The Darker Side of Romance

on March 30, 2020

The romance genre covers a wide spectrum of topics. Those who don’t read it, as well as many in the media, seem to treat it as nothing more than fluff and pure escapism. And it can be just that. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to put your worries aside for a few hours and lose… Read More

N. J. Walters

N. J. Walters

N.J. Walters has always been a voracious reader of romance novels and decided one day that she could write one as well. The contemporary story, Discovering Dani, was the very first novel she wrote while living in a little town much like the one Dani O'Rourke lives in, though all other similarities to Dani's life pretty much end there. Then she wrote another one that followed up on Dani's friends and neighbors. But she didn't consider herself a "real" writer yet. Just a few years later N. J. had a mid-life crisis at a fairly young age, gave notice after ten years at her job on a Friday and received a tentative acceptance for her first published novel (an erotic romance) from a publisher on the following Sunday. Happily married for over eighteen years to the love of her life, with his encouragement and support she gave up the job of selling books for the more pleasurable job of writing them. She now spends her days writing, reading and reviewing books. It's a tough life, but someone's got to do it. And some days she actually feels like a "real" writer.

http://www.njwalters.com

What’s in a name?

on March 18, 2020

Have you ever read a book where you couldn’t help but wonder why the author chose the names they did for their characters? Did finding an answer to this question gnaw at you far after you finished the book? Rest assured, you are not alone. In terms of my new release, Time WARped (A Preserver… Read More

Valerie J. Clarizio

Valerie J. Clarizio

Valerie Clarizio is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband and extremely spoiled cat. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She's lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible characters and unique storylines for her next romantic suspense or sweet contemporary romance novel.

https://valeriejclarizio.com

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Being Creative in Dark Times

on February 24, 2020

We live in dark times. Every time we turn on the news or get on social media, we are bombarded by some other horrendous news story or tragedy. While I was writing Echoes from the Veil, I struggled to find time and space to breathe. My mind became so cluttered with current events, that some… Read More

Colleen Halverson

Colleen Halverson

As a child, Colleen Halverson used to play in the woods imagining worlds and telling stories to herself. Growing up on military bases, she found solace in her local library and later decided to make a living sharing the wonders of literature to poor, unsuspecting college freshmen. After backpacking through Ireland and singing in a traditional Irish music band, she earned a PhD in English with a specialization in Irish literature. When she's not making up stories or teaching, she can be found hiking the rolling hills of the Driftless area of Wisconsin with her husband and two children. She also writes as C.B. Halverson.

http://colleenhalverson.com/

Creatures to Torture with Romance

on February 19, 2020

My most recent series of books is Brimstone Inc. Loosely set in the dragon shifter world of my Fire’s Edge and Inferno Rising series, these novellas give me the chance to show other paranormal creatures within the world, most of whom only get a fly by mention in the dragon shifter books. But I could… Read More

Abigail Owen

Abigail Owen

Award-winning paranormal romance author Abigail Owen grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

Let’s Talk The Kiss

on November 19, 2019

Hi! I’m Mary Hughes and I love Marvel movies, quirky supernatural shows like Lucifer and Buffy, and vintage Looney Tunes cartoons. Let’s talk The Kiss. Thanks to Writerspace for having me here today! Sure, I also love to read. Books can draw me away for an afternoon or whole weekend of wonder, romance, and adventure…. Read More

Mary Hughes

Mary Hughes

I write wickedly fun romantic adventures and steamy paranormal romances, stories that crackle with action and love. Challenging, alpha men--and women not afraid of a challenge. Oh, do the sparks fly when he meets THE woman guaranteed to infuriate and inflame him most. In real life I'm an author, a spouse and mother, a flutist, a computer geek, and a binge-TV-watcher of The Flash, Elementary, NCIS, and Wynonna Earp.

https://maryhughesbooks.com/

Putting the Pets in Space

on October 9, 2019

Pets in Space 4, which released this week, is a work of love and pride for all thirteen of the authors involved. Many of us also take advantage of the forum to add in animal family members that we’ve known and loved – I’m no exception to that, and my story Heart of the Spider’s… Read More

