by Laura Marie Altom Stumped? Me, too! LOL! A friend of mine tackles the newsletter for a writers’ organization we belong to, and out of the blue she hit me up for an emergency article quote. “Quick!” she said, “tell me something you did that was romantic.” I was mortified that as a romance writer,… Read More
Laura Marie Altom is the author of nearly 50 books in three
different genres. She’s been happily married to her
college sweetheart (Go Hogs!) for 25 years and believes
their boy/girl twins actively plot to drive her crazy!
Now that her kiddos are in college, Laura spends her days
contentedly writing and chasing after the family menagerie
of pets, ranging from a mutt named Sweet Pea, a
mini-long-haired dachshund named Cocoa, a Yorkie named
Daisy, and Domino—a black-and-white stealth cat she
rarely sees. There are also plenty of ducks and geese who
live in the backyard pond but would like to live in the house!
When night falls, Laura steals a few romantic moments for
herself and her own hunky cover stud!
Laura loves hearing from readers and may be reached via
email at BaliPalm@aol.com
or snail mail at P.O. Box 2074, Tulsa, OK 74101.
Women are speaking up in the #Me,Too movement like never before and the world is taking notice. At last, women’s stories are being listened to and taken seriously. This is truly an extraordinary time. So how does Romance become part of the #Me,Too movement? While some critics claim Romance novels reinforce negative stereotypes, I disagree…. Read More
by Mary J. Williams If you read romance novels, you expect love to conquer all. No matter the hurdles, the obstacles, the vast caverns in the way of the hero and heroine, they will find a way to get their happily ever after. Yet, more often than not inside the books we romance aficionados devour,… Read More
Lyn Cote here–wonder why we like to wrap up in an afghan and read a winter romance in winter? You’d think we’d want to do that when it’s hot. But then we’re reading beach romance. Go figure. Anyway if you’re in the mood for a “snowy” romance with mystery, I have just what you’re looking… Read More
By Laura Marie Altom I love Christmas and I really love snow. Alas, here in Oklahoma, those two things rarely go together. In my new book, The Cowboy SEAL’s Christmas Baby, Gideon and Jane are lucky enough to share a whole lot of both! LOL! I grew up on the east coast of Lake Michigan… Read More
by Rebecca Brooks There are so many different kinds of romance I LOVE reading about but would never want anything to do with in real life. Alpha billionaires. Motorcycle bad boys. Anything paranormal— unless they can fly and take me with them, that would be cool! I’ve never had an opposites attract or enemies-to-lovers situation… Read More
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
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
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
by Michelle Major When my kids were very young, other moms used to tell me they dreaded their children coming home from play dates at my house because of the requests for a trip to the pet store. I’m a total sucker for animals and almost zero willpower when it comes to saying no to… Read More
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Let’s hear it for the not-so-perfect heroine!
One of my all-time favorite secondary characters is now getting her time to shine! I created Miss Anne Adair for the third book in my Once Upon a Rogue series. I really loved Anne from the beginning, and what drew me to her was her imperfection. Anne has one leg slightly shorter than the other,… Read More