Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Release Day!



The Flapper’s Fake Fiancé, the first book in the Sisters of the Roaring Twenties miniseries is now available! I loved writing this series of sisters, Patsy, Betty, and Jane. 

Betty's story, The Flapper’s Baby Scandal will be released in July and Jane's story, The Flapper’s Scandalous Elopement will be released in September!

And yes! I'm so excited that The Flapper’s Fake Fiancé is my 40th book with Harlequin!  


 An inconvenient attraction…

To her convenient fiancé!

Patsy Dryer may be a biddable heiress by day, but nothing will stop her from dancing all night in Hollywood’s speakeasies—or fulfilling her dream of becoming a reporter. She’s investigating the mystery of an escaped convict with brooding, handsome newspaper editor Lane Cox…until they must pretend to be engaged! With their scoop linked to Lane’s tragic past, dare Patsy hope for a happy ending for their own story, too?

Next up: I recently finished the first draft of a story set in 1912, where the heroine survives the sinking of the Titanic. It was a very fun book to write, and I often found myself lost in the research rather than writing.

Then: I’ve just plotted out two books set in the 1920’s again, brothers this time. Patrick and Connor McCormick.

The world is a bit crazy out there right now, so take care of yourselves. Relax. Pray. Enjoy the times of being home with your family. Keep in contact with those you can’t visit right now. We are going to make it through this and come out stronger. United we stand.

Blessings to each of you!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Stolen Kiss with the Hollywood Starlet




An innocent country girl…

With stars in her eyes!

In this Brides of the Roaring Twenties story, hotshot lawyer Walter Russell knows an innocent country girl like Shirley Burnette is going to find it tough in cutthroat Hollywood. A stolen kiss with this bright, young singer may be worthy of the silver screen—but Walter hates show business and has sworn off starlets. He knows he should steer well clear…if only he wasn’t so compelled to help her!
  

I loved this book, everything about it; the setting, the era, the clothes, the dialogue…everything! – From Frankie, reviewer with Chicks, Rogues and Scandals.


I enjoy writing these stories set in Hollywood during the roaring twenties so much that I signed a contract for three more to be released in 2020—Sisters of the Roaring Twenties! 


The summer months passed by quickly for us with several trips up north to work on the bunk house we are building on our property to add more sleeping space and a large indoor gathering space for our growing family.

June brought us another granddaughter on the 18th! She is perfect in every way!  

July was filled with berry picking (several varieties), making jam, and birthday parties that were loads of fun.

August was happy and sad. I traveled to Nebraska to see my brother, which was so fun. The sadness came on the 20th when we had to say our final good-byes to our wonderful grand-dog Bear. He was one of those once-in-a-lifetime dogs.

Now, it’s September. The grandkids are back in school and Papa and I are busy with all the things that didn’t get done yet, but need to before the winter rolls around.

Laugh every day, love every day, and count your blessings, for life is good.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Brides of the Roaring Twenties!


The first book of the Brides of the Roaring Twenties series will be released this week. I had such a great time writing these roaring twenties book that I’m working on two more! It’s such a fun-filled era and the Hollywood setting just adds to the glitz and glamour! 

Brides of the Roaring Twenties books are about two women finding husbands in Hollywood.

Helen and Shirley are looking for fresh starts and head to where the bright lights beckon—Hollywood.

They thought they’d left scandal behind them, but find plenty more adventures amongst the speakeasies, starlets and of course the silver screen! 

Though they weren’t looking, they each find a handsome Hollywood bachelor to guide them through the dazzling new world they’ve entered and eventually down the aisle! 

Helen’s story: Baby on His Hollywood Doorstep 

A roaring twenties runaway…

A baby who needs a daddy!

With the Chicago mob hot on her heels and her late best friend’s baby in her arms, Helen Hathaway hightails it to Hollywood. There she finds little Grace’s uncle, charismatic film producer Jack McCarney. She knows she should keep him—and Grace—at arm’s length; after all, they could be wrenched apart by Grace’s father’s return. But instead she’s falling for Jack, bonded by the baby who needs them both…










An innocent country girl…

With stars in her eyes!

In this Brides of the Roaring Twenties story, hotshot lawyer Walter Russell knows an innocent country girl like Shirley Burnette is going to find it tough in cutthroat Hollywood. A stolen kiss with this bright, young singer may be worthy of the silver screen—but Walter hates show business and has sworn off starlets. He knows he should steer well clear…if only he wasn’t so compelled to help her!
Coming soon!








On the home front, all is well! We had a busy winter with hunting up north, the holidays, our youngest son’s wedding, and learned that we will be grandparents again in June!!

Stay happy!