Writing Paranormal Fiction


Paranormal fiction is a genre of fiction that involves supernatural or paranormal phenomena. This type of fiction often includes ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches, and other creatures of the supernatural realm. If you want to write paranormal fiction, here are some steps you can follow:

  1. Develop your concept and theme: Start by deciding on your story concept and theme. This is the idea that will drive your story forward. It could be anything from a haunted house to a vampire love story. Once you have your concept, think about what theme you want to explore. Is your story going to be about love, fear, or redemption? Having a clear idea of what you want to explore will help you stay focused as you write.
  2. Build your world: Next, you need to create the world in which your story takes place. This involves not only the physical setting but also the rules of the paranormal universe. Will your vampires be killed by sunlight? Can your ghosts interact with the living? The rules of your world should be consistent and make sense within the context of your story.
  3. Create your characters: Your characters are the heart of your story. Take time to develop them fully, giving them distinct personalities, backgrounds, and motivations. Make sure that their actions and decisions make sense within the context of the story and that they are consistent throughout.
  4. Establish the conflict: All stories need conflict, and paranormal fiction is no exception. Your conflict could be anything from a battle between two supernatural beings to a character struggling to come to terms with their own powers. Whatever it is, make sure that it is compelling and drives the story forward.
  5. Write with atmosphere: Paranormal fiction is all about atmosphere. You want to create a sense of unease and tension throughout your story. Use vivid descriptions and sensory details to transport your readers to your world. Make sure that your tone and language reflect the mood you want to create.
  6. Edit and revise: Once you have a first draft, take time to edit and revise your work. Look for plot holes, inconsistencies, and anything else that might detract from the story. Make sure that your characters are fully developed and that their actions make sense. Finally, make sure that your pacing is appropriate and that your story flows well.

Writing paranormal fiction can be an exciting and rewarding experience. By following these steps, you can create a story that engages readers and transports them to a world of supernatural wonders.

Different Types of Paranormal Fiction

There are various types of paranormal fiction, and here are a few popular ones:

  1. Ghost stories: These stories involve ghosts, spirits, or other supernatural entities that haunt a place or a person. They usually focus on a person’s experience with the supernatural, and the protagonist is often trying to understand or come to terms with the haunting.
  2. Vampire fiction: This type of paranormal fiction involves vampires, who are typically portrayed as immortal beings with superhuman strength and a thirst for blood. Vampire fiction often explores themes of power, mortality, and love.
  3. Werewolf fiction: Werewolves are another popular paranormal creature that appears in fiction. These stories often involve a person who transforms into a wolf-like creature during a full moon and the challenges they face in controlling their primal urges.
  4. Witchcraft and wizardry: These stories involve characters who have magical abilities and practice witchcraft or wizardry. These stories often take place in a world where magic is commonplace and follow the protagonist’s journey as they navigate their magical powers.
  5. Urban fantasy: This genre combines elements of paranormal fiction with elements of urban and contemporary fiction. These stories usually take place in a modern-day setting, and the protagonist is often an ordinary person who discovers a hidden world of supernatural creatures living among humans.
  6. Supernatural romance: This genre combines elements of romance with the paranormal. These stories often involve a human falling in love with a supernatural being, such as a vampire or werewolf.
  7. Paranormal mystery: This type of paranormal fiction involves a mystery or a crime that has a paranormal or supernatural element to it. The protagonist is usually a detective or an investigator who must use their knowledge of the paranormal to solve the case.

Most Popular Paranormal Fiction

It’s difficult to determine the most popular type of paranormal fiction at any given time, as popularity can fluctuate depending on current trends, new releases, and media adaptations. Some of the more popular paranormal fiction sub-genres that have enjoyed significant popularity in recent years include supernatural romance, urban fantasy, and witchcraft and wizardry.

 In particular, supernatural romance has been a consistent favorite among readers for many years. Popular series such as Twilight by Stephenie Meyer and The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith has contributed to the genre’s continued popularity. Urban fantasy, which often combines elements of paranormal and mystery fiction with a contemporary setting, has also seen a surge in popularity in recent years, with series such as Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files and Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse novels achieving significant success.

The Future of Writing Paranormal Fiction

Paranormal fiction has been a popular genre for many years and continues to attract a dedicated fan base. While the popularity of the genre has fluctuated over time, it remains a viable and profitable area of publishing.

In recent years, many publishers have continued to acquire and release paranormal fiction titles, and there are still many readers who enjoy the genre. With the rise of self-publishing and digital publishing, there are also many opportunities for authors to publish their paranormal fiction independently and reach a wide audience.

That said, like all genres, the success of a paranormal fiction book depends on factors such as the quality of the writing, the strength of the plot, and the author’s ability to market their work. As with any genre, some books will succeed and others may not, but there is still a future for paranormal fiction in publishing for those who are passionate about the genre and willing to put in the work to create engaging stories.



Interview with Stephen Geez, Author of Comes This Time to Float!


Retired TV producer and composer/producer of music for television, Stephen Geez has mellowed into the lakeside-living life of a writer, editor, graphic-artist, and Fresh Ink Group publisher. His work includes novels, short fiction, personal-experience essays, blogs, GeezWriter How-To material for authors, podcasts, video scripts, marketing content, and more.


Can you tell us a little about your background?

I grew up in the Detroit suburbs, multi-degreed at the University of Michigan, spent seven years growing a non-profit training at-risk people, then transitioned into television producer and composer/producer of music for television. I started writing stories young, did traditional publishing, got fed up with traditional publishing and founded Fresh Ink Group in 1995 to publish my books and my friends’. Writing, publishing, cover design, editing, trailer and audiobook production, and marketing out the wazoo are what I do now.

How did you get started as an author?

I wrote stories when young, then later started writing novels to flex my fiction muscles while producing non-fiction television. I did a second B.A. at Michigan in literature, as that literary itch is powerful.

Can you talk about your latest book and the inspiration behind it?

Comes this Time to Float is a collection of 19 short stories written over several decades. They vary widely in genre and style. Each opens with a short explanation from me about why/when/how that story came about. Two audio-shorts read by me with music and sound effects are in the Fresh Ink Group channel on YouTube: “Bus, Boy” and “Sidekick.” This is my only collection of short fiction, following a collection of mini-memoirs.

How do you approach the writing process? Do you have a specific routine or method?

