13 It’s All About the Bread

I was living in Los Angeles during the Covid-19 epidemic. For some reason, Los Angeles County decided they were going to extend quarantine longer than everyone else in the country. On the other hand, other California counties were beginning the slow roll out to opening. Even as an essential employee required to be in an… Read More

Five Things to Know Before Reading Carolina Breeze

By Denise Hunter Carolina Breeze is the 2nd book in the Bluebell Inn series. Although this series is best read in succession, you’ll have no trouble following each storyline if you read them as stand-alones. However, you may enjoy getting to know the characters more fully by reading each novel, starting with Lake Season. Carolina… Read More

21 I Can’t Help Falling in Love

Hello and thank you for having me on the blog today! So excited to be here. So I as a writer I have a bad habit of falling in love with the characters I write. LOL. There’s something about creating a character. Whether it’s the hero or heroine or even the villain, a lot goes… Read More

1 The exploration of the sense of self in Fractures

Our sense of self is based on the ways in which we think about ourselves, as well as the way we view ourselves, the traits that make us, us, and what beliefs and purpose we think we have in this world and life. Therefore, we can say our sense of self, who we are as… Read More

5 How A Scaredy Cat Wrote A Romantic Thriller

I have a confession to make. I’m a big chicken. I’m the girl who checks the doors three times before bed to make sure they’re locked and made my husband get an alarm system because the golf club by my bed when he was away for work just wasn’t enough. I’ve never liked scary movies,… Read More

2 PEOPLE ARE RARELY WHAT THEY SEEM

When I began to write BREAKFAST AT THE HONEY CREEK CAFE, I wanted to look deeper into people. As many of you know, I don’t make up my characters. I meet them in my mind. When I’m all alone in my office it’s very much like a character walks in, sits down and begins to… Read More

1 The Deception

As I was finishing the last few pages of my novel, THE DECEPTION, Hawk Maddox and Kate Gallagher’s story, I got an interesting phone call.  I’m fortunate to be represented by a literary agency in New York as well as an agency in Hollywood. Since I love movies, I’ve always wanted to see one of… Read More

2 Writing Suspense in a Time of Uncertainty

In romantic suspense, I love the suspense. I love dark, twisty, edge-of-your seat stories with high body counts and truly vile villains. My motto is the darker the suspense, the more satisfying the happily ever after. But, like everyone else, the last few months have been full of uncertainty for me. I lost my day… Read More

11 How Music Inspires My Writing

It’s no secret that most authors fall into two camps—music while writing or silence. I fall into the silence category. If I hear a song, I’m humming or singing. Way too distracting. I need the quiet to be able to hear my characters speak. That doesn’t mean I’m not inspired by it. Just the opposite…. Read More