What the World Needs Now…

on May 3, 2024

Besides love? More book clubs! When I first came up with my idea for THE BEST LIFE BOOK CLUB, I thought I was being so original, so clever. A book about a book club – yes! And then, after I’d surfaced from my writing cave back into the sunlight, I blinked and saw… all kinds… Read More

Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. She's happily married and has three children. She's been writing since 1989, but she did lots of things before settling in to her writing career, including owning a singing telegram company and playing in a band. Her band days are over, but she still enjoys writing songs. Sheila's books are best sellers and often appear as Reader's Digest Condensed Books. Her novel "Angel Lane" was named one of Amazon's top ten romances in 2009. Her novel "On Strike for Christmas" was a Lifetime Network movie and her novel "The Nine Lives of Christmas" is currently being made into a movie for Hallmark. When she's not speaking to women's groups or at conferences or hanging out with her girlfriends she can be found writing about those things near and dear to women's hearts: family, friends, and chocolate.

https://www.sheilasplace.com

Sheila Roberts Contest

Sheila Roberts is giving away a box of Aplets and Cotlets, a special Washington treat to enjoy while you're reading her new release, THE BEST LIFE BOOK CLUB.

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Coral Cafe’s Vegetarian Supreme Pizza Recipe

on October 20, 2022

In Coral Cafe, the second novel in my Coral Cottage beach series, Marina Moore creates a vegetarian pizza for her new beach cafe. Readers often ask me to include recipes for the dishes I write about. You’ll find some, including this one, in the back of my books, and I’m posting others here on the blog…. Read More

Jan Moran

Jan Moran

Jan Moran is a USA Today bestselling author of heartwarming fiction, including the feel-good, contemporary beach series of Summer Beach, Coral Cottage, and Love California. Her riveting, immersive historical family sagas include Hepburn's Necklace, The Chocolatier, The Winemakers, and The Perfumer. St. Martin's Press, Goldmann/Penguin Random, and Newton Compton have published her novels, along with her imprint, Sunny Palms Press. Jan's books are also available in large print and audiobook editions. Her work is translated into German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Lithuanian, Polish, Bulgarian, and other languages. At present, Jan is working on the next books in her series, adapting The Winemakers for a dramatic television series, expanding her catalog of books and screenplays, and forming partnerships for film and television projects. She has been featured in numerous publications and on television and radio, including CNN, Women's Wear Daily, Allure, InStyle, and O Magazine. As an editor and writer, she has covered fragrance, beauty, and spa travel for various publications from Cosmopolitan to the Costco Connection. Jan is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and the University of Texas at Austin. As an entrepreneur and former CEO and board member, she speaks on entrepreneurship, the business of writing, women in business, and other topics. In her former life, Jan was the founder and creator of Scentsa, a touch-screen software program for retailers and brands. The fragrance and skincare programs (FragranceIQ, SkinIQ) are at Sephora stores in the US, Canada, France, Mexico, Brazil, and Denmark. The Scentsa program was sold to Sephora. As a speaker, consultant, and major brand/retailer spokesperson, Jan has spoken before numerous groups such as libraries, the San Diego State University Writer's Conference, Fashion Group International, The Fragrance Foundation, and The American Society of Perfumers. She has represented brands and retailers in media for several major PR companies, including Edelman and DeVries. Jan lives in San Diego County and is available for select in-person or online consulting, training, and speaking engagements.

https://www.janmoran.com

Home Improvement Everywhere!

on April 6, 2022

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “Art imitates life.” For me the last few months have been quite the reverse of that, with my life imitating what was going on in my book world. In my April release, Sand Dollar Lane, I follow the adventures of Lucy Holmes, who is new to the beach town… Read More

Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. She's happily married and has three children. She's been writing since 1989, but she did lots of things before settling in to her writing career, including owning a singing telegram company and playing in a band. Her band days are over, but she still enjoys writing songs. Sheila's books are best sellers and often appear as Reader's Digest Condensed Books. Her novel "Angel Lane" was named one of Amazon's top ten romances in 2009. Her novel "On Strike for Christmas" was a Lifetime Network movie and her novel "The Nine Lives of Christmas" is currently being made into a movie for Hallmark. When she's not speaking to women's groups or at conferences or hanging out with her girlfriends she can be found writing about those things near and dear to women's hearts: family, friends, and chocolate.

https://www.sheilasplace.com

Sheila Roberts Contest

Sheila Roberts is giving away a box of Aplets and Cotlets, a special Washington treat to enjoy while you're reading her new release, THE BEST LIFE BOOK CLUB.