I am a hardcore outliner. When you write for television, you have to work with pieces than can be arranged, timed, and adapted. I write fiction the same way. I’ll start with the first scene or two to refine whatever new style I’m using while at the same time spending a few months honing that outline. Then I write, knowing everything that has to happen in each scene, which frees me to be creative with my techniques. I edit scenes as they are done. After a handful of chapters, I’ll re-read from the start for flow and pace and style variations, continuing to edit. At some point, I’ll read my scenes aloud to Beem Weeks for feedback, then send it all to the layout team while I work on the covers. Nobody else sees my work before it is published.

How do you develop your characters and bring them to life on the page?

As an outliner, I do make character notes, but not in detail. Instead, I’ll spend time thinking about them and how they would act in the situations I intend for them.

How do you handle writer’s block and overcome creative obstacles?

Not to sound crass, but I don’t understand the concept. Seriously, I could spend the rest of my life writing ideas I have in a single day. Is someone who can’t think of anything to say really a writer?

Can you share any upcoming projects or books you are working on?

I am halfway through writing a novel called How It Turns Out, which alternates three points-of-view, including an old man who is descending into dementia. In November 2021 a goofus I now refer to as “Defendant” totaled my car and fractured both of my hands badly. Both have permanent damage and limit my capabilities, not as much what I can do as how long (and how painfully) it takes me to work. Since Fresh Ink Group’s scores of authors are most important, I’ve shelved the novel until someday when I can spend the time it needs.

Can you talk about your experience working with a publisher or literary agent?

 My agent experiences were great, except for losing my favorite to cancer. Traditional publishers, not good at all. Being lied to or misled, promises unfulfilled, zero control over any aspect of the final product, pricing issues, and availability had me ready to move on. Then my contract got sold to a Canadian publisher as a package deal and I backed away, instead turning my literary management “Fresh Ink” into Fresh Ink Group, LLC, a full-service multi-media publisher. My experiences working with myself and my team are scintillating!

How do you stay motivated and disciplined while writing?

I have things to say, and that’s the only way they get said. Sometimes poignant feedback can be affirming, too.

Can you discuss any themes or messages you hope readers take away from your book?

Well, there are nineteen widely different ones, as my thing is that every time I write something it has to be a new style and techniques for me. The trailer does a good job showing the variety of themes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evGhXAQQ10Q Note: we usually hire pro voiceovers, but this one is narrated by me to match the audio-shorts.

How do you market your book and connect with readers?

At FIG we are big on support materials, a quality video trailer, a radio commercial, packages of social-media posts, plus the usual blog tours, appearances, podcast guesting, and so on. We have an 18-year-old influencer on staff who blankets social media for me and all of our authors. This interview will be my best effort today! (Thanks, Kim.)

Can you share any advice for aspiring authors on how to get published?

I like hybrid publishers. The author invests some to have skin in the game and retain control and ownership. The publisher invests some. Everybody works together. Talk to writers you like and compare their experiences, costs, and results. Those who still want to try for an agent and a traditional contract should note that authors are expected to show a track record, have a platform with built-in audience, and have other support to get the attention of a quality agent. I know one who says if you self-publish and can’t sell 10,000, she’s not interested. That’s sad, really, as that’s likely more a marketing limitation, but the competition is severe.

Can you discuss any other genres you have written in and if you have plans to write in other genres in the future?

I think by now all except erotica/porn—not that I don’t have a steamy scene or two in some novels. I like literary levels of any genre.

Can you discuss any literary influences or inspirations that have shaped your writing?

My lit degree opened the world to me. After that, it’s reading and recognizing quality work. My teen years were mostly about sci-fi, but now I’m a literary reader. You can’t read a book by Edmund White, A.M. Homes, Barbara Kingsolver, and their ilk and not learn.

How do you handle criticism and negative reviews?

I see if there’s anything useful there. Normally a sack of flaming dog poop on the porch makes my point.

Can you discuss your experience with book promotion and advertising?

This is way too big a question for a short answer. I’m lucky to have enough authors and several hundred titles to have a support team. One big point: I prefer and do better paying someone to help work free channels than I do paying for advertising.

How do you balance your writing with other aspects of your life?

This is tough, as I’m a few months from 65. My plan had me easing back from cover design and other FIG work by now to spend more time writing and composing music. I’d hired an engineer to work with me on recording an album, but his start day would have been two days after the car wreck busted my hands. So right now my balance is keeping up with FIG author needs while my novel and music hold. I do make it a point to travel and attend concerts, plays, symphonies, etc. I skip reading books I want in lieu of working on books by FIG authors. Still, someday I’ll finish How It Turns Out and we’ll all see how it turned out.

Prepare to think as you explore these wildly disparate literary short stories by author, composer, and producer Stephen Geez. Avoiding any single genre, this collection showcases Geez’s storytelling from southern gothic to contemporary drama to coming-of-age, humor, sci-fi, and fantasy—all finessed to say something about who we are and what we seek. Some of these have been passed around enough to need a shot of penicillin, others so virgin they have never known the seductive gaze of a reader’s eyes. So when life’s currents get to pulling too hard, don’t fight it, just open the book and discover nineteen new ways of going with the flow, because NOW more than ever Comes this Time to Float.

The Trailer and Two Audioshorts from the Book

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evGhXAQQ10Q

“Bus, Boy”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OYSaSMDXIQ

“Sidekick”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbdVKknrOxc



Interview with Verwayne Greenhoe, Author of Finding Myself Again!


Born and raised in West Michigan, author Verwayne Greenhoe spent the last seven years in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. After freezing his keister off, he and his wife moved to Florida in late 2021 to spend more time writing and less time shivering. Author of multiple stories, genres, & formats including 28 Audible books & counting, Greenhoe spends his free time working in his backyard, plotting on where his next story will go.


Can you tell us a little about your background?

Raised on a small dairy farm in west central Michigan, the oldest of six kids, I enjoyed working with the cattle and other animals. I learned to drive a tractor at eight, and was hauling hay and straw in from the fields.

I graduated from high school and went to a small local community college before going to the University of Michigan, where I got a Bachelor’s in Biology and Psychology. I was one of the very first medics/paramedics in Michigan in early 1973.

After several years of that, I spend two years working in the psych ward of one of Michigan’s several prisons. THAT was a learning situation.

