Love’s Inferno: Why Sex Needs To Be Part of the Story

I’ve written a book with no sex scenes, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract. I’ve written a book full of sex scenes, Carnal Blessings. The difference between those books was not whether I was in the mood to write sex scenes or that the market demanded sex scenes. Instead, the decision to write a book… Read More

What I Never Told My Editor

Lyn Cote here-I’m usually a forth-coming person, honest and frank, but some words are hard to say. And over a decade ago when I signed a contract for a new four-book historical inspirational series, I was told that the publisher had already chosen the title for the series. Okay–it was fine. I got busy and… Read More

1 Holiday Traditions

by Jennifer Hoopes For some of us, the Christmas holiday is full of traditions and memories, possibly both good and bad, and while writing The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby, and more recently getting ready for its release, I couldn’t help but relive some of my favorite things about Christmas growing up. With my dad’s passing in… Read More

The Most Beautiful Girl I Never Knew

by Robert Tate Miller Her name was Jamie Heckman, and she was the prettiest girl at Flat Rock Junior High. But, where “pretty” often opens doors to teenage popularity, Jamie was scarcely a blip on our school’s social radar screen. She had few friends, and I wasn’t among them. The year was 1976, and I… Read More

My Inspiration – London & Rome

Recently, my daughter and I took a trip to London, with a few days in Rome. I wanted to see all the places in London that I’d been writing about for years. The three-day side trip to Rome was a last minute decision, but a very good one. Of course I knew London was a… Read More

Enrich A Child’s Life Through Books and Reading

By Ariella Moon Recently, I was interviewed on Colliding Worlds Radio with two children’s authors, Rose King and Ruthie Darling. The topic, books and the importance of reading to children, is dear to my heart. The discussion reminded me of my own childhood, when novels like The Chronicles of Narnia sent me on grand adventures,… Read More

Listening to my Characters

No question, writing dialogue in a novel can be tricky.  Each character has a unique voice distinct from the others in the book. Since I’ve never been particularly good at description, letting the characters tell the story is my favorite way to craft a novel. Of course there has to be narration, ways to move… Read More

Why I love Beauty and the Beast

by Stefanie London. Growing up my favourite Disney movie wasn’t Beauty and the Beast. It was certainly top five, but I was a die-hard Little Mermaid gal. I wanted to have Ariel’s signature red hair, and I loved shiny things like she did. I was fascinating with anything “underwater” like reefs and sharks and colourful… Read More

MINING FOR STORIES

by Kat Martin All year long I search for new and interesting stories.  Each year, they seem more elusive.  November 1st, WAIT UNTIL DARK, a digital novella will be released.  It’s a prequel, and introduction to my Maximum Security series that starts with THE CONSPIRACY, out January 22nd. As I worked to come up with… Read More