Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Nothing Personal: Character Creation and Being Your Own Person


by Ruby Lang, author of Open House A few weeks ago I talked to someone who really wanted me to be my characters. We’d been sitting on the playground benches watching our kids run around, swapping stories about how we met our spouses. When I told her about my first date with my husband, how […]

Creating A Small Town Perfect for Romance


by Vanessa North, author of Hard Chrome When I talk about writing small-town romances, I tend to get really nerdy about the concept of the small-town setting as a character in the book, like it’s living and breathing right alongside the people on the pages. And I think that’s true kind of across genres—anyone who’s […]

Top 12 Things the Carina Press Team Loves about the Holiday Season!

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by the Carina Press team The holiday season is fast approaching, and if you love the holidays as much as we do, we know you’ll agree that this is the best time of the year. This year we thought it would be fun for you to get to know our team and what we love […]

October 2015 Dear Reader Letter


Every Carina Press ebook includes a letter from Carina Press Editorial Director Angela James to you! She gives you a peek inside all of the amazing books published by Carina Press that month. So if you haven’t picked up a Carina Press book this month, or are looking to add to that ever-growing TBR pile, […]

Celebrating—and Reminiscing on—Five Years of Carina Press PLUS a Giveaway!


By Angela James, Editorial Director, Carina Press   It’s been five years since one of the most crazy periods of my life. Last week, our team was reminiscing on Carina Press’s first anniversary via email and a member of our leadership team mentioned that he didn’t think I slept during the six months leading up […]