more deadlines and have to do less blogging–the trade-off we’re all encountering here at the JQs. But I’ll always post news there, and I’ll try to make it entertaining. 🙂

  6. LSUReader says:

    I’ve enjoyed spending time online with you, Theresa. Best of luck.

    1. Thanks much. Geaux Tigers!

  7. girlfromwva says:

    love the new book cover art! can’t wait for it to be out in print! sorry to see the blog ending…

    1. girlfromwva, I’m sorry to see it end too. I hope we’ll keep up through other sites! And there will be a print edition of My Scandalous Duke by the end of this month. 🙂

  8. Julie-ann Ford says:

    I loved this blog but am so glad that I can still be friends with all the authors that I met here on Facebook. So this is just farewell to the site not the friendship.

    1. Julie-ann, that’s a great way to look at it. You’re right, we’re not saying farewell to each other–only this online spot.

  9. Lexi Eddings Lexi Eddings says:

    You’re so talented, Theresa! Can’t wait to read My Scandalous Duke!

    1. Thank you, Lexi! Very kind of you. I’ve been a fan of your work under…let’s see, four names now? 😉

  10. Annette Naish says:

    Ma’am, before I found Jaunty Quills,I was your fan. Now I am your admirer.

    1. Annette, you just made me tear up. That’s incredibly kind. I’m so glad we’ve gotten to know each other better through this blog.

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