• Author Spotlight: Liza Malloy Has a New Book!

    Bonjour, mes amies! It’s always such fun to feature a fellow Midwest author on the blog, so I’m delighted to welcome back Liza Malloy. Liza Malloy writes contemporary romance, women’s fiction, new adult romance, and fantasy. She’s a sucker for alpha males, bad boys, dimples, and muscles, and she can’t resist a man in uniform. Liza loves creating worlds where her heroine discovers her own strength and finds her Happily-Ever-After. When Liza isn’t reading or writing torrid love stories, she’s a practicing attorney. Her other passions include gummy bears, jelly beans, and the occasional marathon. She lives in the Midwest with her four daughters and her own Prince Charming. Her…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Heart Update Edition

    So many kind folks have been checking in with me about the whole heart issue, I thought I’d fill y’all in on the latest. I promise not to belabor the heart thing, but I confess, it’s pretty large and looming here in Reinhardtville. January has been a month of doctors, labs, stress tests, new meds, and a whole new heart clinic and new cardiologist. Right off, I’m crazy about the new doc and her PA. They are kind, smart, understanding, and positive–all good qualities when one’s heart is failing. My diagnosis of HFrEF (Heart Failure with reduced Ejection Fraction) is one they work with almost exclusively, so they know their…

  • Author Spotlight: Sapna Srinivasan Interviews Her Heroine and Has a Great Giveaway!

    We have a winner! Congratulations, Lisa Mettler, you are Sapna’s winner of a $25 Amazon gift card! Sapna will be in touch with you! Thanks go everyone who stopped by the blog! Hope to see you often! I love welcoming back my favorite authors, like Sapna Srinivasan, whose new book, A Mantra for Miss Perfect, book 3 in her Sood Family series releases today. Sapna lives in Seattle, WA with her perfectionist husband and perfect daughter. Her name in Hindi means “dream” and true to its meaning, Sapna finds gratification in dreams and storytelling. She was born in southern India, raised in northern India, and spent the better part of…

  • Author Spotlight: Meet Lisa Lin!

    Beloved readers, I’m so delighted to introduce you to Tule Publishing debut author, Lisa Lin. Lisa has been an avid romance reader and fan since she read her first Nora Roberts novel at the age of 13 after wandering the aisles of her local bookstore. Lisa loves that romance has the power to inspire, and believes that HEAs are for everyone. Lisa writes light contemporary romantic comedies with a liberal dash of snark and banter. She enjoys delving into the complexity of Asian and immigrant family experiences, and celebrates female friendships in her trademark dry, witty style. As an Asian-American author writing own voices Asian American stories, Lisa hopes that…

  • Sunday Snoppet, er, Snippet: The Writing Is Hard Work Edition

    Someone once asked me to share something I learned since becoming a writer. The list is endless, but there a couple of things I can name right off the top of my head. The first is writing is hard work. Anyone who tells you different is either lying or not a writer. It doesn’t matter whether you’re writing a novel or a back cover blurb, a short story or a 500-word magazine article. Writing is hard. It requires discipline and creativity, time and research, and most of all a love of the game. If you don’t love to write, if the process itself isn’t an intrinsic part of who you…

  • Sunday Snippet: The I Shall NOT be THAT Old Lady Edition

    I fear 2023 may turn out to be the year of Nan questioning everything that happens–not complaining, mind you, just wondering why and trying not to chalk all manner of body issues up to, let’s say it together now–Nan’s fat ass.  This week has been truly awful, my friends, because I’ve had an abscessed molar that caused me incredible pain–worst pain ever, and I’ve had arthritis for years, a broken foot, and a baby without any anesthetic.  People say mouth pain is the worst and they are not lying about that. I finally saw an endodontist on Thursday who said the tooth was too angry to work on that day,…

  • Author Spotlight: Liz Flaherty Has a Re-Release!

    I was so excited when bestie, Liz Flaherty, told me she was rereleasing her inspirational romance, A Soft Place to Fall, because it is one my very favorite of her books. I knew I had to have her stop by and tell you all about it! USA Today bestselling author Liz Flaherty started writing in the fourth grade when her Aunt Gladys allowed her to use her portable Royal typewriter. The truth was that her aunt would have let her do anything to get her out of her hair, but the typewriter and the stories it could produce caught on, and Liz never again had a day without a what…

  • Author Spotlight: It’s Me!

    Happy New Year again, mes amies. I’m using my first Author Spotlight day of 2023 to bring you some fun news and to tell you about the new series I have coming this year from Tule Publishing. Right off, news! Guru Son put a Subscribe link here on my website, so now you can subscribe to the website and stay up-to-date with all the news from me, like new releases, book signings, speaking engagements, Author Spotlights, and Sunday Snippets. We’re still working out the kinks, but please do click and subscribe if you’re inclined, and I promise not to bombard you with emails. My new River’s Edge series, The Weaver…

  • Sunday Snippet: The How Is It Possibly 2023? Edition

    Good morning! I actually know the answer to this one–days pass, time goes on, life continues whether we are prepared for it to do that or not. I’m not going to set intentions or goals or resolutions or even find a word for the year. Neither am I going to reflect back on 2022. Y’all were there. No need to rehash what turned out to be a difficult year for me. I am, however going to name the things for which I am thankful from 2022 because gratitude is key to everything else in life. If we aren’t grateful for what we  have– the ups and the downs–how can we…

  • Author Spotlight: Debra Salonen Wraps Up 2022 with Holiday Memories and a Giveaway!

    We have a winner! Bonnie Gonzales, you won a $15 gift card from either Amazon or Starbucks. Debra will be in touch with you. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! 2022 is nearly gone, mes amies, but it’s been a great year of Spotlights where I’ve featured so many wonderful authors! Today is no exception. It’s always a pleasure to welcome my friend and fellow Tule author, Debra Salonen. A former award-winning newspaper journalist, Debra is a nationally bestselling author with 26 published novels for Harlequin’s Superromance and American lines and one single title release for Harlequin Signature. Several of her titles were nominated for “Best Superromance,” including Until He…