we all have difficult times in our lives or times when we’re just overwhelmed and there’s no better way to escape those pressures than to curl up in a chair and read a good novel. I retired and decided to try writing a novel and, hopefully, provide some happiness to my readers Continue reading On The Porch with L C Larsen
Point of View is a tool, and like anything else it takes time to learn to use it well. Continue reading Whose Head Am I In?
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.I have published eight books, nine if you include the box set for my first three books. I’m currently working on three books, two are part of my current series, The Harrell Family Chronicles. The third book is something totally different, a historical series I’ve been playing with for several years. What is the name … Continue reading My Interview with Awesome Gang
Maddie doesn’t have time for men, especially not one named Cole Harrell. Men are what got her in this trouble to start with. Between her cheating ex, her conniving cameraman and Cole’s brother, Trent…she’d had her fill of men and so has her sister. Even if he does look good in a beard and a tool belt, she is not interested in any one with last name Harrell. Continue reading Story Boarding
Isn’t it time you fired up your passion for romance? Writing it, that is? Fall in love with love and writing, join ProWritingAid and our line-up of authors, publishers, editors and more. October 11th through 15th, 2021 for our first ever Romance Writers’ Week. Continue reading A Free Writers’ Conference! Oh Wow!
Am I in a place on earth in the twenty-first century, or have I been transported to some unknown time of yesteryear? Continue reading A Memoir with a Purpose
I believe in love, second chances and good guys winning in the end. Continue reading Introducing The Harrell Family
It only took them thirty years to get it right. Continue reading Saint John
Are you home, Willow? Continue reading Home is where two hearts join, and their souls find refuge.
What grand gestures or special gifts have you received from you special someone? Why was it so special? Continue reading What is Romance?
Thanks to my daughter-in-law, Brandi for connecting me with Linda Major and Flame, the models on the cover of my new novel. Photo by Lee Major. Continue reading Willow’s Retreat
Every time I think I have learned what it means to be an indie author I discover there is something else I didn’t know, didn’t do correctly or forgot. Of course it doesn’t help that I’m often publishing in the middle of the night because I have to go to work at my bill-paying-job the next day, or I have this amount of time to … Continue reading New Book Launching Soon!
Vote here! I’m number 44, I have to move up 20 spots today to make it into the top 24! I have never made it this far. Won’t you help me? Vote today. Right now. It’s free and easy! Continue reading Vote for The Leeward Files Trilogy
K.B.: Hello and welcome to Creekside Café, Sherri Hollister’s virtual café where writers connect! I’m K.B. Davenport, author of Magic in Autumn Springs and your guest interviewer this week. I’ll be chatting with Sherri about writing, life and what she has in store for us next. Hello, Sherri! Thanks for letting me interview you this week! Sherri: Oh wow, KB, it’s strange to be on the other side. … Continue reading K B’s Interview with Me
https://books.bookfunnel.com/christmas_in_july/b5ssnp1aog Evergreen Crystals was supposed to be my first true romance but as I was writing it I just got stuck. After attending a writers’ retreat weekend with my friend Adrienne Dunning, she made me realize that what I enjoyed writing was suspense thrillers with romantic elements. That night I started rewriting Evergreen Crystals and it became more than I expected it to be. I … Continue reading Christmas party in July
Damian is the hero of K.B. Davenport’s new adult fantasy novel, Magic in Autumn Springs. Welcome Damian Baxter to Creekside Café. Continue reading On the Porch with Damian and Marble, a Creekside Cafe Chat
Everyone has to die. The trick is do it on your own terms with no regrets. Continue reading Interview with the Gunman, Keeper Tyree
https://cota.org/campaigns/COTAforLainee/blog/our-story Our Story Posted June 2, 2021 Lainee Jordan is a 14-year-old girl who loves horses. She is awaiting a heart transplant and can use all the help and prayers out there! The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support. COTA is the nation’s only fundraising organization solely dedicated to … Continue reading Have a Heart
I’ve been writing forever. Continue reading On the Porch with North Carolina Author, Sandra Cox