JC Hay

JC Hay

When I was younger, I watched this amazing animated series and then devoured the Jack McKinney novelizations. Somewhere along the way, I realized that the part I would discuss with my friends wasn't the cool technology, or the amazing action sequences --- I was pulled into the wonderful, painful love triangle between Lisa, Rick and Lynn Minmei. All that setting, and there is plenty, only mattered as to how it drove the characters together and apart. And thus an SFR aficionado was born. When I started writing seriously, I ended up all over the map. I dabbled in most of the speculative fiction genres with varying degrees of success, until I remembered the thing that really caught me about Robotech --- the coolest technology in the galaxy is worthless unless you have someone who cares about you to share it. So I started writing the stories I really wanted to read --- sweeping tales of galactic empires in decline, and love on the hardscrabble rim of civilization. Romance in both the classical and understood senses of the word, with brave, tough-as-nails women and the men determined to win their hearts. Hopefully, you'll find them as enjoyable as I do. JC Hay is an SFR Galaxy Award-winning author of Science Fiction Romance, a proud member of Romance Writers of America; the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal genre chapter; and the SFR Brigade (for fans and writers of Science Fiction Romance). He lives, writes, and knits in an outpost on the edge of habitable space, also known as the Northwest, and is a proud defender of the Oxford comma.

https://jchay.com

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Old People, New Talk

on July 30, 2019

I often write characters who are either immortal or who live a much longer lifetime than a human. I also read a ton of books with similar set ups. Every so often I run across a review or a comment pointing out how a five-hundred-year-old person speaks like a twenty-five year old in the current… Read More

Abigail Owen

Abigail Owen

Award-winning paranormal romance author Abigail Owen grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

How the Authors Behind Cathryn Marr Became Writing Partners

on July 11, 2019

One of the first questions we’re asked is how we became writing partners. This is our story and we love sharing it with you! One Morning in Minnesota… Dawn woke up not feeling well and as the day went on had more and more trouble walking. To make a somewhat long story short, Dawn ended… Read More

Cathryn Marr

Cathryn Marr

Cathryn Marr is the pseudonym for the writing team of Terese Ramin and Dawn Johanson. Terese Ramin is the award winning, bestselling author of ten romance and romantic suspense novels, numerous short stories, and the creator/editor/author of the charitable collaboration Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred. She co-wrote the medical-legal thriller The Whistleblower’s Daughter with David Wind. Her autobiographical essay, “Two-Puppy Theory”, is included in the anthology The Sound and the Furry, sales of which benefit the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Aside from writing, Terese has worked as an editor, a ghost writer, a book doctor, and a paranormal investigator. She resides in Michigan with her husband and (usually) four dogs.

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Dawn Johanson worked as a counseling psychologist in both the private and public sectors for 25 years. Dawn’s years of working with exceptional children led her on an unexpected and thought-provoking journey exploring the phenomenon parapsychologists refer to as the new generation of psychic children, often called the Indigo, Crystal, and Rainbow children. Thousands of websites and numerous non-fiction books later and all with fascinating information regarding these unique children finally coalesced into story ideas for the fictional Brotherhood of Shadows series. Dawn has always been fascinated by labyrinths and is a member of the International Labyrinth Society. Number one on her bucket list is ‘walking’ as many world labyrinths as she can. When she’s not working with her writing partner, Terese Ramin, on their paranormal romantic suspense series, Brotherhood of Shadows, Dawn can be found playing with her grandkids and working on her labyrinth designs. Dawn lives with her husband and two dogs in northern California where she’s inspired daily by the magic of the redwoods and power of the Pacific Ocean.

http://www.cathrynmarr.com

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R. C. Alvarez

R. C. Alvarez

The Paranormal Romance writing team of Storm Navarro and Jolie de la Cruz spend their days delving into myth and madness and coating it with romance. Texas born and raised, both authors have a penchant for strong men and wild rides. Their first book was launched into the world on May 27, 2019.

https://rcalvarez.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/