For me, creating a playlist for a story is a fundamental part of the writing process. And I usually have to make two. The first is for writing with which contains a lot of instrumental pieces from movies/tv shows/games with similar vibes. And the second is a short one with a few songs that serve… Read More

10 How Tabletop Gaming Can Help Your Writing

Based on my love of fantasy, my ability to quote many popular fandoms and my frequent trips to pop culture conventions, it would seem pretty likely that I’ve been playing tabletop games for a long time. Unfortunately, they weren’t sold to me the right way until many years later. As I understood them, you gathered… Read More

1 Judging A Book by Its Cover

I wasn’t always a writer, but I was an avid reader from an early age. As such, I always paid attention to a book’s cover, but I didn’t really spend a lot of time analyzing what I liked about it, or didn’t like, or even what about the cover caught my eye. As a writer,… Read More

10 A Peek at Pirate’s Promise

Hi everyone – It’s great to be back on the Writerspace blog! In my new book, PIRATE’S PROMISE, we head back to Savannah Georgia, for another adventure with the immortal pirate crew of the Sea Dog! This time our hero is Greyson, the crew’s weapons expert, and the heroine is Agent Aura Henderson from Department… Read More


When I first started writing The Do-Over, I knew I had to set it in my hometown in Maine. Why? Dorothy said it best when she repeated the mantra: There’s no place like home. Because there truly isn’t. I was very fortunate to grow up in a small, sleepy little fishing town where everybody knows… Read More

17 The Train Track Chronicles

By Lisa Wells At the core of Aggie the Horrible versus Max the Pompous Ass is an across-the-tracks love story. Aggie, the heroine, was raised in poverty. Max, the hero, comes from excessive wealth. Their polar-opposite upbringings cause them to look at the world differently. Those differences lead to a ton of growth for both… Read More

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