CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON

on September 27, 2022

Although set in a secondary fantasy world, many aspects of LAST OF THE TALONS are heavily inspired by Korea. While worldbuilding, I looked to Korean culture to create a world in which a teenage assassin begins a violent game of cat and mouse with a Dokkaebi emperor. Unsurprisingly, one of the most important elements of… Read More

Sophie Kim

Sophie Kim

Sophie Kim spends her days both studying at her university and writing her novels, which are strongly influenced by her firm belief that diversity and non-stereotypical representation in literature are vastly important. Blessed (or cursed) with a voracious appetite for all things bookish, Sophie can often be found wandering the aisles of a library or curled up with a precariously balancing stack of stories. Last of the Talons is her first novel. sophiekimwrites.com

https://www.sophiekimwrites.com/

The Sublime Joy of the Epistolary Romance by Kilby Blades

on September 26, 2022

Well, here we are in the modern age. Forget Love in the Time of Cholera. Love in the time of Tinder has arrived. Suddenly we have dating profiles; we’re swiping left, and sliding into people’s DM’s. It’s efficient. But is it right? Love was once a drawn-out affair–an endeavor that found us hopeful. It made… Read More

Kilby Blades

Kilby Blades

Kilby Blades is a USA Today Bestselling author of Romance and Women's Fiction. Her debut novel, Snapdragon, was a HOLT Medallion finalist, a Publisher's Weekly BookLife Prize Semi-Finalist, and an IPPY Award medalist. Kilby was honored with an RSJ Emma Award for Best Debut Author in 2018, and has been lauded by critics for "easing feminism and equality into her novels" (IndieReader) and "writing characters who complement each other like a fine wine does a good meal" (Publishers Weekly).

During her fifteen year career as a digital marketing executive, she moonlighted as a journalist, freelanced as a food, wine and travel writer and lived it up as an entertainment columnist. She has lived in five countries, visited more than twenty-five, and spends part of her year in her happy place in the Andes Mountains.

Kilby is a feminist, an oenophile, a cinephile, a social-justice fighter, and above all else, a glutton for a good story.

https://www.kilbyblades.com/

Family Bonds

on September 12, 2022

By: Negeen Papehn I’m so happy to be on Writerspace again, discussing my newest release, Guarding Her Heart, with all of you. I fell in love with this sister duo the minute I put them on the page, and so it felt fitting to give little sister Niloo, her own story to tell. I’m hoping… Read More

Negeen Papehn

Negeen Papehn

Negeen Papehn was born and raised in southern California, where she currently lives with her husband and two rambunctious boys. She wasn't always a writer. A graduate of USC dental school, Negeen spends half of her week with patients and the other half in front of her laptop. In the little time she finds in between, she loves to play with her boys, go wine tasting with her friends, throw parties, and relax with her family.

https://negeenpapehn.com/

There’s Just Something About Small Towns

on June 23, 2022

Hey y’all! I’m Aliyah Burke and I’m honored to be here today. Thanks for joining me. I write romance—paranormal, historical, and contemporary—as well as cozy mysteries. Small towns. I love them. Love living in them. Love writing about them. Not as much of a fan of the fact everyone knows my business, but it’s still… 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.

http://www.aliyah-burke.com/

DO THE THING – How Motivation Stops You in Your Tracks

on November 30, 2021

My writing journey was thirty-two years in the making. When I was eight years-old, I wrote my very first short story. It was about evil winged knights who plagued a kingdom. I don’t remember the details of the story itself, but I do remember it was the start of something that would last for the… Read More

Elle Cruz

Elle Cruz

Elle is a Filipino-American author who writes contemporary romance. She fell in love with romance at the tender age of twelve when she discovered Elizabeth Lowell, and there was no turning back. Elle is a nurse practitioner, wife of a sexy city official, and mother of two lovable goofballs. She lives in beautiful Southern California.

https://www.ellecruz.com/

My Hometown

on September 8, 2021

I’ve always found history interesting; it was always my favorite subject in school when I was growing up. When I’m learning about the past, I always find myself asking. What if? That was how the Heart of Colton series was born. I based my little town of Colton on my hometown of West, Mississippi. A… Read More

Eliana West

Eliana West

Several years ago, Eliana West participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and hasn't put her pen down since.

With encouragement from the Pacific Northwest writing community, Eliana is pursuing her passion to write multi-cultural romance with diverse characters. In 2017 Eliana founded Writers for Diversity a community for writers interested in creating diverse characters and worlds.

