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

The Heart of the Matter

So, in honor of Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to get to the heart of the matter…of writing, that is. Ask just about any writer, even the published ones, and they’ll most likely tell you is wasn’t the money or fame that spurred them forward on this path. Okay, maybe J.K. Rowling and Stephen King can claim those factors as motivation at this stage in the game, but I’d almost guarantee [...]

Chasing Happy Endings

January has five weeks. You might already have discovered that, but it keeps tripping *me* up. I harbor a bit of an adventurous spirit. Which is why I’ve lived in three different countries, and sometimes find myself in peculiar situations (like alone in a snowstorm, or on the deck of a tall ship with nothing but ocean as far as the eye can see, or using a wringer washer for laundry and… well, you [...]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Austin Ryan|Tags: , , |7 Comments

What do romance books offer us?

The benefits of romance books The romance genre is one of the largest categories of fiction. It has loads of sub-genres and even makes its way into other genres right under reader noses. Romance is also one of the most ridiculed genres. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who has felt the need to defend my tastes in literary works.) It’s a shame, really, because romance is a wonderful thing and makes [...]

If Taylor Swift Wrote a Book Would You Read It?

The other day at work I was listening to music by Taylor Swift. If you don't know who she is, she started out singing country music and then switched to pop. Here's one of her older pictures: And here's one of her more - somewhat - recent pictures. (Sorry, I can't keep up with her changing hairstyles so I apologize if this isn't the most recent. But I digress!) Taylor quickly rose to fame [...]

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: Kelly Scott|Tags: , , , , , |10 Comments

Northern Writer’s Struggle: Winter

I live in snow country. It’s not uncommon for our first snow to fall in October and for the last piles to melt in April. Some years our snow banks are five feet tall. Other years, we cycle through snow storms and meltdowns, snow storms and meltdowns. Regardless of how much snow we get, one thing is pretty consistent: gray skies. You can read about one of my coping mechanisms here. (I’ll give you [...]

Goals and Anti-Resolutions for 2019

Happy New Year, Romance Readers’ Café! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. In the post-hustle and bustle, there is a sense of quiet reflection as we head into a new year. We usually think of the highs and lows of the year gone by, the memories, the things we accomplished, the things left undone, and our hopes for the blank slate that is the coming year. This is when the New Year’s [...]