Sandi Shilhanek | Reading while Sick

I hope that everyone who is in the United States enjoyed their Thanksgiving, and had plenty leftovers so that there was plenty of time to curl ...

Lindsay McKenna | Researching blog

I love research. It gets me out in the field and I meet some of the most remarkable people in those professions. Research, to me, is more fun ...

Tara Taylor Quinn | Pie Day

Today is pie day. For my entire adult life the holiday season has started with pie day. It's the day before Thanksgiving. And I am the pie ...

Sara Reyes | Stress Release…finding a new author

In the US, today is Thanksgiving. A national holiday known for feasting on turkey (or not), being with family (or not), watching the Cowboys ...

Cynthia Eden | Let Your Inner Demon Out

"Let your inner demon out"—That’s what Cara Maloan, the heroine from my new Kensington Brava release, MIDNIGHT SINS, would really like to ...

Sara Bennett | Angst or Not

Thanks for inviting me to blog! My name is Sara Bennett and I write historical romance for Avon. I have to confess that I tend to write books ...

Christie Ridgway | Conveniences, Contrivances, and Coincidences

Hi! I’m Christie Ridgway, the author of Unravel Me, a sexy contemporary romance (find info and an excerpt at www.christieridgway.com) and ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Trying a New Author

This last Wednesday our book dinner group got together. As always is there any better way to forget the horrors of the day job than by getting ...

Sara Reyes | Book Club Hang Over…

Linda Howard Book clubOriginally uploaded by freshfictionPat saw a tee shirt on wireless.com -- "Not so loud, I had book club last night." A ...

Lori Handeland | Where do you get your ideas?

By far the question I’m asked most often is “Where do you get your ideas?” Not only by interviewers but by readers and by friends and ...

Tim Maleeny | The world just out of sight.

When a U.S. Senator is found dead on a golf course in Mexico, it falls to his estranged daughter to find out what really happened. That’s how ...

Sara Reyes | Book Club Night is …

Late as always ... it's laughingly (I hope) called "Reyes time" by our reading group and friends, but I blame trying to fit too much in a short ...

Gwyn Cready | Inspiration for my Stories

Hi. I'm Gwyn Cready, author of Seducing Mr. Darcy and Tumbling Through Time. I write sexy, funny time travel romances—stories that sparkle. ...

Jodi Thomas | Writing the West, Texas Style

I’ve been lucky in writing. I’ve been in the game 20 years with twenty seven books on the shelf with my name on them. I’ve had a wonderful ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Holiday Wish List Reading

Sandi and Candy Havens Reading on Sandi's KindleOriginally uploaded by freshfictionJust because I told you I feel like I’m in a reading slump ...

Sara Reyes | Book Signings … what’s the point?

Well, let's see...you get to meet other readers and talk about books,..and husbands, children, pets, ghosts, vampires and zombies. Uh, haven't ...

Marie Bostwick | Fiction and Addictions

It’s time for a confession. For years now, I’ve harbored a secret addiction.I’m not talking about my addiction to books. For writers, a ...

Janet Dean | Orphanages

Thanks to Fresh Fiction for inviting me to guest blog today. November isn’t usually the prettiest month here in the Midwest, but it’s still ...

Elizabeth Amber | Lustworthy Pin-up Guys

As I write each novel in The Lords of Satyr series, I always have an idea of what the hero looks like in my head. And pinned on my wall. Since ...

Tracy Wolffe | Traditions

When I sat down to write A Christmas Wedding, I had a lot of different things in my head that I wanted to get across to my readers. I wanted to ...

Stephanie Julian | A Writer’s List of Thanks

Since November is the month when we give thanks for being lucky enough to live in our great country—and since I figure I’ve given enough tax ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Reading Slump

Over the course of the last few weeks we’ve discussed many different things, and hopefully they’ve been as entertaining for you as they have ...

Sara Reyes | Texas Book Festival Musings

George DuranOriginally uploaded by freshfictionI went to the Texas Book Festival last weekend and as always it was fun to be in the company of ...

Jennie Bentley | Home, Sweet Homicide!

I spent the first half of my life in the same house. My grandfather built it with his own two hands back in 1929, and when he died, my mother ...

Cynthia Baxter | The Importance of Creating a Compelling Main Character

What goes into writing a good mystery? While it’s critical to have a compelling plot filled with twists and turns, I’ve always believed that ...

Karen White | Blending Women’s Fiction with the Paranormal—Is there such a thing?

I’m known for writing ‘grit lit’—Southern women’s fiction. My books are recognized not only by their Southern setting and characters, ...

Candace Havens | Secrets and Siblings

I grew up an only child, and I really liked it. (Smile) Except for the fact that I love to play board games and cards, and I didn’t always ...

Angela Steed | The Road to…Time Travel?

Her footsteps go where no other woman has walked before. Through a doorway our heroine treads into a fracture in the universe, and empty space ...

Sandi Shilhanek | E-Reader?

I think that sometime in the last week or so Oprah Winfrey was peeking at my list of topics I had written for this blog. One of my ideas was ...