Featured Writing

Layla

by Tahseen Béa “This is where I feel it.” Layla said to her husband of two years. “Place your foot on my knee.” He said. Layla placed her bare foot on his knee. He held his foot and touched her ankle, examining the skin and bones of her thin ankle….

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The Penmen Profile: New York Times Best Seller Elinor Lipman

By Rebecca LeBoeuf Satirist Elinor Lipman, who grew up in Lowell, Mass., is approaching the one-year anniversary of her latest romantic comedy, “On Turpentine Lane.” Reviews written by Oprah.com and the Washington Post praise the novel and compare Lipman’s stories with those of Jane Austen. “Then She Found Me,” one…

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The Penmen Profile: Folklore Enthusiast Erica Obey

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Paranormal mystery, fantasy and historical romance author Erica Obey discovered a passion for creative writing through her interest in folklore. This discovery led to her obtaining an M.A. in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. Obey’s debut novel, “Back to the Garden” (2013), garnered praise from fellow authors Pat Conroy…

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The Penmen Profile: Bestselling Romance Writer Toni Blake

By Kaycee Gnatowski At the age of 10, Toni Blake knew she wanted to become a writer and was determined to make her dreams come true, despite all of the negativity surrounding her chosen career path. These days, Blake is a USA Today bestselling author of more than 20 books,…

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The Penmen Profile: Terri Rochenski, Author of “Eye of the Soul”

by Gabbi Hall In the 8th grade, Terri Rochenski wrote “Gundi’s Great Adventure,” and while it “never hit the bestseller list,” it did begin Terri’s love affair with storytelling. Her first novel was published in October 2013 with J. Taylor Publishing, and Terri told us about her road to publication…

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The Penmen Profile: Janet Evanovich, New York Times Bestselling Author

by Gabbi Hall New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich has not always been a writer. She studied art in college and says, “It never felt exactly right.” When she made her first $2,000 for a romance she’d written, it clicked and she took on writing full time. Her first book…

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SNHU Talks Writing, Research and Persistence with Bestselling Author Lucy Monroe

by Pamme Boutselis With more than 6 million copies of her books in print worldwide, award-winning, USA Today bestseller Lucy Monroe has published over 50 books and had her stories translated for sale in dozens of countries. While she writes multiple subgenres of romance (paranormal, historical, single title and short…

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