Guest Post: The Truth That Allows You to Lie

Candace Leigh Coulombe is the author of Second Grace: stories of fresh starts, second chances, and also running away and Mercy Seat: a novella of love, loss, redemption, and hagiography. Second Grace won the Compilations/Anthologies category of the 2010 Beach Book Festival and an Honorable Mention in the 2010 San Francisco Book Festival, and an … Read more

Developing Your Fiction Platform

Welcome to meryl’s notes blog (this here place you’re lookin’ at) in Plano, Texas. We’re honored to be a stop in Therese Walsh’s WOW! Women On Writing Blog tour. I first met Therese in Christina Katz‘s first ever #platformchat on Twitter. Since then, I’ve enjoyed getting to know her and learning from her and her Writer … Read more

Summer Read: You Could Do Better

TV trivia and history fans who enjoy summer-style reading will quickly devour this story and its references to TV shows: past, present, and fictional. Lehmann introduces us to Daphne Wells, a TV lover who has the perfect job: museum curator at the Museum of Television and Radio. Daphne meets Charlie, also a TV aficionado, who … Read more

Blog Book Tour: The White Rose

This post comes from author Jean Hanff Korelitz who has a new book out The White Rose. She’s a novelist who lives in Princeton, N.J., with her husband, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, and their children. I interviewed Jean Hanff Korelitz who kindly took the time to reply thoroughly and quickly. Jean is always … Read more

The Art of Undressing

The Art of Undressing is set in New York City begins as conservative twenty-something Ginger Levine moves back in with her uninhibited former exotic dancer mother, Coco. Though Coco is 43, Ginger finds men including her own boyfriend ogling over her mother. While Coco wears anything and everything that appears daring, sexy, and outrageous, Ginger … Read more

Kentucky Roses

This is what happens after happily ever after. Kentucky Roses picks up where Dekker Malone’s first book, Nashville Gold, ended. Happily ever after isn’t quite the case when we re-enter the world of cowboys, jockeys, Payne, Skeeter, and Co. In the book, you meet the country music star, an achin’ jockey, a tired cowboy, and … Read more

Nashville Gold

Country music, horse racing, and the beautiful Texas hill country set the scene of Dekker Malone’s Nashville Gold. A surprised Payne McCarty hears country music’s hottest singer, Rusti King, singing the song he wrote on the radio. Payne and his horse jockey best friend, Skeeter, head to Nashville to the offices of Sure-Star Publishing to … Read more

Bee Season

This was a most unusual book telling the story of a family of four on a quest for God, order, or something that makes sense. Eliza, the nine-year-old daughter is looking to achieve something extraordinary to catch her parents’ attention. Aaron, the nerdy, teen son is looking to get closer to God. Miriam, the mother … Read more