My daddy isn’t here any longer but his memory lives on in my sons, in my memories and in the stories I write. He wasn’t perfect, we often butted heads, probably because we were too much alike, but he is missed and he is still a part of our lives. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there and to those who do the job of daddy, thank you for stepping up. Continue reading Celebrating Father’s Day with My Books
A romantic at heart representing the LGBTQ+ community. Continue reading Celebrating Pride Month at Creekside Cafe with author, K. B. Davenport
Janie was the kind of girl you could never forget. She was warm like a summer breeze just before a hurricane. Continue reading Contemporary Romance Bookfunnel Promo
He was processing out of the Corp. Would she care? Would it matter? Once a Marine, always a Marine! Tobias Anthony Roberts was no coward! He could handle one little five-foot-eight redhead. He swallowed the lump in his throat. He hoped. Continue reading
I’m not easy to love at least, that’s what she said. Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Protagonist, Clay Dabrowski
I’d like to welcome my fellow crime fiction author, Tiffany Christina Lewis back to Creekside Café. Y’all may remember our previous interview. Tiffany is a publisher at Rebellion LIT, she works tirelessly to support other authors. I was lucky enough to have been interviewed on Rebellion LIT. Welcome Tiffany, it’s so good to have you back. Tiffany: Thank you for speaking with me again Sherri! … Continue reading Welcome Back to Creekside Cafe Tiffany Christina Lewis
How many of us feel we’ve waited too long to make our dreams come true? Continue reading If Not Now, Then When
I have always been a hopeless romantic. Continue reading Tyler Wittkofsky Returns to Creekside Café
1 pound ground Turkey 1 pound Italian sausage 2 Tablespoons Italian Salad Dressing 1 can White Kidney Beans or Cannellini Beans 1 Can mushroom soup 1 bag frozen spinach 1 can crushed tomatoes 2-3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup chopped Onion 1/4 cup roasted red pepper Italian seasonings (oregano, basil and rosemary) to taste, I’m heavy-handed Spaghetti noodles cooked Parmigiana cheese Mozzarella cheese Cook meat, crumble … Continue reading A Twist on Traditional Spaghetti
Dear Writers: In 2021, Haunted Pamlico and the Pamlico Writers Group are teaming up again to sponsor the second-annual Haunt Season Writing Competition. We’re seeking poems, ghost stories, creepy tales, science fiction or horror fiction related to the haunting season, which peaks in October. We will accept prose entries of 2,000 words or poems of unspecified length by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll take submissions from May … Continue reading Writing Competition
Your Point of View character is the most important element in telling/showing this scene because it is through her eyes that we see and FEEL the battle. Continue reading Excerpt from Red Steel
My friends have sent examples of fight scenes from their books. See the variety of fights and how they set them up. As you read them, I realize that they are out of context but see how they set them up, the emotions, the choreography of the fight. Study the scenes. When you read a book you love in the genre you want to write, … Continue reading Fight Scenes from My Writer Friends
Writing a Fight or Action Scene Some of these ideas can be used to write other scenes, especially romantic action scenes but without the fighting unless you are into that, no judgement here. Like sex scenes, fight scenes are often added to a story to make it more interesting but if you do not engage the reader prior to the scene or make the scene … Continue reading Tips and Hacks for Writing a Fight or Action Scene
Presentation for Pamlico Writers’ Group, Tuesday, April 27th. Continue reading Writing Fight Scenes
It has made me realize that perhaps God didn’t want us to eat from the Tree of Knowledge, not because he didn’t want us to know the things he knows but that he didn’t want us to be burdened with that knowledge. Continue reading The Knowledge of Good and Evil
Mystery Thriller New Release
Roxy is no one’s idea of a hero, but she is their only hope. Continue reading Mystery Thrillers NEW Releases
Starbucks and Ferrero Rocher, what could be better as we wait for spring? Continue reading Enter My Spring Fever Contest
Although I don’t outline my stories, I know a few things about my story and main characters before I start writing my first draft. I know some of my character’s backstory, I know or have an idea of how I want the plot to end or the climax of the story. Continue reading Following Other Authors (part 2)
