Category Archives: Ask Stella

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

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.

Ask Stella

Dear Stella, When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer? And when are you writing another story set in New Orleans? ~ Amy W. Hi Amy, Two very different questions! My dream of being a writer began when I was really, really young. Maybe 7 years old? Or 8? Perhaps it… READ MORE