Maxine Sullivan | THE LONG JOURNEY

If anyone had told me in the early 1980s that it would take me over 20 years to be published, I probably wouldn't have kept on writing. Perhaps. ...

Diane Whiteside | Once Upon A Time in A Place Far, Far Away

Historical authors always write about someplace that can’t be seen or felt by their reader. For KISSES LIKE A DEVIL (just published in ...

Amanda Scott | Legends

Border Wedding, Border Lass, and Border Moonlight all began with a legend from Scott family history…the legend of Muckle-Mouth Meg. Meg was ...

Natale Stenzel | Between a Rock and a Heart Place

First of all, thank you, thank you to Fresh Fiction for hosting me here today. I love visiting this site for scoop on all the latest romance ...

Jaime Rush/Tina Wainscott | What’s Paranormal, Anyway?

I've always been drawn to the paranormal. Not necessarily monsters, though those occasional reports of the chuppacabra, Big Foot, and the ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Great Technological Advances for This Reader

This week I conquered one of the technological challenges that has had me frustrated for months. I couldn’t be more proud of myself, and ...

Brendan McNally | Twenty-five random things about GERMANIA and the Flensburg Reich

Brendan McNally want people to know 25 things they may not have about the Flensburg Reich -- the three weeks after the death of Hitler, a ...

Darlene Gardner | Secondary Romances

Jane Bennet and Mr. Bingley. Willow and Oz. Betty and Barney Rubble.You've probably figured out by now what the couples from the book Pride and ...

Sharon Ashwood | When Your Brand New Book Leaves Home …

Launching a book is a peculiar business.First, the concept of “launch” is a bit different from the writer’s end. She’s already sent the ...

Kimber Chin | Invisible – A Race Against Time

Excerpt From Invisible:“No TV. Sleep Hagen,” she advised. She felt like she was talking to a five year old.“You tired?” Blond eyebrows ...

Linda Bilodeau | The Story Behind The Wine Seekers

I've always been a foodie, one of those souls who wonder the earth wondering what's for lunch? What's for dinner? As a young girl I would spend ...

Monica McCarty | With a little help from THE DA VINCI CODE

A big thank you to everyone at Fresh Fiction for inviting me here today to celebrate the release of HIGHLAND WARRIOR, the first book in my new ...

Sandi Shilhanek | To Keep or Not To Keep, that is MY Question!

Saturday afternoon, the DFW Tea readers celebrated Valentine’s Day with a special tea. A lot of people were in attendance, we maxed out the ...

Carly Phillips | Romance

Today is my favorite day of the year. Forget the hype. Forget the sensationalism. Forget the commercialism and the chocolate, the roses and ...

Emily Bryan | VEXING THE VISCOUNT

"The decision to become a courtesan is not to be made lightly. A woman must be willing to make her own choices . . . and pay for them." ...

Jennifer Lewis | Characters you love to hate

I like to blame it on the popularity of evening soap operas during my formative years, but I just adore villainous but intriguing characters. ...

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Thanks to Jade Lee for sponsoring this week's blog contests! Jade is giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to some one who comments on the blogs ...

Allie Pleiter | BLUEGRASS COURTSHIP

My first crack at the "plane Jane" heroine took me by surprise. Given my love for larger-than-life characters, I wasn’t sure my muse was up to ...

Ann DeFee | A Valentine Day Greeting

I received my first “significant” Valentine in the second grade. The kid grapevine was abuzz with the news that Arlon (hottie of our class) ...

Donna Russo Morin | Characters are the soul of the plot; plot is the receptacle of the soul.

That’s the answer I give whenever asked the timeless question, “which is more important, character or plot?” And invariably I get a look ...

Sandi Shilhanek |The Great Debate: Read the Book or Watch the Movie?

If you follow my contributions to this blog you know that I often get my inspiration from one of my many yahoo groups. Thanks to one of those ...

Sara Reyes | Where’s Your Bookmark today?

I signed off with that last week and didn't get a whole ton of feedback, but ah well, it didn't stop me from reading more stuff. So, because ...

Emilie Richards | Why I Became a Serial Killer

Emilie RichardsA serial killer? Well, I didn't become one, of course. Not exactly. But lately, and I have to admit the following part is ...

Lauren Willig | Driving by Misdirection, or Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Most things in my life happen when I’m trying to do something else. I don’t even mean the big things, like planning to write a dissertation ...

Tina Leonard | Fail-And-Succeed Success

I love writing. I feel fortunate that I get to make my living at putting words to paper. It means that I get to indulge my love of doing what I ...

Mary Nichols | Writing Historical

I love writing historical romance, researching the backgrounds and working out how my hero and heroine are going to resolve their dilemmas. ...

Amanda McIntyre | Life in a Blender

Not very often, thankfully, life tosses in a time of great challenge to you on many levels. I am sure that many of you are nodding your head in ...

Sandi Shilhanek | January Reading

It’s extremely hard to believe that we are at the beginning of the second month of 2009. That leads to the question of how did your ...