Monday, January 14, 2013

Coming soon...

His Wild West Wife will be released February first. 

Central Kansas, 1883

Chicago lawyer Blake Barlow has tracked his runaway wife all the way to the middle of nowhere. If she wants a divorce, he'll grant her one—as soon as she tells him why she left.

Clara Johnson is angry. Blake betrayed her mere weeks after exchanging vows—but when he rides up to her family farm, it's to get her signature, not to beg for forgiveness.

Clara and Blake agree their brief marriage was an impulsive mistake—but that doesn't stop the passion between them from flaring as hot as ever...

The holidays are over, and now we enter the deep freeze of the winter months. It’s the time of year for blankets on the couch to snuggle under and slippers near the door. It’s also wonderful writing time, and I’m happy to say my latest manuscript, The Wrong Cowboy, has been sent off to my editor. Of course I’ve started on the next one and I’ve created the outline for the one after that. I love having deadlines; they keep me focused to stay on track. I’m also preparing to teach a course in writing for my local community education program, which promises to be a lot of fun, and have made the time to catch up on reading some of the wonderful books I'd downloaded to my Kindle. 

Lots of other things going on, too. Birthdays, sleep-overs, gymnastic meets, yoga classes, library events. It’s all good, and we express our thankfulness every day.  

Stay happy, stay focused.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

I am very grateful for many things that happened this past year, and am thrilled to start 2013 off with Unclaimed Bride sticking in the number one spot of best selling HQN Historicals at Amazon. 

I can’t say I’m big on resolutions, but I do like goals. I have several of those I’ll work on this year. I also have my bucket list and hope to dip into it a couple times.

After spending last night celebrating with friends, we have a relatively quiet day planned. A lovely way to start a new year. I do have a ham prepared to go in the oven, but it will depend on the granddaughters. They each came down with a nasty cold at various times over the holidays, and if all aren’t feeling up to par, we’ll wait and have the family dinner this coming weekend when everyone can enjoy being together without any coughing or sneezing.  

2013 is already full of scheduled events I’m looking forward to—there will be a rather spectacular one around August…Life is so wonderful. I say a thank you for each and every one of you, my family, my friends, my fans, every night, and will continue to do so. I so appreciate you being with me on this writing journey.  

While the house is quiet and my coffee is warm, I’m going to pull up my story due this month and complete the final read through.  A perfect way to start out a new year. 

Happy New Year all—make it the best one ever!
God Bless.