Diana here: One of my favorite recurring features is Author on the Couch by Abbie Roads. A mental health counsellor by day, she writes incredible thrillers by night, and interviews authors on her cyber-couch in her spare time. In this post, she’s interviewing my Golden Heart sister and wonderful romance author, Nan Dixon, for the second time. Abbie, who is also a Golden Heart sister, really knows how to ask the … Continue reading Nan Dixon on the Couch
Author Mimi Matthews guests today, writing about the tragic life of the seamstresses who made those wonderful gowns we salivate over in historical romances. For those of you not familiar with Mimi Matthews’ blog, it’s one of the best researched historical fashion and culture websites out there. I’m a huge fan. Keep reading to see why. Death at the Needle: The Tragedy of Victorian Seamstress Mary Walkley … Continue reading Death at the Needle
Author S.A. Taylor shares important and mind-boggling information about solving cold cases with forensic evidence as she reports from the Killer Nashville conference. Lost and Found: Solving Cold Cases One Match at a Time By S.A. Taylor When you hear about a mass disaster, what event comes to mind? Earthquake? Tsunami? Terrorist attack? That was my first thought until I attended the Killer Nashville writer’s conference in October. There I … Continue reading Solving Cold Cases: One Match at a Time
Jess Lourey and Shannon Baker are thriller and mystery writers who have, between them, published a whopping 19 books. When they realized Jess’s thriller, Salem’s Cipher, and Shannon’s mystery, Stripped Bare, were set to launch on the same day, September 6, these friends joined forces for the Lourey/Baker Double Booked Tour. Doesn’t that sound delicious? (I promise you it’s better than double chocolate, chocolate-chip cookies!) … Continue reading Kick-Ass or Quiet? Female Sleuths From Miss Marple to V.I. Warshawski
The story of author Sharon Wray’s journey to publication is so inspiring! Please join me (Diana Belchase) in congratulating her on her sale and for her Daphne du Maurier nomination, too. The following article by Sarah Andre couldn’t have said it better! All About Sharon Wray By Sarah Andre Sharon Wray supplied all these photographs…take a look at them…aren’t they SO Sharon Wray?! She’s … Continue reading All about Sharon Wray.
This is a great post by author Dan Blank. Enjoy! It’s really difficult to build an audience for your work, right? Often, I hear people bemoan how things were better in “the good old days.” When we didn’t Source: “I only have 60 followers” By Dan Blank It’s really difficult to build an audience for your work, right? Often, I hear people bemoan how things … Continue reading Every Follower Counts!
By Seattle DogSpot As I sat in the lobby of Amazon headquarters in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, I quickly realized who had the best job in the company: the receptionist. That’s because the dozens of dogs that accompany their people to work there make a beeline for her desk whenever they walk by with the hope of getting a snack from the treat jar she keeps on her … Continue reading Amazon: Dog friendly Seattle’s dog friendliest company
Jacquie Biggar writes Romantic Suspense with tough, alpha males who know what they want, until they’re gob-smacked by strong, contemporary heroines, willing to show them that what they really need is love. Blessed with a long, happy marriage, Jacquie enjoys writing romance novels that end with happy-ever-afters. She lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her family and loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. … Continue reading Jacquie Biggar Tells All
Sarah Andre interviews Diana Belchase regarding her nomination for the Golden Heart for her spy thriller, Escape from the Harem. Hi, Sarah Andre here! For those of you who don’t know what the RWA Golden Heart® is, it’s the most prestigious contest in the nation for writers. A tiny percentage of entrants are called in late-March, and notified that their scores (judged by fellow writers) were high … Continue reading Diana Belchase Nominated for Third Golden Heart Award!
Betty May’s fabulous book, Changing Corners is free on Kindle only through February 16th 2016. I can’t recommend it highly enough, so please go and download it before you miss your chance. Though the book is YA, it is a great read for adults, but also appropriate for age 12 and up. I know you’ll love it as much as I did. Here is the LINK to … Continue reading Changing Corners FREE on Kindle Today
Finally, our wonderful moderator, Christyna Hunter, is here to share a few words about her relationship with romance books. Please come and meet her, me, and all the lovely women I’ve featured this week, tomorrow, Saturday, February 13th, at 2PM at the Ashburn Virginia Library. The address is below. See you there! Now please help me welcome, USA Today Happy Ever After blogger and Virginia … Continue reading Snickers (Not the Candy)
I’m happy to add to this set of Valentine’s week posts with the fourth member of the Love Between the Covers authors’ panel, Adriana Anders. Please scroll to the bottom for details on how you can see this powerful documentary for free, win prizes, and meet the four of us . In the meantime, please help me welcome, Adriana Anders as she ponders what is at the … Continue reading At the Squishy Heart of Romance
I’m hosting my fellow panelists from the Love Between the Covers event this week as we lead up to the date (details below). I’ve asked them all to write about what romance means to them. Please help me welcome Delancey Stewart as she talks about her Five Most Romantic Things. Enjoy! Diana There are lots of clichéd things that come to mind when we think … Continue reading Delancey Stewart’s Five Most Romantic Things
On Saturday, February 13th, I’ve been asked to participate in an author’s panel discussion and viewing of the new documentary Love Between the Covers (covers as in book covers btw!) at the Ashburn Library in VA (details at the bottom). To celebrate, I’m hosting my fellow panelists this week as we lead up to the date. I asked them all to write about what romance and Valentine’s Day … Continue reading Celebrating Valentine’s Day Alone
Fantastic interview I just have to share. The Sharon and Ellen Wray interviewing team and the Suz and Mel Brockmann writing team are both terrific! Continue reading Mothers & Daughters Rock the Night Sky: An Interview with Suzanne and Melanie Brockmann
I am a guest today on Sisters of Suspense with a video interview of Darynda Jones. Hit “read more” to see the wonderful Sisters of Suspense site! Continue reading #Darynda Jones Video, The Dirt on 9th Grave
This is my first real interview with a best selling author from several years ago. It’s a long way from BookSmart’s new state of the art studio and the HD field camera systems we use today. In this first video, the lighting is off, the audio is mediocre, and the ending abrupt. But I wanted to share my journey with you. The lovely and great lady, … Continue reading A Conversation with Eloisa James
This is why I love Heather Balog so much. Her words are for the 9 year olds in all of us. Continue reading A Letter to My Daughter