Where I Grab Ideas For Romantic Comedy Writing

on September 7, 2020

by Brooke Williams One of the questions I hear a lot as a romantic comedy author is, “where do you get your ideas?” It’s a good question, really, but it’s not something I can answer in just a few words. And, as an author, it’s much easier for me to write about the answer than… Read More

Brooke Williams

Brooke Williams

Brooke Williams is a radio producer/freelance writer/author. She works feverishly during school hours so once the bell rings, she can spend all of her time with her two daughters, ages 10 and 6. Brooke wrote her first book in kindergarten, but hopes her more recent foray into romantic comedy is a much better effort. When she isn't writing for clients, working at her part-time radio job, putting away load after load of laundry, or playing UNO with her girls, Brooke enjoys reading, long walks, baking, and falling asleep on the couch by nine at the latest.

http://www.authorbrookewilliams.com/

Grow a Little Love

on August 11, 2020

In The Roommate Problem, the hero, August, is a floriculturist. August likes to grow flowers, he enjoys eating healthy, whole foods. Mo is the exact opposite. She hasn’t met a deep-fried cheese covered dish she hasn’t liked. Their taste in food isn’t the only thing they don’t have in common. August is an introverted neat… Read More

Mariah Ankenman

Mariah Ankenman

Bestselling author Mariah Ankenman lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her two rambunctious daughters and loving husband who provides ample inspiration for her heart-stopping heroes. Her books have been nominated for the prestigious RWA Golden Heart and CRW Stiletto awards. Whether she's writing hometown heroes or sexy supernaturals, Mariah loves to lose herself in a world of words. Her favorite thing about writing is when she can make someone's day a little brighter with one of her books.

http://mariahankenman.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.

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Self-Care and the Writer

on March 19, 2020

“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

Bethany Michaels

Bethany Michaels

Bethany Michaels is the author of over a dozen contemporary novels and novellas as well as a handful ofRegency-set historicals and light paranormal romances. The first book in her Nashville country music series,Nashville Heat, was an RT Book ReviewsReviewers' Choice Award nominee. When not working on her next book, Bethany enjoys movies, traveling, camping, hiking, andvolunteering with her kids' scout troops. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and four teens. Bethany Michaels is the author of over a dozen contemporary novels and novellas as well as a handful ofRegency-set historicals and light paranormal romances. The first book in her Nashville country music series,Nashville Heat, was an RT Book ReviewsReviewers' Choice Award nominee. When not working on her next book, Bethany enjoys movies, traveling, camping, hiking, andvolunteering with her kids' scout troops. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and four teens.

http://www.bethanymichaels.com

The Importance of Hobbies

on January 20, 2020

Hobbies are wonderful things. They help us relax, let us blow off steam, teach us new skills, and allow us to try something fun while meeting new people. I have a lot of hobbies I enjoy; reading, scrapbooking, crocheting, playing music. Most of those are solitary hobbies, though and I wanted to try something out… Read More

Mariah Ankenman

Mariah Ankenman

Bestselling author Mariah Ankenman lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her two rambunctious daughters and loving husband who provides ample inspiration for her heart-stopping heroes. Her books have been nominated for the prestigious RWA Golden Heart and CRW Stiletto awards. Whether she's writing hometown heroes or sexy supernaturals, Mariah loves to lose herself in a world of words. Her favorite thing about writing is when she can make someone's day a little brighter with one of her books.

http://mariahankenman.com/

Slowing Down

on November 22, 2019

Don’t get me wrong, I love summer and all the outdoorsy things that I like to indulge in—kayaking, bike riding, hiking. There’s so much fun to be had! But when summer whispers its way into fall, there’s a lot to be said for slowing down a bit, too. I love the colors of the Pacific… Read More

