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If We Could Turn Back Time… Eliza Knight, Terri Brisbin and Claire Delecroix
Author Guest / November 29, 2013

Once upon a blustery fall day, three bestselling romance authors got together to create a boxed set of stories that traveled far beyond our times, and deep into the hearts of our characters… Thus, the THREE TIMELESS LOVES boxed set was born! We often get asked why we write time-travels, so today we’re here to share with you our answers! Leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of THREE TIMELESS LOVES—but make sure you answer our question! If you could travel back in time, where would you go? ELIZA: When I was eight, I stood in the center of the courtyard at Versailles Palace and stared up at the ornately carved and gilded statues. I imagined kings and queens and princesses having walked there. Wondered what it would be like if I’d been a princess back in those days, walking through the gardens in a satin, bejeweled gown, and running my fingers through the water of the fountains before a ball. Thus began my fascination with history, and wishing I could travel back in time. Guess what? I am a time traveler. I have traveled through time—in books. One of the reasons I love historicals is because…

Barbara Longley | Writing: Is it a choice, or a compulsion?
Author Guest / November 29, 2013

A coworker recently discovered I’m not just a teacher, but also a published author. He asked me what “made me” decide to become a writer. I had to think about it for awhile. I don’t recall ever making a conscious decisions to write. It’s just something I’ve always done. I do recall the day I decided to pursue publication, but that’s not the answer to his question. During my angsty adolescent years, writing was my way of processing all the drama (mostly manufactured in my own head) going on in my life. You know, the boy I had a crush on who didn’t feel the same about me, the fight with my best friend—the tragic fact that I had to share a room with my younger sister while dealing with two younger brothers and an older sister. Plus, I wrote about the trauma of moving frequently and always feeling like the new kid in school. I went through quite a few notebooks, believe me. As I matured, writing became a way of working through issues, sorting through my thoughts, values, beliefs and relationships. I began writing poetry and children’s stories at about the same time I started my own family….

Paula Altenburg | Ten TV Shows that Top my List
Author Guest / November 29, 2013

I’m not really much of a television watcher. I have commitment issues. If I get into something in the evenings, it tends to be episodic and funny and no-strings-attached. I like the Big Bang Theory for that reason. If I miss an episode I can catch up with no problem. I’ve tried to make Black Widow Demon, the second book in my Demon Outlaws trilogy, standalone for that reason. Nobody likes the middle book in a series. And nobody likes having to read books in order. My husband is the TV junkie in the household. It’s a good thing I’ve got him or my brain might turn to total mush. He watches Discovery and Oasis, and I tune in and out between reading and Facebook because I like looking at the pretty HD images. Now that I’ve discovered NetFlix, however, that’s all starting to change. I can binge watch at leisure. Mind you it’s Canadian NetFlix so my choices are limited, and that’s just as well. Thanks to social media, my attention span is shot. But I do have my favorites. My Demon Outlaws series is set in a dystopian future with a Wild West setting. Because of what I…