Michelle Monkou | Sauntering Down Memory Lane

A friend recently celebrated her wedding on the beach of Cayman Islands. The bright blue sky, turquoise water, and white sandy beach provided a ...

Brenda Novak | Getting it Done…

Want to read more books, write more pages, lose weight, exercise daily or achieve some other goal? Do it by boosting your willpower!Boost Your ...

Larissa Ione | Keeping It Real

"Write what you know." We’ve all heard it, and maybe we’ve even stayed true to that. But what happens when you need to write about something ...

Cait London | The Aislings/Psychic Triplets

Since my lucky number is three for many reasons (including I have 3 daughters), a trilogy with three sisters was a natural choice. I understood ...

Sherry Thomas | Am I a paranormal reader? Sure I am!

A couple of weeks ago, I called a local romance-friendly bookseller to invite her to have lunch with the published authors of my RWA chapter. ...

Ann DeFee | Wanderlust

Wanderlust – once you succumb it’s like a chocolate addiction, tantalizing and almost impossible to kick. Growing up in a small south Texas ...

Jade Lee | It’s All In The Accessories!

My mother always stressed accessories in dressing. Me, I wanted to be DOING something, not fussing with finding the perfect earrings (which ...

Diana Holquist | What Makes You Mad?

Some writers start their books with a character they love. Others start with plot. Then there are the folks who look to the market to see ...

Robin D. Owens | Writing Fantasy

One of the wonderful things about writing fantasy is that you can make up your own worlds – and all the names. :) Sometimes naming things – ...

Stephanie Tyler | Writing Side of Writing

Thanks to Fresh Fiction for the invite to blog! It’s great to be here.This month marks the publication of my fourth and fifth books – one ...

Paula Quinn | Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

Even as a child growing up in an Italian-American household, March 17th has always been one of my favorite days of the year. My dad loved to ...

Deirdre Martin | Crushed

I'm 46 and I still get crushes.I'm not talkin' seeing a Russell Crowe movie and thinking,"Hootchie Mama, that's one fine lookin' Aussie." I'm ...

Maggie Marr | The Dirt: A Woman In Hollywood

Like most women, I need my friends to sustain me but unlike a lot of women outside Hollywood, I also rely on my friends professionally. Making a ...

Jenna Black | Too Stupid To Live

We've all "met" her in romance novels: the heroine who is Too Stupid to Live (or TSTL, for short). I read a novel recently that I really ...

Sandra Hill | Can we talk?

About book covers, I mean.Oh, I know, this is a subject that has been beaten to death, but I've had some experiences of late that make me ...

Lois Winston| Write What You Know?

"Where do you get your story ideas?""Are any of your characters based on yourself or people you know?"The above are the two most frequently ...

Gena Showalter | What If?

Do you ever wonder what your life would have been like if one thing in your past were different? Just a single thing? Like the movie Sliding ...

Anne McAllister | No Such Thing As A Loose End

Thanks so much, Fresh Fiction, for inviting me to come and blog with you today. I love reading all the various blogs and getting to know writers ...

Amanda Stevens| Legend or Folklore

I’ve always had a fascination for the macabre, so I suppose my foray from romantic suspense into what I call 'creepy, southern thrillers' was ...

Anne Easter Smith | Research

I've just come off my first book tour and for the most part it was a blast! The weather was my only real complaint. What a thrill to meet ...

Joanne Rock | Hunger for Historicals

It’s a good time for historicals. Or at least, it should be. I’ve seen more historical shows and movies in the last few years than at any ...