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What Happens When You Turn A Single Title Into A Series?


Some series are planned as such from the beginning…several books with common characters all mapped out ahead of time. I’ve done that before and had great fun with the process. But my current series, Who’s Watching Now, began life as a single book. I wrote Every Move She Makes, the first book in the series, to stand alone. It wasn’t until quite some time after it was finished that I decided I couldn’t let the characters go. My heroine’s sister, Grace, needed a book of her own. Every Step She Takes was born.

Top Sports Moments: Wow!


Recently, I was driving in my car, and on the sports talk radio station that I listen to (yes, I’m that much of a sports geek!), they were talking about the best moments in sports.  American Pharaoh had just won the Triple Crown, an incredible feat no doubt, and some callers were saying that was the top moment in sports.  It got me thinking.  Was that really the best moment in sports (so far)?

Finding Mr. Right

BacheloretteForSaleBY GAIL CHIANESE

Remember the good old days when you met your significant other in high school, the two of you fell madly in love, survived college, got married and lived happily ever after?

Probably not (not me anyways). Although, I do know a few couples that has happened to. I also know a few who’ve met the loves of their lives through friends or the other old fashioned way… at a bar (like me).

My Favorite Heroes


Thanks for having me here today to celebrate the release of Wicked Ride!  I thought it’d be fun to talk about my favorite television or movie heroes, and I thought I’d choose lucky seven.  What do you think?

Fashion Divas Move onto Main Street


I adore watching the reality fashion shows. I’ve been the one to try to adjust a pattern, badly, and have the seam of the dress bunch in the wrong place. I get the designer’s frustrations as their less than perfect clothes walk down the runway. When it was time to add a new conflict and new characters to Jill Gardner’s almost perfect life in South Cove for the Tourist Trap series, I wanted someone to balance her casual California cool style.

Proof of Virginity


Virginity was a major concern for women in the eighteenth century and after. Men wanted a virgin bride to assure that their children would be their actual issue. Most women guarded their virginity scrupulously, the risk of being ruined and therefore an outcast in society was great enough to keep them pure. There were, however, other women who slipped, or who chose to indulge in their passions. These women and others, like midwives or brothel madams (bawds), came up with ways to counterfeit the virgin state.

Inspiration – The Holy Grail of Writing


Everyone always asks a writer “Where do you get your inspiration?” Many of us have witty or trite remarks stored up for such occasions. I have a couple but keep them to myself. There really isn’t an elusive golden mechanism to spark ideas. I am confident that the truth for the mass majority of authors is – drum roll please and make it crescendo a bit – life, of course.

Writing Scifi Romance


Star Wars
The Hunger Games
Guardians of the Galaxy

These are just a few of the top-grossing, most popular science fiction movies of all time. Of the ones you’ve seen, what do you remember most about them?

  1. The conflicts
  2. The action and adventure
  3. The romance
  4. All of the above


A-Kiss-for-Lady-MaryBY ELLA QUINN

The devil is in the details for any writer, but especially historical romance writers. One of the more challenging things to do is not only the research but the willingness to accept the culture as it was and not how you’d like it to be. Certainly not how a 21st century person would react having the rules suddenly superimposed on one.

Choosing the Right Setting (Or does it choose you?)

againstthetideBY KAT MARTIN

At the end of May, AGAINST THE TIDE, the twelfth novel in my AGAINST series is being released.  This is the last of three books about the rugged Brodie brothers of Alaska.

Being plot-oriented, I usually work through a story in my head then figure out the best place for the story to take place.  Sometimes, as happened with the Alaska Trilogy, AGAINST THE WILD, AGAINST THE SKY, and AGAINST THE TIDE, the setting was an essential part of the stories before they were even conceived.