Eliana lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and when she is not writing she can be found exploring the many wineries in Oregon and Washington in her vintage Volkswagen camper van Bianca.

https://www.elianawest.com

Romance – The Feel Good Factor

on April 28, 2021

A synthesis (aka ‘why’) by Royaline Sing Disclaimer: I am not a professional when it comes to psychology etc. This is for fun and all opinions are my own. I practically grew up on Romance. I’m referring to Bollywood Romance movies (I like some other genre movies in Bollywood too). Even as a young child,… Read More

Royaline Sing

Royaline Sing

As my first fiction work, I've a notebook length movie script, featuring my favorite stars. I was probably ten. It hasn't seen the light of the day (And it won't). But story telling lingered. Though I have a software engineering job, the creative world teased from afar. So one day, I finally put the pen to the paper (or my fingers to the keyboard?) and started writing. Now, I write through the noise of my lovely two kids, a very supportive (but sweetly clueless) husband and a bank job where numbers rule. Born and brought up in India, I'm a huge fan of Bollywood romantic movies and the music. I also like all things Marvel! I love to travel and so many destinations are on my bucket list. Scotland, London, Agra, you get the picture. I am currently writing Historical Romances, with heroines setting their own norms and coming to toes with heroes worth loving.

https://www.royalinesing.com

Behind Set to Music

on March 17, 2021

I’m so happy to be on Writerspace discussing my new release, SET TO MUSIC, with all of you. I’m very excited and proud of this story. I hope you all love it as much as I do. When you think Contemporary Romance, Persian girls don’t come to mind. I honestly don’t know, other than the… Read More

Negeen Papehn

Negeen Papehn

Negeen Papehn was born and raised in southern California, where she currently lives with her husband and two rambunctious boys. She wasn't always a writer. A graduate of USC dental school, Negeen spends half of her week with patients and the other half in front of her laptop. In the little time she finds in between, she loves to play with her boys, go wine tasting with her friends, throw parties, and relax with her family.

https://negeenpapehn.com/

Jetting Around the World in the Pages of a Book

on March 8, 2021

I grew up in a very small town in central Canada where it was winter for nine months of the year. And not Hallmark-movie-winter with delicate snow falling while characters sip hot drinks wrapped only in a thick sweater and a jaunty scarf. This was eyeballs-freeze-in-thirty-seconds winter. I don’t think I would have survived if… Read More

Alexia Adams

Alexia Adams

A former world wanderer, Alexia writes contemporary romance stories that reflect her love of exotic destinations and diverse characters and cultures. She currently lives near Vancouver, Canada with her husband and four children and dreams of a world without housework. As a flight risk mom, romance is her escape and she can often be found with her nose in a book, pretending she's somewhere else. Check out her website at alexia-adams.com and sign up for her monthly newsletter to discover your next escape.

https://alexia-adams.com/

Diversity needs to be the new normal in Romance Writing

on February 9, 2021

I’ve been reading romance novels since I was young. Being from India, over the years, I often wondered why the men and women from my country were not represented in romance books. Why was the hero not a dashing billionaire from India? Why was the heroine not a spunky, successful girl who reminded me of… Read More

Sapna Bhog

Sapna Bhog

Sapna Bhog is an author from India who writes contemporary and historical novels. As a self-proclaimed die-hard romantic, her books are filled with swoon-worthy heroes and feisty heroines who clash all the time, but do get their happy ever after. Sapna has always surrounded herself with books and when she is not writing she is reading. Originally from Dubai, she now lives in Western India with her husband, kids and a Siberian Husky. She loves to hear from readers. So do give her a shout if you've read any of her books.

The Tea Cake Connection

on December 2, 2020

When my sister and I were young, my maternal grandmother used to make tea cakes all the time.  They weren’t really sweet, but they were round, rich and buttery. Most of the time I couldn’t wait until they came out of the oven. I remember watching my grandmother as she hummed her favorite hymn while… Read More

Sean D. Young

Sean D. Young

Contemporary Romance Author Sean D. Young, a native of Gary, Indiana uses her vivid imagination to craft heartwarming and passionate love stories that deal with family, forgiveness, promise, romance and redemption. Her debut novel TOTAL BLISS was published in 2005. At an early age, Sean found that she loved words and tried to read everything she could get her hands on. She joined her first book club "Sweet Pickles" at the age of 7. Writing would come later, when she wrote short stories for her own enjoyment, then she wrote the Easter play for the youth at her church at the age of 12. Sean, a graphic/web designer loves building websites and graphics almost as much as she loves writing her stories. She loves working in her church and lives in Northwest Indiana with her family.

https://seandyoung.com/

Nadia Comaneci, Bart Conner, and Me by Shae Connor

on November 10, 2020

One of the reasons I wrote Rough and Tumble was because I’m a gymnastics fan. When I started thinking about doing a college sports romance series, gymnastics was the sport on the top of my list. I had to do some research about collegiate gymnastics, but for the sport itself, I just had to go… Read More

Shae Connor

Shae Connor

Shae Connor lives just outside Atlanta, where she's a government worker by day and writes sweet-hot romance by night. She's been making things up for as long as she can remember, but it took her a while to figure out that maybe she should try writing them down. Shae is part Jersey, part Irish, and all Southern, which explains why she never shuts up. When she's not at her laptop, she enjoys cooking, traveling, watching baseball, reading voraciously, giving and receiving hugs, and wearing tiaras. She also serves as director/editor of the Dragon Con on-site publication, the Daily Dragon.

https://shaeconnorwrites.com/