Author Archive: Lindsay Detwiler

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Sweet Instead of Spicy: Writing Sweet Romance in a Fifty Shades Kind of World

Sweet Instead of Spicy: Writing Sweet Romance in a Fifty Shades Kind of World

  Pounding hearts and sweaty body parts. Looks of lust and feverish kisses. Sexy words and entwined limbs. Foreplay leading to racy scenes, blush-inducing positions, and unbridled passion. These are the things romance novels are made of. Or are they? As a sweet romance writer living in a writing world where Fifty Shades of Grey […]

April 14, 2017 | By | 5 Replies More
My Husband Doesn’t Read My Books: Ways to Support an Author Without Spending a Dime

My Husband Doesn’t Read My Books: Ways to Support an Author Without Spending a Dime

I glance up from autographing a copy of my newest book to see my husband across the store. He has our mastiff Henry with him—a character in all of my novels—and is surrounded by women asking him questions. Then, the dreaded question, the one we both hope he won’t be asked, comes out of a […]

July 19, 2016 | By | 3 Replies More
The Passion to Teach, the Courage to Write

The Passion to Teach, the Courage to Write

Hands trembling, she skulks up the center aisle as if she is walking the proverbial plank. After she shakily giggles and glances around the room, I offer her a reassuring smile. I know, however, I’m not what she fears. Even her staring peers aren’t her biggest enemy right now. She is battling a raging beast […]

July 8, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More