A real love story to make you sigh.

by Annie Seaton I am often asked why I write stories. Where do I get my ideas from? And where do I get the inspiration for the exotic settings in my contemporary romances? Usually my inspiration comes from a place that I have visited, or an experience that Mother Nature has given me. The sound… Read More

Stories behind the Rodeo Knights Collection by Margaret Daley

Below are stories around the writing of some of the Rodeo Knights Collection coming out from ten different authors. Their books will all be released on June 20th. Check out the website about the collection at http://rodeoknights.blogspot.com/. Also you can get the first three books in the Rodeo Knights Collection (out late in 2015) FREE… Read More

Anniversary Thank You

Five years. I can’t believe time has gone by so fast, but it’s been five years since the very first edition of Carter’s Treasure was published. A lot has changed since then! I’m doing large giveaways to celebrate both on the Writerspace contest page, and on my own sites. For my personal giveaway, to enter,… Read More

2 Lyn Cote asks – Is this the right cover for my book?

Autumn’s Shadow is the second book in my “Northern Intrigue” series, set in ‘Steadfast, Wisconsin, a small town whose people and mysteries you may never forget.’ The other three books in the series sell well, but this title lags behind. I want to know why. I love all my books and don’t want any to… Read More

1 The Writing Life: An Introvert’s Perspective

by Denise Hunter Ah, the life of an author! Glamorous, exciting, esteem-building! Not. Never was this more to clear to me than when my husband Kevin donated two of my books to a silent auction that was being held by a local charity. I am fine with this–until he tells me we have to attend…. Read More


In the course of writing almost seventy novels, I’ve learned the importance of a character’s name.  In the weeks before I start writing, I work to choose the right names for my hero and heroine.  It’s my way of getting to know them, the way I begin to figure out their identity. I like names… Read More

2 Two in a Row!

by Linda O. Johnston This month is fairly unusual for me.  I’m fortunate enough to have had quite a few books traditionally published, with more coming up in the future.  But it’s rare that they’re published back-to-back, one each in two adjoining months. Like now. As I’ve mentioned here before, BAD TO THE BONE, my… Read More

2 Too Busy to Bother with Almacks

The Most Dangerous Duke in London is my 29th novel. It is the 23rd one set in the long Regency of the early 19th century. And once again, none of my characters go to Almack’s. I don’t know why they never do. It just never comes up. My characters have other things to keep them… Read More

What a Wonderful Mess

by Stella Cameron There will not be a quiz . . . Magna Carta, I thought.  Give ‘em something mind-broadening—and put most of them to sleep.  Then I fell asleep going over this admittedly fascinating but stultifying document.   However, reading about Magna Carta led me to thinking about the lovely place created by the American… Read More

Remember When Opium Was Legal?

by Bronwen Evans Okay, I’ll prefix that title by explaining that I write early 1800’s historical romance. Believe it or not, opium could be bought over the counter like a tonic until 1864, and was not restricted as a medicine until 1901. In the early 1800’s opium, available in many forms, became the recreation past… Read More