Enter Here

Girls Weekend Away

on April 19, 2019

Do you have a bunch of girlfriends that mean the world to you? Or maybe you just have one, or two, friends that are your besties. Doesn’t matter how many friends you have, when you have a best friend they are worth their weight in gold. That’s what GIRLS WEEKEND AWAY series is all about…. Read More

Shana Gray

Shana Gray

Shana Gray writes contemporary romance and women's fiction that just might make you laugh. With 30 books behind her, some translated into multiple languages, she's always eyeing the next story line. She lives in a small town in Ontario, Canada, is a mom of two grown sons, a brand new daughter-in-law, and is her black cat's human. When she's not writing or at her day job, she can be found daydreaming about life, usually with a glass of wine or cocktail in hand and making travel plans to far off lands to feed her wanderlust. Her newest series -- Girl's Weekend Away -- is out now.

http://shanagray.com/

August 26 is National Dog Day

on August 7, 2018

I’m guessing many of you reading this have a dog. Or maybe you’re planning on getting a dog in the near future. This post is for everyone who loves dogs. National Dog Day was created for two reasons. The first is to honor dogs. This special day is our chance to recognize the importance of… Read More

Patricia Yager Delagrange

Patricia Yager Delagrange

Fascinated by broken-hearted couples and atypical families, Patricia weaves engaging tales of men and women who create cohesive families where love reigns supreme. She sprinkles her books with intriguing characters who struggle to find balance in life after tragedy. Whether an unwed teenager, desperate widow, abandoned father, or a couple who stray from their marital vows, her characters form relationships impacted by their desire to create a family. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Patricia attended St. Mary's College in Moraga, California, where she studied Psychology and Spanish. She spent her junior year abroad at the University of Madrid then transferred to UC Santa Barbara where she received her B.A. in Spanish. She went on to get a Master's degree in Education at Oregon State University. Patricia lives with her husband and two children in Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, along with two very large chocolate labs named Annabella and Jack, and a rescue terrier mix, Shay Dog. Oh, and she also takes care of her daughter's guinea pig, Lucifer. When she's not writing or spending time with her family, Patricia enjoys riding her Friesian horse Maximus, who lives in the Oakland hills with a million dollar view. The link to her website is: http://www.patriciayagerdelagrange.com

https://www.patriciayagerdelagrange.com

Family Ties

on May 9, 2018

I’m so excited about the upcoming release of my new book MENDING FENCES on June 19. It’s a book about family. Specifically, the book revolves around a widowed father and his four daughters: Sharon, Kathy, Patti, and Helen. My mom and dad had six girls. Actually they had three girls, waited ten years, then had… Read More

Patricia Yager Delagrange

Patricia Yager Delagrange

Fascinated by broken-hearted couples and atypical families, Patricia weaves engaging tales of men and women who create cohesive families where love reigns supreme. She sprinkles her books with intriguing characters who struggle to find balance in life after tragedy. Whether an unwed teenager, desperate widow, abandoned father, or a couple who stray from their marital vows, her characters form relationships impacted by their desire to create a family. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Patricia attended St. Mary's College in Moraga, California, where she studied Psychology and Spanish. She spent her junior year abroad at the University of Madrid then transferred to UC Santa Barbara where she received her B.A. in Spanish. She went on to get a Master's degree in Education at Oregon State University. Patricia lives with her husband and two children in Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, along with two very large chocolate labs named Annabella and Jack, and a rescue terrier mix, Shay Dog. Oh, and she also takes care of her daughter's guinea pig, Lucifer. When she's not writing or spending time with her family, Patricia enjoys riding her Friesian horse Maximus, who lives in the Oakland hills with a million dollar view. The link to her website is: http://www.patriciayagerdelagrange.com

https://www.patriciayagerdelagrange.com

Love, Friendships and Oh My, My!

on February 19, 2018

Bonjour! I enjoy traveling so much that with all that I do, it is never enough for me. For Angela, Nicki and Sissy, their trip to London and Paris was an eye-opener in more ways than one. In THE FAT GIRLS CLUB PARIS BOUND, the bonds of friendship are tested as the characters learn to… Read More

Lila Johnson

Lila Johnson

Bonjour! Lila Johnson here! Although I was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, I consider the road, rails and waterways my real home. The thrill and adventure of travel, stateside and abroad is a natural for me.

