Lori's Blog on Books, Writing, and Creativity

Enjoy these articles on my books, writing in general, and the even broader topic of creativity. Although most have been written by me, I invite guests to contribute, too.

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Category: My Books

Between Worlds: YA Books Without Romance

Lori Wolf-Heffner | February 28, 2024
Between Worlds is a dual-timeline series about two teen girls—Juliana and Elisabeth—who grow up a century apart. As much as I wanted to explore how teens have lived differently, I also…

Books for Teens and Adults That Celebrate New Beginnings

Lori Wolf-Heffner | January 26, 2024
I generally find writing books about new beginnings easier than those about old beginnings. What do I mean by old and new beginnings? Old beginnings are in the past: you…

Are the Love on Belmont Books Later-in-Life Romance Novels?

Lori Wolf-Heffner | January 23, 2024
I love reading romance novels about characters my age or older: What experiences do we share? How do their lives differ from mine? What might I be able to look…

Oh, What the Fudge: An Age Difference Romance Novel

Lori Wolf-Heffner | October 17, 2023
Age difference romance novels give romance novelists one way to show that sometimes, we really can’t decide who we fall in love with. When I was out in the dating…

Shaking up the Pages: Exploring My World of Dance Fiction

Lori Wolf-Heffner | October 3, 2023
In my world of dance fiction, dance has more uses for storytelling than just “Will I pass this audition? Will I make it?” I love exploring the possibilities. A student…

Setting Books in Belmont Village Kitchener: Between Worlds and Love on Belmont

Lori Wolf-Heffner | September 8, 2023
I’ve spent most of my life in the twin cities of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Both cities have a downtown core, but Kitchener also has a little shopping gem: Belmont Village. It…

Being a Canadian Romance Writer: Avoiding Stereotypes. Most of the Time

Lori Wolf-Heffner | July 31, 2023
When you think of a Canadian romance writer, maybe you envision writers sitting in a log cabin, a story idea in their mind, banging it out…um, typing it out in peaceful tranquility.…

What ChatGPT Thinks Between Worlds Is About

Lori Wolf-Heffner | May 12, 2023
ChatGPT is all the rage these days. Like every other curious person, I thought I’d give it a shot. I asked it to write me a blog post about my…

The Nutcracker Ballet in a Sweet Romance Book 

Savina Rueffer | December 6, 2022
[Contains spoilers for Tea Shop for Two, a sweet romance for adults]  What is the first performance that comes to mind when someone mentions ballet? For many, it would be…

Disability in Fiction: Austin, a Character with Epilepsy

Lori Wolf-Heffner | November 18, 2022
Austin Tschirhart, age 16 in 2017, is one of my favourite characters to write. I can kind of live vicariously through him and raise awareness at the same time. In…

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