Time to Say Goodbye—and then Yes!

- by Charlotte Hubbard

When I began to write EMMA BLOOMS AT LAST, the fourth book in my Home At Cedar Creek/One Big Happy Family series, a lot of story pieces were already in play. I had created the world of Cedar Creek, Missouri, with its mercantile, a carriage shop, a couple of eateries, and several homes. I had […]

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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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Give Yourself a Promotion

- by Elaine Isaak

One of the hot topics for writers, whether you are trad or indie published, is how to effectively promote your books.  It used to be said in advertising that we know 50% of our marketing works–we just don’t know which 50%.  We’re constantly on the lookout for good information about promotions.  A recent article for […]

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