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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

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.

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

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

New Orleans to Paris Giveaway

Deceived is set in New Orleans; Jigsaw opens in Paris. To announce Jigsaw’s eBook preorder availability on Amazon beginning May 16, I put together a fantastic gift box that celebrates both cities! The contest will run from 6pm CST on Monday, May 16th through 8pm CST on Wednesday, May 18th. Enter now to win: Mignon Faget Sterling Silver Fleur-de-… READ MORE

Valentine’s Day Secret Heart Giveaway!

Giveaway Runs From 7 p.m. central time, Feb. 11, 2016, through 7 p.m. central time, Feb. 14, 2016 Enter to win signed copies of Deceived and Shadows, romantic thrillers by Stella Barcelona, and a Secret Heart pin/pendant, made of hand-blown glass and sterling silver, from the Whimsies collection of New Orleans jewelry designer Mignon Faget.… READ MORE