I’m head over heels in research for my second Fanny Newcomb historical mystery (working title…FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE FRENCH QUARTER LAUDANUM LOVER). And I’m loving it! I’m investigating historic poisons, studying Italian immigration to New Orleans, and inspecting French Quarter Sanborn Fire maps online (courtesy of the fabulous Library of Congress). And here are some… Read More
A native of California, Ana Brazil lived in the south for many years. She earned her MA in American history from Florida State University and traveled her way through Mississippi as an architectural historian. Ana loves fried mullet, Greek Revival colonnades, and Miss Welty’s garden. She has a weakness for almost all things New Orleans. (Although she’s not sure just how it happened…but she favors bluegrass over jazz.)
The Fanny Newcomb stories celebrate the tenacity, intelligence, and wisdom of the dozens of courageous and outrageous southern women that Ana is proud to call friends.
Although Ana, her husband, and their dog Traveller live in the beautiful Oakland foothills, she is forever drawn to the lush mystique of New Orleans, where Fanny Newcomb and her friends are ever prepared to seek a certain justice.
by Kat Martin Since my hero in BEYOND DANGER, Beau Reese, is a mega rich playboy, a once-famous race car driver, I thought it might be fun to write about a mega-wealthy party I got invited to a few years back. Well, more than a few, considering it was a millennium party celebrating the thousand… Read More
Yes, it’s now the second month of this year. As I mentioned last month, it will be a busy one for me. I have four books coming out in 2018! Publication of the first is fast approaching. That’s in March, and I have already received my author’s copies. As always, it’s great fun to actually… Read More
by Elizabeth Goddard Have you ever thought about what you would change if you could have a do over in life? If you could go back in time and change any aspect of your life—what would that be? If you’ve lived a few decades like me, then you might have a better idea of what… Read More
In fact, 2018 is already marching forward. Today is the ninth day already. This will be a busy year for me. The first of my four new books to be published this year will be in March. It’s the first in my new K-9 Ranch Rescue miniseries for Harlequin Romantic Suspense: Second Chance Soldier. The… Read More
“People sneer at escapism, well there are those of us who need it.”—Science Fiction writer, Piers Anthony. When I tell people that I write mystery and romance novels I’m greeted by a variety of reactions. Many are impressed with my accomplishments. After all, I’ve written a dozen books and a handful of short stories, been… Read More
The car, dripping with sludge, hung from a crane. “Honey, get in here—quick,” I called from the TV room to my wife. In 1957, the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in honor of its fifty years of statehood, put to rest a brand new Plymouth Belvedere under the courthouse lawn, figuring that fifty years later, they’d… Read More
by Danica Winters It’s that time again, MR. TAKEN has just been released and is taking the world by storm! I can’t tell you how pleased I am with this Harlequin Intrigue series, and how happy I am that it has been so warmly received and loved by fans. MR. TAKEN is the third book in… Read More
by Linda O. Johnston I’ve been talking a lot lately about writing in multiple genres and thought I’d do so here, too. I had a blog posted about it at another site, plus I talked about it at the Santa Clarita Romance Authors meeting last weekend. Why talk about it? Because I do it! I’ve… Read More
The opening shark attack scene in my new release, FORSAKEN, is 100% true–at least that’s the way it played out in my mind! LOL! I’m horrible with dates, but waaaay back in maybe 1999? Hubby and I decided to become certified divers. The training was fairly straightforward, aside from far too much math, and culminated… Read More
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By Ariella Moon Spring has arrived in Southern California. Blooming orange and grapefruit trees, still heavy with fruit, perfume the air. “Snowbirds” from the Midwest and Canada crowd local swimming pools and grocery store parking lots. And a tiny mother hummingbird has returned to nest in my patio. Mama Ava hummingbird (I’m a writer, and… Read More