Bewitched, Blooded and Bewildered: A Bad Witch Story

It’s been crazy around here. I work for the local university as my day job, so there’s end of semester madness mixed in with the holiday rush. (Speaking of the end of year shenanigans, if you haven’t already voted in the Best of the Best Cover Clash, go vote now!) Admist all the crazy I’ve been … Continue reading

The Dreaded “S” Word

Synopsis. The word should have its own ominous anthem, like hearing “The Imperial March” when Darth Vader walks onscreen. It’s a universal truth that authors hate writing synopses. I’m not entirely sure why this is, though at the moment I’m guessing that there’s a reason synopsis and Satan both start with “s”. It’s evil trying … Continue reading

Daydreams, Nightmares and Flights of Fancy

What inspires you? I’m often inspired by dreams, both good and bad. More than one nightmare has helped create a villain or a fight scene in my writing. The hero in Blood, Smoke and Mirrors was inspired by a dream–except that it wasn’t my dream, it was my husband’s. I happily took his idea and … Continue reading

Evil Authors and Angsty Heroes

I love heroes with tortured pasts. Heroes who are bitter, who were burned by a love gone wrong and who are convinced they’ll never love again–because it’s so much fun as a writer to convince them otherwise. This is why I’m addicted to vampire romance, because if a character’s been around for a few centuries … Continue reading

With A Little Help From My Friends

They say that everyone’s a critic, and in the intarweb age, that’s certainly true. But as a writer, I’ve come to believe that every manuscript needs a critic. I couldn’t live without my critique group and my beta readers, because I need someone to tell me “Hey, that’s a bad idea.” And, more importantly, they … Continue reading

The Importance of Being Emily Release Day Party!

Today is the release day for The Importance of Being Emily. I can’t believe it’s already here! She’s even gotten her first fabulous review (you can read it here from Long and Short Reviews). I’m very excited. 🙂 As part of the release day celebration I’ll be giving away a PDF copy of Emily. All … Continue reading

Emily and the Chronicler

Though The Importance of Being Emily is of course about Miss Emily Wright and her soul mate Michael Black, any story that involves them also involves Michael’s mentor, Simon St. Jerome. As I mentioned last week, Simon was the first character I created in my setting. It’s a fact he seldom lets me forget. Simon … Continue reading

A Little Bit of Emily

I’m very excited about the upcoming release of The Importance of Being Emily. I’ve loved these characters for a long time. I started writing an early draft of Simon’s book during my last year of college. Blood, Smoke and Mirrors came later, born out of the frenzy of National Novel Writing Month. I managed to … Continue reading

Sequelitis

I’m gearing up for Emily’s release next month and the Lori Foster Reader & Author Get Together in June, but I’m also writing and editing. My project for last National Novel Writing Month was a sequel to Blood, Smoke and Mirrors, and I’ve finally gotten the draft out and started polishing it up. A bit … Continue reading

With A Romantic Storyline

see more dog and puppy pictures Romance sells. There’s a reason that romance dominates fiction sales: because romance readers are awesome. They’re smart, they’re loyal, and they’re voracious. They also love to party, and many fans and authors will be kicking up their heels at the Romantic Times Booklovers convention in Los Angeles this week. … Continue reading

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