Finding story ideas in the simplest things.

on January 10, 2019

Whenever I’m at a book event, one question seems to spring up: Where do you get ideas for your books? Inspiration comes in various ways—a song on the radio, a current news story, or just while chilling with friends and family. The idea for Analiese Rising came from seeds planted in my past, fertilized with… Read More

Brenda Drake

Brenda Drake

Brenda Drake is a New York Times bestselling author of Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1), Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2), Touching Fate (Fated Series #1), and Cursing Fate (Fated Series #2). She grew up the youngest of three children, an Air Force brat, and the continual new kid at school. She hosts workshops and contests for writers such as Pitch Wars and Pitch Madness on her blog, and holds Twitter pitch parties on the hashtag, #PitMad. When she's not writing or hanging out with her family, she haunts libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or reads someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).

Holiday Traditions

on November 13, 2018

by Jennifer Hoopes For some of us, the Christmas holiday is full of traditions and memories, possibly both good and bad, and while writing The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby, and more recently getting ready for its release, I couldn’t help but relive some of my favorite things about Christmas growing up. With my dad’s passing in… Read More

The Most Beautiful Girl I Never Knew

on November 12, 2018

by Robert Tate Miller Her name was Jamie Heckman, and she was the prettiest girl at Flat Rock Junior High. But, where “pretty” often opens doors to teenage popularity, Jamie was scarcely a blip on our school’s social radar screen. She had few friends, and I wasn’t among them. The year was 1976, and I… Read More

Worth the wait

on June 22, 2017

by Ashlee Mallory This past Monday was the release day of the fourth book in the Sorensen Family series, HER SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT, featuring the last of the four siblings, Daisy Sorensen. When we initially met Daisy in the first book in the series, she was a tragic, heart-broken single-mom trying to put the pieces of… Read More

Writing a Series and Keeping it Fresh

on August 22, 2016

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

Fated Mates or a Huge Mistake?

on July 13, 2016

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

A Laughing Matter

on June 8, 2016

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

Shae Ross shares an exclusive excerpt from her hot new release, RUSH!

on May 18, 2016

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

A Tribute to Mothers

on May 10, 2016

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

Puppy Love

on February 15, 2016

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