PEOPLE ARE RARELY WHAT THEY SEEM

on May 25, 2020

When I began to write BREAKFAST AT THE HONEY CREEK CAFE, I wanted to look deeper into people. As many of you know, I don’t make up my characters. I meet them in my mind. When I’m all alone in my office it’s very much like a character walks in, sits down and begins to… Read More

Jodi Thomas

Jodi Thomas

A fifth-generation Texan, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jodi Thomas chooses to set the majority of her novels in her home state, where her grandmother was born in a covered wagon. A former teacher, Thomas traces the beginning of her storytelling career to the days when her twin sisters were young and impressionable.

With a degree in family studies, Thomas is a marriage and family counselor by education, a background that enables her to write about family dynamics. Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Thomas enjoys interacting with students on the West Texas A&M University campus, where she served as Writer in Residence.

Commenting on her contribution to the arts, Thomas said, "When I was teaching classes full-time, I thought I was making the world a better place. Now I think of a teacher or nurse or mother settling back and relaxing with one of my books. I want to take her away on an adventure that will entertain her. Maybe, in a small way, I'm still making the world a better place."

When not working on a novel, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating a historic home they bought in Amarillo and checking up on their two grown sons.

https://www.jodithomas.com/

Finding Creativity by Magan Vernon, author of Heired Lines

on May 15, 2020

Hey y’all, I felt like given the state of…well…everything, this might be a timely post. I guess I should start out saying that I had written over forty stories and when my editor asked for a new one about a couple in England I was stumped. I had no mojo or idea what to write… Read More

Magan Vernon

Magan Vernon

Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch.

http://www.maganvernon.com/

Romance is Everywhere…Even at the Asylum

on May 13, 2020

Giveaway noted at the end After twenty-one years, two months, and twenty-one days of marriage, my husband had finally had enough. He hauled me off to an asylum. I’m not even going to pretend I didn’t want to go. In fact, I would say it was entirely my idea, which is not to say he… Read More

Sarah Ballance

Sarah Ballance

Sarah and her husband of what he calls "many long, long years" live on the mid-Atlantic coast with their six young children, all of whom are perfectly adorable when they're asleep. She never dreamed of becoming an author, but as a homeschooling mom, she often jokes she writes fiction because if she wants anyone to listen to her, she has to make them up. As it turns out, her characters aren't much better than the kids, but nevertheless, you'll find her writing sexy contemporary romance for Entangled Publishing until they throw her out. To learn more, visit http://sarahballance.com.

http://www.SarahBallance.com

Manifesting the Future: The Unexpected Result of Novel Writing through Trauma

on May 7, 2020

Devastation rippled through my family like a tornado when my parents divorced. We were a public family in a small rural area full of potato fields and town gossips. Throw in rumors of an affair, and add a big dose of religion, and that was a recipe for thick judgment. The assessment was aimed at… Read More

Anastasia Alexander

Anastasia Alexander

Anastasia Alexander doesn’t have the answers to life’s love questions. What she does know is that love in the 21st Century is complex. There are no easy answers, and there is a lot of richness and juiciness in exploring all the complexity that love brings. Her credentials are two failed marriages, equaling twenty-three years of marriage and a willingness to believe that maybe a third one will be her lucky number. Or she might decide to compete with Elizabeth Taylor for who can get married the most times. It is yet to be determined which option she’s going to go for, but until then she pours her passion and sarcasm for relationships into her stories.

https://www.authoranastasiaalexander.com

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It’s Zero Hour: Will he help her or leave her again?

on May 6, 2020

ZERO HOUR (Heroes Rising, Book #2) They are always heroes, whatever the situation. My love affair with SEALs began I think with the movie about them, but then I watched the series on television every time it was shown. And of course, now we have SEAL Team, to which I am addicted. How can you… Read More

