Fresh Pressed Posts 2018-02-01T15:19:22+00:00

Use It or Lose It

Writing is so glamorous. I mean, we get to flop on a couch in sweats and messy buns with a coffee IV hooked up to our bloodstream and a good stash of sugared snacks (well, some people like carrots, not that I’m naming any names) as we spin tales for imaginary friends. Yes? NO. Writing looks more like this: At least for me. (Don’t tell my editor, but my next story is due to [...]

For the Love of Small Towns

I’m a small-town girl, and when I say small town, I mean small town. I’ve seen lots of movies and read plenty of books where small towns mean 5,000 to 10,000 people. I don’t think so. I’ve lived in six different towns throughout my life – the largest was 1,400 people and the smallest was 980 people. (Technically, a couple of those weren’t even towns, they were villages.) Because I’ve spend my entire life [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Categories: Karin Beery|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Wanna Play God with Me?

I’m not trying to start a cult. I promise. But as a writer, my job description could include demigod. The other day, I was hashing through my current project, a family based series. As I stood in the shower—one of a mom’s sacred moments alone—my mind sifted through the master timeline. Boy meets girl. They fall in love, get married, have children. Their children meet special someones, and the cycle continues. Along the way [...]

By | February 9th, 2018|Categories: Beth Olsson|Tags: , |11 Comments

Location, location, location! Falling in love with romance settings.

Hi, everyone! My name is Mollie Rushmeyer, and I'm a contemporary romance writer hailing from central Minnesota. I'm so grateful to be a part of this new blog with such a talented group of ladies, and I hope you will enjoy what we'll be serving up! The unexpected main character... Sugar-sand beaches. Crisp mountain air. Golden country fields. Bustling cities. Exotic global locales. Oh, my. Don't you just love a great story location? As [...]

Pour A Cup and Pull Up A Chair

Welcome to the Romance Reader’s Café – your online spot to connect with writers of clean, contemporary romance! This blog is something I’ve been wanting to start for a while for a couple of reasons. First, because I wanted to create a place where readers could not only read from their favorite authors, but meet more authors in the process (who doesn’t like finding more authors to read?). Second, because I wanted to write [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Karin Beery, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Going live in 4, 3, 2 …

The Romance Reader's Cafe - written by the authors of clean, contemporary romance for the readers of clean, contemporary romance! A place where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at what we do, how we do it, and some of the interesting things we learn along the way. Find out who we are here, then stop back for our official launch this Thursday, February 1. Please pull up a chair, grab a mug, [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Categories: First Post|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments