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The Cottonwood Book Fair Giveaways and Bargains.

Since moving to Sedona, I’ve been living a different life than my lifetime residence in Michigan. That was home forever but Sedona opened my heart to the amazing experience of Red Rocks, a small town and a different lifestyle Sedona is also known for its artist community and that includes writers. Though I missed the […]

The Romantic Hero—Sweet Romance Style

Sweet Romances include all romance that exclude titillating descriptions and sexual content. Inspirational or Christian romance falls into that category so these tips work for both secular and faith-based sweet romances. Many novelists begin the plot with the focus on the heroine, but occasionally the hero gets that opportunity. No matter, the heroine and hero […]

A Trip To Remember on Kindle and Paperback

First in the Tucumcari Series. When Skylar Littleton stopped for the night in Tucumcari on her way to visit her estranged sister in California, her trip became literal when she tripped over a dog’s leash and broke her right ankle. Her life becomes even more tangled with the dog’s owner, Doug Elliot, a doctor and […]

Writing A Christmas Novel

Some of the best selling books happen at Christmas time or ones that focus on other holidays. I have written many Christmas romance novels. The one pictured was my first Love Inspired and Upon A Midnight Clear became a big seller and an award winner. People love books about those special times of year, and they stimulate […]

3rd book in Finding Sanctuary series – Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl

I enjoy sharing good books with you from authors that I know and respect as novelists.  Today you’ll learn about the newest suspense novel from Nancy Mehl, Rising Darkness, the third in her Finding Sanctuary series. Plus a free book drawing– details below. Sophie Wittenbauer left her strict Mennonite hometown under a cloud of shame and […]

Free Book Drawing – A Mother To Love from Love Inspired.

A Mother To Love, published by Love Inspired,  is the first book in the Lilac Circle series and revolves around a cul-de-sac street in Owosso, Michigan, a real town. Each romance focuses on one or more residence of the street, and readers can continue to follow character’s lives in each book. Book two, A Husband For Christmas will be […]

Writing Short Fiction, by Jo Huddleston and book giveaway.

A great exercise in learning the elements of writing a good story is creating  shorter fiction, such as a novella or a short story. My guest blogger today, Jo Huddleston, multi-published author of books, articles, and short stories, will share her expertise on how to write short fiction . Jo is also the author of a new […]

Visit Owosso, MI, the setting for Lilac Circle Series, And One Of Its Stores With A Sense Of Humor

Steve Laube’s Fun Friday introduced a Disney-type promo shows a novel view of the magic of a store in Owosso, Michigan (store 2772), the location of my next novel series, Lilac Circle. Owosso is a unique small town filled with interesting events, places and people. Lilac Circle is a cul-de-sac street made up of a variety of […]

The Cutting Floor: Wind in the Wires Outtakes by Janet Chester Bly

Today’s guest blogger is Janet Chester Blywho is the widow of award-winning western author Stephen Bly. She will share her experience with cutting scenes from her lastest novel, Wind In The Wires, to make the story better. Cutting scenes is not easly. Writers get attached to their favorite scenes or creative ideas and want them to remain in […]

Christmas: Moments To Remember

Most of us are too young to remember these wonderful old days, but our grandmothers or great grandmothers will. These were the times of small towns, community, and people caring for people. At Christmas it meant chopping down a Christmas tree and decorating it with many homemade ornaments, such as: stringed popcorn or cranberries, adorned […]