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 ...

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 ...

Marcus Sakey | Good People

Hey all! It’s an honor to be guest blogging here—thanks so much to Fresh Fiction for lending me the microphone. Suckers.My new novel, GOOD ...

Sandra Brown | Jay Burgess is dead.

Jay, who, you ask?Jay Burgess, one of the main characters in my new novel, SMOKE SCREEN, which, by the way, goes on sale today.I’m sure ...

Eve Silver | Why Gothic?

Thanks to FreshFiction for inviting me to blog today.Sometimes, the best laid plans blow up like a shook-up soda.I’m a suspense fan. Lisa ...

Amanda Stevens| Legend or Folklore

I’ve always had a fascination for the macabre, so I suppose my foray from romantic suspense into what I call 'creepy, southern thrillers' was ...

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 ...

Rhonda Pollero | Finnley is soooo not me!

I’ve heard that a lot since the debut of my of the Finley Anderson Tanner series. I can’t attest to how much she and I are alike. Yes, ...

Colleen Thompson | The Best Job on Earth

As a long-time visitor to the Fresh Fiction site, I’m thrilled to be guest blogging in celebration of my new romantic suspense novel, The Salt ...

Carla Neggers | Travel Tales: Writing on the Fly

I'm on the road. I just arrived in beautiful Salt Lake City on not such a beautiful day, but what incredible scenery. It's my second time out ...

Shari Shattuck | Men in Fiction

When I was asked to do this chat I politely requested some subject ideas. The ladies at Fresh Fiction very kindly hinted that most writers talk ...

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 ...

Cait London | Psychic Triplets

How do writers get their stories? Much of our research is built into us, and we just need to find a story line in which to place it. I get my ...

Karna Small Bodman | Up Close Political Thrills and Suspense

I was scheduled to be in the staff car with White House Press Secretary Jim Brady on March 30, 1981 – the day of the assassination attempt ...