I’ve been quiet for the last few weeks because: 1) I took my #2 daughter to college. College prep, then driving and getting her settled, then coming home and cat
Good news: I finished MORTAL SIN, book three of my Seven Deadly Sins series. My publisher cancelled this supernatural thriller series more than four years ago. I was h
I’m going to be 45 this month. When I was growing up in the 70s and 80s, graduating high school in 1987 and going to college for two years after that, I did a lo
Whoot! I’m thrilled to have MSW alum Deborah Coonts — terrific writer and all-around great gal — back to blog, celebrating the release of her fifth L
Author Stephen Blackmoore posted on Twitter a great quote:
Please welcome Jessica Scott to Murder She Writes. She’s guest blogged before, and I love having her back. She’s smart, funny, beautiful, and a hero in eve
Laura and I are thrilled that HIT AND RUN, book two in the Moreno & Hart Mystery Series, will be on-sale Monday. It’s available for pre-order at Amazon, Kob
I have two conferences coming up — Thrillerfest in NYC and RWA in San Antonio. I have a lot to say about these conferences, and you’ll hear most of it over
I’m still playing around with the cover copy for COMPULSION, but I wanted to share the cover with you all … it was just released into cyberspace, so itR
Some writers need complete silence to create. Others need white noise — soft music or ocean waves. Others need a lot of commotion or music that sets the scene — romantic music for love scenes, rock music for action scenes.
I can write with almost any noise level. What I can’t do is write (well) with interruptions. This is why for years I wrote at Starbucks. The bustle of the shop didn’t bother me. I’d put my earbuds in, crank up my playlist, and write.
I wrote my first nine books almost exclusively at Starbucks and one of two local bars.
There are some television shows that are as good — and in some ways better — the second time around.
For example, I just finished watching all three Seasons of PERSON OF INTEREST with my 13 year old son. I’d already seen them, but was happy to watch them again. The second time around so many little things came clear, reminding me that the creators and writers of that series are damn brilliant. Whether they had it all planned or not, I have no idea. Any details that I might pull out for later in the series, I don’t realize at the time. I see them later.
For example, I had no idea that Senator Jonathan Paxton would come back after LOVE ME TO DEATH. But when I was writing SILENCED, I realized that there was a lot more to explore with this character. He ended up being a character in SILENCED and STOLEN. Many of my books are like that. In DEAD HEAT something happened near the end that one reviewer caught … but I don’t think most people did. I didn’t realize it until I read the final page proofs, but then I became excited because it sets up the next two books perfectly In the Max Revere series, one almost flip comment in book one leads to a pivotal turning point in book two. I think sometimes, my subconscious knows things I don’t realize until I have to know it … weird, I know.
Hamsters and Romance Novels: Who Knew
By Jessica Scott
I’m so glad to be here today. When Allison and I were talking about what to write about, she mentioned that I should talk about the hamster fiascos that frequently occur in my house and how the little buggers managed to slip into my book BACK TO YOU.
It all started with the pre-k class pet, Fluffy.
I’ve been bad, not blogging from Thrillerfest or RWA, and I have nothing for today (though a FANTASTIC guest blogger tomorrow!!! I’m so excited!) but I just had, had, had to share this YouTube clip From ComicCon on The Blacklist. As you know, The Blacklist was my favorite new series, and I haven’t been so excited about a new series in years. James Spader is AMAZING. He should have been nominated. The writers should have been nominated. The show should have been nominated. What’s with the Emmys? The Blacklist and specifically James Spader absolutely should have been nominated. LOVE this show.
Anyway, I wanted to share this FANTASTIC two-minute Red highlight reel. Enjoy!
Allison Brennan is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-four romantic thrillers and mysteries, including the Lucy Kincaid series and the Max Revere series. She lives in Northern California with her husband and five children.Read more
Two years before the events in Notorious, Max travels to Colorado Springs to investigate the disappearance of a college student. Frustrated over the lack of interest from both friends of the victim and campus authorities, Max tags along with the leader of search and rescue and his dog through the beautiful and deadly Rocky Mountains in the hopes of finding answers. Every answer she finds leads to more questions--questions neither the police nor the college want Max asking.