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As a writer, I’m often asked, “How do I get away with the perfect murder?” Okay,
maybe I’m not asked all that often. Fine, no one asks.
Apparently, I’m the one trying desperately to plot the perfect crime. But with
good reason, other than my friends annoy me, you see all my best plotted crimes
have been solved by a variety of both trained and untrained detectives.
Therefore, I’m always on Read More...
Why do I write about shape-shifting dragons? Because I’d really love to be able
to blast annoying people with fireballs. No. Wait. I’m just joking. Mostly.
As a five foot two female, I don’t have a lot of physical power. But if I could
shape-shift into a dragon, I’d have all the power I ever needed. Other
shape-shifting creatures always seem to have weaknesses. Vampires fear the sun Read More...
Writing is an interesting career. We authors spend many hours with our computer,
often times with little to no adult interaction (thank goodness for social
media!). During the last few years of writing, I discovered a few things that
were unexpected, and I thought I’d share them with you.
1. I was surprised to find that people actually like to read my work.
2. I used to think that 50,000 was a big Read More...
I have the pleasure of kicking off the Men of the Zodiac Series for
Entangled Publishing's Indulgence line with IMPULSE
CONTROL. My hero is an Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, and he has all
of the typical Aries traits. He's adventurous, energetic, courageous, confident,
enthusiastic, and quick-witted. Of course, he's also selfish, impulsive,
impatient, quick Read More...
While writing my latest release, THE RULES
ACCORDING TO GRACIE, I was looking for a fun date idea that would help my
characters get out of their comfort zones…well, get the heroine out of her
comfort zone anyway.
Gracie Greene takes all her first dates to the same restaurant. While the dates
don’t ever go well, her friendship with the owner Read More...
The market is full of romance books – mainstream romance, romantic suspense,
paranormal romance, medical romance, cowboy romance…the list goes on. So how
does a romance writer attempt to stand out from the crowd? To keep her or his
precious readers interested and anticipating their next release?
I am lucky enough to write three romance sub-genres for two different publishers
– I write Victorian romance for eKensington/Lyrical press, mainstream romance
and romantic suspense for Read More...
In every story, writers hope readers will root for the hero and the heroine.
They’re the main characters, the center of the story. But without other
characters, readers can’t fully understand the motivations of the hero/heroine.
That’s one of the reasons I love antagonists. Not necessarily a villain, but
someone who doesn’t blindly follow the others. Someone who questions why the h/h
do what they do, or who may Read More...
Hi, to the readers and staff of Fresh Fiction. And thank you for inviting me to
make a guest appearance on your fab site. As a newbie, I’m not always sure what
to talk about…so I decided to answer three simple questions: Who am I? What do I
write? Who are the books for?
Who am I? I’m Kate in the BIG RED HAT!—a debut author of the
erotic Read More...
Location is an extremely important part of writing a successful story. For me,
if a book takes place in a state, city, or part of the world I’m interested in,
I’m more likely to buy the book.
New Orleans happens to be one of those cities I not only love to visit—I love to
write about it, as well. It’s also one of those cities that, if you do decide to Read More...
I guess I am the classic example of the woman who couldn’t decide what she
wanted to do when she grew up. Well, I did settle on “writer.” But I started
off with newspaper articles, then slopped into novels with a kids’
science-fiction book for Scholastic.
Since I’d read mostly science fiction and mystery, I didn’t even know the
romance genre existed. But when a friend asked me if I wanted Read More...
The 5th book in my Ghost of Granny Apples series, GHOST IN THE
GUACAMOLE, is about to be released. Wow! The fifth! And that doesn’t count
the two Granny Apples e-book novellas that are already out: THE SILENT
GHOST and Read More...
In my new romantic suspense HOUR OF NEED, Major Grant Barrett returns home from
Afghanistan after the murders of his brother and sister-in-law to find that his
infant niece and young nephew have been placed in foster care. Grant is thrust
into parenting with no preparation for the role. Thankfully, he has a sexy
neighbor and her family to help him Read More...
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