4 Do Opposites Attract?

Lyn Cote here– My newest book, Only Her Heart, starts a series titled: “Opposites Attract.” So that kicks off this month’s question — Do you think that’s true? In Only Her Heart, Annie and Jack are true opposites. Here’s the tagline for the book. What will it take for a clueless computer genius to notice… Read More

The Front Row — Ode To A Tow Truck Driver

“Oh jeez, that’s not smoke rolling out from under the hood of my car is it? Hell, yes it is,” I whisper under my breath. I’m on the freeway, in morning rush hour traffic and I need to get off and quickly as possible. Luckily, people are a little nicer than usual and slow down… Read More

WE BAND OF WRITERS

I’ve got some questions for you. What does it mean to belong to an organization like your local Romance Writers of America chapter? Does it mean paying your dues and gleaning as much as you can from the meetings, newsletters, and conferences and then applying that knowledge to your work? Does it mean participating so… Read More

The Realities Of Writing

I don’t know about you, but before I was an author, my idea of what authors did all day was so far removed from what really happens on a day to day basis. I will preface this by saying that I also have a full-time 9-5 job Monday through Friday on top of my writing… Read More

2 Scenic Settings

Hi friends, So happy to be back with you this week. Today, I’m going to be sharing about my favorite settings to write about. I adore Coastal areas. The beach is my absolute happy place. I grew up a few hours away from Ocean City, Maryland and my family spent our summer vacations split between… Read More

Who is Declan James?

Thanks so much for having me here on Writerspace. I’m so excited to share my newest story, the last in the Love Unexpected Series, Story of Us. Declan James figured he’d be a bachelor for the rest of his life and was perfectly fine with that. But when Sophia Strombi—a friend’s younger sister—comes back to… Read More

Marshmallow World

“Marshmallow World” is what my daughter used to describe the northwoods of Wisconsin last week after five feet of snow landed on us in just the month of February. Before that, we barely had enough to cover the ground! Very unusual. The snowman photo is one of the ways I try to “cheer up” winter…. Read More

2 Momming

When I began my first novel, I had no idea how all consuming writing could become. When a story hits you out of the blue, or the fix to a scene you’ve been agonizing over drops into your lap, you want to get to your keyboard. Stat. Unfortunately, that’s often easier said than done. Because… Read More

Killing Time

Sometimes my attention wanders, like a puppy off a leash. Usually it’s anytime I have to sit and wait—before a doctor’s appointment, getting ready to board a plane, anticipating my order for a tall hot Earl Grey at a coffee shop. (I just realized that my usual drink order sounds like the hero of a… Read More

In Defense of Fluff

Some people read romantic comedies like THE DATING DEBATE and 99% FAKING IT and dismiss them as fluff. I’m okay with that. I’m pro fluff. Fluff is good. And I’m not talking about the kind you get from snarfing down a few too many double stuffed Oreo’s. I’m talking about happy fluffy stories where nothing… Read More