Author Archives: Beth Carter

About Beth Carter

Multiple award-winning novelist and children's book author. Former bank VP and hospital PR director turned pajama-wearing writer. Find me online or at Starbucks where I'll be writing while sipping a skinny vanilla latte. If I'm not there, it's possible I'm at T.J. Maxx. Happy reading! 2017 Raven Award Runner-Up for Favorite Contemporary - SLEEPING WITH ELVIS; 2015 RONE Winner and 2015 Best Debut Author - THURSDAYS AT COCONUTS.

Weave Weather Into Your Work

I was going to write about something entirely different today, but as I sat riveted watching the non-stop Hurricane Florence coverage, it occurred to me that we must weave weather into our novels to ensure realism. Writers should also take … Continue reading

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RWA, A Radio Interview, & Raven Awards, Oh, My!

Question: What do two thousand romance authors have in common? Answer: They attend the annual Romance Writers of America conference! How do you like my lame joke? It seemed funny when I was stranded at the airport. At any rate, … Continue reading

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Tips for Keeping A Series Fresh by Beth Carter

Before we discuss the challenges of penning a series, please help me celebrate! It’s release day for CHAOS AT COCONUTS, Book 2, which all began with double award-winning THURSDAYS AT COCONUTS. As I write Books 3, 4, (and possibly 5 … Continue reading

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Fresh Starts & First Sentences by Beth Carter

Happy 2018! Since we’re still early in the new year, assessing our goals, and planning our lofty writing aspirations, I decided to research starts. And by starts, I mean first sentences from a variety of novels whether a classic or … Continue reading

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Spread the Merry by Beth Carter

As authors, I believe we have an important job–especially over the holidays. We have unique talents that can help others who are stressed, alone, overwhelmed, and downright grouchy during the Christmas season. How can we help when we’re stressed ourselves? … Continue reading

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Writing A Series As An Unorganized Pantser

There I said it. I’m unorganized. I wasn’t always like this. In fact, in the late eighties and nineties, I was administrative assistant to a college president. Before that, I was an executive secretary to a hospital administrator. After I … Continue reading

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AUTHORS and BOOK CLUBS

As an author, I’ve met with two very different book clubs. One had 6-8 female readers located in the tiny town of Ash Grove. The other book club was large–about 30-35 members, half of whom were men, not exactly my … Continue reading

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