I got my nursing license and worked twenty-seven years in the Emergency Room before retiring.

How did you get started as an author?

Working on the farm with my father and grandfather, both of whom were notorious story tellers. I would spend many summer nights after the chores were done, listening to them tell tall tales of things that never happened, and they fascinated me! I began writing at seven. My first story was a total rip-off of the movie, “Bambi,” but I fabricated my wild tales in the fashion I had heard them told at the feet of my dad and grandpa as I got older.

Can you talk about your latest book and the inspiration behind it?

My latest complete story was also based on my childhood. While my father was a loving man, my mother was not. Due to head injuries she sustained as a teen, mom was never right. She spent more time screaming at her children than she did anything else. While she was an equal opportunity abuser, mom had a thing for me in particular. She would beat me (not discipline… she BEAT me) nearly every day of my youth. Sixty years later, I still bear the visible scars of her beatings.

“I Hate My Mother” is the story of how I came to forgive her and then learned to forgive myself. It was a personal nightmare reliving those days, but by the time I was done, I found the peace I had been seeking all of my life.

How do you approach the writing process? Do you have a specific routine or method?

Writing comes to me as easy as breathing. It is medicine for my mind. The signature line of my email account reads:

Writing is the only thing that I don’t feel I should be doing something else when I do it.

I will sit down in the morning and work on whatever project I was thinking about in my sleep. Most days, I will get 300 to 1500 words done in the morning and another 300 to 1500 in the evening.

I keep a list of possible story ideas in my email drafts, and a quick look shows me I have at least seventy-five stories I could write. Since Amazon came out with their Vella platform, I have been using it versus finishing a story and then uploading it.

Vella allows writers to serialize their stories in 600-5000 word episodes. I have found the best method is to upload at least three to five new episodes every week. I currently have five Vella projects in motion – two active and the other three are at least once every seven to ten days. Doing this allows me to avoid the dreaded *writer’s block.* Sometimes, you can be stymied on one project, but my brain is always ready to go on a different project.

Can you share any challenges you faced during the writing process of your latest book?
“I Hate My Mother” presented an unusual problem for me. I’ve worked as a medic, and I saw a lot of horrific stuff with no problems, but emotionally reliving the hatred, filthy language, emotional beat downs, and the physical injuries caused me to have terrible nightmares which did not stop until that story was done.

How do you develop your characters and bring them to life on the page?
I model my characters after people I know. If I am basing it on my nephew, *Jim,* that character will look like Jim, act like Jim, and react like Jim. My *bad man* characters are based on men I met while working on the prison. I do the same thing with my female characters. The story plots are based on things I read about, things I witnessed, or things that came to me in a dream.

Can you discuss your research process for your latest book?

Most of my stories are based on things I know about and have experienced, thus requiring very little research. But…  

I am currently writing a Vella project about the Singularity, the concept that humans and computers will become a single type unit. I did tons of research, but could not find much valid information… until I tried the ChatGPT bots.

After I learned to properly talk to them and ask the right questions, my bot (I named it George!) spat out mountains of information I wasn’t finding anywhere else. In a single one hour chat with George, he gave me over 6500 words of information of how a Singularity unit could go rogue and, after lecturing me about me using any information he was giving me could be “evil,” he began to spit out how a human could cause this to happen. 

This Vella is going to be a challenge, but once the foundation of the story is laid in, George and I have it covered.

How do you handle writer’s block and overcome creative obstacles?

Writer’s block is a very rare thing for me, but there are days when I just can’t get started. Those days are rare, but I have learned to get up, go outside and work in the yard. My body might be busy, but my brain is perking and fighting with itself, and when my next possible writing slot comes available, I am on it. The longest it has ever sidelined me with “block” is six days… the longest two months of my life! LOL.

Can you share any upcoming projects or books you are working on?

As mentioned above, I have my sci-fi Vella story, “Trouble in The Singularity” started with about ~3000 words. It is cooking as I work to explain how the error that occurs in 2035 will affect this Singularity unit to go rogue in 2089.

I also have a steady Vella titled , “Dealing With Grief.” As a medic and then an ER nurse, I have seen more than my share of grief, up close and personal.

Another Vella project is titled, “How I Keep Smiling in A World That Isn’t.” My dad always called me his kid that was always looking in the horse manure for the pony. (There’s a joke that goes with that name!) With all the horse manure life throws at me, I still keep smiling because there is nothing I can gain by crying about it.

I have another dystopian political Vella titled, “The American Storm.” Oddly enough, the man running a site that took over when Matt Drudge sold his site picked it up. I got a Twitter message from him a few weeks back that he had started reading the story, and had linked it on his site. Depending on what device you use, it is in the middle column at the bottom or the very bottom if using a cell phone. Check it out at Rantingly dot com.

One of my other Vella projects I sat aside when “I Hate My Mother” took off is titled, “A Knock On The Door.” It is a series of Twilight Zone type stories that have the phrase, “There was a knock on the door” in them some place. That line is from the 1948 “flash fiction” story, “Knock” by Fredric Brown. That entire story read: “The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door.” I found it intriguing, and I am about to pick that Vella up and run with it again until something big hits me again.

Can you talk about your experience working with a publisher or literary agent?

Angela Hoy published my first paperback at her company, Book Locker dot com. I was new to the game, and I wanted to see how a pro did it. Angela is the definition of pro, and while I do my publishing right now, Angela is still friends with me on FB.

Since then, my association with a publishing group has been the Fresh Ink Group at Freshinkgroup dot com. Stephen Geez and Beem Weeks, the two men who run the place are both extremely professional, and I consider them both friends. They have been beyond helpful to me in my efforts, and I can not thank them enough.

How do you stay motivated and disciplined while writing?

LOL. Writing is like breathing to me. Consider it like a cocaine habit gone good. If I am not feeling good, I write. If I am upset or angry about something, I write. If I am happy, I write.

You get the idea.

Can you discuss any themes or messages you hope readers take away from your book?

I rarely write for a message, but I have written a story on child abuse that was not based on my physical abuse, but on the abuse I had seen as a medic and working in the ER. Child and spousal abuse is rampant, and growing every day.

How do you market your book and connect with readers?

I do my best to be a modern day PT Barnum, “This way to the egress!” on Twitter and FB. I develop a series of tweets that promote the same story, but spelled out differently. On my computer, I have at least thirty different tweets promoting my better-selling stories. Twitter is the best so far because I have found that if you aren’t paying FB to promote your material, they throw shade on it.

