Lisa Harris: The Writer & her Book (with giveaway) Engaged in Trouble by Jenny B. Jones Cover Reveal: Indie Novels coming soon Must Reads: Becky Wade and Katie Ganshert

Susan Sleeman: The Writer & her Book

Susan Sleeman


Today I’m chatting to Susan Sleeman, author and creator of The Suspense Zone, about her latest release, gardens, Candace Calvert, and the FBI Citizens Academy. Hope you enjoy this fascinating interview.


The Writer

Please describe yourself in three words (ask your best friend or family if you are struggling!)

My family members describe me as organized, generous, funny. I would add tenacious to that.

What’s your favourite season, and why?

Spring/early summer is my favorite time of year two reasons. We live in rainy Oregon. It’s  a beautiful area of the country because of all of this rain, …

Bookish Question of the Week

BookishQu250Connecting with the characters is a crucial element for me when reading, and it’s the characters that usually make or break the story for me. I want characters that are authentic and that I can relate to. They don’t have to be like me or even share the same experiences, but there has to be something about them that makes me empathise with who they are or where they are at. I want to feel their emotions, good or bad, and be invested in their journey throughout the book.

Maybe it’s my personality, the fact I was a tomboy, or …

Melissa Jagears: The Writer & her Book (with giveaway)


It’s a delight to be chatting with Melissa Jagears once again on the blog. I really enjoy her storytelling and I think you will, too. Today she chats about strawberries, Julianne Donaldson, and writing until 5am! Be sure to enter the giveaway below.

The Writer

Please describe yourself in three words (ask your best friend or family if you are struggling!)

Tired, thrifty, INTJ

What’s your favourite season, and why?

Early fall and late spring (I’m combining half seasons to make one :)) I like the temperatures of this portion of the year and that’s when you have pretty outside …

Life After by Katie Ganshert

Life AfterSynopsis:~

It could have been me.

Snow whirls around an elevated train platform in Chicago. A distracted woman boards the train, takes her seat, and moments later a fiery explosion rips through the frigid air, tearing the car apart in a horrific attack on the city’s transit system. One life is spared. Twenty-two are lost.
A year later, Autumn Manning can’t remember the day of the bombing and she is tormented by grief—by guilt. Twelve months of the question constantly echoing. Why? Why? Why? Searching for answers, she haunts the lives of the victims, unable to rest. 
Paul Elliott lost

Coming soon from Waterfall Press


Waterfall Press have impressed me with the quality of their cover art and the talent of their writers. Their latest selection is no exception. Pay particular attention to the synopses ~ subjects like self worth, bio-hazards, environmental issues, marital dysfunction, and forgiveness~ all exceedingly relevant. International settings include Ireland, Canada, and England and a plethora of genres ~ women’s fiction, thriller, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, historical romance. There’s even a debut novelist in Jeanne and I’m super intrigued by her story.

I’m hearing great things about Varina’s just released Looking Glass Lies and the cover is eye catching, while Christy’s …

INSPY Awards 2017 Shortlists



It continues to be an honor to be a part of the INSPYs Advisory Board and we are delighted to announce our 2017 Finalists!




We thank you so much for your continued support, especially in light of the 2017 changes as we strive to create a program that is considerate of the many wonderful novels written in this genre. 

Following multiple book deliveries plus multiple time zones, and juggling our respective schedules, the Inspy Awards Advisory Board is thrilled to (finally) announce the 2017 shortlist contenders. As each year does, another daunting task was placed before