Cynitha Eden | Getting Lost In A Book

I love to get lost in a good book. Love to let the hours slip away as I become drawn into a great read. I love to laugh and cry and have my ...

Jessica Andersen | Of Mayan Myths and Hot Men

As I talk to people about NIGHTKEEPERS, one question that comes up repeatedly is one of inspiration, and how I came to take pieces of ancient ...

Kate Walker | Swamped by Spaniards

As I write for Harlequin Presents, I often have to decide on the nationality of my hero. And part of the fantasy of Mills & Boon ...

Toni McGee Causey | The Tipping Point…

Eleventy quibillion years ago, when I was in fourth grade, I wanted to be a writer. I wrote terrible poems, which I think only got worse as I ...

Summer Begins…A New Adventure ???

The start of summer...and so it begins, my renewed search for more books. It's an addiction and it never rests. I sometimes wished I'd get more ...

Karen White | Southern Women’s Fiction: It’s More Than Just An Accent!

When people ask me what I write, I tell them that I write 'Southern women's fiction'. To clarify, I usually follow that with the (hopefully) ...

Natalie Anderson | Being Fearless

Everyone has dreams and ambitions, don't they? At least, I hope everyone does because dreams can be one of the most fun things in life - there ...

Linda Francis Lee | The Inner Debutante in You

When it comes to debutantes, it takes all kinds to make the world go round. In THE EX-DEBUTANTE Carlisle Cushing is a debutante who has always ...

Brian Freeman | Are Crime Thrillers Moral?

It’s an odd way to make a living when you think about it. We write about things that would terrify and dismay people if they were real. ...

Michelle Styles | Confessing My Sin

Before I decided to take my writing seriously, I was many authors’ worst nightmare. I was the person who always said – some day I want to ...

Susan Lyons | I Hate Research – Except When I Don’t

Personally, I’m not a big fan of research, and after 10 years of university I’d hoped my research days were behind me. Not so! But at least ...

Elaine Viets | The Touring Author: How not to look like Mommy dressed you.

I was in a black mood.I was planning to pack for the June tour for my seventh Dead-End Job mystery, "Clubbed to Death." I had a wardrobe like a ...

Denise Swanson | School Psychologist, Writer, and People Watcher

One of the first questions I’m often asked when I speak about my writing is why I chose to write mysteries instead of romances (I assume this ...

Farrah Rochon | Anticipation

I’m not sure how I feel about that word. Just saying it conjures feelings of expectancy and excitement, but it can also lead to anxiety and ...

Isabel Sharpe | My Two Hats

During a recent newspaper interview, the reporter made an observation that completely surprised me: “Your romance books are about finding men ...

Linda Gerber | My Fiction Addition

Hi. My name is Linda and I’m a fiction addict.I live fiction, I breathe fiction, I make up really creative excuses when I forget to turn in my ...

Kimber Chin | What’s In A Name?

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet". Ummm… okay, Shakespeare. That's why Juliet fell in love ...

Gail Barrett | Advantage, Women

When the man sitting in the front row raised his hand, I was curious about what he would ask. There weren’t many men in the audience, mostly ...

Jeri Smith-Ready | Heart is Where the Home is

Thanks so much for having me as a guest at Fresh Fiction. I’m thrilled to be here!For me, knowing where a character hails from is an essential ...

Diane Dean-Epps | What If?

"My newest book, KILL-TV, is one of my "what if," stream-of-consciousness moments parlayed into a plot. As a mere lass in my twenties I spent ...

Sheila Roberts | Dieting

Dieting can be hazardous to your health. Take exercise for example. A girl could get Plantar Fasciitis jogging across the mall to Cinnabon. She ...

Elizabeth Hoyt | Muses on Detours in Life and in Writing

I’m writing my sixth historical book now—the third in The Legend of the Four Soldiers series—and already I’ve gone off my writing map. ...