What’s cooking for Thanksgiving Dinner in 1889 New Orleans?

Greetings! My debut historical mystery Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper launched earlier this month! Since then, it’s been a whirlwind of guest blog posts and author-reader chats. Thanks to everyone who’s visited my website and liked my author page on Facebook! Since it’s Thanksgiving week, right now I’m thinking about FOOD—smoked turkey, oyster… Read More

Beyond Danger…where secrets and passions turn deadly

Coming the end of January, Beyond Danger is the second book in my Texas trilogy, following Beyond Reason.  In the first novel, Lincoln Cain is a Texas multimillionaire with a shady past.  After two years in prison, Linc is as tough as they come, six foot five, two hundred pounds of solid male muscle.  While… Read More

Be Proud Of Your Escapism

“People sneer at escapism, well there are those of us who need it.”—Science Fiction writer, Piers Anthony. When I tell people that I write mystery and romance novels I’m greeted by a variety of reactions. Many are impressed with my accomplishments. After all, I’ve written a dozen books and a handful of short stories, been… Read More

The Amazing Little Trick Writing Taught Me

by Kate White One of the really magical things about being an author is that when you’re in the process of writing, certain plot points sometimes seem to take shape completely out of nowhere and words spill onto the page without you being fully aware of having first formed them in your head. It’s a… Read More

The Birth of THE KILLER WHO HATED SOUP

by Bill A. Brier The car, dripping with sludge, hung from a crane. “Honey, get in here—quick,” I called from the TV room to my wife. In 1957, the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in honor of its fifty years of statehood, put to rest a brand new Plymouth Belvedere under the courthouse lawn, figuring that… Read More

New Release Deadly Secrets by Margaret Daley

by Margaret Daley My new release this month is DEADLY SECRETS, the 10th romantic suspense and last book in my Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations Series. I was excited about the premise of this story. I wanted to have a story about a past relationship that ended when the heroine left the hero at the altar…. Read More

Fasten Your Seatbelt. Get Ready for Suspense and Romance From 8 Authors!

by Margaret Daley Targeted for Danger–$2.99 until September 10th when price goes up. Pre-order Today! I’m part of a box set called Targeted for Danger that is now up for pre-order and will be release September 5th. There are eight authors in this set: Margaret Daley, Susan May Warren, Christy Barritt, Lynette Eason, Ginny Aiken,… Read More

The Cat Women Collective by Rebecca Barrett

What, you might ask, is the Cat Women Collective? Well, first of all, it’s a whole lot of fun. It involves writers, sentient animals, more specifically Trouble, the black cat detective, and a lot of mischief. As you can see, we like to really get into the story telling mode. One of my favorite quotes… Read More

Dive into the Spine-Tingling World of ICE with Amy Jarecki

Are you a fan of romantic suspense? Do you like heart-thumping, spine-tingling stories with tough military heroes, and heroines who can hold their own? Amy Jarecki has embarked on a new series entitled ICE (acronym for International Clandestine Enterprise) about talented military heroes and heroines who are recruited into the elite international spy organization, ICE,… Read More

Research, the Engine for Story

By Colleen Coble Research is a super important part of the writing process. I always want to make sure I get the details right. Seems simple, right? Just ask the right people. Ahem. My first experience of how challenging this might be was when I needed to find out how to down a small plane… Read More