16 Happy Ice Cream Month!

Hello Readers and Happy July! I don’t know how it is in your neck of the woods, but here in northern Colorado, it’s sweltering outside. We’ve made new records this year with the number of days over 100 degrees. I have a whole new appreciation for ceiling fans and our lovely box air conditioner in… Read More

8 Writing Out of Season

A holiday themed novel in the middle of summer. A beachy summer read in the middle of a snowstorm. While it can be a wonderful escape for readers to be able to temporarily vacate whatever season they find themselves in by reading novels set at different times of the year, for writers on deadline, writing… Read More

21 Why South Beach Love is About More Than Food

Thank you so much to Writerspace for letting me visit to chat about “South Beach Love” my new release from Hallmark Publishing!  I’d like to also thank everyone who has read the book and left such nice reviews for it.  Finally, I’d like to apologize for making so many of you hungry while you read… Read More

6 America Needs Westerns

My third western, A Score to Settle, was recently released by The Wild Rose Press. It’s set in 1870 New Mexico Territory and unfolds on the notorious Goodnight-Loving cattle trail. My first two western mysteries, The Reckoning, and The Renewal, are set about the same timeframe in Colorado. Are westerns coming back? Seems like it…. Read More

1 Plotting a Full-length Novel

I often hear the comment “I want to write a book someday” from readers.  If that’s you—or a friend of yours—here is a guideline as to how I do it. Please keep in mind that there is no one correct way to write a novel.  Authors tend to find what best works for them through… Read More

7 No, Your Muse Has Not Abandoned You

By Liana LeFey A lot of people might think being forced to stay home and not see other human beings beyond immediate family for more than a year is the perfect way to make a writer incredibly productive. I’m here to tell you that wasn’t the case for me. During the first couple of months… Read More

1 Want ALL the Episodes and then Binge-Watch?

Lyn Cote here — Some people don’t like to watch weekly episodes of something like Downton Abby or Lost. They prefer to wait till it’s done and then watch it in their own time frame, right? You know them or you are them? This is true for more than movies. Some readers like to do… Read More

13 Come Fly With Me

I don’t know about you, but one of the things I’ve missed most during the pandemic is traveling. Heck, even just getting into a car and going on a day trip. I’m lucky to live in a beautiful seaside community on Long Island Sound, so last summer wasn’t so bad with lots of swimming and… Read More

17 Here’s wishing you a wonderful summer!

Roxanne Rustand here—hoping that you are enjoying a beautiful spring! I love this time of year, when our perennial flower beds come to life, and we can begin planting the colorful annuals. Do you like to garden? Whether it’s a large garden or a pot your balcony, what do you like to grow? I’ve never… Read More