Category Archives: Contemporary romance

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 […]

How I Wrote a Strong Alpha Heroine

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by Angelina M. Lopez, author of Lush Money I have always written strong female characters. As an oldest child, a Virgo, the only woman in a household of men, and the granddaughter of two oldest daughters—one who was an ER nurse with her pilot’s license, the other who went from cleaning houses to being a […]

Finding the Hero of His to Defend


by Rhenna Morgan, author of HIS TO DEFEND Over the years, my writing circle has gotten smaller. Richer for sure, but also fewer in number. You see, when you first start out in a writing career and are trying to find a publisher, you learn fast that there are a ton of people just like […]

Just Finish It: Charish Reid Shares Her Writing Process


by Cherish Reid, author of The Write Escape Not unlike the Nike motto “Just Do It,” my writing mantra has always been “JUST FINISH IT.” I have no problem with the doing or the starting; it’s the follow-through that eludes me. I can’t tell you how many exciting writing projects I’ve started with the hopes […]

The Real Life Neighborhood Behind Love and the Laws of Motion

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Just months before our daughter was born in 2004, I moved from Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn with my husband. Since then, I’ve come to love every quirky corner of this vast, diverse borough. When I started brainstorming the Romano Sisters series, I knew it would be set in New York. But I also wanted the […]


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