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

Procrastination – Why wait?

I am a planner and a list maker. If there is a timed event, I will arrive early because I do not like being late. Checking things off a list gives me a rush. I was the kid who did my homework during lunch break so that I would have less to do when I got home. And on those days when I managed to get ALL of my homework done before the end [...]

Why Writers Need Community

Writing is a lonely job. It requires your seat in the chair and your eyes trained on that blank page. But what happens when you have a question? Such as "What's a typical guy reaction to a bad first date?" Well, you can consult the internet or you can connect with other authors via social media. I love that I can ask a question or seek encouragement from someone in Pennsylvania yet feel they are [...]

By |April 12th, 2019|Categories: Kelly Scott|2 Comments

What’s Your Favorite Romance Trope?

One of the most common complaints I hear against romance novels is that they’re all the same. If you’ve read one, you’ve read them all. That’s true. Sort of. Yes, romance novels are formulaic, but that’s one of the reasons why people love them! We know that, no matter what happens, the boy and the girl will have at least one pleasant moment—the happily ever after. I have no idea how the events in [...]

An Interview with Book Cover Designer Dan Thornberg

Several months ago I picked up the book, "The Hope of Azure Springs" and fell in love with the cover. It was beautiful! I just had to know who designed it. So after hunting down the name within the pages of the book and discovering it was Dan Thornberg, I contacted him via Linked In and humbly asked him for an interview. He agreed! Dan allowed me to ask him several questions: 1. How [...]

By |March 29th, 2019|Categories: Kelly Scott|3 Comments

Coming soon to a bookshelf near you

Anxiously awaiting… I celebrated a birthday this week. It’s one of those big ones with a Zero at the end of it. 🙂 My oldest daughter, who lives several states away from me, arrived last week to be here for the celebration. From the moment she made her flight arrangements, I counted the days until her arrival. When she did arrive, it was even better than I expected. Don’t you just love the anticipation [...]

Are You A Seasonal Reader?

Technically March 20 is the first day of spring, but as I write this post (on March 10), we have several feet of snow on the ground and a thin layer of ice covering everything. Last week the temperatures were below zero. This week, we should be above freezing. With this kind of weather, it’s hard to remember flip flop days and bonfire nights. It’s also hard for me to relate to fictional characters [...]