Writing Advice from YA Author Shannon Greenland

on August 7, 2019

I’m always curious to read the advice of other authors, both unpublished and published. I’ve had several books out now and have garnered my own briefcase full of things I have learned not only myself, but also by observing others. And so I thought I’d share…. In no particular order: Write what you want to… Read More

Shannon Greenland

Shannon Greenland

Shannon Greenland, or S. E. Green, is the award winning author of the teen thriller, Killer Instinct, a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers; the teen spy series, The Specialists, an ALA Popular Paperback and a National Reader's Choice recipient; and the YA romance, The Summer My Life Began, winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award. Her books have been translated into several languages and are currently on numerous state reading lists. Shadow of a Girl is her latest novel and due out 9.19.16. Shannon has participated in and served as a guest speaker at festivals and conferences around the country to include but not limited to the LA Times Book Festival, American Library Association, Book Expo of America, Bouchercon, Romance Writers of America, RT Book Convention, Young Adult Keller Book Festival, Southern Festival of Books, and many more. Shannon grew up in Tennessee where she dreaded all things reading and writing. She didn't even read her first book for enjoyment until she was twenty-five. After that she was hooked! When she's not writing, she works as an adjunct math professor and lives on the coast in Florida with her very grouchy dog. Find her online everywhere @segreenauthor.

https://shannongreenland.com/

The Hidden Meaning of Color in Writing

on June 27, 2019

As a writer, sometimes I spend far too long agonizing over the right way to describe something. I can see the scene perfectly in my head, but when I try and put it on paper, it never seems to come out right. Sometimes, all the adjectives and descriptors can connect together with something as simple… Read More

Nika Dixon

Nika Dixon

Jugging her zany schedule like a cat herding guru, Nika Dixon spends half her time at the hockey rink, the other half trying to remember where she put her tea. Nika lives in Ontario with her family, and dreams of converting her office into a library so she can spend her days trapped between her two addictions---romantic suspense and sci-fi. When she isn't overrun by the plot bunnies, Nika works as project manager and graphic designer. Her loves include road trips, cheesy action movies, summers on Georgian Bay, and cheesecake (although not necessarily in that order).

Accuracy – the Author’s Responsibility

on June 7, 2019

By C. M. Wendelboe Have you ever watched an old western movie, intent on finding out if the characters will make it out alive, really getting into the meat of the story when . . . there’s a jet contrail in the sky in the distance? Or there’s a truck tire mark plain in the… Read More

C. M. Wendelboe

C. M. Wendelboe

C. M. Wendelboe entered the law enforcement profession when he was discharged from the Marines as the Vietnam war was winding down. In the 1970s, his career included assisting federal and tribal law enforcement agencies embroiled in conflicts with American Indian Movement activists in South Dakota. He moved to Gillette, Wyoming, and found his niche, where he remained a sheriff's deputy for more than 25 years. In addition, he was a longtime firearms instructor at the local college and within the community. During his 38-year career in law enforcement he had served successful stints as police chief, policy adviser, and other supervisory roles for several agencies. Yet he always has felt most proud of "working the street." He was a patrol supervisor when he retired to pursue his true vocation as a fiction writer.

http://www.spiritroadmysteries.com

Our Connected World

on April 22, 2019

Red Zone, out April 22 I do everything with my smartphone. It’s my wallet, my stereo, my library, my mailbox, my photo album, my place to hang out with friends, my calendar and my office. I use it to turn on my heating when I’m on my way home, to make sure the house is… Read More

Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Janet is a Scot who moved to New Zealand fifteen years ago. Among other things, she's been an artist, a teacher, a security guard at a castle, a magazine editor, and a cleaner in a drop-in center for drug addicts (NOT the best job!). She now writes full-time and, so far, has written eighteen books. When she isn't living in her head, she raises two kids, one husband, and several random animals. She survives on chocolate and caffeine.

https://janetelizabethhenderson.com/

OUT OF THE SHADOWS …

on January 30, 2019

Madness does not always howl. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “Hey, is there room in your head for one more?” That tongue-in-cheek quote sits on the shelf behind the desk in my office. It always makes me smile, but it also contains a certain amount of truth… Read More

Alexis Morgan

Alexis Morgan

USA Today Best-selling author Alexis Morgan has always loved reading and now spends her days imagining worlds filled with strong alpha heroes and gutsy heroines. She is the author of over forty-five novels, novellas, and short stories that span a variety of genres: American West historicals (as Pat Pritchard); paranormal and fantasy romances; and contemporary romances. She is excited to say that next year will also see the release of her first cozy mystery series. Alexis has been nominated for several industry awards, including the RITA, the top award in the romance genre.

http://www.alexismorgan.com

Kat Martin

Kat Martin

Bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. Currently residing with her Western-author husband, L. J. Martin, in Missoula, Montana, Kat has written sixty-eight Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. More than sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense.

https://www.katmartin.com

Kat Martin Contest

Kat Martin is giving away a copy of AGAINST THE LAW to two winners (winner's choice of eBook or print format).