Melia Alexander

Melia Alexander

Melia Alexander is the author of sassy, sexy, fun contemporary romances, but is also fortunate to spend her week days at The Male Observation Lab (a.k.a. her job at a construction company) where she gets to observe guys in their natural habitat. Though they often behave like typical alpha males, she's often seen through their personas to the heart of who they really are - the heroes of their own stories. A native of Guam, Melia traded in warm, tropical breezes for the rainy Pacific Northwest. She's an avid reader who also loves romantic comedies - preferably with a glass of Cab Sauv and a box of dark chocolates nearby. In her free time, she's busy conquering her CrossFit fears: ring dips, power cleans, and the dreaded 800 meter run.

https://meliaalexander.com/

Send in the Clowns

on August 15, 2019

I love my mother, but that woman has some serious shoes to fill. Big, squeaky, oversized shoes. Oh, did I mention my mother used to be a professional clown? No? Well, put on those red noses, everyone, because no matter how weird you think your family is, I’m about to share with you the life… Read More

Mariah Ankenman

Mariah Ankenman

Bestselling author Mariah Ankenman lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her two rambunctious daughters and loving husband who provides ample inspiration for her heart-stopping heroes. Her books have been nominated for the prestigious RWA Golden Heart and CRW Stiletto awards. Whether she's writing hometown heroes or sexy supernaturals, Mariah loves to lose herself in a world of words. Her favorite thing about writing is when she can make someone's day a little brighter with one of her books.

http://mariahankenman.com/

Answering the Tough Questions

on August 28, 2017

by Kerri Carpenter I’m about to say something shocking. Prepare yourself. Not everyone reads romance. (WHY!?!?!?) Because of that, there seems to be a lot of curiosity surrounding the romance world. In fact, there are a couple of phrases and questions that I hear from non-romance readers so often I thought it would be a… Read More

Kerri Carpenter

Kerri Carpenter

Award-winning romance author Kerri Carpenter writes contemporary romances that are sweet, sexy, and sparkly. When she's not writing, Kerri enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, taking Zumba classes, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams, and anything sparkly. Kerri lives in Northern Virginia with her adorable (and mischievous) rescued poodle mix, Harry. Visit Kerri at her website, on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to her newsletter.

http://www.kerricarpenter.com/

Who’s Your Perfect Catch?

on October 20, 2016

by Jennie Marts I’d love to introduce you to Sullivan Reed, the hero of HOOKED ON LOVE– my newest romantic comedy in the Cotton Creek Romance series. Sully is a country boy, mountain man, and fly fishing guide all rolled into one. He’s the most at home when he’s got a fly rod in his… Read More

Jennie Marts

Jennie Marts

USA TODAY Best-selling author Jennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship, and intrigue. She writes for Entangled Publishing, and reviewers call her books "laugh out loud funny" and full of great characters that are "endearing and relatable." She is living her own happily ever after in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two sons, two dogs, and a parakeet that loves to tweet to the oldies. She's addicted to Diet Coke, adores Cheetos, and believes you can't have too many books, shoes, or friends. Her books include the contemporary western romance Hearts of Montana series, the romantic comedy/ cozy mysteries of The Page Turners series, the hunky hockey-playing men in the Bannister Brothers Books, and the small-town romantic comedies in the Lovestruck series of Cotton Creek Romances.

What’s Up With That Best Friend’s Brother

on October 18, 2016

by Kerri-Leigh Grady Romance novels were made for series based on families, particularly siblings. Consider how many books might have zero parents on the page, but there’s a brother with a best friend who’s off limits to the heroine. Or a sibling who instigates the hijinks. Or a bunch of cowboy brothers who each find… Read More

Kerri-Leigh Grady

Kerri-Leigh Grady

Kerri-Leigh Grady loves to sink into happily-ever-after tales and blow-up-all-the-things tales, especially when her testosterone-loaded house has hit its monthly limit of athletic socks and slapstick. She holds an MFA from Seton Hill University and a BS in computer science, so she's a kind of half-artsy, half-nerd ball of nervous twitching. She has an unnatural love of dark humor, gadgets, chickpeas, BJJ, terrible acrylic landscapes, half-assed jewelry, and planners (Hobonichi and TN, natch). When the zombie apocalypse happens, she's likely to be patient zero. If you see her bite someone, grab your water and head for your bunker.