By Callie Hutton Readers are enamored with series. I’m not talking about the books where there is a cliff-hanger at the end so you must buy the next one, or the same couple carries each story. I’m referring to books where the central theme is a family, a place, or a group of friends. Some… Read More
Callie Hutton, USA Today bestselling author writes both Western Historical and Regency romance with "historic elements and sensory details" (The Romance Reviews). She also pens an occasional contemporary or two.
Callie lives in Oklahoma with several rescue dogs, two adult children, a daughter-in-law, twin grandsons and her top cheerleader husband (although thankfully not all in the same home!). Living in the Midwest provides plenty of opportunities for Callie do pursue her interests: researching history, meeting readers, spending time with family and discovering new adventures.
Callie loves to hear from readers and welcomes the opportunity to become friends, both in person or virtually. Find her online: www.calliehutton.com
by Nina Croft So what could make a woman run away from their own wedding? In my latest release, HIS FANTASY BRIDE, my heroine, Gabrielle, runs away before her wedding. Gabby had some really good reasons why she thought it was her best—actually, her only— course of action, but then I guess most women who… Read More
by Jennifer Shirk I confess. I love to read books that make me laugh—or at the very least crack a smile. It’s a form of escapism and gain a brief moment of happiness. As a writer who also likes to write funny, it creates some added challenges to an already hard profession. Why is writing… Read More
Priscilla “I’m bringing someone home with me for Thanksgiving,” I blurt out. Silence pulses through the phone. “You mean a special someone?” my mom asks. I purse my lips and turn back to the Greek god stretched out on my bed, smiling knowingly. He’s something special all right. “Yes. I wanted to surprise you.” Apparently,… Read More
by Jennifer Blackwood So, it’s a couple days after Mother’s Day. Breakfast in bed has been consumed. Flowers have been delivered. Cards have been opened. Maybe a couple tears have been shed if that card had a cute little puppy dog on the front that says, “I ruff you lots, Mom.” And now life has… Read More
by Cynthia Cooke Meet Riley, the adorable Irish Setter who is the heart and soul of GOING ALL THE WAY. I don’t own big dogs. I’m actually quite terrified of big dogs, in fact, my dog that is so small she can fit in my purse. But then my son adopted a puppy. A sweet… Read More
by Cathryn Fox The other day a guy my husband knew found out I was a romance writer, and he was fascinated, and started throwing questions at my husband. At that time, I thought, what is it like to be the husband of a romance writer who writes the HOT STUFF? So I decided to… Read More
by Ally Broadfield We recently embarked on our annual family camping trip, which included two adults, three teens, and two of our four dogs (our one hundred and ten pound Great Pyrenees, and our twenty pound poodle/something cross). We chose to go during the Thanksgiving break because it’s too hot to camp in Texas during… Read More
by Sabrina Darby As I mention in my bio, I learned my best vocabulary (dulcet, diaphanous, and turgid) from romance books. I learned history from those same books, whether they took place in Tudor England, Napoleonic Europe or Gilded Age America. Half the fun was separating the fiction from the real history and pulling down… Read More
by Jennifer Shirk Hi, all! Jennifer here. Every writer has their own routine. It not only gets your writing flowing in a rhythm but it also allows a writer to begin somewhere that is familiar to them. Today, I wanted to share mine. It’s how I start every book, so I NEVER EVER DEVIATE from… Read More
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Flawed Characters in Fiction
by Diane Alberts One of the things that writers struggle most with is making our characters realistic, likeable, kind, and yet…flawed. Yep, you heard me. Flawed. No one likes perfection, and let’s be honest, perfection isn’t realistic. Have you ever met someone who was PERFECT? And if you have, how much do you want to… Read More