Category Archives: research

The Bad Seed-Not My Title (You’ll Get it in A Moment) by Ripley Proserpina

Some you may have followed the hubbub that surrounded a recent release, Handbook for Mortals, landing on the NYTimes Bestseller List at #1. I’m not going to rehash it here, but there were some suspicious events that led to the … Continue reading

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Truth is Stranger Than Fiction by Ripley Proserpina

For some of the books I’ve written, the main character is the impetus for writing. I’ll think—what if someone was walking by an alleyway and found a baby? And then I’m off and running. The Searchers, my reverse harem series, … Continue reading

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The Joy of Books, Conferences and Research

There is nothing like the fragrance of newly printed books. It becomes even more joyful when they are yours. You want to skip and dance and dance and skip. I think you get the idea. In preparation for Confluence 1017 … Continue reading

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All Aboard for Blog Tours by Stacy Hoff

I’ve recently launched my newest release, DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC. In order to promote it I had to do everything  under the sun marketing-wise. Technically, this should have been no big deal for me. After all, ARCTIC is my fifth book … Continue reading

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Location, location, location by Stacy Hoff

    The old adage in real estate is well known: the best way to select property is by considering three things – location, location, location. Does this principle hold true for writers? In order to find the perfect location … Continue reading

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Pi-Con Memories and Weird Research by Susan Hanniford Crowley

9Pi-Con was a blast. The Friday Writing Workshops was well received. The science fiction, fantasy and horror of the rest of the weekend was fun. Here are some photos!                       … Continue reading

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Nights Of Passion Virgin

Be gentle with me, please, since this is my first time posting on Nights of Passion. When I began writing The Duplicitous Debutante, which is being released on September 1, I had a very clear impression of what my heroine … Continue reading

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