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February 8, 2018

As someone who has written romance, you’d think I would be all over Valentine’s Day.

Truth is, I never was a big fan, even when my husband (John) was alive and we were very happily married. I always saw it as a Hallmark-fueled day that put a lot of “he went to Jared’s” pressure on those who were coupled. Even more, I felt it was a mean-spirited roses-in-your-face slam on the single, a day determined to remind them of just how SO single they were. For this reason, I was known to post Face...

November 26, 2017

Romance. Mystery. Family Saga. Cops and Robbers. The "Heart Tide" Series will transport you to the 1930s with two books that you will not be able to put down! They make for fantastic reads and are great for holiday giving! (We've even gotten rave reviews from men and teens, too! So it's a good choice for everyone in the family!) 

This series is composed of two books; neither are stand-alone.  Book 1, "Watching the Water" is a cliffhanger ... read more about this book...

July 22, 2017

My mother and paternal grandma were responsible for my love of TV westerns. Mother’s favorite show was Gunsmoke and she enjoyed it so much that she was going to name me Marshall Dillon if I'd been a boy. True story. And Grandma? I don't think she knew who the actor Lorne Greene was, but she could give you every stat about his Bonanza character Ben Cartwright, along with those of his three sons (Adam, Hoss, and Little Joe) living on the scenic Ponderosa ranch. 

My Saturdays this summer are alm...

I spent most of last week attending the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. Oh my, what a wonderful and valuable experience! Workshops, socials, speakers, author signings, cover models.

Yes, those too-gorgeous-to-be-true guys who grace the covers of romance novels, sometimes dressed as highlanders, pirates, cowboys and whatever else strikes your fantasy-I-mean-fancy. But here’s the thing: they ARE real. I know because I met some at a Cover Model Meet...

April 27, 2017

Before I start, let's be honest. As soon as you read my title, that song I'm So Excited by the Pointer Sisters entered your head. Now it might be stuck there, looping over and over... and over. I get it. It happened to me as soon as I typed it and I've been singing the chorus of the 1982 mega dance hit for days. 

But moving on, I really am excited to share some news with you. A morning phone call this week with my publisher -- the smart, lovely, and remarkable Terri Leidich of Boutique of Quality...

February 10, 2017

It's Romance Week at Goodreads! Who is your favorite couple from literature and why?

Also, in celebration of Romance Week, my publisher (BQB/WriteLife), distributor (IPG) and I invite you to enter to win a copy of "Watching the Water" at Goodreads. Enter now through Valentine's Day.


February 9, 2017

It's Romance Week at Goodreads! Who is your favorite couple from literature and why? Mine is Jane and Rochester from Jane Eyre because she's an independent young woman who doesn't let this flawed man get away with anything, despite her passion for him. He falls madly in love with her and tames his ways, but there's baggage -- like his secret, violently crazy wife living in the attic. Dang! But in the end, Jane starts the last chapter with "Reader, I married him." <3

Who is your favorite couple and...

February 7, 2017

An Evening of Romance.

What image do the words evening and romance conjure up for you?

A hand-in-hand stroll on a shoreline bathed in twilight's lavender glow...long, savory kisses beneath a golden summer wine and red roses on a candlelit table for two?

Maybe it's hands folded behind your heads, you and your love wishing upon stars as you gaze from the bed of a pickup truck. It could be pizza on the sofa as you settle in to watch a favorite TV show together. If you're really lucky, it's...

November 22, 2016

I have been a bad blogger.

My goal to post every week or so has missed the mark a little. Okay, a lot. It's missed the mark by about two months. My new goal is to be a better blogger.

It’s been a tough autumn, though. My dear sister, Becky, passed away very suddenly on Aug. 28, 2016, just 13 months after the death of my husband, John. Two major loses in a short span of time pretty much derailed this gal. September was a blurry whirlwind as I presented at SIBA, prepared for a family wedding, and att...

September 23, 2016

Being invited to speak as a featured author at the Southern Independent Bookseller Alliance (SIBA) trade show was the dream part. 

What happened next was the nightmare part.

First, let me say that SIBA ’16 (held September 16-18 in Savannah, Georgia) was an awesome experience -- and one of those experiences that I feel might only happen to me. Oh friends, this one is for the books, specifically one called “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up.”  This story requires that I preface with the fact that I'm in t...

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