Enter Here

Kat Martin Contest

Kat Martin is giving away a KINDLE FIRE, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, and the following three books in Kindle format: AGAINST THE WIND, INTO AGAINST THE FIRE and AGAINST THE LAW in a special contest to CELEBRATE the release of THE DECEPTION. Contest runs from August 15, 2019 through October 15, 2019. US Only.

Enter Here

Wait Until Dark

on September 26, 2018

Wait Until Dark is a novella, part of a new series set in Dallas that begins with The Conspiracy.  Chase Garrett is the mega rich owner of Maximum Security, a company whose clients cater to the Dallas elite.  The office is staffed by private detectives, bail enforcement agents, and personal security specialists.  Chase also owns… Read More

Kat Martin

Kat Martin

Bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. Currently residing with her Western-author husband, L. J. Martin, in Missoula, Montana, Kat has written sixty-eight Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. More than sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense.

https://www.katmartin.com

Kat Martin Contest

Kat Martin is giving away a copy of AGAINST THE LAW to two winners (winner's choice of eBook or print format).

Enter Here

Kat Martin Contest

Kat Martin is giving away a KINDLE FIRE, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, and the following three books in Kindle format: AGAINST THE WIND, INTO AGAINST THE FIRE and AGAINST THE LAW in a special contest to CELEBRATE the release of THE DECEPTION. Contest runs from August 15, 2019 through October 15, 2019. US Only.

Enter Here

Anticipation

on September 12, 2018

One of the definitions of anticipation in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary is: ” the act of looking forward; especially : pleasurable expectation.” That confirms I’m in a state of anticipation.  Of what?  The next two months, because in each of them I will have a new book published. Yes, I’ve already had two books published… Read More

Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, currently writes the Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Series for Midnight Ink. She has also written the Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and the Pet Rescue Mystery Series and Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. Linda also writes the K-9 Ranch Rescue miniseries for Harlequin Romantic Suspense as well as a paranormal romance miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne. And all her current stories involve dogs.

http://www.lindaojohnston.com

Linda O. Johnston Contest

Linda O. Johnston is giving away a copy of the third Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, BAD TO THE BONE (winner’s choice of print or Amazon eBook).

Enter Here

A Little Time At The Beach

on May 23, 2018

Everyone loves the beach.  Though I live in Montana, I’m fortune to spend my winters at the beach in sunny California.  My writing space looks out on a boat channel that leads to the harbor so I watch the tide go up and down several times a day. A bicycle-ride away, a sandy beach slopes… Read More

Kat Martin

Kat Martin

Bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. Currently residing with her Western-author husband, L. J. Martin, in Missoula, Montana, Kat has written sixty-eight Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. More than sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense.

https://www.katmartin.com

Kat Martin Contest

Kat Martin is giving away a copy of AGAINST THE LAW to two winners (winner's choice of eBook or print format).

Enter Here

Kat Martin Contest

Kat Martin is giving away a KINDLE FIRE, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, and the following three books in Kindle format: AGAINST THE WIND, INTO AGAINST THE FIRE and AGAINST THE LAW in a special contest to CELEBRATE the release of THE DECEPTION. Contest runs from August 15, 2019 through October 15, 2019. US Only.

Enter Here

Lock ’N’ Load:  “Behind The Scenes” aka “I Shoulda Been a K-9 Cop”

on May 21, 2018

By Tee O’Fallon The most-asked question I’ve been getting lately is: what is the genesis of my K-9 series? My beloved Belgian sheepdog, Jet, had just passed away. My sweet, beautiful boy had been with me for nearly fifteen years, and his sister for nearly thirteen. To commemorate their unforgettable spirits, I started posting all… Read More

Tee O

Tee O'Fallon

Tee O'Fallon has been a federal agent for twenty-three years, giving her hands-on experience in the field of law enforcement that she combines with her love of romantic suspense. Tee's job affords her the unique opportunity to work with the heroic and sexy men in law enforcement on a daily basis. For Tee, research is the easy part! Tee is the author of the NYPD Blue & Gold Series: Burnout, Blood Money, and Disavowed. Tee is hard at work on the first of her new K9 romantic suspense series, Lock 'N' Load. Aside from writing, Tee loves cooking, gardening, lychee martinis, and all creatures canine.

https://teeofallon.com