Rita Herron | THE DEMONBORN: DARK HUNGER

Myths and legends and the paranormal worldWhen I first conceived of the idea for the Demonborn series and Dark Hunger, I knew I wanted to write ...

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 ...

Carolyn Jewel | Vampire Reproduction

The other day over at my writing blog, I mused about something that’s often puzzled me; that is, the subject of Vampire Reproduction. With ...

Alisa Sheckley/Alisa Kwitney | Borders

Borders can be pretty dangerous places. People slip over them in the dead of night, bringing desperate travelers, contraband goods and stolen ...

Caridad Pineiro | Creating Characters

First I’d like to thank Fresh Fiction for giving me an opportunity to chat with you! I’m Caridad Pineiro, a USA Today and NY Times ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cynthia Eden | Let Your Inner Demon Out

"Let your inner demon out"—That’s what Cara Maloan, the heroine from my new Kensington Brava release, MIDNIGHT SINS, would really like to ...

Lori Handeland | Where do you get your ideas?

By far the question I’m asked most often is “Where do you get your ideas?” Not only by interviewers but by readers and by friends and ...

Elizabeth Amber | Lustworthy Pin-up Guys

As I write each novel in The Lords of Satyr series, I always have an idea of what the hero looks like in my head. And pinned on my wall. Since ...

Karen White | Blending Women’s Fiction with the Paranormal—Is there such a thing?

I’m known for writing ‘grit lit’—Southern women’s fiction. My books are recognized not only by their Southern setting and characters, ...

Eva Gordon | Wolves as Archetypes in my Novels

My blog is about why my fantasy and paranormal novels center on wolves as main characters, or spirit guides. In my debut fantasy novel, The ...

Bonnie Vanak | A Werewolf Tale

Alpha werewolf leader Damian Marcel has a small problem. Her name is Jamie. She’s a computer geek who is into World of Warcraft and is dying ...

Linda Wisdom | Jazz Is Back and In Need of a Good Night’s Sleep

I was barely halfway through writing 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover when I knew a second book had to follow and I could see her haunted by horrific ...

Sharon Ashwood | Making Paranormal Sandwiches

There’s a lot to be said for the submarine sandwich. There can be as much bread, cheese, veggies and cold cuts as the maker desires. If you ...

Deidre Knight | Red Fire

Hello, gang!I’m so excited that my friends here at Fresh Fiction invited me to stop by and chat about RED FIRE, the first book in my new ...

Elizabeth Boyle | Baking Cookies

My son had this past Friday off from school. Imagine me, standing before the calendar and thinking to myself, “Only two weeks into school and ...

Sophie Jordan/Sharie Kohler | Juggling Genres

Authors can find themselves writing in different genres for multiple reasons: 1) varied interests that demand you try your hand at ... well, ...

Angie Fox | How I sold my first book.

Or: Everything I needed to know, I learned from George CostanzaI’ve always loved to read, so it was no surprise to anyone when I eventually ...

Jessica Barksdale Inclan | Writers or Readers

Hello, everyone. My name is Jessica Barksdale Inclan, and I’m the author of a few novels, the latest BEING WITH HIM, a paranormal romance from ...

Michelle Gagnon | Thrillerfest 2008

Sadly, I missed the inaugural Thrillerfest, which was held in Phoenix. I had recently given birth to my first child, and the thought of Arizona ...

Yasmine Galenorn | Things That Go Bump In The Night & Other Delights

From the time I was a little girl, I was terrified of the house I grew up in because I knew it was haunted—by what I couldn’t say, but a ...

Dianna Love | Walk the Land

Research is the strength of all stories, regardless if it is contemporary, historical, fantasy or futuristic. So how does an author create real ...

Patti O’Shea | Risky Business

One of the things that satisfies me most about writing is exploring the characters’ fears, their hopes, and dreams. Each book has had ...

Cynitha Eden | Getting Lost In A Book

I love to get lost in a good book. Love to let the hours slip away as I become drawn into a great read. I love to laugh and cry and have my ...

Jeri Smith-Ready | Heart is Where the Home is

Thanks so much for having me as a guest at Fresh Fiction. I’m thrilled to be here!For me, knowing where a character hails from is an essential ...

Linda Wisdom | Are you like the character you write and read?

I’ve been told that Jazz, the witchy heroine in 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover and I are very much alike. So let’s look at the similarities.Jazz ...

Sandra Schwab | Battling Writer’s Block

Most writers know – and dread – it: the horrid mid-book blues. That point when the sizzle disappears from your story and it becomes the most ...

Teresa D’Amario | Why Shape shifters?

Hi Everyone! I’m so excited to be here! And many thanks to the folks of Fresh Fiction for inviting me to their blog. I’ve met several of ...

Larissa Ione | Keeping It Real

"Write what you know." We’ve all heard it, and maybe we’ve even stayed true to that. But what happens when you need to write about something ...

Sherry Thomas | Am I a paranormal reader? Sure I am!

A couple of weeks ago, I called a local romance-friendly bookseller to invite her to have lunch with the published authors of my RWA chapter. ...

Jenna Black | Too Stupid To Live

We've all "met" her in romance novels: the heroine who is Too Stupid to Live (or TSTL, for short). I read a novel recently that I really ...

Gena Showalter | What If?

Do you ever wonder what your life would have been like if one thing in your past were different? Just a single thing? Like the movie Sliding ...

