A Week in the Life of a Writer

Since I began writing in 2010, I’ve kept a time card of my work. It’s divided into different departments of the business known as Samantha Ann King: studying craft, research, business and writing. Here’s what the week of March 14-20 … Continue reading

Opposites Attract

Tempting Meredith Cover

Opposites attract. I’ve seen it in real life. In fact, I’m living it. And I prefer it in the romances I write and read. The bad boy and good girl (Kristen Ashley, Motorcycle Man). Or bad girl and good boy … Continue reading

Combustible Couples


Chemistry. I love it when the byplay between two people becomes combustible. One of my favorite things to read and write is banter. Sexy, playful, sharp-edged dialogue snares me every time. I had the best time writing the first draft … Continue reading

Erin McRae and Racheline Maltese

Starling cover

Please welcome Erin McRae and Racheline Maltese to the Cafe! When I read LGBTQ+ romance, and when I write it, I’m looking for a lot of things. Those include great characters, fantastic chemistry, hot sex, and to a certain extent, … Continue reading

Sharing Hailey on Sale

Sharing Hailey Cover

Sharing Hailey A smoldering USA Today bestseller from an author who “knows how to bring the heat” (RT Book Reviews)! Hailey Anderson’s deep, dark secret? She’s been madly in lust with her overprotective brother’s two best friends for years. Gorgeous woodworking artist … Continue reading

Writing: The Bare Necessities


This month I’ve been bouncing all over the place, searching for a topic for my January post. First, it was everything I’ve learned about the complexities of American English from my work as a literacy volunteer. There was also the househunting … Continue reading