Posts about inspiration
The Real Life Inspiration for Haven Ridge
• Haven Ridge, Romance, The Beacon Street Bookshop, The Brick House Cafe, The Broken Hearts Bakery
When I set out to write a new book series, I knew I wanted to explore a different part of Colorado than most people think of when they hear the state’s name–less mountain vistas and evergreens, more rugged desert and old-fashioned buildings. The perfect inspiration came in the form of...
#2MinWritingTip – Pursue Inspiration
I have a confession to make. I almost forgot about this post. However, I have a good excuse: I was very intentionally not working this weekend. I’ve spent the last three months at a flat-out run, between deadlines, conferences, and self-publishing a book for the first time. Ironically, all this coincides...
Five Inspiring Podcasts for Writers
I was going to save this post for January, when most of us start doing our vision casting for the new year. But I’m finding this transition into the fall season to be a difficult one. For one, I just got back from an awesome, early-20th-anniversary trip to London,...
Interview With Author Elizabeth Byler Younts
I am so excited to welcome my guest today, friend and fellow RWA RITA Award double nominee, Elizabeth Byler Younts. Elizabeth is author of the Amish historical novel, Promise to Return. Carla: First of all, congratulations! I am really excited to be nominated alongside you in two categories in the RITA...