The Fresh Ink Group made a nice video trailer for “I Hate My Mother,” and it has been helpful in drawing attention to the story. I include my email in every story, and it is remarkable how many emails I get about various stories.

Can you share any advice for aspiring authors on how to get published?

Keep at it. Don’t stop. Bounce your material off people who have the courage to tell you, “This sucks! Fix it!” If all your beta readers tell you is “This is great!” find new beta readers.

The odds of getting a professional contract are two: Little and none. I think most people would be more likely to win a few million dollars in the lottery than getting a professional contract. It’s nice to dream about, but the reality of the situation is to find a reliable company to help you edit your material and then get it to the market.

The two companies I listed above, FreshInkGroup dot com and Book Locker dot com, are the two companies I would recommend to my friends. Neither company knows I am saying this, but there are dozens and dozens of companies that will promise you the moon, but will deliver nothing but the stuff I used to scoop out of the gutters in the dairy barn. I know the people behind both companies well enough to tell people I trust them.

Can you discuss any other genres you have written in and if you have plans to write in other genres in the future?

Oh, my! I love to write murder stories! As a medic, I was at more murder scenes than I can remember! I also have written two romance stories that have done very well, with the last one, “Finding Myself Again,” doing exceptionally well. When asked about the disparity between the two genres, I tell people, romance can lead to murder, so it’s only natural!

I have written stories about handling grief based on personal experiences. I did a story about growing up with my father (Things My Father Taught Me – Lessons In Life) as a role model. I’ve written a children’s story based on my grandson, (Johnny Robot – Space Alien), and several other genres.

My plans include a series of romance stories to be posted on the Vella platform, tentatively titled, “Midlife Romances – The Series.” I have the template Vella uses set up, but I’ve had a few things going on in my personal life that have slowed the actually writing of those stories. I expect by early April, I will have multiple episodes posted, with others to follow steadily.

Can you discuss any literary influences or inspirations that have shaped your writing?

I wrote this several years ago for this same question:

Someone recently asked who had ‘influenced’ my writing style. From youth on up, I’d say it was Truman Capote, Dorothy Parker, Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, and Stephen King. Capote and King taught me story arcs, Hemingway and Wolfe taught me color, while Parker taught me humor.

Can you share any experiences you have had with book clubs or other reader groups?

I had an unpleasant experience with one group that I have since washed from my memory. Their goals were much different from mine. Since then, I found the FreshInkGroup, and I am happy and grateful with and for everything they have done for me and all of my author friends. Check them out at the dot com site of the same name.

How do you handle criticism and negative reviews?

I always tell people, “You can’t hurt my feelings because I have already looked in the mirror this morning.”

I have gotten a few bad ratings that bothered me until I realized what I had done. When I attempted to make a few minor changes to about a dozen stories, I uploaded the wrong version of the story. Those first/second drafts got some sharply worded comments, but they taught me something. I deserved them because I made a dreadful mistake.

If you write multiple stories as I have done, put each one in a separate folder. Once you are done with the story, delete every other copy of the story after you are done. Keep only the final copy and upload the document, cover, and anything else related to that story to a place like Dropbox dot com to make sure a computer crash doesn’t make it go bye-bye.

Can you discuss your experience with book promotion and advertising?

I have done several book signings that were good and one that was bad. It happens. Keep doing them. I have a small one in my local library this weekend.

Avoid the places that promise you to “reach thirteen gazillion readers” in a week or less! There are one or two good ones, but there are thousands of bad ones. Find a group of like-minded authors and work with them to promote each other. My promotion of my friend’s cop/murder story does not hurt my sales of my romance story.  

Stick with a group that stands behind you and supports you. It can be a rough and tumble situation. Find solace with a group that supports you. You support your friends, and your friends will support YOU!

Can you talk about any challenges you faced during the publishing process?

If you are a self-publishing author, and there are thousands of you out there, the big problem I have found is making an eye-catching cover. My partner that used to make my covers died of Covid in September 2020. If you are in a group, as I mentioned above, there will always be someone who can make a nice cover without taking your first two years of earnings.


How do you balance your writing with other aspects of your life?

I’m retired. Writing keeps my mind perking and happy. I have a wonderful wife who understands the two to three hours a day I spend at my desk writing makes me much easier to deal with later in the day!

I WANT to write daily, but I understand I owe her a fair portion of my time. No one lives forever, and you need to remember the time you spend talking and laughing with your loved ones is always more profitable than any time you spend writing. My wife improves my life and worth living. Every single day, I am thankful for her being with me.


A Lonely Man Finds Love Again

After forty-seven years of a great relationship, courtship, and marriage, the author found himself alone. His wife had struggled with a rough fight with dementia. Suddenly, she took a sudden and unexpected turn for the worse, leaving him alone for the first time in his adult life. He was sixty-four at the time but felt more like he was forty physically and ninety-five emotionally.

For over a year, he had tried to go forward with his life, but when he was alone at night, his heart’s emptiness reminded him that he needed someone to fill the ache inside him.

Loneliness is a killer, and he was dying from grief. He was dying inside because he had never been alone in his life. He told himself that he would be alright, but he wasn’t and was fading fast.

Then he found Heather. They were two souls drifting in a sea of loneliness and grief that found one another amid a building storm. Is she the one that can pull him out of an escalating depression?

We’ll see.

