On Being Unique

on June 6, 2023

My debut fantasy novel HEARTS FORGED IN DRAGON FIRE is set in a world where magic is an accepted fact of life, some family heirlooms come with an enchantment attached, and dragons lurk in all corners of the globe. Developing the world was one of my favorite parts of the writing process, but as I dove… Read More

Erica Hollis

Erica Hollis

Erica Hollis (she/her) writes about queer girls and magic, and getting to do that for an actual job is still unreal to her. HEARTS FORGED IN DRAGON FIRE, her debut F/F fantasy romance, is available in June 2023 with Entangled. Erica's other passions include cats, book shopping, anime, fairy tales, and being extremely bad at video games but playing them anyway. Feel free to chat with her via her official twitter @EHollisAuthor!


The Power of ‘What If?’

on May 16, 2023

Not everyone can pinpoint an exact date, time, and comment that saved their life. I can. One cold, wet, February day in 2020, I drove myself to the ER with a sharp, hot, pain in my chest. A septal infarct survivor, I didn’t mess around with chest pain. The good news was that it wasn’t… Read More

Diana Lloyd

Diana Lloyd

Diana Lloyd, mother of gingers, first of her name, is a stay-at-home wife, a hockey mom, and writer of stories with kissing in them. Diana defends her writing time like a rabid goalie while simultaneously volunteering for things she doesn't really have time for. Diana is a member of Hearts Through History chapter of Romance Writers of America and was a 2017 RWA Golden Heart Finalist. Her Regency romp, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR BARON, the first book in the "What Happens In the Ballroom" series, was released in 2018.

Redeeming the Characters We Love to Hate

on May 15, 2023

By Lisa Kessler The Captain’s Curse releases today! This book features the immortal pirate captain, Ian Flynn. It’s the final book in the Sentinels of Savannah series, and if you’ve read the series, you already know that Flynn has made some questionable choices throughout his 250 years on this earth. But here’s my confession…He’s captivated… Read More

Lisa Kessler

Lisa Kessler

Lisa Kessler is an Amazon Best Selling and award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.



on May 9, 2023

PLAYING FOR KEEPS was a tough book for me to write. I’d always had the meet cute in mind – a security guard is called to investigate a woman who is disturbing the peace, by eating ice cream while wearing beaver slippers – but it took me a while to really get to excavate the… Read More

Julie Hammerle

Julie Hammerle

USA Today bestselling author Julie Hammerle writes young adult novels that focus on nerds, geeks, and basket cases falling in love. On the YA side, she is the author of The Sound of Us (Entangled TEEN, 2016) and the North Pole romance series (Entangled Crush, 2017). For adult romances, check out Knocked-Up Cinderella. A graduate of Butler University with degrees in secondary education and Latin with a minor in music, Julie lives in Chicago with her family and enjoys reading, cooking, and watching all the television.


Writing vs Re-Writing

on April 18, 2023

What I love about being a writer is that no matter how long you do it, you will always be learning. And I enjoy that I get to continually learn things that help me improve my craft or open me up to things I hadn’t considered before. One thing I recently learned about myself was… Read More

A.J. Locke

A.J. Locke

A.J. Locke is an author and artist, originally from Trinidad & Tobago, now residing in NYC with her daughter. She's your typical over-caffeinated artist with too many ideas and not enough time to write them. She slays at urban fantasy but loves exploring other fantasy genres as well as poetry and children's picture books. She's a bookkeeper/child wrangler by day and moody writer by night.


Cruising for a Setting

on April 4, 2023

A setting can sometimes make or break a story, or an author trying to create a story. Settings can be a silent background member, adding ambiance and subtle support. Or settings can be larger than life, a character with their own agenda. In A Cruise Fling, my next romcom, the cruise ship setting is very… Read More

Laura Brown

Laura Brown

Laura Brown lives in Massachusetts with her quirky abnormal family. Her husband's put up with her since high school, her young son keeps her on her toes, and her two cats think they deserve more scratches. Hearing loss is a big part of who she is, from her own hard of hearing ears, to the characters she creates.