Cynthia Eden | Why write romance?

Have you ever gotten this question before? Have you been asked just why you decided to write in the romance genre? There are so many different ...

Delilah Devlin | Today’s the day!

All right it's in big letters on MY calendar, but likely you're scratching your head wondering if you've missed a national holiday or if I'm ...

Jennifer Rardin | Biting the Bullet

Hello! (hello…hello) Yes, I am providing my own echo. This is what happens when you’ve been stuck inside waaaaay to long! (Come on, spring!) ...

Chris Marie Green | MIDNIGHT REIGN, Vampire Babylon, Book Two

Years and years ago, when I still played with Barbies, Saturday nights were a magical time. They were all about steak dinners with the family ...

Kerrelyn Sparks | Where Would You Hide?

The Undead Next Door, which releases January 29th, tells the story of a French vampire named Jean-Luc Echarpe. Jean-Luc has done many things ...

Deborah MacGillivray | A stroll down memory lane…with a small detour through the Twilight Zone…

Inspiration for most writers comes straight from their lives. So it’s not surprising my works all begin with those core pieces. Things I love, ...

Maggie Shayne | Get Focus and Enjoy your day!

Thanks to the wonderful people here at Fresh Fiction for having me over. Nice place you have here. I hope you'll check out my group blog, ...

Patrice Michelle | Always evolving…

The great thing about being an author is that the learning curve on your job is limitless. You’re probably wondering why I think that’s a ...

Kerry A. Jones | Love, Magic, Honor….

At the start of each new year, my thoughts linger on endings and beginnings. I think of memories and changes and the finite things about which ...

Lynsay Sands | Boxing Day

Right about now you must all be breathing a heavy sigh of relief that Christmas is over and life for the most part--well other than New Years-- ...

Cait London | PSYCHIC OR PARANORMAL, WHICH IS IT?

The Aisling psychic triplets trilogy was a departure for me. I'd always had a little of the Gothic in my books, a little suspense, and layers ...

Jennifer Rardin | What A Day

What a fabulous day! I’ve got Christmas tunes on surround sound. The house smells like praline caramel sticky buns. And my second book, ...

Candace Havens | Charmed & Dangerous

It may seem kind of silly but I love the character Bronwyn in the "Charmed & Dangerous" series. I’m beyond excited that the first book is ...

Bonnie Vanak | The Healing Power of Romance

My December Nocturne, The Empath, is dedicated to my dog, Tia. Someone I know thought that was strange. I didn’t. Tia wasn’t just a pet, but ...

Jeaniene Frost | OH YES YOU CAN

Since it's shortly after the release of my first book, I've been thinking ofthe start of this journey. I'd known since I was twelve that I ...

Kimberly Adkins | Is there a mystical connection between lost loves?

My hands were clammy and the nervous feeling in my stomach felt like it was trying to work its way out as I dialed the numbers on the ...

Shirley Damsgaard | "Witch" is Better — Romance or Mystery?

How did a small town Midwesterner ever decide to write about witches?? Well, I’ve always been the type of person who believed if I could read ...

Patti O’Shea – A Peek Behind the Book

Ideas come to authors at different times and in different ways. Sometimes one flash is enough to trigger an entire story. That's what happened ...

Bonnie Vanak | When Romance Authors Cheat On Their Heroes

The heroes of Bonnie Vanak’s Egyptian books stood outside their creator’s house. Jabari of The Falcon & the Dove gave the door a blank ...

Patrice Michelle – Turning Readers On!

I’ve been an avid reader since I was ten years old. Blame it on the elementary school’s reading program (re: read twenty books in a month ...

Jamie Leigh Hansen – To Dream a Hot Dream

I can’t be the only one. I hope. Are writers the only people who occasionally wake up with this scene in their head, like they were watching ...

Eve Silver | A Little Bit Dark….

I wrote my first book when I was nine, the story of an unwanted teddy bear that found a new and loving home. Poor teddy! I guess even at the ...

Lori Foster | "The" Writer

So You’re the WriterI get asked that a lot. By everyone. My doctor. My dentist. Neighbors. Friends to my extended family.I’m not “a” ...

Susan Grant | Ever Yearn to be Swept Away?

I’m often asked how an airline pilot/ex-USAF jet jockey ended up writing romance. “Easy,” I say. “Too little time on the ground coupled ...

Vicki Lewis Thompson | How I killed off the "Reading With Ripa Book Club"

It’s not my fault. I swear, I wasn’t the one who killed Kelly Ripa’s book club. Sure, I know it looks suspicious. In 2002 she was ...

Jaci Burton | Genre Jumping

One of the questions I get asked most is whether it's difficult to write in different genres.The answer is absolutely not. I love genre ...

Colleen Gleason | Research & the Paranormal Historical

I’ve been asked many times about whether I research before writing my historical novels, or as I go. The short answer is: I research as I ...

Annette Blair | Living the Impossible Dream

To Live the Impossible DreamorHow I’m adapting to becoming a Full Time WriterIt’s been a little over a year since I left my 21 year job as ...

Cathy Spangler | Lions and tigers and . . . Sentinels! Oh, my!

I admit it. When I was growing up, I loved watching the Wizard of Oz, which was shown on TV once a year. I adored the magical and fantasy ...

Guest blogger – Marta Acosta

Paranormal fiction continues to be very popular right now, which is good for me since I’m now writing the third in my Milagro De Los Santos ...