New Release from my friend Adriana!!!

It’s All About the Research Authors of erotic romance often get teased about what kind of research they might delve into for the sake of their books – it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it…**snicker, giggle, knowing wink.** The research my husband and I engaged in for this spicy romantic suspense is…

Out of Darkness – Update

So, I have another request on Out of Darkness! One step closer…maybe…requests are never guarantees, just interest to read your entire manuscript. Which is a good thing. This right here is why I’m sharing the author journey on FB. It’s a long one that requires patience and thick skin. I’ve gotten a number of passes…

Late night scouting

One thing about writing, when you’re writing a fantasy in a word entirely of your creation, places in the book look exactly how you want them to look. No questions asked because you’ve created that world and everything in it. But when you’re writing in another genre and using a location that exists, you have to get your location…

Keeping it Real

I recently finished reading Stephen King’s On Writing for a second time. This book is a great resource for writers. I’ve been writing professionally for about ten years now, and it reminded me of some things that I’ve forgotten. One of those things is Honesty. Writing with Honesty seems like an easy thing to do,…

VIrginia Festival of the Book

Super excited today to go to the Virginia Festival of the Book! Tonight I’ll be at a panel featuring a brilliant urban fantasy author, Kim Harrison (http://www.kimharrison.net/). I’m going to miss tomorrow for a road trip to Raleigh, but love this time of the year. As the weather warms up, the book festivals and conferences…

New England Crime Bake

 So I’ve done it! I’ve registered for the New England Crime Bake in November! This will be the first mega conference I’ve been to since the 2007 RT. That was a great experience because I not only went, but I got to be on 2 panels. Since restarting my writing career as Heather Elizabeth King…

Love!

I finished writing a love scene about an hour ago. Love, as in, falling in Love. Making people fall in love on the printed page is always a challenge for me. There’s so much that has to go into each scene to make the love believable. Throwing male & female together in a bunch of…

Subplots

There are tons of great mystery authors out there who write fantastic mysteries. Some of my favorites are: Lorna Barrett, Elizabeth Peters (Nobody beats the Emersons!!)/Barbara Michaels (as Barbara Michaels she’s also brilliant. Stitches in Time is one of my favorite books), Janet Evanovich, Juliet Blackwell, Charlaine Harris, Carolyn Hart, PD James,  David Baldacci (I love his Sean…

Plotting vs. Flying By The Seat of Your Pants writing

I used to think of myself as spontaneous, but upon closer inspection I’ve come to realize that there isn’t much about me that’s spontaneous. I weigh options before making a decision, I research a topic before taking a strong stance on either side; I like to plan and think through everything I do. So it’s probably…

Cozy Mysteries

Why am I posting a pic of Lorna Barrett’s, Murder is Binding? Because the book is fantastic and because my current WIP is a Cozy Mystery. I’ve loved cozies for a years, now. There’s nothing like a good mystery on a cold day..on a rainy day…on a sunny day! You can even find cozies on…