By Candace Havens Have you ever picked up a book in a genre that you don’t normally read and have fallen in love? Maybe you read paranormals but just happened upon a historical and now that’s all you want to read? Maybe it’s a hero-type you found by accident? I can’t tell you how many… Read More
Bestselling author Candace Havens has published more than 25 books. Her novels have received nominations for the RITA’s, Holt Medallion, Write Touch Reader Awards and National Readers Choice Awards. She is a Barbara Wilson Award winner. She is the author of the biography “Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy” and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation’s leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities from George Clooney to Chris Pratt. Her entertainment columns are syndicated by FYI Television, Inc. She is the Executive Editor, and Editorial Director for the Embrace and Indulgence lines at Entangled Publishing. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 2000 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing classes. She does film reviews with Hawkeye in the Morning on 96.3 KSCS, and is a former President of the Television Critics Association.
by Melissa West As an author, I write across several genres—YA sci-fi, NA contemporary, and adult contemporary—and while I love them all, there is something extra special about writing new adult that always has been yearning to both write and read more. And after contemplating why I get that magical, bubbly feeling when I write… 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 Lexi Scott 5) Be Wary About Joining Uninformed Online “Debates” Recently a post showed up on my Facebook page that had the makings of a cyber Gettysburg. The topic: military spouses. On one end of the spectrum were the people who revered the spouses of our service men and women as martyr-like angels…on the… Read More
(On Writing NA When I’m Actually an A) by AJ Pine – We’ve all heard the sayings, “If I knew then what I know now…” or “Hindsight is 20/20…” or other variations of the idea that if we could just go back in time and have the wisdom of being a few years older, we… Read More
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Are All Your Christmases Bright?
Lyn Cote here and that’s me with my two cats in front of our Christmas tree. A happy image. However, I’m aware that not everyone’s Christmas is always a happy time. Life has its trials. I don’t need to name them all. You know what they are. I remember one Thanksgiving when two days before… Read More