The Sub-Genres of Romance

The romance genre is a vast and varied category of fiction that encompasses a wide range of sub-genres. Here are some of the most common sub-genres of romance:

  1. Contemporary Romance: Contemporary romance is set in the present day and often focuses on the romantic relationships of everyday people. The characters are usually relatable and face modern-day issues, such as career struggles or family dynamics. These stories often have a lighthearted tone and can be comedic or dramatic.
  2. Historical Romance: Historical romance is set in the past and often focuses on a particular time period or setting. The characters are typically from a higher social class and face societal expectations that influence their romantic relationships. These stories often include historical events or figures, and the setting can range from ancient times to the recent past.
  3. Paranormal Romance: Paranormal romance features supernatural elements such as vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and witches. The romance between human and paranormal characters is a common theme in this sub-genre, and the stories often include elements of fantasy and action.
  4. Romantic Suspense: Romantic suspense combines elements of the romance and thriller genres. The romantic subplot is woven into a larger plot involving danger, intrigue, and suspense. The main characters are often caught up in a criminal or dangerous situation, and their romantic relationship is tested as they work together to solve the mystery.
  5. Erotic Romance: Erotic romance is a sub-genre that focuses on explicit sexual content, often with a strong emphasis on the emotional connection between the characters. These stories can be contemporary, historical, paranormal, or any other sub-genre, but they typically have a high level of sexual tension and explicit scenes.
  6. Christian Romance: Christian romance is a sub-genre that incorporates Christian values and beliefs into the romantic storyline. These stories often include themes of faith, forgiveness, and redemption, and romantic relationships are based on Christian principles.
  7. LGBTQ Romance: LGBTQ romance features romantic relationships between characters of the same gender or non-binary individuals. These stories often address themes of identity, acceptance, and societal expectations, and can be set in any sub-genre, from contemporary to historical to paranormal.

The romance genre includes a wide range of sub-genres that appeal to different readers with different interests. Whether you prefer contemporary romance or historical romance, paranormal romance, or romantic suspense, there is a sub-genre of romance that will captivate and entertain you.

Interview with Lori Soard, Author of Cupid’s Quest!


Lori Soard lives in a tiny town in southern Indiana with her husband and house full of pets. She loves miniature dachshunds and has one named Daisy Mae and one named Dolly Pawton. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and traveling. You can read more about her at her website: https://lorisoard.com. You can also get a free novella from my Cupid’s Crossing series on my website when you sign up for my monthly newsletter.


Can you tell us a little about your background?

I grew up in the far east suburbs of Indianapolis. When I was a kid, we played outside and needed to be in when the lights came on. You could go for a walk or to a friend’s house without all the fear there is today. I NEVER let my children do that. Summers were spent running barefoot through the grass, sucking honeysuckle off the bush next to our back porch and swinging until you couldn’t see anything but the sky and you felt the metal frame come out of the ground a little bit.

A train ran behind our house, so I’d run to greet the conductor and he’d honk his horn as he flew past. My mom had a huge family, so I just always remember being surrounded by people who loved me dearly. Aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and a great-grandma. I honestly feel so very blessed by my family.

How did you get started as an author?

had always told and written little stories. It was for fun. In high school, my two best friends and I would swap stories in the hall and write round robin style. We’d each add a little to the tale and then trade again. I still have some of those stories around here somewhere.

However, it never occurred to me to be a writer for a living until I took journalism in college. The teacher had us go out and find a local story and submit it the paper. Well, not only was the assignment fun and right up my alley, but the local paper put my article on the front page and PAID me $25. A light bulb went off and I started researching everything I could about making money as a writer.

Can you talk about your latest book and the inspiration behind it?

My last book was #3 in the Cupid’s Crossing series. I live in a tiny town in southern Indiana. We’re only known as being the birthplace of Colonel Sanders of KFC fame. We don’t even have a stop light in our town, just a flashing four way stop.

I love my small town and all the ones I’ve visited, so the idea of a small town where love matches happen and you can see God’s design in things made perfect sense. I am currently writing Book # 4 and I have to say that it is my favorite so far. I don’t have a release date yet as I’m still writing it.

How do you approach the writing process? Do you have a specific routine or method?

I tend to have a whole folder of ideas. I jot them down as they come. When I’m ready to start a new book, I begin looking through them and brainstorming. Sometimes I use an idea I already had and sometimes a character from another book is screaming for their own story.

My ideas come from songs, conversations, things I observe, stories I hear people tell and I do believe are sometimes just heaven-sent.

Can you share any challenges you faced during the writing process of your latest book?

I’m having some challenges with finding the time I’d like to devote to my books. My readers want them a bit more quickly than I’m able to release them. I’m working full-time as a copywriter and I help my daughter with my grandgirls. They’re little and they need me now. I’d love to write more quickly and devote myself to it full-time, but financially I still need the day job right now.

How do you develop your characters and bring them to life on the page?

I write out a character profile for each one and I add to it as they come to life for me. I used to adore my Barbie dolls as a little girl. I’d make up all these soap opera themed stories for them. Barbie and Ken were always breaking up and there was always some villain on the loose.

I think those childhood make believe days made it so much easier for me to come up with characters and stories. I kind of know how plots work from all the books I’ve read over the years and I am able to give characters flaws they need to overcome.

I think the BEST characters are the ones who have flaws but are good at heart, just like all of us. One of my favorite examples is of Emma in the Jane Austen novel by the same title. Emma is a bit of a gossip and a busy body. She also can be a bit snooty if she thinks someone is beneath her. By the end of the story, however, she has had a change of heart when she hurts a woman who adores her as a friend by being a bit cruel in what she says to her. She also sees that all her meddling made no difference and she should have just minded her own business.

While PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is my favorite of Austen’s novels, I really love EMMA as well. I like her character and how she grows and develops. I hope my characters are the same. I hope they are flawed but they see the error of their ways and they change and grow as humans and in their faith.

Can you discuss your research process for your latest book?

My current work in progress involves a hero who knows a lot about music. I’m having to do a ton of research, because I only know a little. I’ve read about pianos, which are the best and talked to a local music store a bit about it. I also am going to have to dig into sheet music and learn more about that here soon.

Every book is different. I don’t stop when I’m in the flow of writing to research things. I will put a marker where I know I need to flesh something out or understand something better and then search for the markers during editing and expand or fix those areas. I usually edit at the end of each chapter, so it works well.

How do you handle writer’s block and overcome creative obstacles?

My blocks come with getting started and finishing a story. I just push through and get something on paper. I can always go back and fix it or completely change it later. For my first draft, I just want to get the story out.

Can you share any upcoming projects or books you are working on?

In addition to Book # 4 in Cupid’s Crossing series, I am working on a novella for You Are on the Air series. It’s a series of novellas based around radio talk shows. They go in alphabetical order, so like “Dial V for Valentine’s Day.” I have the letter Q. I’m leaning toward a book about a quilt and doing Dial Q for Quilt, but I am also tossing around a few other ideas including “Quickstep.” It’s a fun project. I like the group of readers and writers a lot. I can’t wait to contribute to the project.

Can you talk about your experience working with a publisher or literary agent?

