A Thriller Writer’s Brush with … Kitchen Remodeling

Author Kylie Brant is on my auto-buy list, and personally I think she delights in terrifying her readers. But there was one endeavor that arguably terrified her. Please welcome the award-winning best-selling Kylie Brant to my blog. By: Kylie Brant I’ve long joked that my husband and I could never build a house together—the process would be… Read More

Putting the Pets in Space

Pets in Space 4, which released this week, is a work of love and pride for all thirteen of the authors involved. Many of us also take advantage of the forum to add in animal family members that we’ve known and loved – I’m no exception to that, and my story Heart of the Spider’s… Read More

Miss Felicity Arrives

It all began with a challenge. “Write one page,” my publisher said, “with a hook at the end.” To what purpose? I asked. We’re going to us it as a light bit of marketing for your next book, said they. Well, okay. I like challenges. I like deadlines (let’s be honest. I can’t produce without… Read More

Christmas in Winter Valley by Jodi Thomas

When I was writing CHRISTMAS IN WINTER VALLEY, I wanted to tell the story of a love story that ended before it was time.  Two people pulled apart.  Two people whose story ended long before it should have.  Both still carry the pain of the break up over a love that never died. CHRISTMAS IN… Read More

Ask Peggy How to Avoid Investment Nightmares!

Thinking about your investments can give you nightmares. Most people focus on events that impact their daily lives, giving their financial situation hardly a thought. Then, something happens—an event that makes them look at their investment decisions directly. The results can be frightening. Do you dread seeing the envelope of your 401(k) or IRA statement?… Read More

Characters — Finding the Right Match

When it comes to Romantic Suspense, one of the most import and often the hardest thing to do is to find the right match for the hero or heroine who is the primary character in the book.  In THE DECEPTION, Hawk Maddox is a former Marine, a strong, tough, sometimes reckless, chance-taker.  I needed a… Read More

I Can

I don’t remember the exact moment, or even what led up to the moment, but sometime at the end of last year or the beginning of this year I realized that I had self-defeating thoughts. So many times, I would tell myself, “I can’t do that”. You begin to believe yourself, when all you tell… Read More

Crafting a Series by Anya Summers

With the release this week of Lone Survivor, the first book in my all new Crescent City Kings Series, this will be the fifth series I have launched under this name. At this point, I feel like I have my process nailed down, which makes it much easier to start a new series. One of… Read More

3 Top 5 Must-Have Writing Items

Thank you so much for having me on Writerspace! Today I’m sharing a glimpse of some of routines and items I need when I start my writing day! Top 5 Must-Have Writing Items: Coffee! I don’t think I’ve ever started a writing session without a cup of coffee. It has to be fresh, hot, and… Read More