Starting Over

Readers frequently ask: how do you start over with a new book or series? How do you go from one thing to another without losing track of where you are? The answer is easy, and complex. As we create a new book or series, it takes months to get to know our characters. By the… Read More

6 Time Traveling with Amanda Carmack

The Elizabethan age has been a (nearly!) lifelong obsession for me!  It started one weekend when I was about seven or eight.  I was staying with my grandma, who loved old movies, and Anne of the Thousand Days came on TV.  I was totally fascinated by the fiery, take-no-crap Anne (and her great clothes!), and… Read More

5 Sometimes it’s good to be sent to The Naughty Corner

Hi, I’m Jasmine Haynes, author of classy erotic romance. Thanks so much for having me on Writerspace! My latest release, The Naughty Corner, takes readers back to the same fun, flirty world of single parenting, principals, teachers, moms, dads, poor students, and discipline problems that I introduced in The Principal’s Office. The only problem? I… Read More


Hi, all! Please tell me you haven’t put your beach bag away yet. I want you to join me in Pass-a-Grille for the holidays with CHRISTMAS AT THE BEACH, A Ten Beach Road Novella. It’s my first novella and my first e-original, and I had a great time reuniting Madeline, Avery and Nicole, to say… Read More

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, So Jaycie is Snoring

Seriously, is anything more relaxing than a long, steady autumn rain? If so, I’ve never encountered it. Here it is, October 14, Columbus Day, and all I’ve wanted to do all day is take a nap as I listen to the rainfall. Unlike some folks I don’t officially have the day off from work [I’m… Read More


When the four of us set out to create Charlie, the matchmaking Jack Russell Terrier in THE BILLIONAIRE’S MATCHMAKER, we drew partly from our own experiences with animals that have melted our hearts. Our pets may only be in our lives for a few years, but the bond they create is strong and ever-lasting. Today,… Read More

Highland Fling

My current book, In the Heart of the Highlander, is set in Scotland, but I regret to say it’s not in the bare-chested, plaid-wearing, sword-wielding era so beloved of romance cover artists and readers. I like a bare chest as well as anyone, and “dinna fash yerself” is just fine. But my characters inhabit an… Read More

Coloring Outside the Lines

Writing in more than one genre is great!  I love the variety.  I love the opportunity to time-travel in my imagination and create my own worlds.  Contrary to what most people think, there isn’t that much difference between writing historical romance and writing paranormal romance.  A romance is about two people falling in love no… Read More

The Thrill of It All

At what point does having a book published become routine?  Ho hum?  Just another day? Never. My 19th novel and 23rd book  Killing Custer, out this September, is just as big a thrill as the first book I sold thirty-some years ago.  I remember the day when the phone rang and an editor said to… Read More

October 2013 Releases Offer Reading Treats

If you’re looking for some reading material that’s sure to haunt you as a result of being oh so good, check out the October releases offered by some of Writerspace’s Top Shelf Authors. Available this month for your reading pleasure: Between the Lines By Jayne Ann Krentz eBook Released 9/17/1, 2013, reissue from 10/86 &… Read More

12 Weeks of Goodness from Nikki Duncan

A last wish brings them together. Only love can keep them there. HER MIRACLE MAN came to life one afternoon during an IM chat with my editor. Very quickly this story, that was intended to be a light and fun holiday read, took on a life of its own. I was doing more research than… Read More

1 Vampires Everywhere

Hi, Everyone! Halloween is right around the corner and for me that means vampires! I’ve had a thing for the fanged creatures from the time I first read Bram Stoker’s, DRACULA.  And who could forget three of Hollywood’s most famous hunks starring in Anne Rice’s, INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE:  Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, and, of… Read More