1 Shy girl tricks that work

Everyone is entitled to their secrets but what if those secrets have larger consequences? Betraying the Billionaire sees younger, forgotten twin Holly stepping up to pretend to be her vivacious sister when her twin vanishes in the night. While Holly wants to protect the family, she not prepared for Julian, her sister’s new fiancé. The… Read More

1 Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

by Callie Hutton That is a common question I’m asked when I introduce myself to someone as an author. And, although it sounds vague when I answer “everywhere,” that is the truth of the matter. I started making up stories in my head when I was a young girl. Long road trips (no iPads, iPhones,… Read More

The Hidden Meaning of Color in Writing

As a writer, sometimes I spend far too long agonizing over the right way to describe something. I can see the scene perfectly in my head, but when I try and put it on paper, it never seems to come out right. Sometimes, all the adjectives and descriptors can connect together with something as simple… Read More

When Lightning Strikes…

It was only two years ago that I started developing the idea of Odin’s Bastards—I was sitting at a writing seminar at the Romantic Times Convention in Atlanta, listening to Entangled Publishing’s own Liz Pelletier talk about story ideas and the trilogy sprung into my mind. Valkyries. Bastards. And the women who love them. I’ve… Read More

DEALING WITH STRESS

After several decades of writing, I’ve learned to accept the ups and downs of the business.  Mostly. Unfortunately, with every book published, a new set of problems seem to arise.  Each time I’m certain my current release is going to go smoothly, but it never has. When a publisher decides you have enough people who… Read More

16 THREE CASTLES

It was a dark and stormy night. No, not really. It was full daylight, but so dreary it might as well have been night. Having just arrived in England, my husband and I boarded a train to Derby so I could visit Tutbury Castle. I was horribly sick with a sinus infection and hadn’t slept… Read More

Politics in Historical Romance

In today’s inflammatory political climate, spurned by the worst of social media, why on earth did I decide to incorporate politics into my new release, TO RESIST A SCANDALOUS ROGUE? On some days even I don’t know. At the start of the book, the hero, Finlay, has discovered devastating news about his past, and he’s… Read More

Shakespeare, Incarcerated

Welcome to The Front Row! I’m excited that you joined me this month. I’m going to tell you about a production I saw at San Quentin produced and directed by Marin Shakespeare Company. I had a better time than anticipated. It won’t take long but what I’ve got to tell you might be surprising. It… Read More

Let’s Learn some Irish slang

Hey y’all, I’m Magan Vernon, author of the Murphy brothers series. As more people start getting to know the brothers and get ready for the last book, I’m getting more and more questions about Irish slang. So, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite Irish slang used in the books! Mo Gra – “Aw,… Read More

Best. Job. Ever.

I love my job. Every day I get to write about hunky heroes, swoon-worthy kisses and all kinds of other sexy things. One of my favourite bits of the whole process is getting a cover for one of my books. Even though I deal with words, I’m a really visual person (hence why I have… Read More