Category Archives: contemporary

Guest Author: Kellie Van Horn and Buried Evidence

My guest this week is a fellow member of the Mid-Michigan chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Kellie Van Horn writes inspirational romance for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line, and her newest release, Buried Evidence, was released in July. … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Robert Coburn

Facebook Friend, Robert Coburn, is here for a guest post, forgoing a Q&A for a narrative. Let’s hear about his life directly from the man: I was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. Shortly after graduating from high school, I … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Gayle M. Irwin and Rescue Road

Gayle M. Irwin is fellow member of the author support group called Marketing for Romance Writers. When she discovered that our blog features mainly sweet and clean authors and their books, she contacted me about her new release featuring pet … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Kings

Actually, it is one King. Or, one could argue, nine Kings or more. As readers and my colleagues here know, I am a fan of Stephen King. I do not usually recommend his work to people, however. The reason for … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Five

This has been a busy month, but I managed to read three great mysteries. I linked the book covers to their Amazon pages, in case you find one that interests you! Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott DavidsonGoldy Schultz Book … Continue reading

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Guest: Author D A Kelly

I got my hands on D A Kelly’s “Brooms Away”, a first in a series and was surprised in many ways. Although it opens with a tough-as-nails girl who has a soft heart, the book and character are not what … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Elizabeth Devlin and Home Waters

When Elizabeth Devlin announced on one of my author support groups that she was looking for a place to promote her new mildly spicy release, I offered to host her. Then, when I learned that her new romance highlighted environmental … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Four

This month, I managed to read four mysteries, plus a non-fiction work. Three of these were print books, to give my eyes a rest, and to make progress through my never-ending TBR pile. Murder on the Dance Floor by Helena … Continue reading

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Guest Authors: Members of the Grand Rapids Region Writers Group and Lost and Found

I’ve mentioned the support I get from fellow members of my local writing groups. Last summer, while the Grand Rapids Region Writers Group discussed fund-raising ideas, someone came up with the idea of publishing an anthology. Author Diana Lloyd, a … Continue reading

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