18 George Saunders, Salty Potatoes, and So Much More

We took the ferry into town. I visited my mom. Put on latex gloves and massaged her swollen, purple feet and legs, trying to get them to a more natural color. I filled up her candy bowls, and we sang. It was one of her better days. She remembered me. Was able to do harmonies…. Read More

MAKING YOUR STORY BELIEVABLE

by Kat Martin One of the best ways to make your story believable is to use real places to locate the action and the real names of restaurants and streets. Actually going there, of course, is the best way to make that happen. Or using places you went to at some other time in your… Read More

An Inside look at DIXON

Phoenix Dixon was the epitome of what you’d picture a rock God. With chiseled abs, bright blue eyes and hair that would make any woman envious, he owned the stage for DIXON. Hadley Anders was just a typical woman, until the night she attended a DIXON concert. She’d always been a fan of the group,… Read More

April and Me

by Linda O. Johnston Busy month!  Next weekend I will be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on both Saturday and Sunday.  On Saturday, I’ll be volunteering in the afternoon at the Los Angeles Romance Authors booth, and on Sunday I’ll be signing at the Sisters in Crime booth, staffing the Mystery Writers… Read More

2 Rules–to follow them or not to? Hmmmmm.

Any author’s first book–even published years late–is the dearest to her heart and this is mine, La Belle Christiane. When I began writing my first manuscript, I literally ran after my two toddlers with a clipboard in my hand and wrote whenever they paused. 🙂 I wrote that story without knowing anything about the fiction… Read More

The Sister Least Likely

by Amanda Ashby When I first decided to write about three sisters who start up a vintage wedding planning business to save the family farm, I never planned to make one a baby book. And I certainly didn’t plan for that to happen to the youngest sister, Bec, who is only twenty-two and a free-spirited… Read More

1 BRINGING BACK FAMILIAR

by Carolyn Haines On a hot April day in Lower Alabama, I find myself drifting back in time to my beginning writing career. I’d been lucky enough to sell some books to Harlequin Intrigue, and my dream of being published in long form had been realized. But I also knew that I was just on… Read More

What’s a SEAL Brotherhood?

by Sharon Hamilton I follow a lot of blog posts by Special Forces guys and former SEALs who have a unique perspective on this. I have to warn any of you snowflakes out there. I’m not often politically correct. This will not be an exception. (OMG did I say that?) I have a further discussion… Read More

1 Ozzie! The Hero Everyone’s Been Waiting For…  

Hey, hey, hey!  Julie Ann Walker here, talking about my newest release in the bestselling Black Knights Inc. series, WILD RIDE, and why you will absolutely, positively fall in love with the hero.  Now I could wax poetic about Ethan “Ozzie” Sykes for hours upon hours – he’s just so yummy.  But as the internet… Read More

What’s the Deal With Montana?

by Jeannie Moon My newest title comes out on April 4th and once again I’m visiting the wonderful world of Marietta, Montana with my book, Daring the Pilot, which is part of Tule Publishing’s Men of Marietta series. The premise of this multi-author series, focuses around a boys and girls activity center that the town… Read More