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

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

In the course of writing almost seventy novels, I’ve learned the importance of a character’s name.  In the weeks before I start writing, I work to choose the right names for my hero and heroine.  It’s my way of getting to know them, the way I begin to figure out their identity. I like names… Read More

What a Wonderful Mess

There will not be a quiz . . . Magna Carta, I thought.  Give ‘em something mind-broadening—and put most of them to sleep.  Then I fell asleep going over this admittedly fascinating but stultifying document.   However, reading about Magna Carta led me to thinking about the lovely place created by the American Bar Association where… Read More

George Saunders, Salty Potatoes, and So Much More

by Sara Flynn We took the ferry into town. I visited my mom. Put on latex gloves and massaged her swollen, purple feet and legs, trying to get them to a more natural color. I filled up her candy bowls, and we sang. It was one of her better days. She remembered me. Was able… Read More

Making Your Story Believable

One of the best ways to make your story believable is to use real places to locate the action and the real names of restaurants and streets. Actually going there, of course, is the best way to make that happen. Or using places you went to at some other time in your life. In INTO… Read More

Bringing Back Familiar by Carolyn Haines

On a hot April day in Lower Alabama, I find myself drifting back in time to my beginning writing career. I’d been lucky enough to sell some books to Harlequin Intrigue, and my dream of being published in long form had been realized. But I also knew that I was just on the very beginning… Read More