Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wonderful Tidbits

We are in the January Freeze here in Minnesota. I refuse to go out the door without my long underwear—which reminds me of the fact I ate too many Christmas goodies.

On to other subjects, my wonderful tidbits: Wedding Night with the Ranger will be released on Monday! Yippee! I am so excited about this e-book and sincerely hope readers enjoy Colt and Annalee. Here is the blurb:

Texas Ranger-turned-rancher Colt Severson received plenty of advice on how to handle his wife on their wedding night—but not on what to do if she pointed a shotgun at him!

For Annalee Sapp, becoming Colt's bride was both a nightmare and a dream come true. The handsome rancher was the perfect husband, if only he hadn't been tricked into marrying her! He'd be stunned to learn of all the scandalous thoughts she had about him..... But once their wedding night arrives, it's only a matter of time before their passion explodes...and the truth about their impulsive marriage is revealed!

Kendra’s Choice received a Top Review award from Night Owl Reviews.

And two more wonderful tidbits of news…(I can’t remember if I shared these with my wonderful blogging friends or not.)
1. I will become a Grandma again in August! Our oldest son and his wife are expecting!
2. Our youngest son and his girlfriend have set the date. On June 26th my ‘baby’ will be getting married.

Only a month into it, and 2010 is already an AWESOME year!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Commuter Rail

I took the commuter train to the cities for a meeting yesterday. It was so nice. Much, much better than dealing with an hour of city traffic. The ride was smooth and quick, but I am such a country hick that I barely slept a wink the night before. I was nervous about losing my ticket. (Really, what would they do? Throw me off the train?) And then I was nervous about missing the connecting bus to get me to the meeting spot. (Again…the worst that could have happened was I would have had to walk ten blocks—not deadly!) Now that I’ve experienced the maiden voyage, I know I’ll use the train at every opportunity, and sleep like a baby the night before.

Last week I received a review for Badland Bride from Love Western Romances and one for Kendra’s Choice from The Long and Short of It Reviews.

I did finish the Guardian Bride, the Quinter Brides Book 4 last week—now I’m working on the dreaded synopsis. I hope to get it done and sent off this weekend.

Oh, and don’t forget the Vikings play on Sunday! 

Thursday, January 14, 2010

This and That

I know it’s all over the news, but please take a moment to pray for the victims of the disaster in Haiti. If you are able, and interested in making a donation, please visit

If you haven’t had a chance, please stop by and say hi at the eharlequin forum.

My interview with Love Western Romances will be up all month, and includes a short excerpt from Wedding Night with the Ranger.

The American Rose Christmas Anthology was voted Book of the Week at The Long and Short Reviews. Here’s the review. My story is A Solider for Christmas.

I received word that the third Quinter Brides Book, Boot Hill Bride will be released in April instead of July. (Yeah)

I’m off in the morning for the Iron Range. I’m taking my mom for a visit with my uncle. It’s a five hour drive one way, and we must return tomorrow night because our oldest son and his wife are leaving for Mexico early Saturday morning and I’m the lucky person who gets to drive them to the Minneapolis Airport at 2:30 in the morning. Jess and I then have a date at the Casino on Saturday night. We will return home in time to watch the Vikings game on Sunday. I still have high hopes of getting some writing done on the fourth Quinter Bride book this weekend.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Back from Kansas--again.

The holidays are over and the decorations are all put away. Having little Santa believers made the season very enjoyable and precious this year.

We made another journey to Kansas. My mother-in-law passed away between Christmas and New Years. She was a special lady, and will be missed. Even with the sadness we are thankful we had the opportunity to celebrate her life and share the joys and sorrows with family and friends.

On the writing side…Please visit Love Western Romances if you have a chance. And next week I’ll be featured in a forum at eHarlequin. (Here’s the link but it won’t be live until Monday.) Stop in and say hi.

I’m a touch behind on my writing, but still hope to get the first draft of the fourth Quinter Bride story done by the end of January.

Stay warm, everyone!