Have you ever opened a book or started a story and immediately felt different? Maybe you were feeling tired and blue, overwhelmed by the holidays and you start reading a story that begins with… Continue reading Weather and Setting
What makes a character memorable? Continue reading Memorable and Favorite Characters
Give yourself a break. Renew your spirit so you can continue to juggle 20 jobs and a half dozen children! Continue reading Belated Happy New Year
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a few delicious desserts, drinks or special meals. What are your holiday favorites? Continue reading Christmas Favorites Part 3
I love Christmas music. Continue reading Christmas Favorites Part 2
The things that we care about say a lot about us. I’m a sentimental slob but my husband is even worse. I look like an old softy, but he looks like a badass biker dude, but he’s a cinnamon roll (think that’s the new term for layers of sweet gooey goodness.) Continue reading Christmas Favorites
As you can imagine a lot of stuff has fallen by the wayside during this time. I did manage to get out both my holiday ebooks and create the print copies in time for Christmas, Continue reading A Rough Few Months
As I look back over this past year, the good and the bad, I know that I am blessed. We’ve known some heartaches, lost some friends and loved ones but at the end of the year I count more blessings than not. I hope you can say the same.
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year! Continue reading Holiday Season
A YouTube video fiasco, a hurricane and the threat of losing her aunt’s inn leaves Maddie Henries with no choice but to trust Cole Harrell. Cole isn’t a bad guy. He just has the misfortune of being kin to the man who her sister’s heart. An enemies to lovers romance, this holiday story will make you believe anything is possible at Christmas. https://books.bookfunnel.com/holidayone/hj4s43yyey Continue reading Holiday Romances for Less Than $1!
A You-Tube video destroyed Maddie Henries’ career but Cole Harrell has offered her a second chance. Can she trust him? Continue reading Holiday Book Deals
When things go bump in the night… This has been a busy month. It was supposed to be a month dedicated to writing, finishing my two Christmas novellas and working on my NaNoWriMo project. My friend, Vickie and I went to a writers’ retreat in Murfreesboro where we both were inspired to write something new. We had a lovely farewell ceremony for our fellow writer, … Continue reading October is almost over
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