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Author Provocateur Interviews: Nan Dixon

Author Provocateur Interviews: Nan Dixon

April 20, 2018

The love of travel and family is what inspired Nan Dixon's heartfelt contemporary romance series, Fitzgerald House, whose heroines are loosely based on her sisters. Nan and I talk about how travel inspires her plots.

Author Provocateur Interviews: Mary Leo

Author Provocateur Interviews: Mary Leo

April 20, 2018

If you love Magical Romances, Cowboy Romances, and Cozy Mysteries, then Mary Leo is the read for you! I talked to Mary—a Chicago gal—how she ended up in cowboy country, and what sang to her about it. We'll also talk about her heroine who comes from a long line of Cupids—and the fun of writing about everyone's wing girl.

Author Provocateur Interviews: Marilyn Baron

Author Provocateur Interviews: Marilyn Baron

April 20, 2018

The idea for Marilyn's (thus far) four-novel Crystal Psychic series came to her when she sat on a long-distance flight. As for Marilyn's contemporary romantic suspense novels, readers are enthralled by their historical angles and faraway locales. In fact, you'll hear how saffron gave Marilyn the plot for her next book.

Author Provocateur Interviews: Maggie Marr

Author Provocateur Interviews: Maggie Marr

April 20, 2018

Maggie Marr writes smart, sexy romances. I talked to her about her contemporary romance glam lit novels, and how she made the transition from Hollywood talent agent to author in LaLa Land.

Author Provocateur Interviews: Kelly Moran

Author Provocateur Interviews: Kelly Moran

April 20, 2018

Kelly's contemporary romances are sweet and yet spicy. Case in point: her Redwood Ridge series, in which a small town's matchmakers have been successful in arranging cute meets. I talked to Kelly about several of her series, including one revolving about (gulp!) ghosts! Find out why if Kelly's towns were real, we'd all want to live there.

Author Provocateur Interviews: Julie Moffett

Author Provocateur Interviews: Julie Moffett

April 20, 2018

The top-secret missions of Julie's NSA tech-op, Lexi Carmichael, has her traveling the world. She leaves the geek guys on her mission team in awe. Who says that men don't make passes at geek girls with the smarts to outwit the bad guys?

Julie tells me how her latest novel, No Regrets, leaves Lexi with quite a few to fight off.

Author Provocateur Interviews: Jocie McKade

Author Provocateur Interviews: Jocie McKade

April 20, 2018

Twins, separated at birth are a great hook for funny mystery series. No one knows that better than Jocie (note: she spells it with a "c" — not an "s"), whose Mayson Dickson novels are laugh-out-loud hilarious.

Author Provocateur Interviews: Jennifer Ashley

Author Provocateur Interviews: Jennifer Ashley

April 20, 2018

Jennifer is an award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She writes historical, contemporary, and paranormal romances (as Jennifer Ashley); Victorian and other mysteries (as Ashley Gardner); and paranormal mysteries and urban fantasies (as Allison James). Besides being a prolific author, she also builds and collects miniature dollhouses! How cool is that?

Author Provocateur Interviews: Janna MacGregor

Author Provocateur Interviews: Janna MacGregor

April 20, 2018

If there's one thing that Janna MacGregor knows, it's history. And, as a lawyer, her capacity for research has allowed her to uncover the stories of real people who serve as the heroes and heroines of her Regency novels.

Author Provocateur Interviews: Elisabeth Barrett

Author Provocateur Interviews: Elisabeth Barrett

April 20, 2018

Missing the East Coast's dramatic change of seasons was what inspired this California transplant's first novel. Her latest series is a great spin on the "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" story. Still set in the Pacific Northwest, it moves the story just down the road from Seattle—to Oregon. Elisabeth writes the sort of books that she'd want to read. She tells me why.

Author Provocateur Interviews: Elicia Hyder

Author Provocateur Interviews: Elicia Hyder

April 20, 2018

One of the biggest breakout novelists of the past five years is Elicia Hyder, whose Soul Summoner paranormal suspense series has caught fire with readers all over the world. In fact, the fifth book in the series, The Sacrifice, will already be on sale when Elicia and I meet up against at the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend 2018 in Milwaukee, in Late April. Today, not only will Elicia and I discuss  Soul Summoner, but also her new series, The Music City Rollers.

Author Provocateur Interviews: Elaine Meece

Author Provocateur Interviews: Elaine Meece

April 20, 2018

Elaine Meece writes both romantic suspense and romantic comedies. In her FLIGHT FOR LIFE series, danger lurks in the air as well as on the ground. However, in Elaine’s Possum Creek Series (Love Shack) romance and comedy rule.  And in LOVE SHACK, Elaine’s latest romcom, opposites attract tale in a way that is sure to have readers laughing out loud.

Author Provocateur Interviews: E. Elizabeth Watson

Author Provocateur Interviews: E. Elizabeth Watson

April 20, 2018

While getting her masters in archaeology, E. Elizabeth Watson fell in love with the history and lore of Northern England. We discussed how it inspired her Scottish Medieval romances.

Author Provocateur Interviews: Denise Swanson

Author Provocateur Interviews: Denise Swanson

April 20, 2018

Cozy and romantic mysteries are a specialty of New York Times bestselling author Denise Swanson. But besides her Devereaux's Dime Store and Scumble River and Chef-to-Go mysteries, she has a sweet side, which you'll see when she discusses her Delicious contemporary romances with me. 

Author Provocateur Interviews: Cathy Clamp

Author Provocateur Interviews: Cathy Clamp

April 20, 2018

USA Today author Cathy Clamp writes urban fantasy and paranormal romances. Her shapeshifter urban fantasy romance series is called TALES OF THE SAZI. She also has a vampire trilogy, THE THRALL; and, as Cat Adams, she the urban fantasy series THE BLOOD SINGER. Today, Cathy and I will talk about her process for delving into fantastic universes, and her process for worldbuilding.

Author Provocateur Interviews: Alanna Lucas

Author Provocateur Interviews: Alanna Lucas

April 20, 2018

If you love regencies, Alanna's are swoon-worthy. Her historic research is not only impeccable, she also gives herself unique criteria, which readers relish.

Author Provocateur Interviews: Abbie Roads

Author Provocateur Interviews: Abbie Roads

April 20, 2018

If you’re looking for romances that provide thrills and chills, Abbie’s two series—Fatal Dreams, and Fatal Truths—are must-reads. Her profession—that of mental health counsel— gives her compelling insights into the human psyche. Abbie and I discuss her latest serial killer novel—with a twist.

Author Provocateur Interviews: Deborah Coonts

Author Provocateur Interviews: Deborah Coonts

April 20, 2018

This novelist's life is done by half measures—including the themes of her novels. Deborah Coonts is a lawyer, a pilot, and a motorcycle enthusiast. Not only will you laugh your head off at her Lucky O'Toole Las Vegas funny mysteries and cry tears at her California wine country contemporary romance, Crushed, you'll also stay up late in the night with her thrillers—After Me and Deep Water.

Deborah and I talk about why her heroine, Lucky, is any but (especially in love...)

Author Provocateur Interviews: Josie Brown

Author Provocateur Interviews: Josie Brown

April 20, 2018

Obviously, I couldn't interview myself, so I tagged Deborah Coonts to do the honor. She had me laughing too hard—at the differences in our processes of writing, at life, and mostly, at myself. Feel free to hear what I have to say—and chuckle along.

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