10 Guess Who I Am

Hey, you don’t know me—but you do. I’m Lark O. Jensen. And I’m also Linda O. Johnston My first book, BEAR WITNESS, an Alaska Untamed mystery, is being published this month by Crooked Lane Books, says Lark. My 56th and 57th books are being published this month, says Linda. Yes, Linda is using her very… Read More

1 Sunday at the Sunflower Inn is Available Now!

When I started writing the fourth Honey Creek book, I wanted to write a story of how people fall in love at different ages. My professor at Texas Tech once said, “No matter how young a couple is, Love is Love. Puppy love is true love.” I had such fun writing couples as they grew into… Read More

2 A new release at a bargain price!

by Roxanne Rustand It’s a dark, windy, and rainy day here, but as I look out my office windows the grass is turning a rich green and there are buds on the trees. Spring at last! I am so grateful. Taxes are done, warm weather is on the way, the last of the home repairs… Read More

1 Lyn Cote Shares a “Lauded” Recipe

BE WARNED this blog is not for vegans! But I am a meat-eater, living in the Midwest where most of us are. A few years ago, I stumbled onto a great recipe for BEEF MARINADE.For a 2-3 lb beef roast or chuck steak: 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon ketchup 1/4… Read More

6 Home Improvement Everywhere!

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “Art imitates life.” For me the last few months have been quite the reverse of that, with my life imitating what was going on in my book world. In my April release, Sand Dollar Lane, I follow the adventures of Lucy Holmes, who is new to the beach town… Read More


The Genesis of a Spinoff Series – K-9 Special Ops By Tee O’Fallon My life has gone to the dogs. Literally! Not only do I live with two rowdy sheepdogs, but check out my writing stats… My last five published novels were K-9 stories. My next four books—including Tough Justice—will also be K-9 novels. Now,… Read More

8 Writing Enemies to Lovers When You Want Everyone to Get Along

I’ve always wanted to write an enemies to lovers story. There’s a big problem with that, my characters have a tendency to quickly fall into, “her eyes, her laugh, I’ve loved her since we first met!” which doesn’t work for an enemies beginning! Add to that my own desire for everyone to get along, and… Read More

4 Our Family Ghost Adventure!

Ever since a spooky family visit to The Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, AR, my husband and I love a good ghost hunter show. While we didn’t see any apparitions on our trip, we did have the A/C come on multiple times when we were trying for heat. When we called maintenance, they’d fix the… Read More

6 Inside Jokes

One of my favorite things in well-developed family and friend relationships (in real life and on the page) are the little inside jokes that break tension and strengthen bonds. In my family, we have three ongoing inside jokes: The Raisin Toast song, being “Stobarted,” and the perennial favorite, singing “Happy Holiday” at inappropriate moments. The… Read More

8 Michelle McLean’s Relationship Rules

In Ten Rules for Marrying a Duke, my hero and heroine—Silas Spencer, Duke of Whittsley and Miss Arabella Bromley—enter into a marriage of convenience, complete with a set of iron-clad rules to help their fake relationship run smoothly. Now, my own relationship certainly isn’t fake – I’ve been married for almost 21 years now and… Read More

The role of women in the Victorian Era and how I threw that on its head!

The Victorian era was filled with invention, innovation and industrial marvels, and it was also a period in history where women had very clearly defined social constraints in terms of what was expected of them, and the associated customs and conventions of those expectations. These constraints did depend on what ‘class’ of society a woman… Read More


Are you a creature of habit, like me? Someone who sinks into their comfort zone, and unless given a swift kick in the patoot, will happily sit there and wallow for a while? I admit it, I’m a creature of habit. Especially when I’m busy (and let’s face it – as a full-time working mom… Read More