Bella Andre | The one where she becomes a romance writer….

My mother and I don't always see eye to eye, but the one thing we always have agreed on are romance novels. We absolutely love them. One of my ...

Jennifer Ashley | Unusual Heroes: Who Do You Love?

As most readers know by now, my May 2009 release, The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, features an unusual hero. Ian Mackenzie has Asperger’s ...

Kathryne Kennedy | What type of shape-shifter are you?

A reader commented that after finishing one of my books, she started looking at people differently. Started noticing that many people reminded ...

Trish Milburn | The Power of Music

It’s amazing how much emotional power can be packed into song lyrics. I admire anyone who is a good songwriter, creating a story out of a few ...

Sara Reyes | Adventures in World Building, or Let This World Go!

Books I read this week, all good for me:Buy Your Copy todayOrder Your Copy todayPre-order Your Copy todayThis week it seems everyone's been ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Retail Therapy

On Tuesday I let my emotions get the best of me and stormed out of my job in the direct vision of my boss, and quite possibly other employees. ...

Christy Reece | How a Wish Became a Series

People often ask writers where they get their ideas. Many can answer about how a particular incident or thought popped into their head and they ...

Jina Bacarr | When you can’t get a character out of your mind…

When I received my author copies for my latest Spice release, Cleopatra's Perfume, I re-read it all over again from beginning to end, reliving ...

Kimberly Lang | Hero Characteristic

One year at the RWA National Conference, I had coffee with an editor (not my editor) who told me that if you read an author’s books closely, ...

Jane K. Cleland | Plotting in Your Sleep

The great American author, Edna St. Vincent Millay, once wrote that she couldn’t get the woman onto the porch. What she meant, of course, was ...

Karen Kendall | SECRETS, SEX and SO LONG: The SEQUEL to Take Me If You Can

I love the name Fresh Fiction and think it’s a truly inspired marketing choice. So isn’t it funny that often, the book that’s being ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Personal History of Reading…or Why I’m a Reader

Yesterday Sara discussed what bugged readers and made them turn away from an author. I want to know why readers read. What is your favorite ...

Sara Reyes | I’m Pissed and I’m Not Going to Take it Anymore!

Books read this week, all good for me:Buy Your Copy todayPre-order Your Copy todayBuy Your Copy todayGot your attention on that title. It's been ...

Barbara Delinsky | Writer + Businesswoman = SUCCESS!!!

Bet you think I’m here as a writer.  Well, you’re part right.  I’m also here as a businesswoman, because that’s what being a ...

Vanessa Kelly | WHAT IS IT ABOUT SISTERS?

What is it about the topic of sisters that causes so much controversy? My new Regency-set historical, Mastering The Marquess, is partly a story ...

Tina Leonard | MAKING LISTS

I love lists. I am a list-maker, a list-keeper, a doodling scribe of anything on any surface. My kids have picked up a dinner napkin as we left ...

Jennifer Lewis | The Siren Call Of The Series

Hardcastle ProgenyJennifer Lewis' booksMy new book out this month, The Heir’s Scandalous Affair, is the third in my Hardcastle Progeny series ...

Leigh Greenwood | Series, Series, Series

I didn’t set out to write series. I fell into it by accident. I was watching the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers with my younger son ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Readers are Discerning, or Buying a Book By Its Cover

Saturday the DFW Tea Readers were invited into the home of local author Dakota Cassidy for a truly delicious barbecue instead of our usual ...

Sara Reyes | Escape the Economic Downturn …. Surprising Answers

Hey, guess what? Something you'll never believe about the economy! Romance book sales are up. Way UP! And I say, DUH!!! Sheesh, where has ...

Nancy Bush | Best Experiences An Author Can Have…

Well, I'm kind of excited. My newest book, UNSEEN, a thriller, debuted on March 31st. UNSEEN is my first solo effort as a romantic-suspense ...

Carla Cassidy | In The Good Old Summer Time

I love romantic suspense. I love writing it and reading it. As I was working on my latest release, LAST GASP, I remembered something from my ...

Stephanie Bond | What P.I.’s and Novelists Have in Common

After the attacks of 9-11, the Department of Defense gathered top novelists and screenwriters and asked them to put their heads together to come ...

Jodi Thomas | The Birth of a Book…

Today is the day REWRITING MONDAY hits the stands. For a writer it's kind of like the birth of a child, without all the pain of course. This ...

Jade Lee | TORTURED PRO NEEDS HELP. A lot of help…

Some book are written from inspiration. Some books are written because there is a contract. And then there are books that simply won't shut ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Favorite Reading Place

This week my friend Yvonne is visiting. We’ve of course done some tourist like things and we’ve hit the bookstores looking for some of the ...

Sara Reyes | Books As A Solace

What a difference a week can make! Who knew! I guess everyone, but sometimes days go by without effort; work is done, food is made, eaten, ...

Linda Bilodeau | OH Those Intriguing Characters

I'm often asked about the characters who live in my stories. Are they based on someone I know? Is there a little of myself in these ...

James LePore | The Suspense Novel

I’ve heard it said that what drives a genre novel is plot, a comedic novel, voice and a literary novel, character. My novel, A World I Never ...

Jaye Wells | Conquering Fear Through Fiction

When I was in fourth grade, I convinced myself that a vampire loitered outside my bedroom window waiting for me to go to sleep. Being a ...