• Sunday Snippet: The Ho, Ho, Ho Edition (Including a Cover Reveal and a Snippet!)

    I’m not sure why I titled this blog that way, except that I’m going to give you a gift today. It’s Christmas Day and I’m not here, I’m at Son’s house celebrating with my family. I hope all of you are doing the same or if not, enjoying a quiet day full of good food, good wine (if that’s your preference), and something sweet, as well as moments of peace and coziness. Cover Reveal Here is my gift to you–the cover (Isn’t it gorgeous?) and the title reveal for the first Weaver Sisters story, Home to River’s Edge. It is Jasmine Weaver’s story and here is the blurb and the…

  • Author Spotlight: Thanksgiving Joy with Roseann McGrath Brooks

    We have a winner! Congratulations, Lori Celluzzi, you are the recipient of an Amazon gift card from Roseann. She will be in touch with you.  Isn’t it fun to hear about how authors bring the holidays into their writing? Today, the day before Thanksgiving, Author Roseann McGrath Brooks is here to talk about her new novel, plus she has a fun giveaway for you.  Roseann is proud to admit to being a romantic. Midnight Clear at Christmas, a novella, is the third book in her Vacation Friends Romance series. When not reading, writing, running, and hanging with friends, she’s an editor for a marketing agency and tutors in the writing…

  • Author Spotlight: Moi! And an Interview with Harley Cole

    One of favorite shows has always been Inside the Actors Studio—James Lipton’s questions were insightful and fun. I know that Lipton claimed he got his question ideas from a French interviewer Bernard Pivot, who was on the air in France for over 25 years. Pivot credited Proust for the list, and Proust said he didn’t actually create the questionnaire he’s credited with, but merely answered them, making what was once a parlor game infamous. I’ve never done an interview with a character I’ve written before, so I thought it be fun to try it with Harley Cole, the nursery school teacher heroine in The Fireman’s Christmas Wish. I’m going to…

  • Author Spotlight: Rebecca Crowley Talks Rosh Hashanah and Her New Novel

    Congratulations to Laurie Beach! You are Rebecca’s giveaway winner! Rebecca will be in touch with you. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! I’m delighted to welcome fellow Tule Publishing author, Rebecca Crowley, to the Spotlight today. Rebecca writes contemporary romance about good people doing their best, and never tires of the happily-ever-after. Having pulled up her Kansas roots to live in New York City, London, and Johannesburg, Rebecca currently resides in Houston. Her new book Coming Home to You is the third book in her Orchard Hill series. Take it away, Rebecca… Happy New Year! No, you didn’t oversleep until January – it’s Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which…

  • Author Spotlight: A Chat with Mystery Writer Melinda Di Lorenzo

    I’m so pleased to have gotten a chance to talk to mystery writer Melinda Di Lorenzo this week. Melinda is the author of 30 books. Her writing includes current titles with Harlequin, Kensington, Tule, Headline Eternal, and Orca. Her work has nearly 3 million reads on Wattpad. Her novels feature strong female leads and quick pacing, and they always end with an unexpected twist. Melinda lives with her family on the West Coast, sandwiched between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean—the perfect backdrop for finding inspiration. N: Welcome to the blog, Melinda! I’m so delighted to have you visiting today. So, what inspired you to start writing? A: Thanks for…

  • Author Spotlight: Debra Holt Talks Texas and Her New Series

    Today I welcome fellow Tule Publishing author, Debra Holt to the Spotlight. Her newest book The Texas Cowboy’s Proposal releases tomorrow, September 1. Born and raised in the Lone Star state of Texas, Debra grew up among horses, cowboys, wide open spaces, and real Texas Rangers.  Pride in her state and ancestry knows no bounds and it is these heroes and heroines she loves to write about the most.  She also draws upon a variety of life experiences including working with abused children, caring for baby animals at a major zoo, and planning high-end weddings (ah, romance!). Debra’s real pride and joys, however, are her son, an aspiring film actor,…

  • Author Spotlight: Dakota Harrison Has a New Book and Giveaway!

    Congratulations to  Debra Pruss, who is Dakota’s giveaway winner! Debra, Dakota will be in touch with you. Thanks to everyone who stopped and commented!  I’m so excited to welcome fellow Tule author, Dakota Harrison to the Spotlight today! When I asked her to give me a bio, she sent me this, and I loved it too much to change it up as if I were telling it, so in her own words, please meet Dakota Harrison! My first attempt at writing a book was about my first love—horses. But this was no ordinary horse, he was from Alpha Centauri and could talk. I also illustrated this book. I learned the…

  • Author Spotlight: Ann B. Harrison Has a Story to Tell and a Giveaway!

    Y’all know how much I love featuring authors on the blog, right? Well, today I’m so pleased to have Ann B. Harrison with me. Ann was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia with her husband, three children and dog in 1991. After moving to the lush green wine region of Australia’s Hunter Valley, Ann has the perfect surrounding to let her imagination to run wild. She alternates her time between writing western romances, women’s fiction romantic and playing in her garden. Two kinds of hero make Ann to a mass of nerves. The hot cowboy with a slow sexy drawl (she used to live out in the desert and enjoyed every…

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  • Sunday Snippet: The Snap Judgments Edition

    I was thinking about snap judgments–how we all make them and how we all have them made about us. Here’s what got me started–social media trolls. Bear with me, I promise I’m going to make this connect. At least ten or twelve times a week (sometimes that many in a day!) I get friend requests on Facebook and even more on Instagram from trolls–either random bots or really bored and kinda sleazy guys looking for attention. No, I’m going to be your friend because you “like my smile” or you think I’m “gorgeous” and you “can’t stop thinking about me.” Seriously? You don’t even know  me, dude. Being blonde and…

  • Author Spotlight: Mia Heintzelman

    I do love introducing you to authors new to me! Meet Mia Heintzelman! Mia is a polka-dot-wearing, horror movie lover, who always has a book and a to-do list in her purse. She writes fun, unforgettable, more-than-just-laughs romance about strong women and men with enough heart to fall for them. When she isn’t busy writing fictional happily-ever-afters, she is likely reading, playing board games, or eating sweets. She currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband and two children. Her new book, The Friendship Contract is Book 1 in the Terms and Conditions series and the excerpt sent me right to Amazon to grab the book. Check it out…