I’ve worked with just about everything. I was published by Thorndike, which is a bigger publisher, with a small press, with an ebook publisher and I’ve self-published. I did have a literary agent for a bit but she retired and I’ve not sought another one.

I’m just not sure what one can do for you unless you’re negotiating something complex these days. I’m not against having one, I just haven’t reached out to any and am unsure where they could take me next.

How do you stay motivated and disciplined while writing?

When I’m not completely overwhelmed, I have a schedule where I try to write a certain number of words each day. There really is something to just sitting your butt in the chair and doing it.

Can you discuss any themes or messages you hope readers take away from your book?

Most of my books in the last 10 years are either sweet or inspirational stories. I hope that readers find some small glimmer of faith in a difficult time. I hope they see that my characters aren’t perfect Christians and sometimes not Christians at all. They struggle, they mess up but they seek God and they try to do better and they become Christ followers if they’re the main character.

Each book has a different theme, but if I give just one person a glimmer of hope in a dark world or can plant a seed that strengthens their faith or leads them to faith, then I’ve done my job. I don’t know how God might use me through my stories but I hope He does.

How do you market your book and connect with readers?

I belong to several social media groups. I’ll do online book tours. I keep a mailing list I notify of big events. It’s hard in today’s crowded marketplace. There’s so much noise of authors just self-promoting and screaming, “Buy my book!”

I want to be that author you discover and becomes a new favorite, not just the loudest voice. It’s okay if my audience stays intimate. I like that some of my readers are on my friends’ lists and feel free to comment and connect over various things.

Can you share any advice for aspiring authors on how to get published?

Keep sending stuff out and keep writing. Your first book will probably be awful. Mine was. I pulled it out the other day and laughed at myself. At the time, I thought it was such a good book. Trust me that it is not and the editors were right to reject it.

Learn to take criticism. If an editor takes the time to tell you something you need to change, they see a jewel in the rough. Take their advice if it makes any sense at all. I’ve been writing for 27 years, much of that professionally with my articles. I am STILL learning and growing as a writer. I adore my editors I have for my day job because they push me. They call me out if I fall back into passive writing or I am repeating myself or I’m mirroring as I write. We have to find one thing to work on and improve every quarter. I love being pushed like that. It’s one of the main reasons I’ve kept working the day job even though it cuts into my fiction writing time.

Can you discuss any other genres you have written in and if you have plans to write in other genres in the future?

I’ve written young adult. I have several children’s books ready to go but just haven’t quite figured out how to make my illustrations publish-worthy, although the HUNGRY, HUNGRY CATERPILLAR makes me think it doesn’t matter so much.

I also am working on a mystery that is on the back burner for a moment and some nonfiction books.

Can you discuss any literary influences or inspirations that have shaped your writing?

When I was a little girl, my dad would make up bedtime stories with me. My mom’s family were from Appalachia and they always had stories and adventures to tell. Huge oral storytelling traditions there. My dad would also take lists of words from Reader’s Digest and quiz me when I was like five or six. It was a game we played. I credit my family for my imagination.

As far as writers who’ve inspired me, I love Jane Austen, the Brontes and Shakespeare. I adore lyrical language that sounds like a song. For modern authors, I really like the skills of Dean Koontz, Nicholas Sparks (if he would stop killing my favorite characters) and too many romance authors to mention because I’ll leave someone out.

Can you share any experiences you have had with book clubs or other reader groups?

I have mainly just seen the ones on Facebook. I’m not involved in a lot of reader groups. I probably should be but time is limited and I need to spend it writing. I do occasionally participate in group events to meet new readers.

How do you handle criticism and negative reviews?

I think it depends. If the criticism is warranted and they tell me what to fix, I always consider it and look at it and maybe get additional feedback from trusted fellow writers and editors.

I try really hard not to read my negative reviews. The person is entitled to their opinion. I’m not for everyone. However, I made the mistake of reading one that was lengthy because I was like, “Man, they really HATED my book.” In the review, she said the book talked entirely too much about God. It was a Christian fiction romance. I kind of wanted to respond and say, “Thanks so much! That was the point.”

I restrained myself because what good could come from engaging like that with someone who already hated the book? I don’t want to be snarky—something I battle anyway—and drive her even farther from God. So, I didn’t say a word. I will admit, however, that the review ate at me. It wasn’t anything I could change without changing the entire story or the reason I wrote it.

How do you balance your writing with other aspects of your life?

Balance? What’s that? LOL I try to write on the weekends. If I get free time to myself, I will either research, plot, read in my genre or write a bit. I do try to find a few weekends where I can just write or take long weekends as part of my PTO.

Lori Soard lives in a tiny town in southern Indiana with her husband and house full of pets. She loves miniature dachshunds and has one named Daisy Mae and one named Dolly Pawton. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and traveling. You can read more about her at her website: https://lorisoard.com. You can also get a free novella from my Cupid’s Crossing series on my website when you sign up for my monthly newsletter.


***They’re just like family to her and she can’t imagine losing them or this place…***

What if you were about to lose everything you ever knew or loved?

Saving Those She Loves…

The only life Gracie has ever known has been the nursing home and the residents who are like family to her. Now, she risks losing it all and her friends scattering to different homes if she can’t come up with the money to save the business.

Granting a Mother’s Last Wish…

Between caring for his ailing mother and running the family farm, Brandt is stretched thin. Too thin. When his mother begs him to enter a local scavenger hunt, win the prize money, and convert the farm into an orchard, he knows he can’t refuse her anything, so he reluctantly agrees.

Finding True Love…

While seeking clues to the scavenger hunt, Gracie and Brandt keep bumping into each other. Gracie’s always had a crush on him that keeps her from stringing two coherent words together. Brandt doesn’t understand why she dislikes him so much she won’t even talk to him. If the nursing home residents would settle down and stop getting into crazy shenanigans long enough, the two might figure out that they have more than a little in common.

What Are Amazon Readers Saying About This Book?


Clean, Fun, and Downright Awesome!

