Spring cleaning and finishing a novel

After I write “the end” on the last page of a manuscript and then send it off to my editor, it’s time to do a bit of spring-cleaning—specifically tossing out all my notes from the current book. The third book of my Bluegrass Homecoming series, Nom de Plume, comes out in Read More...

Nom de Plume: Bluegrass Homecoming (book 3)

Coming July 31, 2017 — Preorder Today 99 cents Amazon | B&N Nook | iBooks | Kobo Devoted homemaker and mother C.B Lyons hadn’t known she was living a lie, right up until the moment when she caught her husband cheating. Betrayed and then divorced, with her dreams of a Read More...

Christmas Memories

Why do we run ourselves ragged before the Christmas holidays? Why do we shop until we drop? Decorate the house inside and out? Fret over new Elf on the Shelf locations? Because we have wonderful Christmas memories of family gatherings at grandmother’s house, toys from Read More...

Secrets: Bluegrass Homecoming (book 2)

For a limited time only on Kindle Unlimited! Kindle | Paperback Schoolteacher Kelly Baron raised her child alone. Now that her daughter’s grown and married, Kelly can finally start her new life in North Carolina, responsible only for herself. She has just one more thing Read More...

Perspective: we’ve always had it hard

In 2012, I wrote a blog called Recalling History Gives Meaning to Today. The blog reflected on my book A Groovy Christmas and the history of 1968 I had researched when writing it. I won’t lie. I remember 1968 vividly. I was a carefree teenager back then. I thought about Read More...

Bible Verses Read as US Crew Orbited the Moon

Did you know? On December 24, 1968, in what was the most watched television broadcast at the time, the crew of Apollo 8 read in turn from the Book of Genesis as they orbited the moon. Bill Anders, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman recited verses 1 through 10, using the King Read More...

Betting on Love gets another makeover

Revised and re-edited two times. Last time April 2015. Third time’s the charm! Writing a novel takes a little bit of talent, but a lot of practice. Critique partners, beta readers, and a good editor can provide feedback to make a book better. But, sometimes because the Read More...

Meet multi-published and bestselling author Maddie James

What do you like about writing the Ladies of Legend series? Legend seems to be everyone's favorite town—at least that's what readers and reviewers are saying! It's also one of my favorite towns, and reminds me of my childhood home (a little). Although the setting is Read More...

Writing the Ladies of Legend Series

What do you like about writing the Ladies of Legend series? First and foremost, I’ve loved the connection with my fellow writers: Magdalena, Maddie and Janet. Creating a series with three other different writers has been a fun challenge. Writing my part of The Ladies of Read More...

Meet Bestselling Author Janet Eaves

Welcome Janet Eaves who joins us to talk about Return to Legend. What do you like about writing the Ladies of Legend series? There are several things I love about this series. The first being the way it was conceived and built upon by the four of us writing the Ladies of Read More...