The title and story of my new novel was a gift. The wind of
spirit—inspiration—whispering as I sipped tea in my favorite coffee shop,
scribbling down ideas for my next book.
Outside the window stood an old tree, a weeping cedar with its sturdy branches
and dangling leaves that ballooned like a giant umbrella over the people
drinking coffee and tea below. In my mind’s eye, I saw two German children—the Read More...
Since ATLANTIS REBORN
has its roots in Plato’s myth of the lost island of Atlantis, I thought I’d
share a quick recap of one of my favorite but lesser known myths, Ashor the
The story begins with two kings at war. As is usually the case in myth, one of
them was good and fair to his people, and the other Read More...
I should probably start off with the caveat that I can’t guarantee your Happily
Ever After, even if you follow my super awesome instructions word for word.
Because…well…because of something I like to call men. They’re unpredictable at
times. Especially the alpha ones. Am I right, ladies?
My husband likes to tell his own version of our love story to strangers and
acquaintances alike. Most special ops alphas have a unique Read More...
In my latest novella from Carina Press, SAVING HIS WOLF, I got the
interesting opportunity to write about a shifter who was both blind and unable
to shift. The character has been pushing me to tell her story for a few years,
but the time was never right.
When I finally did find her story, I realized pretty quickly that she would be a
hard Read More...
Many times when I sketch a character, when I’m right at the beginning of
figuring out who this person is, I take from my real life. I’ll use aspects
either of myself or those who are close to me, or perhaps someone who I’ve come
across over the years who has had a great impact on me. That’s not too unusual—I
think most writers do that to one degree or Read More...
My mother has a picture of me as a little girl, smiling into the camera on the
back of a pony. With my hair cascading in ringlets beneath a cowgirl hat,
freckles sprinkled across my nose, a missing front tooth, and my six-shooter by
my side, I was ready at seven to take on the Wild West. In reality, an
out-of-work photographer had taken a pony, cowboy hat, bandana, and toy guns Read More...
Though the threat of pickpockets is real, the beauty and sensuality and
brilliance of Barcelona is a character all unto itself in this story. Because
when it comes to Barcelona, anyone who has ever been there raves of the culture,
the beauty of the people, and the extraordinary art.
Barcelona boasts some of the most spectacular beaches in the world, amazing
cuisine, and has been home to some of the most renown artists in history Read More...
This is my first amateur sleuth novel, though I’ve written mysteries into
romance novels. But Bailey Burke, home stager extraordinaire, is the first
heroine I’ve actually thrust into the role of having to solve crimes, and she’s
inconveniently afraid of blood, but at least she’s always dressed to the nines.
I like to think that given my interest (hubby would call obsession) with crime
TV, I would be able to figure Read More...
Meet Brett Westerly:
Interviewer: Are you comfortable?
Brett Westerly: Does it matter? My grandmother wants this interview for
her memories, so ask away.
Interviewer: You and your grandmother have always been close, haven’t you?
Brett: Yes, she essentially raised me.
Interviewer: Do you support her offer to give any of her grandchild their
inheritance early as long as they marry and invite Read More...
(Keep reading for the giveaway at the end.)
A lot of times people ask me where I find inspiration to write my books. Of
course it comes from many places, but a couple of times I have ended up writing
about a trope of a movie I really love.
Want to know a secret? Tie
Me Up! Tie Me Down! indirectly inspired me to Read More...
Hello, I’m Diane Alberts, though I also write as Jen McLaughlin, and I’m excited
to be here today to chat with you all! Thanks so much for having me here today!
This might (or might not) surprise some of you who have met me at signings, but
I am an extremely, extremely shy person. Like, I can meet a person
three times, eat meals and have detailed conversations with Read More...
Win a copy of KILLER
Take a trip south to Oyster Bay, North Carolina and meet the members of
Bayside Book Writers group. When one of their members is suspected of murder it
dividese the group and it's up to Olivia to find out the truth before it's too
Just leave a comment Read More...