“Lori does an amazing job capturing the hearts of readers as she all but draws a visual of her characters by words, giving you a vivid mental picture of their daily lives and how they handle difficult stressors in life. What’s even more incredible is the heart of Gracie, the main character, am amazing young lady who will take on the very difficult job of providing for nursing home clients. After losing a mother-in- law to Alzeheimers, I know first hand how wonderful it is to have people who really care. This is very well written, emotional in a good way, ends with a sweet, promising love. Well done, Lori!!!” — LovetoRead



“What a truly delightful story. Very refreshing to read about a young woman who is so selfless and gives of herself to help the elderly. I also enjoyed the farmer aspect.” — Fun Grandma


Amazing Characters

If you’re looking for a sweet, clean romance with small town values, you’ve found it with Lori Soard’s Cupid’s Quest. This is the first book in what is sure to be a wonderful series, Cupid’s Crossing. Gracie and Brandt, as well as the quirky nursing home residents, will capture your heart. The story is well-written with amazing, well-rounded characters that are thrown into true-life situations. I will be sure to read the rest of this series.” — Kimwrtr


Gracie Was Called “The Nursing Home Girl” for a Good Reason…

“Years ago I worked in a nursing home similar to Days Never New. The patients all knew each other and they felt at home there. When that nursing home closed many of the patients were moved to others parts of Texas. It was hard for them to lose another home, more friends and the feeling of security. This story offers love and hope along with a great story.” — Kindle Customer


Cupid’s Quest is the first in the Cupid’s Crossing series by Lori Soard, author of “small town stories with heart.” If you love a feel-good story with faith-based characters, you’ll enjoy this sweet, wholesome tale of love and sacrifice.

*** This sweet, wholesome romance will tug at your heartstrings and remind you why you love small towns and believe God still answers prayers and performs miracles.

The Challenges and Rewards of Writing in Multiple Genres

I write in multiple genres, and it can be both challenging and rewarding. So far, I’ve written mystery, romance, paranormal, women’s fiction, and a mixture of two or three together. I have two historical books I want to write as well. See below the genres where I’m published.

Here are some of the challenges and rewards that writers may face when writing in multiple genres:


  1. Audience Expectations: One of the biggest challenges of writing in multiple genres is that readers may have certain expectations of the author’s writing style or subject matter based on their previous work. When a writer shifts to a new genre, they may have to work hard to earn the trust and interest of their readers.
  2. Learning New Skills: Each genre has its own rules and conventions. Writing in multiple genres requires the writer to learn the rules of each genre and master the necessary writing skills. This can take time and effort.
  3. Branding: If a writer is known for a particular genre, it can be challenging to establish a brand in a new genre. This is especially true for authors who have built a large following in a particular genre.
  4. Marketing: When an author writes in multiple genres, it can be challenging to market their work effectively. They may need to create different marketing strategies for each genre, which can be time-consuming and expensive.


  1. Creativity: Writing in multiple genres can be a great way to explore new ideas and stretch one’s creativity. The writer can experiment with different writing styles, characters, and themes, which can lead to exciting and unexpected results.
  2. Flexibility: Writing in multiple genres can also make a writer more versatile and adaptable. They can switch between genres based on their mood, inspiration, or market demand.
  3. Broader Audience: Writing in multiple genres can expand an author’s readership by attracting readers who may not have been interested in their previous work. It can also make an author more appealing to literary agents and publishers who are looking for versatile writers.
  4. Intellectual Challenge: Writing in multiple genres can be intellectually stimulating and challenging. It requires the writer to master different styles, techniques, and themes, which can be a rewarding experience.

In conclusion, writing in multiple genres can be a challenging and rewarding experience for writers. While there are challenges to overcome, the benefits of expanding one’s creative horizons and attracting a broader audience can be significant.

For more information on my books visit my website at kimcoxauthor.com

Paranormal Cozy Mystery with Romance and Humor

Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery Series

Paranormal Romance and Mystery

Wandering Spirits Series – Multi-Author Anthologies

Romantic Suspense and Romantic Mystery Novels

Style & Profile Series and Stand Alone Novels

Women’s Fiction

Love’s Endurance – A Novelette

Contemporary Romance – Short Stories

World-Building for Contemporary Romance Short Stories

I’ve written a few contemporary romance short stories but while writing, as a seat-of-your-pants writer, I’d never given much thought to the world-building part of it.  When I first started writing, this part of the craft was one of those things required for the Fantasy and Science Fiction genres. While thinking about blogging topics specific to the genres I write, this came up as a possible topic and I decided to do a little research to see what I could find.

It turns out that world-building is the process of creating any fictional world that is believable and consistent, with its own rules, cultures, and history. Although it is often associated with science fiction and fantasy, world-building is a crucial element in any type of fiction, including contemporary romance short stories.

Think about when you create the fictional setting or town for your main character, and you begin to fill in their surroundings. This too can be world-building. When it comes to contemporary romance, world-building is about creating a rich and compelling setting that enhances the story and draws the reader into the character’s world. In a short story, due to the brevity, you wouldn’t want to create anything too elaborate or complicated, but you should include bits and pieces of information to make your characters and their surroundings realistic.

Here are some tips on how to world-build for your contemporary romance short stories:

  1. Set the scene: The first step in world-building is to establish the setting. Where does the story take place? Is it in a small town, a big city, or a rural area? What is the general vibe of the location, and how does it affect the story?
  2. Create a backstory: A rich backstory can add depth and complexity to a contemporary romance short story. Consider the history of the location, the culture of the characters, and any relevant events that have shaped their world. This can help you establish the rules of your world and create a sense of verisimilitude.
  3. Establish cultural norms: Cultural norms are important aspects of world-building. They can create tension, drama, and conflict between the characters. Think about the social mores and values of the setting, and how they affect the relationships between your characters.
  4. Develop secondary characters: While the focus of a contemporary romance short story is usually on your main characters, secondary characters can add depth and complexity to the world. Consider the supporting cast of the story and how they interact with your main characters.
  5. Consider the role of technology: Technology plays a significant role in modern romance stories, so it’s important to consider how it affects the world. Does everyone have a smartphone? Is online dating a common practice? How does social media affect your characters’ relationships?
  6. Don’t forget the sensory details: Finally, it’s important to create a world that is rich in sensory details. Use descriptive language to paint a picture of the setting, including the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of the environment. This can help immerse the reader into your story and create a more vivid reading experience.

In short, world-building for contemporary romance short stories is about creating a setting that enhances the story and draws the reader into the character’s world. By setting the scene, creating a backstory, establishing cultural norms, developing secondary characters, considering the role of technology, and including sensory details, you can create a rich and compelling world that will resonate with readers.

