A Character’s Voice

Hearing a character’s voice in your head is one of the strangest parts of writing.  Each voice is distinct, unique to that person in some way.  How does it happen? That is a question I have yet to satisfactorily answer. A novel is constructed by using different tools, description, narrative, setting, and dialog among them. … Read More

Snow and Ice in the Summer?

Yes, please give me more. At least that’s how I felt when I lived in the south! Several years ago when I lived in Texas, I was preparing to write a series set there, and it was hot, so hot. Ninety days or more of three digit temperatures. My mind went to Alaska—I really wanted… Read More

How A Scaredy Cat Wrote A Romantic Thriller

I have a confession to make. I’m a big chicken. I’m the girl who checks the doors three times before bed to make sure they’re locked and made my husband get an alarm system because the golf club by my bed when he was away for work just wasn’t enough. I’ve never liked scary movies,… Read More

The Deception

As I was finishing the last few pages of my novel, THE DECEPTION, Hawk Maddox and Kate Gallagher’s story, I got an interesting phone call.  I’m fortunate to be represented by a literary agency in New York as well as an agency in Hollywood. Since I love movies, I’ve always wanted to see one of… Read More

WHY I LOVE WRITING ROMANCE

From birth to death, romance is part of everyone’s lives, a mother’s love for her newborn baby, a son or daughter’s love for a parent, or love for the person who shares your life. Falling in love is the part that intrigues me.  I love giving my characters obstacles that reveal their strengths and weaknesses,… Read More

My Favorite Places

Over the years, I’ve written a number of blogs about my favorite places.  I just discovered a new one so I thought I would tell you about it. I’ve never been a big fan of the desert.  I do love the Saguaro cactus, the red rock mountains, and some of the incredible vistas. But the… Read More

The Stealth Series by author Danica Winters

The one trope I really enjoy reading is the lone wolf, alpha hero. I have to admit that this is one of those type of characters that make my mouth water and when I was coming up with the ideas behind the Stealth Series, I knew I had to have not just one, but several… Read More

Story Ideas – Shadows at Dawn

I’ve always loved a good plot.  People ask me how I come up with ideas for my novels, but the truth is, I really don’t know. Sometimes the kernel of an idea grows out of a newspaper article or something I see on Facebook or just some old movie.  Most of the time, it’s so… Read More

The Genesis of a Romantic Suspense Series

By Tee O’Fallon An essential part of writing a new series is introducing exciting, intriguing characters in book one who will catch a reader’s attention and get them thinking: Hey, I gotta buy the next book in this series. And the next…and the next… You get the picture.  So how is this done? There are… Read More

Characters — Finding the Right Match

When it comes to Romantic Suspense, one of the most import and often the hardest thing to do is to find the right match for the hero or heroine who is the primary character in the book.  In THE DECEPTION, Hawk Maddox is a former Marine, a strong, tough, sometimes reckless, chance-taker.  I needed a… Read More