March 31, 2020

I’ve received a lot of emails about sequels. Here is a list of my series and whether there are future titles planned. 

THE MYSTIC BAYOU SERIES – The series has been renewed and I am planning two new novels and a novella. A new novel, ALWAYS BE MY BANSHEE, will be releas...

March 30, 2020

I’ve gotten a few questions about humorous dialogue and how I write it. I’ve taught a few workshops on the subject – generally about how my lifetime as a TV watcher has shaped how I write dialogue. But I haven’t taught the workshop in a few years and geez, my reference...

February 17, 2020

I’d love to know how you build the characters and create the families of characters we love! Do you have a crazy bunch of loving friends? - Salise Benjamin

I was not the most popular kid in school. That doesn’t mean I was an outcast by any means, but my interests w...

February 10, 2020

Reader question: I’d love to know how much your characters are based on real people? I feel like Jane is based on you? - Lesa Renee

Some characters – yes, absolutely. Others, not so much. I try to avoid law suits whenever possible. 

I've always been a writer. When the ti...

February 2, 2020

Asking weird questions is part of being a writer. I keep an extensive reference library, but there are some subjects even my book hoard wouldn’t cover. This is where Google comes in handy. I recently got a request for all of (writing-related) my searches for the week,...

January 29, 2020

My daily routine has changed a lot over the years. I used to work full time AND write at night, which was pretty exhausting. Now that our family schedule and needs have changed - the kids are older, my husband's job is calmer - I've settled into something a little more...

January 23, 2020

Writers get rejected. 

All of the time. 

I’m an author with ten years and almost forty books under my belt, and I still get rejected regularly. It’s a sad fact of our craft that no matter how much talent and experience we have, sometimes what we offer is not what people...

January 17, 2020

I get a questions about my reference library. (OK, so it's more along the lines of "where the heck did you come up with that?") So here's a list of almost every title on my bookshelf. 

By category and in no particular order, with links:


September 25, 2018

I've had a few emails where readers have asked, "Why Llamas?" about Dani's fascination with llamas in LOVE AND OTHER WILD THINGS. Here's the answer, on the day I was trying to come up with Dani's "spirit animal," I was trying to come up with the funniest animal possibl...

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