• Author Spotlight: Paris Wynters Brings the Romance…and Hockey!

    We have a winner! Congratulations to Wanda Archuleta–you are Paris’s giveaway winner. She will be in touch! Thanks to everyone who stopped by! What a treat to welcome Paris Wynters back to the Author Spotlight! Paris is a multi-racial author of steamy contemporary romances full of pulse-pounding passion. Her books follow the romantic journeys of feisty heroines as they find love with smoldering hockey stars, rugged military men, and alongside charming cowboys. She is the author of The Three Keys Ranch series, The Navy SEALs of Little Creek series, Love On The Winter Steppes, Called into Action, and her newest book, a hockey romance, Totally Pucked. Paris resides in New…

  • Sunday Snippet: The It’s Not All About Me, It’s Liz Flaherty Edition

    And today, it isn’t all about me because as I’ve been saying all week–I’m kinda sick of me. Book promotion will do that to you… just sayin’. So today, the snippet is all about my bestie, Liz Flaherty. One of my favorite of her books, A Soft Place to Fall is on sale for just 99 cents through August 31. If you haven’t read it, grab it. When Liz rereleased this title, I couldn’t have been more delighted to go back into Early and Nash’s world. It is a beautifully told story of a marriage that got lost, a family that came apart when they weren’t even looking, and how…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Time to Breathe Edition

    Good morning, mes amies! It’s been a week, kids, it’s really been a week! Release week is always kinda crazy, and this one has been particularly wild because I’ve been all over the Web, including being chosen as a Fresh Pick on Fresh Fiction yesterday–totally awesome!! Check it out! Heart Update: Tuesday, I had an echocardiogram, expecting to hear that my heart had improved slightly on the 4-drug protocol, but wowee! My Ejection Fraction went from 37 to 50 (normal is 55-70), so those pricey meds are truly working! I am feeling better, stronger than I have in probably five years, so yup–taking a handful of meds twice a day…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Wow, What a Week Edition

    And it was indeed, mes amies, quite a week! Author Nan has had a pretty cool time this past week. Right off, the story for Joey and Kara–book 2 in the Walkers of River Edge series is underway and so far, I’m liking it. Right now, the best part is researching garden shops and nurseries and plants. Wow. So much to learn to write these two characters. It’s a shame I don’t retain too much of what I learn in this research, isn’t it? Next, the Authors Over 50 podcast I did with Julia Daily ,back in April, dropped on Thursday and I sound halfway intelligent, which is always a…

  • Wednesday Snippet: The Travelogue #3 Edition

    So, here’s the thing, mes amies. I haven’t had a moment to write for the past 36 hours or so. So much great stuff planned by the Tule Publishing team and spending time with other authors and eating… Oh mes amies, the food! We’ve been luxuriating in delicious meals and snacks and wine, oh my! Yesterday started with breakfast–for Carol and me, it was at a darling little place called Ellie’s Table at the Egan House, a few blocks from the inn. We had quiche and Carol also had a chocolate croissant the size of a football, while I added a slice of cinnamon crumb coffee cake that tasted exactly…

  • Monday Snippet: The Travelogue #2 Edition

    Wow, has it ever been a crazy busy last 36 hours! Carol and I got to San Juan Capistrano around 1:30 on Sunday, and walked from the train station to the hotel, lugging our bags. It was only a few blocks, so it was fine. We were pretty glad we were able to check in, though, because we were both ready for rest, lunch, and a few moments to chill. Turns out, we skipped lunch and went down the road to buy me pajamas. Yes, in all my uber-efficient packing, I spaced putting jammies in my suitcase. I know, I know, a real DUH moment. We found a Marshalls and…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Travelogue #1 Edition

    We made it to California! Writer buddy and fellow Tule author, Carol Light and I are almost to our Tule Author Retreat. Carol flew from her home state to mine, where I joined her on a very crowded Southwest flight to Dallas. After a couple of hours hanging out in Dallas, we caught our flight to Burbank. Both flights were full, but honestly, no delays and everything went so smoothly. Tired, but happy, we got a Lyft to our hotel and settled in. Since we didn’t have a car and the hotel is in rather an industrial part of Burbank, we opted for supper at the hotel restaurant and were…

  • Author Spotlight: Audrey Wick Has a New Novel!

    What fun to welcome Audrey Wick to the spotlight today! She is a writer, a teacher, and world traveler and I always love talking to her! Be sure to check out her latest novel, Seeing Us–links below will take you right to it! Audrey is a novelist of women’s fiction and contemporary romance. She is also a full-time English professor at Blinn College in Texas and serves on faculty at the San Miguel Literary Sala. Her writing has appeared in college textbooks published by Cengage Learning and W. W. Norton as well as various literary journals. She has been a repeat contributor to Writer’s Digest and Woman’s World. Audrey believes…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Sure, Why Not a Real Snippet Edition

    It’s been a week, mes amies. One full of writing and family time and lake time and Liz time… a week where I wrote THE END on Jack and Maddie’s story and sent it off to my editor with my heart alternately in my throat and my socks, wondering what she will think of their story. Funnily enough, I wrote nearly the last four chapters at her house with her sitting across from me, writing herself. Don’t think that wasn’t a cool, but weird experience. Crit partners and betas have said good things about it… get ready for the title because I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here yet… Make…

  • Author Spotlight: Welcome, Romance Author Lynn Crandall!

    We have a winner! Liz Flaherty, you are the winner of an ebook copy of Then There was You. Congratulations. Lynn will be in touch! Thanks to everyone who stopped by! It’s always a pleasure to welcome my fellow Hoosier authors to the Spotlight. Today, it’s romance writer, Lynn Crandall, who’s here with Book in her Love In Dunes Bay series, Then There Was You. After cutting her writing teeth as a feature writer for commercial and trade magazines, a reporter for newspapers and radio, and an executive editor for a communications company, bestselling, award-winning author Lynn Crandall tuned her voracious appetite for stories to writing contemporary and paranormal romance,…