by Julie Ann Walker I’m just going to come out and say it. I’m weird. Unlike most authors, I don’t obsess about my characters’ names. I don’t search baby name books. I don’t spend days or weeks trying to come up with just the right sobriquet or moniker or appellation. Instead, my characters name themselves…. Read More
Julie Ann Walker is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of award-winning romantic suspense. She has won the Book Buyers Best Award, been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Bookseller's Best Award, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award. Her books have been described as "alpha, edgy, and downright hot." Most days you can find Julie on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission.
By Margaret Daley One of the special Christmas moments I look back fondly on was the one where my parents had an open house every Christmas Eve. Friends and relatives (children included) visited, laughed, talked and ate at my home. My mother cooked for days and put out quite a feast for the guests. I… Read More
Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published author
in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian
Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. Recently
she has won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s
Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose
Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. She
wrote for various secular publishers before the Lord led her
to the Christian romance market. She currently writes
inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the
Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines, romantic suspense for
Abingdon Press and historical romance for Summerside Press.
She has sold ninety-two books to date.
Margaret was the President for American Christian Fiction
Writers (ACFW), an organization of over 2600 members. She
was one of the founding members of the first ACFW local
chapter, WIN in Oklahoma. She has taught numerous classes
for online groups, ACFW and RWA chapters. She enjoys
mentoring other authors.
Until she retired a few years ago, she was a teacher of
students with special needs for twenty-seven years and
volunteered with Special Olympics as a coach. She currently
is on the Outreach committee at her church, working on
several projects in her community as well as serving on her
On a more personal note, she has been married for over forty
years to Mike and has one son and four granddaughters. She
treasures her time with her family and friends.
Margaret Daley is giving away a $10 Amazon e-gift card (open only for US and Canada entries). If the winner who is picked at random is from a country other than US or Canada, they will be able to pick one eBook from my Everyday Heroes series (six books).
Do you hike the woods for your Christmas Tree? Hi Everybody! Since Christmas is just around the corner, I thought it might be fun to send you one of my favorite recipes. Living in Montana, we’re lucky to enjoy a white Christmas. Up here, many people cut their own trees, but we learned early on… Read More
Bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. Currently residing with her Western-author husband, L. J. Martin, in Missoula, Montana, Kat has written sixty-eight Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. More than sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense.
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