Fresh Pressed Posts2018-02-01T15:19:22+00:00

Ready to Read in 2019

Last year I made a disturbing discovery: I'd stopped reading. (Let me give you a second to pick yourself up off the floor and calm your racing heart...) Sad but true, I'd become so focused on the writing and editing and teaching that I stopped reading for fun. I read books that I thought would help my career and I read books to review, but that's not the same a finding a title that intrigues [...]

By |December 11th, 2018|Categories: Karin Beery|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

‘Tis the Season for Traditions

Hello, Romance Readers’ Café patrons! Happy December! I hope this advent season finds you well. Are the lights and stockings hung with care in your home? Is there the hustle and bustle of cookie-making, menu planning, and present buying? How about the excitement and anticipation of the glorious day we’ll celebrate on December 25th, in which God put on flesh, becoming a child who would grow up to save us all? Yeah, we’re in [...]

What this writer is thankful for.

Being a thankful writer Thanksgiving is upon us. It's time for family and fun and food and football. I'm looking forward to our family traditions and the break from our normal routine. 🙂 But before I dive into all of those great holiday plans, I want to pause and reflect on what I'm thankful for. Isn't that what Thanksgiving is truly about? Here are some things that this writer is thankful for: Ideas For [...]

The Man, the Myth, the Yooper (Stewart)

March, 2005: Mall Coffee Shop Having just dyed my hair red, I stopped by the mall to show my friend Jess. She was working the opening shift at the coffee shop, so I sat on one of the two bar stools to show off my new mane while she whipped up lattes and handed out free senior coffees. We managed to carry on a conversation in between orders. Then “he” showed up. Worn and [...]

By |November 13th, 2018|Categories: Karin Beery|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

A NaNoWriMo-ish Good Time

If that title sounded a bit like jibberish, I’m sure you’re not alone in thinking so. But in honor of November, or as many writers refer to it, National Novel Writing Month (Yes, that’s NaNoWriMo for short!), I thought it might be fun to pull back the curtain on this nerve-wracking yet exciting writing tradition. For many writers, the month of November means participating in a writing marathon in which the goal is to [...]

They called her Lew

William Lewen’s father might be a respected doctor on the island of Barbados, but he’s controlled her life from the beginning. The youngest of five daughters, her father was so angry she wasn’t a son, he gave her a boy’s name anyway. Now that Lew’s older sisters have married, and her mother passed, she’s forbidden from marrying in order to take care of her father. But trouble at home is only an echo of [...]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Beth Olsson|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments