Fresh FIction Box Not To Miss

Last fall, the leaves started turning gold and brilliant red. The birds sang as they migrated South, and I was forty-thousand words into creating, The Bewildered Bride. Everything was wonderful. Peace and love seemed to be everywhere. Then, the words stopped.   Nothing. Not a jot. Not even an extended ellipse.   I’m not one to panic, but for a writer to have their characters who had been happily chatting with you to go silent—that’s a...

No Comments Danielle Dresser Read More

Deadlines seem far enough away in theory, but in the end, there never seems to be enough time. Days before I have to hit ‘send’ for the next finished book or the latest edits, you’ll find me invisibly tied to a chair in front of my computer. But food can’t come in second or third place behind coffee or the next full can of my favorite energy drink. Here are a few of my favorite go-to foods that keep me from face planting into my keyboard....

No Comments Danielle Dresser Read More

1)  Authors (at least this author) loves hearing from readers. The beautiful thing about writing a book is that not only do we get to share a story that’s been consuming us for so long, but we also get to connect with new people.  Shortly after writing my first novel, The Hope of Azure Springs, I received a message from a young woman telling me how the story helped to answer a question that had plagued her for years. I wanted to cry! All the ...

No Comments Danielle Dresser Read More

“What is that?” He stepped closer, and the pungent odor of poop hit him like a gust of rancid wind. He gagged, pointing to the baby’s back and trying to speak at the same time. But all that came out was dry heaves. “What?” Aurelia lifted her hand, and the mess was on her forearm, her shirt, and the front of the baby’s legs. “Gross! Help me!” She held the wailing baby away from her body as if it were a ticking time bomb. Ben pulled...

No Comments Danielle Dresser Read More

As I was finishing the last few pages of my upcoming novel, THE DECEPTION, Hawk Maddox and Kate Gallagher’s story, I got an interesting phone call.  I’m fortunate to be represented by a literary agency in New York as well as an agency in Hollywood. Since I love movies, I’ve always wanted to see one of my books made into a feature film.  The Hollywood agency phoned about my novel, BEYOND REASON.  The story is set in Texas and is an action...

No Comments Danielle Dresser Read More

Hello Fresh Fiction fans! I’m thrilled to be here today celebrating my latest release The Nanny Rules! Tropes come and go, but there are a few favorites that are timeless. Who doesn’t love a hot and steamy forbidden romance? In one way or another, aren’t we all guilty of wanting what we can’t have? This makes our characters relatable and real, and readers desperately hungry to turn the next page. Romance feeds our soul and the forbidden s...

No Comments Danielle Dresser Read More

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Ann Aguirre!  Writes: Science fiction, romance, and thrillers. My latest book is a thriller, entitled THE THIRD MRS. DURST, and it’s a standalone story, an edge-of-your-seat read, releasing on August 8, 2019. About: For...

No Comments Danielle Dresser Read More

What inspired you to write The Chelsea Girls? I met an actress in her nineties who started telling me what it was like in the New York City theater world during the McCarthy era, and I realized this was a story that very few knew. As I dug into the research of that period, I was struck by how many actors and directors had had their lives destroyed by a misguided witchhunt, many of them at the very cusp of their careers, which means we don’t kno...

No Comments Danielle Dresser Read More

Lady Georgie has certainly come a long way since I met her in that first book called HER ROYAL SPYNESS, ten years ago. Then she was a naïve, unsophisticated person, unsure of herself and her future. She was brave enough to make the decision to flee from the family castle and come alone to London where she had to learn the most basic of skills: from making tea to lighting a fire. For the first few books, she tried various ways of earning money, f...

No Comments Danielle Dresser Read More

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present T.C. LoTempio! Writes: Cozy mysteries that usually prominently feature cats.  My latest release, THE TIME FOR MURDER IS MEOW, hits shelves August 8, 2019. About: Sixty-something cozy mystery author seeks readers for suspensefu...

