October 3, 2019

She’s all alone. She’s on her own.

Do these phrases frighten you

or energize you?

Those of us who write mystery/suspense novels often place our characters in settings that challenge them, push them, pull them…to survive.

In my new release, When Mountains Fall, I present C...

September 2, 2019

Every time a writer finishes a new novel and sends it out to readers, she holds her breath, hoping readers enjoy the story as much as she loved writing the book.

On tenterhooks, she waits for the first reviews and e-mail comments from those who delved into the fresh pl...

August 5, 2019

Lie Catchers: Welcome Home!

Writing any novel is a story in itself. Why am I writing this book? Where did the characters and plot come from? What makes its development such a tangled, fits-and-starts journey?

A few months ago when my publisher reverted the rights of the...

July 3, 2019

Last Resort is Reborn!

I learn something new every day, sometimes to the degree of epiphany! Listen to this story:

First: A neighbor who’d read eight of my books, bought Last Resort from me. She had yet to read Last Resort, my very first published novel (2011). I was a l...

June 12, 2019

Where do you create your art?  What do you like surrounding you when you compose? How does ‘place’ affect your art?

I’m lucky to be a writer, because I can create anywhere. My laptop computer is portable and so are the ideas in my head. Since I travel a lot, I must adap...

May 10, 2019

Authors published by the big five consult multiple cover artists and promotional experts to determine the graphics on the cover of their next big release. Staffs also take over decisions about an author’s story elements, blurb, taglines, and marketing strategy. We staf...

April 7, 2019

Reasons why you might care about these Myths:

1. You might want to write fiction, so you’re interested in the process/challenges.

2. You’re a patron, a reader. You want to understand and support authors (We definitely need you!).

3. You’re thrilled to see someone working...

March 4, 2019

Here are some observations, statistics and questions about dichotomies and inequities regarding Women Authors and the Romance Genre.

Women purchase 80% of the books in the U.S.-presumably some are buying for a household, children & spouses - LOOK AT THE POWER WOMEN HAVE...

February 5, 2019

Romance Novels-the Billion Dollar Elephant in the Room

by Rolynn Anderson

Why Can’t Romance Books Get Some Love?

1. What are the two essential elements of any romance? (This one will surprise you)


January 7, 2019

I’m Being Interviewed prior to a February Talk on Romance Writing.

Here are my responses:

I can think of nothing more mysterious and complex than budding (or renewed) relationships. How and why couples ignite, their curious contrasts in personality, elements of the forb...

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