Where do authors find their inspiration?

Most writers will tell you any intense or traumatic incident or significant life event will eventually find its way onto the written page. Whether writing semi-autobiographical fiction or the wildest fantasy,  our words and ideas spring from our own experiences. … Continued

Second Saturday Interview with Inspirational Author, Rachel Skatvold

We are pleased to have Rachel Skatvold joining us today. Hello, Rachel. Thanks for taking time from your busy schedule writing inspirational romance, devotions, and encouraging blogs to be with us. My readers and I are looking forward to getting … Continued

Would you like to review your purchase? Heck, no!

If, like me, you frequently buy things from Amazon, you are familiar with the emails they send out asking for a review of the product.  These reviews are helpful for the seller and for other shoppers on the website, so … Continued

Creativity has many faces

Judy Falls, the lead character in my current work-in-progress, A Corpse in the Chapel, is a world class recycler and re-purposer. She loves to take other people’s discards and turn them into the sort of weathered treasures we see in … Continued

Progress Report on A Corpse in the Chapel

Hello Happy Readers, Today’s blog is a quick update on my current work in progress.  I’ve reached the 40,000 word mark in the manuscript (aiming for 50,000), the first third has been through a couple of edits and I’m working … Continued

Second Saturday Author Interview: Diane Weiner

Today we are visiting with cozy mystery author, Diane Weiner. Diane is a veteran public school teacher and mother of four children. She has enjoyed reading for as long as she can remember and, like many of her fans, has fond memories of Nancy … Continued

Reader Survey Results

I recently sent a Reader Survey to all the wonderful folks who have signed up for my periodic newsletter.  I wanted to see if the Ideal Reader I’ve been writing for reflects my actual fans. I was gratified with the results and I … Continued

The Spark of an Idea

Breaking News: Scientists have been able to capture the moment life begins, with a bright flash of light as a new life is conceived… Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown … Continued

Character Sketch: Judy Falls

It is time to get better acquainted with Judy Falls, the main character in A Corpse in the Chapel, coming out this summer. We first met Judy in book one of The First Ladies Club series. Birth Name: Judith Anne Cushings. Married to … Continued

The Works of J.B.Hawker Weekly Blog

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I have been writing a weekly author blog at jonnaturek.wordpress.com for a couple of years, now. Many of you are following via WordPress, email, or Twitter (Thank you!). Recently, I created the JBHawker.com website. In order to streamline site maintenance and … Continued

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