No Comments Danielle Dresser Read More
Candace Havens signing CHARMED & READY
Guests / September 10, 2006

Candace Havens signing CHARMED & READY Originally uploaded by freshfiction. It was a very busy Saturday — first we had to get to North Richland Hills for Candace Haven’s signing of CHARMED & READY and then back to Las Colinas for our “Victorian” Tea. But we did it! Candace was GORGEOUS, she was dressed to kill or kick some, you know what, down to the boots with the stiletto heels! Oh MY!!! And since I...

Dorothea Benton Frank at Gwinnett County Public Library.
Guests / September 5, 2006

Dorothea and Faye Originally uploaded by freshfiction. Along with our own Faye during an author visit at Gwinnett County Public Library near Atlanta. Joining the Tuesday night Book Club, Faye has a copy of the latest Low Country novel, FULL OF GRACE. Good reading! Ah, you look lovely as usual, Faye! The rich atmosphere of South Carolina, Hilton Head and Charleston, is brought vividly to life by Dorothea Benton Frank, a South Carolina na...

Harry Hunsicker
Guests / August 13, 2006

Harry Hunsicker Originally uploaded by freshfiction. Plano Mystery Book Club meets on the second Monday of each month at the Preston Park Barnes and Noble. The guest for August was Harry Hunsicker, famed Dallas author of the Lee Henry Oswald thrillers set in the steamy underbelly of Dallas. Uh, that would be near the Trinity, right? Visit FreshFiction.com to learn more about books and authors....

Even some of Daniel Silva’s friends are in the FBI, CIA and…
Guests / August 5, 2006

Even some of his friends are in the FBI, CIA and… Originally uploaded by freshfiction. Dressed in a dark navy suit with starched blue shirt, Daniel Silva is admittedly a “formal” kind of guy. Standing before a crowd of nearly sixty (yes, I counted them, or estimated by rows plus the standees) avid readers, he took questions about his choice of villain, his childhood and life in Washington, D.C. A former journalist Silv...

Faye, Jayne Ann Krentz, Mindy
Guests / August 2, 2006

Faye, Jayne Ann Krentz, Mindy Originally uploaded by freshfiction. Gwen took this picture outside of the Berkley Party on Friday, 7/28. Visit FreshFiction.com to learn more about books and authors....

Penguin Publishing Party
Guests / July 30, 2006

IMG_0630 Originally uploaded by freshfiction. Check out the spread at the Penguin party! Not bad. Hobnobbing with authors, editoral staff, publicists, agents, booksellers and more. Visit FreshFiction.com to learn more about books and authors....

Bettina Krahn and Faye
Guests / July 30, 2006

Bettina Krahn and Faye Originally uploaded by freshfiction. Friday night was filled with the publishers’ parties. We hit a couple of them before we crashed for the night and the long drive home. Bettina Krahn is one of Faye’s favorite authors attending the Penguin Books party in Atlanta. Here you can see Faye and Bettina enjoying a moment! Don’t miss other pictures from the parties and panels on Friday, July 28th on Fl...

Meg Cabot
Guests / July 28, 2006

IMG_0539 Originally uploaded by freshfiction. The Thursday Luncheon speaker was Meg Cabot. A bit fuzzy — our photographer was WAY BACK — but as usual entertaining and educational. Check out the rest of the photos, we’ll be adding text as we get a chance. Another big day ahead. Visit FreshFiction.com to learn more about books and authors....

Marriott Marquis Lobby
Guests / July 27, 2006

IMG_0380 Originally uploaded by freshfiction. For the RWA (Romance Writers of America) conference, we traveled 14 hours to Atlanta Georgia for the fun and adventure of meeting over a thousand romance writers. We’ve entered a “few” of the photos from the first day. Check it out! Visit FreshFiction.com to learn more about books and authors....

Let’s mix it up! Romance Writers in Atlanta!
Guests / July 27, 2006

Check our our raw footage of the yearly Romance Writers of America conference at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. The Fresh Fiction crew will let you know about some of the happenings. You can see our photos at Flickr — just click on the badge at right or visit our RWA Atlanta photo album. Details to follow!!! Our Photos Visit FreshFiction.com to learn more about books and authors....