When I finish with my work-in-process novel (Book 3 of the Style and Profile series), I’m planning a large book of Christmas short stories. Some will be romantic, some mysterious, and some will be paranormal. Whatever the genre, world-building will be an integral part.

My short stories aren’t your normal boy meets girl, will they or won’t they be together. Mine are about mature couples between thirty-somethings and retirement, who later in their lives after some time apart are interested in forgiveness and second chances (A Dream Come True and In His Arms). Or they are couples struggling with the obstacles of life and fighting to make their relationships work (All For Love and Love Conquers All).

Below are my single short stories:

Purchase as singles (above) for 99 cents each or get them all together for the same price (left) in a short story set, Dream Conquer and Love.

Amazon Kindle: A Dream Come True, In His Arms, All For Love, and Love Conquers All.

Other Booksellers: A Dream Come True, In His Arms, All For Love, and Love Conquers All.

Dream Conquer and Love: Amazon Kindle, Other online Booksellers.

Eight Tips for Creating Complex and Relatable Characters in a Romantic Suspense Novel

Creating complex and relatable characters in a romantic suspense novel requires a combination of careful planning and attention to detail. Here are a few tips to help a writer create complex and relatable characters:

  1. Develop a detailed character arc: Characters should change and grow throughout the story. A detailed character arc will help the writer understand how their character will change and develop over the course of the novel.
  2. Create a detailed backstory: Every character should have a detailed backstory that explains who they are and why they act the way they do. This will help the writer understand their character’s motivations and make them more relatable to readers.
  3. Make characters multi-dimensional: Characters should have a mix of strengths and weaknesses and should be capable of both good and bad actions. This will make them more relatable and more interesting to readers.
  4. Use descriptive language: Use descriptive language to create a detailed and vivid picture of the character’s appearance, mannerisms, and personality. This will help the reader see the character as a real person and relate to them.
  5. Create conflict: Characters should have internal conflicts that they need to work through. This will make them more relatable and more interesting to readers.
  6. Use Dialogue: Use dialogue as a tool to reveal a character’s personality, motivation and thoughts. It also helps to create a sense of realism and relatability.
  7. Show, don’t tell: Instead of telling the reader what the character is like, show them through the character’s actions, thoughts, and dialogue.
  8. Be consistent: Characters should be consistent in their actions, thoughts, and reactions throughout the story. This will make them more relatable and believable.

By following these tips, a writer can create complex and relatable characters that will keep readers engaged and invested in the story.

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Compare and Contrast: Romantic Suspense and Romantic Mystery Novels

Romantic Suspense and Romantic Mystery are both subgenres of romance fiction that incorporate elements of suspense or mystery into the romantic plot. To learn the main differences and similarities of these subgenres, keep reading.

Genre Differences

Romantic Suspense novels typically feature a romantic relationship between the main characters that is threatened by a crime or other dangerous events, such as a murder or kidnapping. The suspenseful plot often involves the characters working together to solve the crime or escape danger, while also developing their romantic relationship.

Romantic Mystery novels, on the other hand, typically focus on a mystery or crime that the main characters are trying to solve, with the romantic relationship being a secondary aspect of the plot. These novels often feature an amateur detective, who is typically one of the romantic partners, who is trying to solve a crime or uncover a secret.

Genre Similarities

So what do these two genres have in common? Both genres have the following common elements:

  1. Romance: Both genres feature a romantic relationship between the main characters, which is an important aspect of the plot.
  2. Suspense or Mystery: Both genres involve elements of suspense or mystery, which add tension and excitement to the story.
  3. Character development: Both genres focus on the development of the characters, particularly the romantic relationship between the main characters.
  4. Emotional engagement: Both genres are designed to emotionally engage the readers, drawing them into the story and making them care about the characters and their fates.
  5. Plot-driven: Both genres have a strong emphasis on plot, with the romantic and suspenseful/mysterious elements driving the story forward.
  6. Happy ending: Both genres usually have a happy ending where the romantic couple end up together and the mystery or crime is solved.
  7. Combination of genres: Both genres are a combination of romance and mystery/suspense genres and are designed to appeal to readers who enjoy both.


The two sub-genres are so similar it can be hard to distinguish between them. In romantic suspense, the mystery is secondary to the romance, whereas with romantic mystery, the love interest is secondary. So according to this research, my first romance novel, Suspicious Minds, and my Style and Profiles series novels are in the romantic suspense genre whereas my latest published novel, For the Love of Money, is a romantic mystery.

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Kicking Off the Kissed Series with Author, Lizabeth Scott @LScottBooks

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to my friend and Contemporary Romance Author, Lizabeth Scott, who is also from the state of North Carolina. Just like me. 😀

When I first met Lizabeth about two years ago, she had perhaps three books published in her first contemporary romance series, A Royal Vow. Now she has more than ten books and the first book in a fourth novel series. Please join me in welcoming Lizabeth and read about her newest book release, Snow Kissed (only 99 cents for a limited time).

Snow Kissed – Kiss Series, Book 1


The Kissed Series kicks off in the snow! Brrrr. And then things heat up quickly!

Reed Hamilton, a home restoration expert, is more comfortable in her steel-toed boots than teetering on heels at a shopping mall. She usually kills her relationships from neglect, so she’s taken herself off the market. An unexpected assignment to evaluate a potential project in upstate New York has Reed leaving the Victorian she’s working on to meet with the client. A client she discovers spooning her from behind when she wakes up in his bed! Reed finds Mason charming, and tempting. So why not take advantage of all that HOTNESS!

An early snowstorm dumps an irresistible woman at the Mason Tate’s door. As beautiful and enticing as he finds her, career-focused Mason doesn’t do entanglements of any type. So, he proposed that while snow falls outside, they make their own heat inside, then go their separate ways with only pleasant memories of their time together. No emotions allowed.

They both agreed. They’d be like two snowplows meeting in the night. At least that was the plan. Until that kiss.

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About The Author

Reading is Lizabeth Scott’s passion and she dreamed of writing sexy, sweet and endearing contemporary romances most of her life. Liz wanted to be in the driver seat and take characters where she wanted them to go. Little did she know characters rarely listen.

Liz grew up on a dairy farm in western North Carolina, married her high school sweetheart, and has two children and one very adorable grandbaby girl!

Moxie, her terrier terror faithfully snoozes beside her as she writes her steamy contemporary romances.

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