by Naima Simone So lately I’ve been reading a lot of fairy tales. You have your old favorites. Sleeping Beauty. Snow White. Beauty and the Beast. And then there are your lesser known tales. Brother and Sister. The Six Swans. The Bushy Bride. Seriously, I did not make that up. Reading these stories have brought… Read More
Naima Simone’s love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey and Linda Howard many years ago. Though her first attempt at writing a romance novel at age 11 never saw the light of day, her love of romance and writing has endured. Now, she spends her time creating stories of unique men and women who experience the dizzying heights of passion and the tender heat of love.
She is wife to Superman—or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent—and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States.
by Naima Simone Several months ago, I had the opportunity to “speed date” with local librarians at my local library. Yup. Speed date. Now, this wasn’t some sort of Match.com gimmick. I attended a librarian conference. Well, let me tell you, librarians are a cool group to hang out with. They’re funny, laid-back, knowledgeable, have… Read More
Private notes from my interview with the less homicidal half of Liberty Security Services, Chayot Grey – Stacy Danver So today, I met with Chayot Grey and Raphael Marcel, co-owners of Liberty Security Services and my new clients. Not going to lie. Raphael Marcel, uh, unnerved me. But the other owner, Chayot—or Chay as he… Read More
By the time I finish a book I’m so familiar with the characters—especially the hero and heroine—that I can speak in their voices, tell you what decisions they would make in any given situation, name their pet peeves, and relay what they’d want for dinner on any given night. Yeah, I know a lot about… 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