1 LET’S TALK ABOUT…HAPPY

Warning. Today is more of a blurb than a blog. Short, to the point. Just something I wanted to share. I want to be happy. Doesn’t everyone? Heck, according to the Declaration of Independence—United States of America edition—one of our inalienable rights is the right to happiness. Or rather, the pursuit of happiness. You have… Read More

Love, Friendships and Oh My, My!

Bonjour! I enjoy traveling so much that with all that I do, it is never enough for me. For Angela, Nicki and Sissy, their trip to London and Paris was an eye-opener in more ways than one. In THE FAT GIRLS CLUB PARIS BOUND, the bonds of friendship are tested as the characters learn to… Read More

The Art of Stories-Within-Stories  

by Carter Wilson There is little more satisfying when writing a book as creating stories within the story. Looking back on my publishing history, this seems to be a theme with me. In one book, a successful novelist re-writes his manuscript to reflect what’s actually happening to him. In another, an imprisoned man is forced… Read More

Valentine’s Day -Thumbs Up or Down?

Last Thursday I took part in a Valentine’s Day Party on Facebook. One of the authors asked the readers–How did you meet your husband or true love? It seemed an appropriate question for that event. Two readers, however, responded that they were single and were happy to be. And I thought-YES! I know that it’s… Read More

2 Building a Plot

by Kat Martin I’ve always been a plot-oriented writer–which can be good news or bad.  Fortunately, the idea for BEYOND DANGER, book #2 of my Texas Trilogy, came to me while I was working on book #1. Beau Reese, co-owner of Texas American Enterprises, is black-haired, blue-eyed, and sexy as hell.  He was once a… Read More

2 How to survive a killer Mardi Gras, circa 1889

Need to know how to survive this year’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans? Good news! Google’s got you covered! Now you have no excuse because you know how to find a restroom, catch a doubloon without getting your fingers stomped, and—most importantly—stay out of jail. But suppose your New Orleans time machine took you back… Read More

February!

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

A Brand New Start

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

Almost Valentine’s Day

Hi. My name is Leslie Hachtel and I write romance novels. Why? Well, I could come up with a lot of reasons, but the truth is…I love ‘love’ and a happy ending. There is nothing better in the universe. As simple as that. And, who doesn’t like a good love story? Okay, there are probably… Read More

4 Surviving Danger

As a writer, I’m always looking for new story ideas.  I often find that past experiences can be a great help.  Have you ever survived a dangerous situation?  How did you do it? When I was first learning to snow ski, I got caught after dark on top of Stowe Mountain in Vermont.  It’s a… Read More