Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Priates and Ghosts

The ghosts and goblins (and princesses and pirates) will be knocking on the door soon. The news announced today the most popular Halloween costume this year will be Michael Jackson. My granddaughter is going to be a pirate, because that’s what Emily Elizabeth is in Clifford the Big Red Dog’s Halloween book. She asked Uncle Cody if his dog, Bear, could be a ghost since that’s what Clifford is in the book. But her Mommy and Daddy aren’t willing to take a 100 lb Lab trick or treating. I think I better buy a bag of doggy treats just incase she convinces them how fun it could be. (As you can see from the picture, she and Bear are best friends.)

Sorry for my delay in posts. I was ‘hit’ by the flu bug. I actually had to use sick days at work. The first time in almost five years. Then last weekend we went up north to our property. Hubby had to get everything ready for deer season and I wanted to take down the solar lights I have set out all over. I think I need to get one of those motion cameras so I can see what the woodland critters think of those little lights. The place was full of paw prints.

I did get one full day of writing in, besides helping cut a load of firewood. I’m about halfway done with the fourth Quinter brother book. Boot Hill Bride-The Quinter Brides book 3 will be released in July 2010, and my Harlequin UNDONE, Wedding Night with the Ranger, will be released in February 2010. The e-book release of Badland Bride-The Quinter Brides book 2 is November 7th. (The print is available now.) My next release will be An American Rose Christmas Anthology on December 11th.

I’m one chapter away from finishing the book I’m collaborating on with another writer, but I have a time travel story as well as another Texas Ranger book that keep pulling my attention away from the sisters book.

I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween with lots of trick or treaters!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Badland Bride

The e-book of Badland Bride-The Quinter Brides Book Two will be released by The Wild Rose Press on November 6th, HOWEVER, the print book was released last week at The Wild Rose Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and anywhere else print books are sold. YEAH!

I attended a writer’s retreat last weekend. It was a wonderful time, and I’d highly recommend the ARC Retreat Center for anyone who wanted a little down time. I also spoke to a writer’s group this week. I always enjoy talking with those who understand the voices in my head.

We had snow this week. YES, SNOW! It’s only October! So, as many of you know, I’m preparing to put my pony away for the winter. It’s just so blessed hard to be separated from her. Even my granddaughter was upset when I showed up in a different car to pick her up. “Where’s the pony car?” she immediately asked. She’s 2 ½ (When you ask her how old she is, she says, “2 ½. Don’t forget the half.”)—anyway— I explained the pony car doesn’t like snow. After she climbed in her car seat in the backseat of Papa’s car, she said, “Boy’s cars like snow and girl’s cars don’t.” It is amazing how young we are when we start stereotyping each other, isn’t it?

I’m hoping for a quiet weekend with lots of writing time, how about you?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Please release me let me go....

OKAY, okay, those of you who know me well, know I can't sing a note....but that song came to mind because....

Today is the release day for Kendra’s Choice!

Back Blurb:
Kendra Parker needs a man-it's research for Widow Swanson's article, "What Every Woman Needs to Know about Her Marriage Bed." But the sparse population of Eastern Colorado in 1883 doesn't offer many choices, until Major Marlow arrives.

Sterling Marlow rode into the Parker farm in time to celebrate the wedding of one of Kincaid Parker's daughters. But it was the Pastor's older daughter, Kendra, who caught his attention. Her seductive body wanted him, and who was he to deny the needs of a young woman?

Oh, and speaking of songs, I finally downloaded a ring tone for my cell phone. Moody Blues by Elvis now plays whenever anyone calls. :)

Today is also my wedding anniversary. (My Dear Hubby kindly reminded me this morning. I so have to figure out a way to be the reminder not the reminded one year! But, in my defense, I hadn't had coffee yet, so I had no idea WHAT day it was.)

I’m heading up north on Friday to attend the Northern Lights Writer’s retreat. Besides networking with some great ladies, I’m hoping to gain new insights from the workshops/discussions and maybe fit in a few pages of writing.