The Art of Stories-Within-Stories  

by Carter Wilson There is little more satisfying when writing a book as creating stories within the story. Looking back on my publishing history, this seems to be a theme with me. In one book, a successful novelist re-writes his manuscript to reflect what’s actually happening to him. In another, an imprisoned man is forced… Read More

Building a Plot

by Kat Martin I’ve always been a plot-oriented writer–which can be good news or bad.  Fortunately, the idea for BEYOND DANGER, book #2 of my Texas Trilogy, came to me while I was working on book #1. Beau Reese, co-owner of Texas American Enterprises, is black-haired, blue-eyed, and sexy as hell.  He was once a… Read More

February!

Yes, it’s now the second month of this year.  As I mentioned last month, it will be a busy one for me.  I have four books coming out in 2018! Publication of the first is fast approaching.   That’s in March, and I have already received my author’s copies.  As always, it’s great fun to actually… Read More

A Brand New Start

by Elizabeth Goddard Have you ever thought about what you would change if you could have a do over in life? If you could go back in time and change any aspect of your life—what would that be? If you’ve lived a few decades like me, then you might have a better idea of what… Read More

How to Spot a Serial Killer

As an author of dark suspense it’s a given that I spend an inordinate amount of time pondering serial killers. Not every novel features one, but enough do that I’ve spent more than my share of hours in the bad guys’ heads. A not always pleasant place to be, but unfailingly educating, nonetheless. Based on… Read More

It’s Time to Get Cozy

Five years ago I was the least likely person I knew to be a reader of cozy mysteries.  Okay, maybe my son and husband are actually the least likely people. Their tastes run to science fiction, classics, and grittier stuff. But as a writer of supernatural suspense novels and stories, I was pretty darned unlikely… Read More

Resolved in 2018: Less Jack the Ripper, More Laudanum!

I’ve spent way too many hours reading books about Jack the Ripper. And watching movies, documentaries, and docudramas about Jack the Ripper. And searching contemporary newspapers from around-the-world for Jack the Ripper insights. And months after the publication of my novel Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper (which builds on the Ripper mythology and… Read More

Absinthe…the seductive killer sweet of Gilded Age New Orleans

Greetings! During the frosty, dark nights of December, I always crave killer sweets. Sweets like chocolate marshmallow fudge. And glazed gingerbread. And cinnamon-sugared crullers. And as I write the sequel to Fanny Newcomb and the Irish Channel Ripper—which takes place in 1889 New Orleans—I’ve been lusting after that city’s most popular killer sweet: creamy pecan… Read More

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