1 Full Circle: July to July with Kendrick Place

by Jody Holford I love when things turn out just as they were meant to, but as “things” are happening, I’m not very good at telling myself, just go along and it’ll all work out fine. I suppose this is the exact reason for the cliché: Hindsight is 20/20. Last July, I met my agent… Read More

It was a dark and stormy night…

I’ve always wanted to write that line. I think all writers do. So on my 46th book I decided to give it a try. I loved the idea of starting a book with a hundred-year-old feud between two families. And of course, my hero is from one and my heroine is from the other. This… Read More

Time Travel with Leslie Hachtel

A great many books have been written about time travel. And, in fact, books and movies take us to different eras on a regular basis. But if it was possible to go to another time, which one would you choose? And why? If I had the chance, I would love to go the Elizabethan Court…. Read More

Light, Sweet, Short Summer Read, Free from Lyn Cote

It’s Summer! I hope you’ve noticed that by now. 🙂 In my neck of the northwoods of Wisconsin, summer was a long time comin’ this year. Didn’t start till late June. (I am not kidding!) In celebration of SUMMER, I’ve posted my ebook short story collection, “Two Seasons of Romance” on Book Funnel (which will… Read More

3 Dog Days of Summer

by Linda O. Johnston The dog days of summer are here, which makes me very happy.  Oh, not the heat associated with those dog days, but just the fact they are called dog days.  For anyone who doesn’t know it–or if you didn’t read my post last month about letting me bark to you about… Read More

1 What are Your Guilty Pleasures?

by Amy Jarecki Who doesn’t have a few guilty pleasures? That said, I always ask myself, hey, if it’s pleasurable, then why feel bad about it? Then I remember how my mother filled my head with “must nots” and piled on the guilt—sometimes for really silly stuff. And then I thought…guilty pleasures have to be… Read More

Research, the Engine for Story

By Colleen Coble Research is a super important part of the writing process. I always want to make sure I get the details right. Seems simple, right? Just ask the right people. Ahem. My first experience of how challenging this might be was when I needed to find out how to down a small plane… Read More

1 When Characters Name Themselves

by Julie Ann Walker I’m just going to come out and say it. I’m weird. Unlike most authors, I don’t obsess about my characters’ names. I don’t search baby name books. I don’t spend days or weeks trying to come up with just the right sobriquet or moniker or appellation. Instead, my characters name themselves…. Read More

New Release and a Giveaway of a Lifetime!

by Danica Winters This has been one heck of a year, one with tons of new books coming out! So hang in there, because this blog is full of super exciting news and events!  First things first, Always a Wanderer hits store shelves on June 27th. Always a Wanderer is the second book in the… Read More

Worth the wait

by Ashlee Mallory This past Monday was the release day of the fourth book in the Sorensen Family series, HER SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT, featuring the last of the four siblings, Daisy Sorensen. When we initially met Daisy in the first book in the series, she was a tragic, heart-broken single-mom trying to put the pieces of… Read More