Desiree Holt

Desiree Holt

A multi-published, award winning, Amazon and USA Today best-selling author, Desiree Holt has produced more than 200 titles and won many awards. She has received an EPIC E-Book Award, the Holt Medallion and many others including Author After Dark's Author of the Year. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The London Daily Mail. She lives in Florida with her cats who insist they help her write her books, and is addicted to football. "Get out the ice water and fan...Desiree Holt delivers smoking hot alpha heroes and red hot romances." --- Lea Franczak, USA Today Happy Ever After blog

https://desireeholt.com

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Ten true facts about Hooked on You.

on April 30, 2020

The story is set in Lunenburg Nova Scotia. I live about 30 minutes away and Lunenburg is a small fishing village and one of my favorite places to visit. Stephen King often films his movies there. The series, Locke & Key, written by Stephen Kings son, was also filmed there recently. In the summer, Lunenburg… Read More

Cathryn Fox

Cathryn Fox

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books that her readers will love.

http://www.cathrynfox.com

Good things come in small packages by Amy Andrews

on April 28, 2020

I just love that Miranda Lambert song Everybody Dies Famous In A Small Town. If you haven’t heard it, listen here. It’s a great title and sums up, quite succinctly, the difference between the city and the country. Everyone knows who you are in a small town – for good or for bad. I had super… Read More

Amy Andrews

Amy Andrews

Amy is an award-winning, USA Today best-selling Aussie author who has written seventy contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets. Her books bring all the feels from sass and quirk and laughter to emotional grit to panty-melting heat. She loves frequent travel, good books and great booze although she'll take mediocre booze if there's nothing else. For many, many years she was a registered nurse. Which means she knows things. Anatomical things. And she's not afraid to use them! She's just moved back to her central Queensland roots taking a sea change in the pretty little coastal town of Yeppoon where she gets to stare at the ocean all day.

http://www.amyandrews.com.au

The Power of Being Awkward

on April 21, 2020

Once upon a time there was a woman who had a vaginal thermometer. She was trying to figure out when she ovulated so her and her husband could nail down the whole “getting pregnant” thing. This monitor promised to read a person’s core temperature by sleeping with it in overnight before uploading information to a… Read More

Anne Harper

Anne Harper

Anne Harper writes romantic comedy that embodies the shenanigans of an I Love Lucy episode and the awkwardness of saying "you too" after the waiter tells you to enjoy your meal. She lives in South Alabama with her husband, their three cats, and a humidity that threatens to destroy them all. Anne is an advocate for coffee, selfies, and adoption from foster care. When she isn't dreaming about meeting her future kiddos, she's getting herself into wild situations and hilarious misunderstandings. #ItsFine

https://www.anneharperbooks.com/

Behind the Scenes With Wild Love

on April 20, 2020

Writing Wild Love, the third of my Brewing Love books, involved research—pleasurable research, but research nonetheless. When I first moved to Colorado a few years ago, I didn’t know much about beer. I mostly drank the big commercial brands like everybody else, and I didn’t drink much of those. But Colorado is craft beer central—we… Read More

Meg Benjamin

Meg Benjamin

Meg Benjamin is an author of contemporary romance. Her books have won an EPIC Award for Contemporary Romance, the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, and the Holt Medallion among other honors. Meg lives in Colorado with her DH and two rather large Maine coon kitties (well, partly Maine Coon anyway).

http://www.megbenjamin.com

Top 5 Favorite Coasters

on April 16, 2020

The Ellis Family Saga series revolves around the surviving five Ellis siblings. The family owns amusement parks all over the world. In Betting on Love, Sam and Whitney work together on the launch of a new coaster at one of the company’s most popular parks. I’ve loved roller coasters for as long as I can… Read More

Jennifer Hoopes

Jennifer Hoopes

Jennifer grew up in Maryland as the baby of nine, (a yours, mine, and ours love story) but today hangs her apron in a small town in Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and two daughters. When not writing contemporary romance, she can usually be found elbow deep in flour, entrenched on the bleachers as she cheers her daughter on at a swim meet, or planning the next school party. She loves caramel and roller coasters, cries at Disney movies, and cannot live without coffee and Jane Austen. Jennifer is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers (CPRW.) She loves connecting with readers and writers alike and can be reached through her contact page or on her fan page on Facebook. You can also follow her on Twitter.

https://www.jenniferhoopes.com