1 Reinventing Laura

It’s safe to say that I’ve reinvented myself several times in this lifetime. Doesn’t everyone? Years ago it was me, the college girl, reinventing myself to become the music teacher. Then it was me the exhausted music teacher reinventing myself into the ice cream store entrepreneur. Then, somehow, the bright-eyed entrepreneur faded into the cashier… Read More

1 What I did on my Between-Books Vacation

You’ll notice my blog this month is a variation on a famous back-to-school essay theme.  While I can’t personally recall ever being asked to pen a “What I did on my Summer Vacation” essay during my school career, I hear it’s a common academic request.  And I would have loved this topic! No one enjoys… Read More

Are You Still Writing?

–Lyn Cote This is a question I get fairly often from people I don’t know very well. I say, “Yes, that’s my job.” Then people ask, “How many books have you written?” And they act surprised when I reply, “Nearly 50.” I mean I’ve been writing for many years–at least two books a year–they accumulate–like… Read More

Death by dancing…what a way to go!

One of the joys of writing historical mysteries is the research. I love it! And as I write the sequel to my award-winning FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER, I’m still on the hunt for unsavory snippets about barroom brawls, riverboat rivalries, and Canal Street cutthroats in Gilded Age New Orleans. In addition, I’m… Read More

Braving New Orleans’s Psychic Undertow

I confess. When I began writing the Teen Wytche Saga, my series of Young Adult sweet romances, my research consisted largely of eavesdropping on my daughter and her friends while I drove them to school. But as Brilliant Beautiful Daughter grew up, my novels and my inquiries became more complex. For example, researching SPELL FOR… Read More

FINDING YOUR PERFECT SUMMER BEACH READ

by Maria Geraci Whether you go the beach, the lake, the mountains, or just hang around the house, the long lazy days of summer are a perfect time to catch up on your reading. And there’s no better reading than a good juicy beach read. What makes a good summer read? Well, it depends on… Read More

8 The Texas Mystique

by Kat Martin Since my new book, BEYOND CONTROL–Josh Cain and Victoria Bradford’s story–is set in Texas, I thought it might be fun to talk about one of my favorite places. There is something special about Texas.  My husband and I lived in Houston for a couple of months one summer and it was a… Read More

Why We Love Fairytales

By Leslie Hachtel The definition of fairytales is:  stories denoting the magical, idealized, or extremely happy. So different from most of our daily lives. Life is definitely getting harder. The news is more terrible everyday: children are killing children, Mother Nature is angry and more and more people are suffering. Sometimes just getting through the… Read More

8 FALLING A LITTLE BIT IN LOVE

by Alexis Morgan I love the sense of anticipation that happens every time I pick up a new romance to read or sit down at my computer to begin a new story. Yes, part of that is knowing I’m setting off on a new adventure, but what really draws me to reading and writing romances… Read More