1 Plotting a Full-length Novel

I often hear the comment “I want to write a book someday” from readers.  If that’s you—or a friend of yours—here is a guideline as to how I do it. Please keep in mind that there is no one correct way to write a novel.  Authors tend to find what best works for them through… Read More

7 No, Your Muse Has Not Abandoned You

By Liana LeFey A lot of people might think being forced to stay home and not see other human beings beyond immediate family for more than a year is the perfect way to make a writer incredibly productive. I’m here to tell you that wasn’t the case for me. During the first couple of months… Read More

1 Want ALL the Episodes and then Binge-Watch?

Lyn Cote here — Some people don’t like to watch weekly episodes of something like Downton Abby or Lost. They prefer to wait till it’s done and then watch it in their own time frame, right? You know them or you are them? This is true for more than movies. Some readers like to do… Read More

13 Come Fly With Me

I don’t know about you, but one of the things I’ve missed most during the pandemic is traveling. Heck, even just getting into a car and going on a day trip. I’m lucky to live in a beautiful seaside community on Long Island Sound, so last summer wasn’t so bad with lots of swimming and… Read More

18 Here’s wishing you a wonderful summer!

Roxanne Rustand here—hoping that you are enjoying a beautiful spring! I love this time of year, when our perennial flower beds come to life, and we can begin planting the colorful annuals. Do you like to garden? Whether it’s a large garden or a pot your balcony, what do you like to grow? I’ve never… Read More

4 Time is Life

Excerpt from DEAD ALREADY by Mike Krentz One person who comments on today’s blog will win a $25 BN gift card! (Dr. Zack Winston cannot fathom why his former patient, Carl Barnett, succumbed to sudden cardiac arrest. Perplexed or not, he must cover his assigned duty shifts in the ER. His boss, Dr. Dennis King,… Read More

I Like Big Pins and I Cannot Lie

by Jennifer Bonds I’ve always been a visual person, so whether I’m reading or writing, I like to imagine the world I’m exploring or creating in my mind. And while I like to think I’ve got a great (read: overactive) imagination, there are times (usually when the kids are running in and out of my… Read More

1 Burn Baby Burn

(The time my kids almost burnt down our brand-new house) In, The Wedding Dilemma, the meet cute is more of a meet disaster. The heroine, Tamsen, is stuck in a body cast and has to be rescued by a hunky firefighter who turns out to be her future stepbrother! Talk about awkward. But her plaster… Read More

1 Do You Volunteer?

Lyn Cote here—I’m always amazed and pleased at how many Americans give not only monetary gifts but give of their time. In the past, I was active in volunteering at my children’s school and I still volunteer at my church. And my husband volunteers six times a month at our local food pantry. Helping others,… Read More

10 Loving the Anti-Hero and a $10 Amazon gift card giveaway!

Everyone who reads romance will freely admit that there is something they love about the alpha, the jerk, the man who does everything he can to claim the heroine, even if some of it can be sketchy. But what about the anti-hero? You know the one. He or she may be a main character but… Read More

Music and why I can’t write without it

Thank you so much for having me! I’m so excited to be here today talking about my latest release Ember of Night and how much music influences my writing! I know every writer is different, some of my friends need absolute silence when working while other’s need music blasting in their headphones. Some like to… Read More