I am a HUGE advocate of studying writing craft books, listening to author interviews, and writing advice videos and podcasts. I take a lot of online classes in a variety of subjects to improve my writing. One of my pet peeves, the thing that will make me so angry, is when an author tells me their way, is the ONLY way to write! Now, I … Continue reading Following Other Authors into the Abyss
Title: Rivals Author: Jennifer Lane Release: March 19, 2021 Genre: Sports Romance Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55099095-rivals Cover Design: Dan Irons, Designs by Irons Blurb: “I embrace my rival. But only to strangle him.” ~Jean Racine After landing her dream job as head volleyball coach at Ohio State University, Lauren Chase’s career has become a nightmare. Her only hope of saving her job is to recruit a star … Continue reading Jennifer Lane’s Rivals-Cover Reveal
Today was a bit rough. We said goodbye to a dear friend. Between the rain and Covid restrictions, by the time I got home I was ready for a drink and some comfort food. Sloppy Joes or Loose Meat Sandwiches are a family favorite. I have a dozen recipes which I vary according to what I have in the kitchen and what I’m in the … Continue reading In need of comfort food
Books2Read https://books2read.com/b/boD5Na To order on Amazon Ebooks US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TCGT6XQ UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08TCGT6XQ AUS https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08TCGT6XQ CA https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08TCGT6XQ Ebook ASIN: B08TCGT6XQ Print copy ASIN: B08VL7MWTJ Roxanne Harrell is the youngest of the Harrell family sisters. She is spoiled, self-centered and a bit of a screw-up, at least that’s the way her family sees her. When Roxy meets the niece she didn’t even know she had while working on … Continue reading Roxy is here!
Janie dove at her, pushing Roxanne up against the armoire. She ripped the letters from her hand. “If you want to keep a secret, you shouldn’t stand in front of a mirror.” Moving a few feet away from Roxanne, Janie studied at the envelopes. Her eyes blurring with unshed tears as she stared back at Roxanne accusingly. “You’ve had these all this time?” Janie asked, her voice cracking. “You had these, and you kept them from me?” Continue reading Roxy’s Betrayal Cover Reveal Party
If you want to participate in the cover reveal promo check out the form below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeanoFu1fPJsTJP7N1JJFX3F0t8BRAgKilAavFRwO_rU5UeyQ/viewform Promo date is Tuesday, January 26th. Release date is Friday, February 5th! Continue reading Roxy’s Betrayal is on her way
Welcome Joanna to my virtual café. If I ever win the lottery, I’ll build a real café on the edge of the creek where I can sit on the porch in warm weather and talk to fellow authors about books and writing. Right now, we are in the cold and rainy season here in eastern North Carolina. We rarely get snow so close to the … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Joanna Warrington
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JCJFND6 Happy New Year 2021, Good-Bye 2020 This year has been filled with many ups and downs. While some of you have been forced into quarantine and sought to fill your time with delicious books, I and many others were considered essential employees. For those of us blessed or forced to remain on the job, we’ve had to deal with more regulations and responsibilities. While … Continue reading So Long 20-20
“How do you do it?” Heather Lang asked pushing her dark red hair off her neck as White Christmas played over the store’s speakers. “Do what?” Britany picked up another ornament and put it in her basket. Her attention divided between the colorful array of Christmas ornaments and her friend’s question. The two women were neighbors having moved in across the hall from each other … Continue reading A Southern Christmas
How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams Narrated by January LaVoy By the title I expected “How to Fail at Flirting” to be a lovely rom-com, and while Ms. Williams entertained with a few palm-to-the-forehead moments, it soon became apparent that this was a serious story of one woman’s journey of trust. Dr. Naya Turner should have it all. She is a strong, beautiful … Continue reading How to Fail at Flirting
Happy Birthday to my sister-in-law and the winner of the book giveaway is… Continue reading Happy Birthday Sis
Which covers best fit the series? Continue reading I Need Your Help!
A Thousand Tiny Cuts This past week has been a bit painful. Many of you know our infant grandson passed away. While I cannot know the pain his parents are going through, it has been doubly hard seeing your child suffering along with losing a beautiful new grandbaby. While grief itself will not kill us, sometimes the way we handle grief can. As a fiction … Continue reading Pain and Heartache