The need to create stories started in my early childhood. After one of my first works were printed in a local newspaper, I was hooked. Since early 2000, my work has been viewed in numerous magazine and newspaper articles. My letters to the editor have appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine and Writers Digest. A collection of ACME and Retro 51 rollerball pens are always at the ready when an idea for a new story taps me on the shoulder and demands my attention.

I love books and keep one or two with me whenever I anticipate having to stand in long lines for anything. Photography is my second passion and I keep one or two cameras at the ready during my adventures.

I hope you enjoy, The Fat Girls Club, the first in a 4 book series. I look forward to creating and sharing more stories with my readers in the future. You can follow my adventures as I travel America at writerontheroadway.com or find me on Twitter.

http://writerontheroadway.com

Realistic Resolutions

on January 10, 2018

It’s 2018, and I have a New Year’s resolution. My next book, Mending Fences, centers around family and the relationships of four sisters and their father. I come from a big family. I have five sisters, no brothers, and the dynamics among us are beyond the scope of explaining in a blog. Suffice it to… Read More

Patricia Yager Delagrange

Patricia Yager Delagrange

Fascinated by broken-hearted couples and atypical families, Patricia weaves engaging tales of men and women who create cohesive families where love reigns supreme. She sprinkles her books with intriguing characters who struggle to find balance in life after tragedy. Whether an unwed teenager, desperate widow, abandoned father, or a couple who stray from their marital vows, her characters form relationships impacted by their desire to create a family. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Patricia attended St. Mary's College in Moraga, California, where she studied Psychology and Spanish. She spent her junior year abroad at the University of Madrid then transferred to UC Santa Barbara where she received her B.A. in Spanish. She went on to get a Master's degree in Education at Oregon State University. Patricia lives with her husband and two children in Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, along with two very large chocolate labs named Annabella and Jack, and a rescue terrier mix, Shay Dog. Oh, and she also takes care of her daughter's guinea pig, Lucifer. When she's not writing or spending time with her family, Patricia enjoys riding her Friesian horse Maximus, who lives in the Oakland hills with a million dollar view. The link to her website is: http://www.patriciayagerdelagrange.com

https://www.patriciayagerdelagrange.com

GIVEAWAY: Sweet Inspirational Romance from Shoshanna Gabriel!

on November 29, 2017

Second Chances for Trampled Hearts is New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Shoshanna Evers’ first inspirational romance writing as Shoshanna Gabriel. GIVEAWAY! Enter to win a free ebook of Second Chances for Trampled Hearts! SECOND CHANCES FOR TRAMPLED HEARTS Book 1 in the Bear Creek Saddle Series   A handsome rancher who lost his faith along with… Read More

Shoshanna Gabriel

Shoshanna Gabriel

Shoshanna Gabriel was previously known as Shoshanna Evers, a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who wrote over twenty-plus secular romance novels and novellas, and published with big New York publishers, small presses, and through indie-publishing. After much thought and prayer, she decided recently to change her life and career path to be for God's glory. Shoshanna Gabriel is currently working on a Christian inspirational romance novel. For a detailed explanation of this big change, read her blog post "Saying Goodbye to Erotic Romance".

While published as Shoshanna Evers, Amazon had listed her as one of the "Most Popular Authors in Romance," as well as one of the "Most Popular Authors in Contemporary Romance."  Reviewers have said Shoshanna has  “...beautiful writing, and a truly imaginative and wonderfully descriptive storyline” (Night Owl Reviews) with stories where “the plot is fresh and the pacing excellent, the emotions...real and poignant." (The Romance Studio). She hopes to bring her gift of storytelling to her new inspirational books written under the Gabriel name.

