A New Year, and New Goals

by Pamela Ann Cleverly The second book in my Tanner series became available on December 18th. Watching it go live was exciting and rewarding. I felt a tremendous sense of accomplishment and rejoiced with family and friends. But now it’s time to move on. So, I left Northeastern Ohio’s cold, grey days and moved on… Read More

AFTER THE SUNRISE and THE CONSPIRACY

I wrote AFTER THE SUNRISE to give you a quick look at my new Maximum Security series, starting with my novel, THE CONSPIRACY, which is coming out in hardcover January 22, 2019. The series, set in Dallas, revolves around Chase Garrett, the owner, his brothers, Reese and Brandon, and the men and women who work… Read More

Cats, Dogs or–What’s Your Choice?

Do you have a pet or pets? Do you like to read books with pets in them? I have cats. I love dogs but I don’t have a large property where I can let them run and I live on a country road without much place to walk. So cats are easier. (And my husband… Read More

Killer Ideas for an 1889 New Orleans Christmas Story

by Ana Brazil Although I’m still crafting the follow-up story to FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER, this year I took a break from novel writing to write two short stories. One of them, “Kate Chopin Tussles with a Novel Ending”, is slated for publication in 2019 in the upcoming Fault Lines anthology from… Read More

1 Fight Scenes That Make Your Heart Race

Any novel requires a fair bit of research regardless of its genre. I write historical romance which, to do well, entails an inordinate amount of research, which I love. I also like action and adventure woven in with steamy romance and, with it, may come a myriad of fight scenes. Almost three years ago, I… Read More

1 Don’t Let Finances Make You a Humbug!

by Peggy Doviak, CFP® Do you approach the holidays with a “Ho, ho, ho,” or a “Bah, humbug”? No doubt December can be a stressful month. It seems like the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is a nonstop cycle of events, expectations, and expenses. But you can break that cycle. This year, give… Read More

1 Holiday Season

Yes, we’re now ensconced in the holiday season. My husband and I visited family in Indiana for Halloween, and others, including family members, will be visiting us later this week for Thanksgiving.  Then, next month, are Christmas and Chanukah. How does my writing fare in all of this?  Well, my last two books of 2018,… Read More

NaNoWri…what?

It’s November, which means it’s NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth! Every November, anyone who has ever wanted to write a novel (which seems to be just about everyone at some time in their life) can join a free, online community dedicated to writing 50,000 words of a novel in 31 days. It can be your first… Read More

How to Reinvent Yourself in One Easy Step

My latest release, What Were You Thinking, Paige Taylor? is about a city girl who buys a bookstore in a small beach town in order to makeover her life, using a self help book to guide her. It’s something I’ve wanted to write about for a long time because the whole idea of reinvention fascinates… Read More