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JoAnn Sky | My Five Go-To Romance Movies
Author Guest / May 21, 2018

I was recently reviewing lists of potential interview questions for my upcoming blog tour for my debut, NO COWBOY REQUIRED, which released on May 14th (woohoo!). One of the questions was: what do you do when you get stuck writing? That got me thinking. I don’t really have something I “do” when I get stuck, except, I guess, stop writing until I feel like it again (thank goodness this isn’t my full-time job…yet!). But I do have something I do when I get overly stressed in general, whether about my writing or my day job or my kids or when my mother-in-law is coming to visit and the house is a wreck… you know, those every-day sort of stressors. What do I do? I cocoon and watch a romance movie in my bedroom. I invite my daughter to watch with me, and she used to agree—until, over time, we’d watched my selections each twice and she realized the selection list was finite and very small. Because, you see, I can’t watch just any romance movie. I have my go-to list; those movies I can watch over and over without getting bored – and without the urge to recite the lines…

Heidi Chiavaroli | Three Reasons to Choose a Time-Slip Novel for Your Book Club
Author Guest / May 21, 2018

In the nine months or so since I’ve become a published author, I’ve quickly narrowed down my favorite ways to connect with readers. By far, book clubs are at the top of the list. Truly, what could be more fun than sitting with a group and delving into a shared story? Book clubs are made up of enthusiastic readers who seem to have tons of questions. Many times, in visiting with these groups, my book has taken on new meaning, even for me. Often when I’m asked to recommend a book for a club, I’ve suggested a time-slip novel. There’s just something about a story with both a contemporary and a historical storyline, with a connecting point throughout, that I love. Here are three reasons to consider a time-slip novel for your next book club pick. One Book . . . but Also Two! Okay, time-slip books are really just one story. But in many ways, they are two! Just think . . . two stories to ponder in one month, the characters of two stories to dwell on, a chance to consider how they all fit together and why the author chose to tell them like this in the…

Lexi Post | ON HIGHLAND TIME “Leaps” with a Purpose
Author Guest / May 21, 2018

Do you remember the old television show, “Quantum Leap”? Sam would leap into other people’s bodies in history, and Al was able to help him figure how to fix things with his not so trusty computer, Ziggy. I loved that show! But what bothered me was that Sam never had control over where he went, and Al was only a holographic image. So when I decided to write a time travel romance, I knew I wanted two things to be true. First, the traveler would be able to “leap” anywhere in history she wanted, as well as back to her own time. Second, whoever helped her would actually be there with her when he popped in to talk to her, and so that’s what happens in ON HIGHLAND TIME. Diana’s job as a Time Weaver, Inc. agent is to go back in time and fix what the Disruptors have changed. While she’s there, the only way to communicate with the agency is through Go-Lucky, her rather short, designer-wearing handler and the only male with the ability to time travel. He provides Diana with up-to-date information on the changes in the Timestream. He also provides her with support. TWI doesn’t have…