Top Five Ways to Pass Time in Captivity – Volume Two

By Samanthe Beck I’m so thrilled to return to the fictional town of Captivity for my latest release, PLAYING DIRTY IN ALASKA. As mentioned before, I’ve never actually been to Alaska, but I didn’t let that stop me from writing a series! In this story, my heroine, bush pilot Bridget Shanahan, is a Captivity native,… Read More

What is it about opposites attract?

Hi everyone – It’s great to be back on the Writerspace Blog! My new book, Pirate’s Paradox, is a paranormal romance set on the high seas as a crew of immortal pirates are led by a psychic into the middle of Atlantis to find the Orichalcum Key and save the city of Savannah from being… Read More

5 A New Twist on an Old Tale: The Power of Tropes

by Liana LeFey When writing Tempting the Vicar (Jan 2022) and its “twin” The Devil’s Own (June 2021), I didn’t set out to retell an old story. I didn’t even realize I’d been influenced by two tales my mother read to me when I was young. But after I finished drafting The Devil’s Own, I… Read More


So says the mysterious narrator of the prologue to my new thriller, ANGELS FALLING, which launches January 10, 2022. The ritualistic murder of a Catholic archbishop scrambles the lives of Pete Sullivan, an ex-seminarian criminal profiler; Gabriel Valentine, a renegade priest cult leader; and Maria Santos, the former nun they both desired, now a forensic… Read More

What story were you born to write?

Every aspiring author has a unique story that they’re destined to tell. Think about it: nobody else in the world has your brain, your ideas, and your life experiences. When I began plotting The Helheim Princess, I knew right away that this was the story I was born to write. It combines everything I love—women… Read More

7 DO THE THING – How Motivation Stops You in Your Tracks

My writing journey was thirty-two years in the making. When I was eight years-old, I wrote my very first short story. It was about evil winged knights who plagued a kingdom. I don’t remember the details of the story itself, but I do remember it was the start of something that would last for the… Read More

6 Introducing Unraveling Eleven: The Notorious Middle Child

On November 16, 2021, Unraveling Eleven will be released into the world. You might be wondering: what’s that? Well, it’s a book, first of all. More specifically, a YA dystopian romance with crossover appeal into the adult market. Also, it’s the second book in the Eleven Trilogy. That’s right—trilogy. The first book, Escaping Eleven, was… Read More

2 Enemies to Lovers

My husband and I took out an equity loan on our house. Boring? Maybe, but stay with me. While we waited for the bank official to arrive, I struck up a conversation with the closing attorney. She asked me what I did, and I told her about my current book, The Hookup Dilemma, which was… Read More

7 Never Have I Ever…

Hi everyone, I’m A.J. Locke, author of the upcoming urban fantasy novel, MAGIC DARK, MAGIC DIVINE with Entangled Publishing. For my guest post I thought it would be fun to introduce my four main characters, Pennrae, Callan, Gideon, and Toji, by having them play a game of “Never Have I Ever.” Each character will ask… Read More

1 Scandinavia

Prior to the pandemic, I travelled a lot.  I’ve always had a fascination for “Viking” country and in the spring of 2018 I took a land tour of Scandinavia…Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.  Most of the time, travelers choose cruise ships for these destinations since all the major cities can be accessed by ship as well… Read More