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Karla Brandenburg The perfect blend of romance and mystery

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Karla Brandenburg · 1d ago

In Defense of Romance Novels

I write romance. It’s more than romance, there is suspense, there is mystery, and in many cases, there’s a touch of the supernatural to give my stories a little bit of extra flavor. I’ve had...
Karla Brandenburg · 1W ago

Creating a Hero in Six Easy Steps

I've started work on my next in series! One of the first things I do is to create a "picture" of my characters. What do they look like? Since this is Kathleen's book, I already know what sh...
Karla Brandenburg · 2W ago

Starting Over

In case you didn't know, Epitaph 3: THE MIRROR, releases next Tuesday. I got the blessing from my editor, did my final passes, and its now officially done! You can pre-order it anywhere you ...
Karla Brandenburg · 3W ago

Who said writing is easy?

Can't tell you how many people think being an author is an easy job. You make stuff up, you write it down, easy peasy. Right? Wrong. I've been working on comments from my editor for THE MI...
Karla Brandenburg · 4W ago

The Space Between

Generally speaking, I'm usually antsy to move forward once I've finished writing - on to the next one. I found myself feeling that way as I moved to the last "get it ready for the editor" st...
Karla Brandenburg · 1M ago

Blogs - guests and hosts

via GIPHY Undeniably, the hardest part about writing is promoting/marketing. Over the past couple of weeks, I've been doing guest stints at various blogs to talk about THE TWINS and prepar...
Karla Brandenburg · 1M ago

What did we do without the Internet?

Research can be tedious, and research can be fun. I'm getting down to the nitty gritty with my editing phase and one of the things I'm trying to do involves shorthand. Anybody remember shor...
Karla Brandenburg · 1M ago

When "The End" means starting over

Yay! I've finished my first draft of the Man in the Mirror, the third installment in the Epitaph series. While I'm excited to have typed those two words (The End), this is where the work rea...
Karla Brandenburg · 2M ago

I saw the sign

There are always moments when writing that you wonder if you should abandon the current work in progress, and then the cosmos steps in to give you a nudge. The next project in my EPITAPH ser...
Karla Brandenburg · 2M ago

Dialects, Alligators and Distraction

As a post-busy season retreat, my DH and I took a trip to New Orleans. Yes, the book with the hero from Louisiana is done, but I may have mentioned he was one of my favorites to write. One ...