Lisa Dale | What Inspires You?

Many people ask me where I get my ideas for my books. Sometimes, there’s no other answer except that inspiration falls into my lap like a star ...

Laura Caldwell |A New Trilogy

This summer, my publisher, MIRA, put out my new trilogy—Red Hot Lies, Red Blooded Murder, and Red, White & Dead—back to back to back. ...

Daniel Silva signing THE DEFECTOR

Daniel Silva signing THE DEFECTOROriginally uploaded by freshfictionPhoto collection from the Daniel Silva signing in Dallas. Check them out and ...

Robyn DeHart | What’s in a love scene?

In its various forms, love scenes are probably one of the most discussed topics at romance writers’ conferences. Love scenes are an integral ...

Hank Phillippi Ryan | A Mother-Daughter Love Story–EVENTUALLY.

Do you get along with your mothers? Do you get along with your daughters? I know you’re speaking the same language—but how well do you ...

Susan Crandall | For the Love of a Small Town   

As some of you may already know, I live in the same small Indiana town in which I was born and grew up. Sound like a Mellencamp song? Well, ...

Sandi Shilhanek | I Wonder Whatever Happened to…

The other day I found myself thinking about people I’ve known in my life and haven’t seen for awhile. I got to wondering what they were ...

Marsha Altman | The Plight of the Darcy Brothers

My name is Marsha Altman, and I’ve written The Plight of the Darcy Brothers, a sequel to The Darcys and the Bingleys. If you have not read the ...

Krista Davis | Everyone Loves A Wedding

Writing about domestic divas, Sophie Winston and her rival, Natasha, is always fun, but for my most recent book, I had the pleasure of planning ...

Kylie Brant | Making a Living

I love being a writer. At least, most of the time. But occasionally there are days like today, when the words won't come and everything I do ...

Christie Craig | Questions I Generally Get Asked

Where do you get your ideas?I sometimes tell people I go to the idea store and rummage through the clearance racks to find a jewel I can make my ...

Susan Andersen | Wearing My Heart On My Sleeve

Susan wants to know: Do you wear your heart on your sleeve?Or is it just me? I confess. I’m an emotional slob. Don’t get me wrong, I’m ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Daydreaming…If I Were An Author I’d Have the Perfect Office!

This week while I was driving and trying to entertain myself I decided that if I were to be a writer I’d want to have a wonderful place to ...

I've been a reader for half a century. There you go, guys, you get to do the numbers and calculate my age, but it's true, I've been reading ...

Maxine Paetro | Collaboration

When I was the creative department manager of several top ad agencies, the part of my job that I found most rewarding was hiring creative ...

Allie Pleiter | Cry me a keeper…

So, why is it we love to see our characters go to the brink of misery? Follow them to the loss of their most treasured people, dreams, and ...

Karen Kelley l Remembering the Hippie Days

Headbands, bell-bottoms, love beads, and Janis Joplin. Don’t worry about tomorrow, enjoy today. Getting back to nature, organic food…. I ...

Louisa Burton | Confessions of a Research Slut

When I first set out to write stories about incubi, succubi, and vampires, all I really knew about them was that they were mythological beings ...

Betty Hechtman | Crafts and Murder

Writing a craft mystery series is the best. I get to mix my love of making things with my love of mysteries. Like lots of other people, I got ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Wow…Everyone Was SO Right! This book is terrific!

Last week we talked about books that we had heard a lot of hype about and that disappointed us, so I thought this week we'd discuss the books ...

Sara Reyes | Reason 108 … What I Get From Reading Romance Novels

Recommended ReadsOne of the popular sayings and truths among romance readers is "everything I know I learned from a romance novel." And it is ...

Jax Cassidy  | The First Time 

Well, this isn’t about ‘the first time’, naughty people! This is about my first time at conference.  Four years ago I attended my first ...

Calista Fox | Sex and the Action Hero/Heroine

I love writing suspense and sexy romance, so it’s only natural that I combined my two passions in my July novel, Object of Desire (Red Sage ...

Candace Havens | Superhero, Anyone?

I know, this a tough decision for any woman. I mean, it’s something I ponder at length. I’ve even dreamed about it on occasion. I feel like ...

Carolyn Haines | CHARACTERS OUT OF CONTROL

This summer, the 9th Bones book, GREEDY BONES, will be released by St. Martin’s Minotaur. I’m hard at work on the 10th book. People often ...

Mary Jo Putney | Historical Romance Rocks!

Romance has been part of storytelling since the Ugggh clan sat around the campfire in the Stone Age, and today the romance genre flourishes in ...

Sandi Shilhanek | Sorry, But It Wasn’t That Exciting…

Last week while I was in Chicago I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I’ll admit that I bought this book because of the ...

Debra Webb | Writer’s Independence Day

July 4th is most always associated with independence.  It’s an important day in American history and has been the subject of many novels and ...

Marie Force | In the Hero’s Own Words

I’m so excited to be here today to visit with all of you on Fresh Fiction. I love the name of this site. As a romance writer, I probably view ...

Sandra Marton | ESCAPE FROM REALITY… and it’s non-fattening!

The Chinese have an old saying: “May you live in interesting times.” Well, we’re certainly living through interesting times right now, ...

Tracy Madison | A Little Quirk Equals A Lot of Character

I love the word “quirk.” I like how it looks, I like how it sounds, and I even like saying it. Quirk. Quirks. Quirky. See? It’s a fun ...