Emilie Richards | Which comes first, the novel or the title?

There is no question that authors are odd. We hear voices in our heads. We stare blankly at walls for hours, leaving those around us to wonder ...

Lori Brighton | The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Writing about the publishing process sounded like a good idea until I realized I could write, well, a book. The process and the emotions I’ve ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Vacation Packing…what’s in your bag?

I have decided that since the mountain won’t come to Mohammed then Mohammed must go to the mountain. Roughly translated this means that since ...

Sara Reyes | Where Have I Read That Before?

Recommended ReadsCall me old or at least a long-time reader and you'll be right. And as one I've got a few favorite authors that I'll read ...

Laurel Dewey | Feeling the Fear and Writing the Sequel Anyway

It’s hard enough to write a solid first novel. There’s all that fear and concern that you won’t be able to navigate the territory ...

Elizabeth Thornton | Questions I’m frequently asked . . .

In twenty years, I’ve published 26 historical romance novels and 2 novellas, and the questions I am most frequently asked by beginning writers ...

Kimberla Lawson Roby | Marital Money: Mine, Yours, & Ours!

Life after marriage can be a major blessing but also a great fiasco if you don’t take the time beforehand to discuss some very important ...

Mary Balogh | Love As Opposed To Romance

I always describe myself as a writer of love stories rather than as a romance writer. One of my reasons is an obvious one—romance is not ...

Julie Miller | Covers, Covers, Covers

Thank you to Sara Reyes and the gang at Fresh Fiction for inviting me to blog with them this month! I’m honored. Today, I’m going to be ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Does a Book Have To Be Perfect To Be Enjoyed?

This week I read a new to me author, Marie Bostwick. I read her book A Thread of Truth. When I started it I was warned that there might be ...

Eileen Davidson | My Writing Process

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying Dial Emmy for Murder. If you haven't picked it up yet, I certainly hope you do and give it a read! ...

Anna David | Fiction Vs. Reality

When you’re a writer, there's a tricky line you have to balance between having experiences with people and using those experiences as ...

Tim Maleeny | Relationships Can Be Murder

Mysteries and Thrillers have always been popular for their fast pacing, smart dialogue and unexpected plot twists. And as both a writer and a ...

Pamela Stone | All Time Favorite Books

We all have a select few favorite books. I don’t just mean the ones on your keeper shelves. I’m talking about that book that you’ve read ...

K. M. Daughters | Real Men Should Read Romance

At the 2008 Romance Writers of America conference, a talented and prolific author entertained and informed attendees as a luncheon keynote ...

Tracy Wolff | Why I Write Romances

A couple months ago, my husband and I were interviewing prospective agents to list our house as we thought we were going to have to move to ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Book Signings

This week I again went to a book signing. This time the author was MaryJanice Davidson. I don’t personally read this author, but have many ...

Jessica Inclan | If The Skin Fits, Wear It

What has amazed me about the past couple of years is how I have managed to finally gain some perspective on myself and my life. What's appalling ...

Anita Bunkley | Writing Romance

Last month, as I began writing my fifth romance for Harlequin's Kimani Press, I was just as excited about starting this romantic journey as I ...

Karen Harper | A Novel Idea Takes Root

Every writer needs a 'hook for the book.' By this I don’t mean only a grabber beginning, but something unique about the theme or setting. So ...

Debra Mullins | What Makes a Book a Keeper?

I recently asked this question on Twitter: “As a romance reader, what makes a book a keeper for you?”  Out of the replies that came my way, ...

Rachel Brady | Stupid Things I Do for Excellent Books

Great books sometimes make me do incredibly dumb things. I suspect I’m not alone here, so I’ll share my Good Book Offenses with you if ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Reading the Classics

With the schools in my area having graduated this weekend it got me reminiscing about my own high school years. There’s not a lot I remember ...

Sara Reyes | Tripping Down Memory Lane

This has been an interesting week coming off a beautiful relaxing away-from-it-all vacation to business catch-up, a little family drama, death ...

TJ Bennett |An Interview With

TJ Bennett is the author of "Dark and Daring Romance" and a former Romance Writers of America Golden Heart nominee. TJ writes "outside the box" ...

Karen Kelley | Twenty Questions…or Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Twenty things you don’t know about me. Less if I run out of stuff to say.1) My name is Karen Kelley. Okay, if you’re reading this blog ...

Linda Goodnight | Cinderella at the Book Expo

I just returned from New York City and my very first trip to the Book Expo of America (BEA). For the uninitiated, BEA is an enormous trade show ...

Romance Readers mourn the loss of Edith Layton

Long-time and beloved romance author Edith Layton passed away this morning following a long bout with ovarian cancer.She leaves behind three ...

Carly Phillips | Feeling Lucky?

Everybody fantasizes about going to Las Vegas and winning big. And certainly, we’ve all seen the "Whatever Happens …" TV commercials and ...

Susan Mallery | What do our characters wish for?

In the last hours before college graduation, I was saved from life as an accountant by a continuing education course titled "How to Write a ...