Stress & the (Un)Productive Writer

Posted by on Aug 20 2014, 12:29 pm Posted in , , , , , , ,

Stress—though technically not (my spellchecker eagerly reminds me), it feels like it should be a four-letter word.   You know the kind I’m talking about. Those words that made your mom threaten to wash your mouth out with soap if she heard them cross your lips. The ones you utter when you stub your toe. […]


Whatever your art, make space for the unexpected

Posted by on Aug 18 2014, 3:05 am

I was going to blog on keeping healthy as a writer but a quick round-up of my ailments warned me that I was in no position to advise anybody.   As I don’t want to sound like a poor, martyred whinger I’ll sum them up as; Back ache Awful knees Occasional migraines Traumatised fingers The backache […]


What’s in a Name?

Posted by on Aug 15 2014, 12:13 am

It used to be that if you wrote romance, you did it under a pseudonym as a matter of course. Now, though, I see a lot more writers keeping their own names and proudly pointing to their book covers. These days, if you come up with a pen name, there’s usually a reason. Maybe you work as […]


Ask Tate and Noelle

Posted by on Aug 11 2014, 7:00 am Posted in , , ,

Today on the Firebirds blog, we have two very special guests, Tate Grayson and Noelle Butler. They’ve graciously stepped away from their day jobs as radio talk show hosts between the pages of  Tell Me Something Good–Firebird Jamie Wesley’s debut novel–to answer a few questions. But first, let’s get to know our experts. If you’re looking […]


Firebird Debut: The Dress Thief

Posted by on Aug 8 2014, 1:45 am Posted in , , , ,

The Dress Thief, Natalie Meg Evans’ debut novel, is a perfectly delectable read, with suspense and romance set against the rising tide of approaching war in the Paris of 1937. Above all, though, Alix Gower’s story comes alive in the world of haute couture, as she uses her talent and skills to move from a […]


Books, Books, Books!

Posted by on Aug 6 2014, 11:10 am

So, the Romance Writers of America Annual Conference was held in late July. It’s the conference that holds a special place in the Firebirds’ hearts because we got to be Golden Heart finalists together and meet each other in person! Now, the official reason we go to RWA is to network, to meet editors and […]


Release Day for Jumped!

Posted by on Aug 4 2014, 9:54 am Posted in ,

Some of you may remember back in December, when Colette Auclair’s debut equestrian masterpiece, Thrown, was made available in retail locations the world over (well, some of the world). Let’s see if the book cover (which is awesomely lovely) helps to jump-start your memory. Pretty, right? And guess what? The story inside was just as […]


Dear Firebirds: Finding A Critique Partner

Posted by on Jul 21 2014, 1:15 am Posted in , , , ,

We Firebirds are a helpful (and opinionated) bunch. When we received the below email from fellow writer Rue asking about critique groups, we were all too willing to offer some thoughts. I just published my debut novel. The first book in a contemporary romance series. I want to continue to elevate my writing and grow […]


A Different Kind of Storm

Posted by on Jul 18 2014, 10:46 am Posted in , , , , , , , ,

A raucous thunderstorm rolled through drought-ridden San Antonio, Texas last night. The wicked beast sat right on top of me while it dumped bucketsful of much needed rain. Lightning lit the room in sizzling flashes, and thunder boomed, not only rattling the windows, but literally shaking my bed and knocking out the internet (I am […]


San Antonio, Here We Come!

Posted by on Jul 15 2014, 10:56 am Posted in , , , , , , , , , , ,

  The RWA National Conference kicks off next week in a city that’s near and dear to my heart—San Antonio, Texas!   My dad was born and raised there, so I have a ton of fun family memories in the San Antonio area. I’ve got cousins, aunts and uncles still living there, with others spread […]

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