Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Brenda Talley, reviewer for The Romance Studio, just gave Mail Order Husband FIVE hearts!

When I got the email from WRP and saw it was a review for MOH, I had to take a deep breath before I could click!

I read it, screamed, read it to my husband, screamed, read it to my Mom, screamed, read it to my son...well, you get the picture.

Ms. Talley says, "This book is a very romantic, yet suspenseful........There is a constant undercurrent of danger, but there are also some poignant moments which made me shed a few tears. This book is a great read and I was not ready for it to end. I envision this book will be a keeper for many bookshelves; I highly recommend that you read it!"

You can read the full review at

How will I ever sleep tonight?????????

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Mail Order Husband Tagged as a BEST SELLER

OMG...I was told to check out Fictionwise and to my surprise Mail Order Husband has been tagged as a best seller! I really don't know who purchased my book, but...THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

As of this week it is number 10 on the romance best seller list and number 12 on the all category best seller list.

AND Readerwise has tagged it as number 3 on the best selling romance list!

I am jumping for joy, and again-THANKS to all you wonderful e-book readers!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Miss You Dad

Early in the morning on Mother's Day, one of the greatest men I will ever know quietly slipped out of my living life. My father had been suffering from Alzhemier's for some time. About 1:30 AM my Mom called, and my youngest son, Cody answered the phone. I heard him say, "You need help? I'll be right there." He and I jumped in the car, and drove to my parent's house. An hour or so later, my dad slipped away as I sat on his bed holding his hand. It was very quiet, and beautiful. And I am so very thankful to have shared that wonderful moment with him.

For the past few years I have stopped at my parent's house every morning on my way to work and every evening on my way home. Every Sunday I would sit with Dad while Mom went to work. She retired several years ago, but enjoyed getting out that one day a week and earning a little extra spending money. Those Sunday's are now some of my most precious memories. Somedays we talked, somedays we watched movies, and somedays he slept while I wrote. But everyday ended with a hug and a kiss. Most days he'd say, "Thanks for stopping."

The past week has been the longest, and the shortest week of my life. We had two services, one local and one in Northern Minnesota, which was always "home" to daddy, and where we buried him. It was hard to say good-bye, and even harder watching my three sons loose their Grandpa. At the same time, I felt extremely blessed. My three little boys have grown into three wonderful, young men. And their Grandpa was very proud of each one of them. That pride filtered into my heart at one point on the trip north. As each one of the boys, driving their own pickup and/or car, pulled out of the gas station where we had all filled our vehicles with gas, Justin the oldest, with his girlfriend, Connie, Dallas, the middle, with his wife, Liz, and daughter, Isabelle, and Cody, with his girlfriend, Sarah, I waved and watched the convoy, and felt my Dad in the car beside me. "You have a lot to be proud of there," floated across my mind, and I know it was him.

One Saturday, a few years ago, just Dad and I went to an old car show and had this picture taken. It was one of his favorites, and an eight by ten of it sat beside his chair until last Sunday.

I miss him very much, and am so very thankful that God had chosen him to be my Daddy all those years ago.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Mail Order Husband E-Book Release

It's here...The release date!

Wild Rose Press has released Mail Order Husband today in e-book. Check it out at

Creating Jace and Penny and their life together was such fun. I sincerely hope readers enjoy the story and characters.

Romance Readers at Heart reviewer Julie Kornhausl says "There’s more to this story than just the romance between Jace and Penny. There’s someone who is out to destroy the other ranches. Throw in some Indians and your run-of-the-mill bad guy, and MAIL ORDER HUSBAND turns out to be quite the entertaining western.
I would recommend reading MAIL ORDER HUSBAND by Lauri Robinson."

You can read her full review here:

Now it's time to focus on the next one! And the next....

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007


I've been tagged by Jenna Bayley-Burke to tell everyone 8 things they didn't know about me before!

What a way to start out the morning....Let me think...

1. For Jenna... my favorite show is Deadliest Catch too. My son got me hooked on it.
2. In High School, (many years ago) I lettered in wrestling. (Long story.)
3. I am one of eight children, six boys and two girls. All but one of us are now grandparents.
4. My 24 year old Kitty died last July...Odd thing is I never really liked cats, I got him by default when my boys were little. Still miss him.
5. I am addicted to ice tea. ONLY FRESH BREWED! I drink at least a pitcher a day.
6. My guest room is "Heartbreak Hotel". It is decorated with all of the Elvis memorabilia I have been given over the years. Complete with a full size cardboard cut-out. (Which many guests put in the closet, saying they can't sleep with Elvis staring at them.)
7. My favorite grilled food is an Oscar Mayer hot dog.
8. My dream car is a '65 Mustang. I'm still looking for the perfect one and arguing with my husband about it. (He's a Chevy guy).

I will now tag eight other Wild Rose Press Authors....

In case I tag you, here are the rules:
1) Each player starts with 8 random facts or habits about themselves.
2) People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their 8 things with a copy of these rules.
3) At the end of your blog you need to choose 8 people to get tagged and list their names.
4) Don't forget to leave them a note saying they've been tagged.

Tag you're it!

Clover Autrey, Marly Mathews, Tina Gayle, Stacy Dawn, Cindy K. Green, Alisha Paige, Gina Black, and Rayna Vause.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Trip to Kansas

Sorry it's been a few days since I posted. My husband and I made a trip to southwestern Kansas to see his Grandfather. We were about eighty miles west of Greensburg which was devasted by a tornado while we were there. Please remember the town and people in your prayers.

We had a nice time visiting family and friends. Grandpa is 88 and lives alone in his own house, so one day was spent cleaning for him. It was quite trying to convince him that tools do NOT belong in the silverware drawer or the dishwasher!

TRUE STORY....Grandma died about ten years ago and after her death we bought Grandpa an answering machine when he complained no one ever called him. He couldn't figure out how to work the machine so once a week he would take it up town to the small Radio Shack store and they would play the messages for him and write down the names he needed to call back.'s a small town! I used this tale as well as some other 'quirks' of Grandpa's in "A Message of Love ".

The quick trip was fun but I must say, I am glad to be back in Minnesota and to have internet access again!

Make it a GREAT Week and Happy Mother's Day to all you MOM"S!