Ask Stella – Dana Pearce

I absolutely love your books…..I noticed that you are a lawyer. How do you find the time with such a demanding career as a lawyer to write such incredible stories? I just love your characters. Dear Dana, Thank you, so much, for the compliment. Seeing that kind of praise helps me stay motivated! And, thank… READ MORE


Photos from the RT Booklovers Convention 2017

The RT Booklovers Convention went by quickly, leaving a blur of memories. I met and talked with so many nice readers. The RT staff and volunteers, as usual, were awesome. There were plenty of opportunities to talk with and learn from other authors. I even went fan-girlish on a few authors, as you can see… READ MORE


RT Booklovers Convention 2017 – Stella’s Schedule

Are you attending the RT Booklovers Convention 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia (May 2-7)? I’m “officially” part of the following events, where there will be many other authors, swag, and fun. Please stop by these panels, book signings, and parties (or anywhere you might see me at the convention) and say hi – I’d love to… READ MORE


Ask Stella – Caroline Penland

How long does it take you to write a novel and how detailed is your outline? The time varies by novel, but once I actually start writing, I aim for a complete draft in seven to nine months. After that, an editing and rewriting phase takes a few more months. While I’m editing one book, I’m starting the next. As I write this, Concierge (available Summer 2017) is in the editing and rewriting phase, and I’m conceptualizing my next novel.

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Roux Reveals . . .

Midnight; in vehicle, en route to the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, where Agent Jesus (“Zeus”) Hernandez will depart for Paris, France; commencing the job that will become Jigsaw, A Black Raven Novel. {Interview by Roux Barcelona, Papillon, AP Field Correspondent} Roux: Hello, Agent Hernandez. I’m Roux Barcelona. I appreciate you talking to me despite the… READ MORE


Musings – On Living, Writing, and JellyBean Moments

As I write this, I’m having a real-life special day, for which I’m grateful. I’m sitting on our boat in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We’re docked near the Intracoastal Waterway. My husband is enjoying the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show and I’ve stayed behind with our papillons. I’m spending most of the day writing Concierge, A Black… READ MORE


Jigsaw Release Day Giveaway – Celebrating New Orleans and Paris

Deceived is set in New Orleans; Jigsaw takes place in Paris, and elsewhere. To celebrate Jigsaw’s June 30th release day, I’ve put together a book lovers gift box with reflections of both cities. Enter from Wednesday, June 29 (6 p.m. CST) to Tuesday, July 5 (8 p.m. CST) Giveaway includes: a Kindle Paperwhite + $25… READ MORE