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A No-Tomato Crockpot Chili Recipe and An Inspirational Romantic Suspense Read by Catherine Castle…

Recently tomatoes have been cut from our diet. I love tomatoes and many of the recipes…

10 Ways Authors Can Keep Their Characters in Turmoil and Their Readers Reading by C.D. Hersh…

We recently came across an old email entitled Instructions for Life. The 45 positive recommendations on…

Heat Up Your Winter with Cookbook Author Sloane Taylor’s Spicy Jambalaya…

With winter in full swing, I asked cookbook author and gourmet guru, Sloane Taylor to stop…

A New Year of Being Resilient in my Author Life…

As we close up the second year of the pandemic, albeit a more hopeful year than…

Hitting the (BBQ) Sauce for the Holidays by Author Helen Carpenter…

My hubby and I like to hit the sauce at lunchtime—no, wait! That didn’t sound right!…

Love Those Fictional Christmas Baddies…

  Ebenezer Scrooge Scrooge. The Grinch. Mr. Potter—not Harry—the miserable old coot in the wheelchair from…

Dress Up the Holiday Season with this Tasty Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake and Relax with a YA Time Travel Adventure Read…

Talk about a dessert that delivers, this divine cheesecake takes…well, takes the cake! Whether you’re hosting…

Floral Masterpieces for the Holidays by Greenhouse Guru and Regency Romance Author Emma Lane…

I love to create festive bouquets for any season, but my personal favorite is Christmas. The…

8 Reasons to Listen to Audiobooks throughout the Holiday Season by YA Paranormal Author Leigh Goff…

  My publisher, Parliament House, encouraged me to turn my Southern Gothic Horror book Koush Hollow…

Need help? Call on a Loa or Orisha…

Depending on your culture or beliefs, more and more people are being drawn to their pre-Christian…

Love, Food, Writing, and Happy Endings by Author C.D. Hersh…

Our book Can’t Stop the Music opens in Woodstock and is filled with musical references of…

Holiday Table Settings by Author Catherine Castle…

I’m channeling Martha Stewart today with a home décor post, so bear with me this morning.…

Dig into a Spicy Chili Recipe and a Hot YA Time Travel Adventure Read…

One of the favorite dishes of armchair warriors, chili has so many combinations and gastric consequences,…

Witch-Riding Nightmares by YA Paranormal Author Leigh Goff…

My YA Southern Gothic novel, Koush Hollow, is set in a fictional town outside New Orleans.…

Voodoo verses Obeah…

Voodoo is the product of the slave trade (principally in the Spanish and French colonies in…

A Finger Lickin’ Good Thanksgiving Feast Served by Cookbook Author Sloane Taylor…

Tired of serving turkey for your traditional Canadian Thanksgiving dinner? Then, cookbook author Sloane Taylor has…

Guest Post: Author and Master Gardener Emma Lane Brings the Outside into the Inside During the Cooler, Fall Season with these Floral Tips…

Summer has passed, and Autumn is here! But don’t be disgruntled. Bring the outside in with…

Quiche Me You Fool: A Recipe and Read by Author Vonnie Hughes…

The perfect lunch or dinner that’s great for leftover vegetables. The extra bonus – it’s easy…

Book Tour: The Last Timekeepers and the Noble Slave by Sharon Ledwith…

  Welcome to the 1-week virtual book tour for  The Last Timekeepers and the Noble Slave…

Delilah’s Downhome Orleans Gumbo and Sneak Peek at the Next Installment of The Last Timekeepers Time Travel Adventure Series…

In my latest time travel adventure, The Last Timekeepers and the Noble Slave, a character named…

Off to a Good Start this Upcoming Fall Season With a Plant-Based Diet by Author Alicia Joseph…

Today is the first day of eating nothing but plant-based food for thirty days. I’ve been…

Wind Down the Summer with this Labor Day Feast and Weekend Read…

An Italian dish full of sausage and veggies that’s guaranteed to put a smile on your…

Guest Post: Beyond the Simple Bio by Young Adult Author Leigh Goff…

I am a young adult author with type 1 diabetes. Why is that little fact important?…

An Author’s Greatest Fan…and Critic!

I was fortunate to be interviewed by LITREAL in July (2021) as part of their Essential…

Recipe and a Read: Chicken Chili and a Sweet Romance by Catherine Castle…

The other day I made chicken breasts in the crockpot in anticipation of making a batch…