Fresh FIction Box Not To Miss
Karen White | Exclusive Interview + Excerpt: THE ATTIC ON QUEEN STREET
Author Guest / November 2, 2021

Danielle: Welcome back to Fresh Fiction, Karen! We are so excited to have you here. It’s a bittersweet day, because the last book in the Tradd Street series, THE ATTIC ON QUEEN STREET, has finally arrived. What has writing this series meant to you? How do you think you’ve changed during the course of writing about Tradd Street?   Karen:   The idea for the series began in 2005—sixteen years ago!  A lot can happen in sixteen years.  My children, then 13 and 11, have gone through high school, college, and grad school (lots of graduations!) and are now launched into adulthood with one wedding on the horizon.  We acquired two dogs, and lost one, remodeled our kitchen, bathrooms, and pretty much everything else, and bought a beach house.  We survived a pandemic and I inherited the care of my elderly parents.  All this while writing all seven books in the series plus nineteen other books and a chapter in an anthology.  I’m not sure I slept very much! I had never written a series before, and when the idea first hit me, I knew immediately it had to be set in a Southern city filled with lots of history, gorgeous architecture and, of course,…

Denise Williams | 20 Questions: THE FASTEST WAY TO FALL
Author Guest / November 2, 2021

1–What is the title of your latest release? THE FASTEST WAY TO FALL 2–What is it about? THE FASTEST WAY TO FALL centers heroine Britta, a budding journalist tasked to review a body positive fitness app and write about her experiences. Wes is the owner of FitMi Fitness and, overwhelmed with day-to-day corporate life and family issues, decides to take on a client for training through the app. The two have immediate chemistry while chatting on the app and eventually meet in person but working out and running together turns into both feeling like they’re running toward professional and ethical disaster by being interested in the other. Then again, professional and ethical disaster might not be so bad when the person running next to them just might be the one with whom they go the distance. 3–What do you love about the setting of your book?  Chicago is a great city in the heart of the country. Wes grew up in Chicago while Britta is a transplant from a small town. With distinctive neighborhoods, a multitude of cultures, and a Midwest setting, Chicago is perfect. 4–How did your heroine surprise you?  When I started writing, I thought Britta might think…

Kelly Farmer | Title Challenge: UNEXPECTED GOALS
Author Guest / November 2, 2021

The Out on the Ice series features Sapphic women’s hockey romances. These strong athletes find love on and off the ice. Their friendships, teammates and found families play an integral role in each woman’s journey to happily ever after. UNEXPECTED GOALS is the second book in the series. It hits the ice today (November 2, 2021). Woo-hoo! It’s an enemies-to-friends-to-lovers story between Canadian goalie Maisy Goode and American forward Jen Donato. International competition has created a bitter rivalry between them. Now teammates in the women’s pro league, they have to learn how to play nice in order to win. What they didn’t expect was falling for one another. U is for Uniforms. Maisy and Jen wear different ones on their national teams, but now don the same uniform for the Boston Ice. N is for Nature. They find common ground in their love of the outdoors. E is for Enemies…to friends…to “Oops! Feelings!” X is for EXpedition Unknown. It’s one of my favorite TV shows, and I based Maisy and Jen’s favorite show, Nature Escape, on it. P is for Professional women’s hockey players. Unexpected Goals is full of female athletes competing in the sport they love, where they make…