Sports Romance – a favorite of mine to write and read

on March 27, 2023

Hello and good morning! Thanks for hanging out with me today. I love writing sports romance. To me there’s something touching about the sports player, male or female, who is used to getting pretty much anything and everything they want because of their ‘star’ status having to work for the one thing I feel all… Read More

Aliyah Burke

Aliyah Burke

Aliyah Burke is an avid reader and is never far from pen and paper (or the computer). She loves to hear from her readers and can be reached here. She is married to a career military man. They are owned by three Borzoi, and a DSH cat. She spends her days sharing time between work, writing, and dog training, showing, and racing.


What Do a Scientist and a Spy See in Each Other?

on March 23, 2023

I had an author friend once tell me that your hero and heroine should be the absolute worst people in the world for each other. Anything less just wouldn’t be compelling enough to keep readers turning pages. My personal feeling is that’s a tad, well, overboard. But the basic idea definitely creates conflict. Which is… Read More

Christi Barth

Christi Barth

Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes award-winning contemporary romance, including the Naked Men and Aisle Bound series. Christi can always be found whipping up gourmet meals (for fun, honest!) or with her nose in a book. She lives in Maryland with the best husband in the world.


Writing What You Know When You Write Fantasy

on March 22, 2023

The advice to “Write what you know” always seems to fall apart if you’re a fantasy writer like me. I don’t know how to do magic, and I’ve never been to the world in my book The Moonlight Blade, because so much of it came from my imagination. But nothing comes from nothing. There were… Read More

Tessa Barbosa

Tessa Barbosa

Tessa Barbosa is a Filipina-Canadian author who writes fantasy novels by night, and software help by day. Her debut YA Fantasy novel THE MOONLIGHT BLADE will be out in March 2023 from Entangled Teen. Tessa lives in Vancouver, Canada and when she's not at the keyboard, you're likely to find her covered in paint, or making things.


Alien Science Fiction Romance – Yes or No?

on March 13, 2023

I’m often asked what attracts me to writing science fiction romance. To me, it’s the endless possibilities, the idea that other life forms besides humans exist in the universe. Aliens who may or may not look just like us, and how many of those new species might be compatible with us. Now entice those aliens… Read More

Mel Teshco

Mel Teshco

Mel Teshco lives in the beautiful countryside of QLD Australia, where the open spaces of her acreage, fondly called 'the block', gives her room to breathe. When she isn't writing or dreaming of writing, she is often found gazing out the window at the surrounding mountains and thinking how very lucky she is. With one semi-patient husband, three gorgeous girls, one fat horse, a crazy Belgian shepherd and Rotty puppy, along with three cats who run the house, writing has (mostly) kept her sane.


The Future of Dystopian Fiction in a Post-Dystopian World

on March 6, 2023

A lot of things have changed since I was a kid. Personal computers and the internet are the first mega-changes to spring to mind, and, indeed, they changed everything. The world is now so interconnected that it no longer feels vast, interacting with people from other countries is commonplace and even blasé, and traveling to… Read More

Jerri Chisholm

Jerri Chisholm

Jerri Chisholm is a YA author, a distance runner, and a chocolate addict. Her childhood was spent largely in solitude with only her imagination and a pet parrot for company. Following that she completed a master's degree in public policy and then became a lawyer, but ultimately decided to leave the profession to focus exclusively on the more imaginative and avian-friendly pursuit of writing. She lives with her husband and three children, but, alas, no parrot.


Writing Must-Haves

on January 25, 2023

By Kerri Carpenter In my new book, Come What Maybe, my heroine Lauren returns to her hometown of Seaside Cove, Maine, post-Covid, to check in on her sister and grandmother. Since Lauren is a successful social media strategist, she can work from anywhere. In fact, throughout the story, we find her working from her Grams’s… 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.