Why I Live in the Boonies

Lyn Cote here- Of course, the boonies is short for the boondocks. According to the online dictionary, the origin of this word is: boondocks — 1910s, from Tagalog bundok “mountain.” Adopted by occupying American soldiers in the Philippines for “remote and wild place.” Reinforced or re-adopted during World War II. Hence, also boondockers “shoes suited for… Read More

Dive into My Top Five!

by Julie Ann Walker Shhh.  Don’t tell anyone, but authors have favorites when it comes to the snippets of dialogue in their books. And, yeah, I know.  We’re supposed to love every line, every description, every piece of prose.  But the truth is, by the end of the book-writing process there are some things that… Read More

 Time Travel

by Augustina Van Hoven Time travel has always been a fantasy of mine.  Imagine being able to witness historical events or meet famous people.  How about traveling to the future and finding out when we are going to have flying cars or colonize other planets?  I would love to be able to do this. In… Read More

3 When Inspiration Hits, Listen!

Sometimes a character pops into your head and just refuses to stop until you agree to write their story!  That’s what happened when spunky Maggie Sinclair, the heroine from ONE SUMMER NIGHT, showed up one day and insisted it was time for me to write a contemporary romance again.  But not just any contemporary romance. … Read More

A Christmas Affair by Jodi Thomas

Often when I write a book there is a story that I didn’t have time to tell.  A person who didn’t get their happy ever after ending. Maria, Dakota’s sister in INDIGO LAKE, was that person.  I wanted to see her with her own story. The fact that Maria is blind is only a part… Read More

To Costume or Not to Costume?

Costumes.  It seems like an innocuous topic, especially at this time of year.  But I’ve found that it can be a polarizing subject.  People tend to fall strongly in favor or against the idea—for themselves, at least. I’ve always fallen firmly in the costume camp.  I love Halloween parties.  I was the mom who dressed… Read More

LET’S TALK ABOUT…FALL (ING INTO LOVE)

When I was strictly a reader, before I wrote my first novel, I can’t remember if my taste in books changed with the seasons. As summer leaves turned a burnished fall reddish orange, did I suddenly long for ghoulish ghost stories? Did my mind wander toward frosty mornings and wish for a cozy holiday romance… Read More

1 Have you ever tried a boxed set of novellas by a variety of authors?

Lyn Cote here—I am participating in a boxed set with 14 Christmas novellas, a mix of wholesome sweet romances and some inspirational by 14 authors. Right now you can pre-order it while it’s at the introductory price of 99 cents. The set, Sweet Christmas Kisses 4, contains quite a mix of authors. Here are a… Read More

The Joy of Second Chances

by Ariella Moon I admit, I was a little startled when I caught my first glimpse of the cover for Second Chances: A Romance Writers of America Collection. A bare-chested male model oozing sex? Gasp! A ridiculous reaction, I know. But as a writer of sweet Young Adult romance and medieval fantasy, my book covers… Read More