Dr. Evelyn Talbot, the psychiatrist heroine of my suspense series, which began with HANOVER HOUSE, HER DARKEST NIGHTMARE and HELLO AGAIN, studies psychopaths at a remote facility in Alaska. Creating this unusual prison, where so many inmates are serial killers, has been a fascinating project for me, probably because Evelyn’s desire to know why these… Read More
It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak’s career as a bestselling author—she caught her day-care provider drugging her children with cough syrup to get them to sleep all day. That was when Brenda decided she needed to quit her job as a loan officer and help make a living from home.
“When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book,” Brenda says. But she sold that book, and the rest is history. Her novels have made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and won many awards, including five Rita nominations, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Book Seller’s Best and the National Reader’s Choice Award.
Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are proud parents of five children—three girls and two boys. When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually raising funds for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). So far, Brenda has raised $2.6 million. Please visit http://www.brendanovakforthecure.org to see how you can help.
Brenda Novak is giving away a reader---and Halloween---themed coloring page, some pumpkin-carving stencils, a darling ghost "Read more booooks" refrigerator magnet, a "Bone Appetit" apron (so cute!) and the start of a Macaroni & Cheese Bar that will make you the talk of the neighborhood. The bar comes with elbow pasta, cheese, "Bone Appetit" cups and napkins and a booklet of recipes and creative ideas for toppings. And once your company goes home? Settle in to feel a little of the Christmas spirit with an autographed copy of CHRISTMAS ON MISTLETOE LANE by Annie Rains (our book group read for the month)---or, if you prefer, my own FACE OFF---tied with a small star cookie cutter, in case you'd like to get a jump on your holiday baking, and follow it all up with an autographed copy of COWBOY HONOR by Carolyn Brown. Have a "spook-tacular" month!
The reach of diabetes continues to grow in this country, increasingly striking both young and old. But bestselling authors will deal it a sweet blow in May when their SWEET TALK Boxed Set of contemporary romances goes up for sale on Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research. With a foreword by Robyn Carr, the special… Read More
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Did History Class Bore You?
Lyn Cote here-History class often left out the “stuff” I find fascinating. How did events affect the people living then? History is just the story of life. I always end every historical with a Historical Note that tells the reader what was true history and what I made up within the real history. Here’s the… Read More