Who Lives Here, Really?

- by Charlotte Hubbard

Last year I sold a new Amish series to Harlequin’s Love Inspired line. I quickly concocted a new setting, new characters, and the ideas for several potential stories, and then when the editor bought my series I wrote a complete first chapter of the first book. Because I’ve had two other Amish series in publication […]

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With a Little Help From My Friends

- by Charlotte Hubbard

A funny thing happened on the way to writing this fourth book of my Seasons of the Heart series: we had already titled it BREATH OF SPRING, but in my original proposal, I didn’t have a heroine picked out. My editor mentioned that Annie Mae Knepp would make a wonderful heroine, and her story quickly […]

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Snow Days

- by Dianne Drake

I watched the snow storm yesterday, and if left me with some odd questions. 1. Why did the store sell out of milk and bread? That’s a question I’ve never had answered. Quick, run to the store for milk and bread, we’re having a blizzard! I, for one bought neither. In fact, my cart (I […]

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How Much of Yourself Goes Into Your Book?

- by Dianne Drake

I did something recently that I’ve never done. I wrote a story about me, fictionalized it, embellished parts, changed some facts to make it more interesting, then submitted it to Lou Aronica to be included in I Never Thought I’d See You Again. It was a really difficult thing to do first, because it was […]

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