Shoshanna used to work as a syndicated advice columnist in NY and a registered nurse, but now she’s a full-time author and a home-schooling mom. She is also the co-founder of SelfPubBookCovers.com, the world's largest selection of one-of-a-kind book covers for indie authors, available instantly. She lives with her family and three big dogs in Northern Idaho, and loves to connect with readers on Twitter @ShoshannaEvers and Facebook: Facebook.com/ShoshannaGabriel

Faithfully Ever Afters...ShoshannaGabriel.com

For info on the older books written as Shoshanna Evers, visit ShoshannaEvers.com or visit her old author page here.

https://shoshannagabriel.com

Monte Rio, California: From a Kayaking Pup to Miracles for Maddy’s Phoenix

on August 16, 2017

by Patricia Yager Delagrange August, the last official month of summer. This is the time each year my family spends a week in a lovely vacation getaway in small-town Monte Rio on the Russian River in northern California. We love to kayak on the river and throw sticks for our two labs to fetch from… Read More

Patricia Yager Delagrange

Patricia Yager Delagrange

Fascinated by broken-hearted couples and atypical families, Patricia weaves engaging tales of men and women who create cohesive families where love reigns supreme. She sprinkles her books with intriguing characters who struggle to find balance in life after tragedy. Whether an unwed teenager, desperate widow, abandoned father, or a couple who stray from their marital vows, her characters form relationships impacted by their desire to create a family. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Patricia attended St. Mary's College in Moraga, California, where she studied Psychology and Spanish. She spent her junior year abroad at the University of Madrid then transferred to UC Santa Barbara where she received her B.A. in Spanish. She went on to get a Master's degree in Education at Oregon State University. Patricia lives with her husband and two children in Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, along with two very large chocolate labs named Annabella and Jack, and a rescue terrier mix, Shay Dog. Oh, and she also takes care of her daughter's guinea pig, Lucifer. When she's not writing or spending time with her family, Patricia enjoys riding her Friesian horse Maximus, who lives in the Oakland hills with a million dollar view. The link to her website is: http://www.patriciayagerdelagrange.com

https://www.patriciayagerdelagrange.com

My Favorite Mom’s Day Gift—a Shoe-in!

on May 11, 2017

When my son made the basketball team as a sophomore in high school I thought it just might be the best thing for him. He was getting a bit chubby, definitely out of shape from too much Taco Bell, and he never exercised. Plus, he didn’t have very many friends. Little did I know how… Read More

Patricia Yager Delagrange

Patricia Yager Delagrange

Fascinated by broken-hearted couples and atypical families, Patricia weaves engaging tales of men and women who create cohesive families where love reigns supreme. She sprinkles her books with intriguing characters who struggle to find balance in life after tragedy. Whether an unwed teenager, desperate widow, abandoned father, or a couple who stray from their marital vows, her characters form relationships impacted by their desire to create a family. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Patricia attended St. Mary's College in Moraga, California, where she studied Psychology and Spanish. She spent her junior year abroad at the University of Madrid then transferred to UC Santa Barbara where she received her B.A. in Spanish. She went on to get a Master's degree in Education at Oregon State University. Patricia lives with her husband and two children in Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, along with two very large chocolate labs named Annabella and Jack, and a rescue terrier mix, Shay Dog. Oh, and she also takes care of her daughter's guinea pig, Lucifer. When she's not writing or spending time with her family, Patricia enjoys riding her Friesian horse Maximus, who lives in the Oakland hills with a million dollar view. The link to her website is: http://www.patriciayagerdelagrange.com

https://www.patriciayagerdelagrange.com

Injecting Truth Into Fiction

on September 23, 2016

by Patricia Yager Delagrange Every book I write is infused with an experience I’ve had in my life. The reader won’t actually know which parts are based on my true life but, if asked, I would be honest in my answers. The first book I ever wrote was in 2009 and that was my daughter’s… Read More

Patricia Yager Delagrange

Patricia Yager Delagrange

Fascinated by broken-hearted couples and atypical families, Patricia weaves engaging tales of men and women who create cohesive families where love reigns supreme. She sprinkles her books with intriguing characters who struggle to find balance in life after tragedy. Whether an unwed teenager, desperate widow, abandoned father, or a couple who stray from their marital vows, her characters form relationships impacted by their desire to create a family. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Patricia attended St. Mary's College in Moraga, California, where she studied Psychology and Spanish. She spent her junior year abroad at the University of Madrid then transferred to UC Santa Barbara where she received her B.A. in Spanish. She went on to get a Master's degree in Education at Oregon State University. Patricia lives with her husband and two children in Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, along with two very large chocolate labs named Annabella and Jack, and a rescue terrier mix, Shay Dog. Oh, and she also takes care of her daughter's guinea pig, Lucifer. When she's not writing or spending time with her family, Patricia enjoys riding her Friesian horse Maximus, who lives in the Oakland hills with a million dollar view. The link to her website is: http://www.patriciayagerdelagrange.com

https://www.patriciayagerdelagrange.com