4 Self-Care and the Writer

“Self-care” is a term I’ve heard a lot over the past couple of years. Anyone who attended the RWA Conference in New York might have noticed that a lot of the workshops covered topics related to self-care, nurturing your muse, and learning to embrace your own writing method and speed. I attended as many of… Read More

2 What’s in a name?

Have you ever read a book where you couldn’t help but wonder why the author chose the names they did for their characters? Did finding an answer to this question gnaw at you far after you finished the book? Rest assured, you are not alone. In terms of my new release, Time WARped (A Preserver… Read More

8 Four Life Lessons from Romance Novels

We’ve all heard the stereotype: Romance novels are poorly written mommy porn. Strange, isn’t it? We’re told that the most important things in life are the relationships we build with others—with our families, our spouses, our friends—and when in our old age we look back on our lives, what matters most is loving and being… Read More

1 How Do You Get an Idea for a New Book?

Lyn Cote here—This is a question that authors get often. And it’s hard for us to reply because I think it’s different and the same for all authors. Something catches our attention and then it starts our imagination spinning. Sometimes it’s a person we glimpse while we’re idly people watching as we wait for a… Read More

12 What’s been on my bookshelf recently by Traci Douglass

Finding out what people read always fascinates me and tells me a lot about who they are. So, today, I thought I’d share with you what’s been on my bookshelf recently. Top 5 books I’ve recently read: All Souls Trilogy by Debra Harkness. Yes, I realize I’m a bit behind on this series and I… Read More

2 What it really takes to be a writer

As a writer, I get a lot of questions about my job. The big ones are, “How do you come up with your ideas?” or “How long does it take to write a book?” Sometimes I even get “What is it like being able to do what you love all day?” But there are also… Read More

23 Twenty Facts and a Giveaway!

Thank you so much to Writerspace for featuring me today! For my post, I thought it might be fun to share twenty random facts about me. There’s also a giveaway for a $5.00 Amazon gift card at the bottom of my post! Good luck! Buckle up! Here we go! I’m ambidextrous. I can write with… Read More

1 Being Creative in Dark Times

We live in dark times. Every time we turn on the news or get on social media, we are bombarded by some other horrendous news story or tragedy. While I was writing Echoes from the Veil, I struggled to find time and space to breathe. My mind became so cluttered with current events, that some… Read More

13 Creatures to Torture with Romance

My most recent series of books is Brimstone Inc. Loosely set in the dragon shifter world of my Fire’s Edge and Inferno Rising series, these novellas give me the chance to show other paranormal creatures within the world, most of whom only get a fly by mention in the dragon shifter books. But I could… Read More

4 What’s Up With Rose?

I saw the tweet sometime in between books two and three in my Accidental Love series. A reader wanted to know: “What’s up with Rose?” It was a good question. In the first book in the series, Wrong Bed, Right Roommate, Rose talks a big talk like she’s happy with her boyfriend, Jason. But her… Read More