Jeaniene Frost | For love or money?

When I was twelve, I was bitten by the reading bug. It wasn't long after that when I decided to write my own book. I'd already written lots of ...

Sandi Kahn Shelton | Finding Characters

One of the most fun things about writing a novel (or as my uncle put it, “telling lies for profit”) is coming up with characters. People are ...

Gemma Halliday | Best Wedding Stories…

My latest book, Mayhem in High Heels, follows fashion designer turned amateur sleuth, Maddie Springer, as she investigates the death of a ...

Sandi Shilhanek | 2008 Reading

As the year begins to wind down I thought it would be interesting to reflect back and share with one another how our reading year was.Let’s ...

Sara Reyes | Christmas Eve…

The year is winding to an end and what a year it was! So many good and bad things happened I don't even want to begin to mess with listing them ...

Diana Estill | The Story behind Deedee Divine’s Totally Skewed Guide to Life

Deedee Divine’s Totally Skewed Guide to Life is my second book of humorous essays. I like to think the book has earned the “Divine” part ...

Cindy Keen Reynders | Appreciating Family

As a kid, I couldn’t wait to grow up and get away from home. I thought my brothers and sisters were annoying. I thought my parents were ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Is Christmas really Thursday?

Christmas is Thursday. Can you believe that? Are you ready? Is the tree decorated to perfection? The presents bought and wrapped in such a way ...

The Best Gift Books for 2008 according to Fresh Fiction Staff Members

Every day Fresh Fiction has a new "Fresh Pick," a book recommended by readers not necessarily reviewers although I think there are a few ...

Diane Gaston | A Regency Christmas

As an author of Regency Historicals, I love to imagine myself in Regency England. At this time of year that means imagining a Regency ...

Wendy Etherington | Holiday Decorating–Friend or Foe?

Well, finally, the village is assembled!Is my shopping done? No. How about baking/cooking? Ah, no. Do I have any idea what I’m wearing to the ...

Karen E. Olson | SHOT GIRL

My fourth Annie Seymour mystery, SHOT GIRL, came out on Election Day. So far, reviews and comments from readers have been good. All are saying ...

Christine and Ethan Rose | YA Fantasy: It’s Not Just for Kids

As we tour around the country signing our book, Rowan of the Wood, we are frequently asked this question: "What age group is your book written ...

Anne McAllister | Where do you get your ideas?

The most common question writers are asked is: Where do you get your ideas?Generally the people asking it are perplexed because they can't quite ...

Sandi Shilhanek | The Book Search

This week my friend Yvonne has been visiting from England. One of the things that we try to accomplish when she visits is to see how many ...

Robin Kaye | The Domestic God

Romeo, Romeo is about an independent businesswoman without a domestic bone in her body. Her life would be perfect if she could just figure out ...

Karen Harper | RESEARCHING THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

No, I don’t write vampire novels, but I do write both contemporary and historical fiction. For the last ten years of my twenty-five-year ...

Steve Berry | The Mystery of Charlemagne

Charlemagne is a historical figure you don't see a lot of in thrillers. Katherine Neville is the only writer I can recall who’s made good use ...

Beth Kery | Do You Believe in the Magic of Romance?

Does true romance really exist? Or is it just the stuff and nonsense of romance novels?I do believe in romance, or I wouldn’t write romance ...

Tessa Radley | My Christmas Resolution

I loved reading Lisa Plumley's Christmas Confessions a couple of days ago…so much of what Lisa said is exactly what I've vowed to do for my ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Insomnia

Last week I talked about reading while you’re sick, and this week I want to talk about what happens if insomnia hits. I really don’t want to ...

Sara Reyes | Search for the Best Books in 2008

Our book club assignment is to list the best book we've read in 2008 -- so far -- because one of our members is trying to put together a list to ...

Allyson Roy | Crime & Comedy

Are you one of those people who tend to crack a joke when you’re in trouble? Is it because fear brings out the urge to laugh, or is it that ...

Lisa Plumley | Christmas Confessions

To me, the holidays have always meant family and friends, togetherness and good cheer, peppermint mochas and gingerbread cookies. But ...

Cathy Maxwell | The stress of the holiday season is already upon us!

And it has always been that way. Not because we are doing anything stressful. What can be stressful about seeing family and friends? Okay, let ...

Karin Tabke | The Holidays Are Here!

And I’m still full from my turkey induced coma of last week, have done no shopping and don’t plan to. What am I going to do this holiday ...

Patrice Michelle | Ideas pulled from the air…

The other day I received a question from a reader who'd already read my latest release Scions:Revelation (December 1st) and the last book in my ...