Friday, November 21, 2014

Snow, Titles, and Thanksgiving

The foot of snow that arrived last week hit us a bit unprepared. The pony car is being shuttled from garage stall to garage stall until the roads clear up enough for me to drive her to storage for the winter. That’s about all that’s left to do, though, thankfully. In other words, we are now set for winter, whether we like it or not. I do have most of my Christmas shopping done, so for that I’m very thankful. Thanksgiving preparations are underway, too. 

I’m writing the final few chapters in my Salem Witch Trial story. It’s taken a lot of research, far more than perhaps I needed, but it’s been so intriguing I have found myself lost in it. I’ll then move on to a western and find myself looking forward to that. I’ve also plotted out my spring wedding story for a 2016 Harlequin anthology.

I have the titles of my 2015 releases! A Fortune For The Outlaw’s Daughter will be released in May. This story is set during the Alaskan gold rush. The series title for the 1920’s stories is: Daughters of The Roaring Twenties, and will include, The Runaway Daughter, The Bootlegger’s Daughter, The Rebel Daughter, and The Forgotten Daughter. The Runaway Daughter is a short (ebook only) story and the rest are full length books. They will be released in August, September, and October. I’m very anxious to see the cover arts for those. 

I have a laundry list of things to get done today, so must get to it, but want to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the time with loved ones, it doesn’t get better than that!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Happy Friday!

We are experiencing some lovely fall weather here in Minnesota. I still have rose buds on my bush! Amazing for this time of year, and a blessing. 

I just have to show these lovely earrings I received for my birthday. They were just one of several wonderful gifts. You can visit my facebook page to see the hand-made ice-chest my youngest son had shipped in from North Carolina for me. The October birthdays in our family are not over yet. We will be attending yet another celebration this weekend—this one for my sister-in-law. 

The Wrong Cowboy hit the shelves this week in the print version, and the ebook version, which has already hit number one on Amazon in the Harlequin Historicals and Hot New Releases, (thank you all so much) will be released November 1st

Which is also the day I want to tell you about! 

On Saturday, November 1st starting at 10:00 AM authors and fans will begin posting selfies of themselves reading their favorite historical romance novel. (Or their latest, or one they’ve always wanted to read, or…) 

This is just a fun event to celebrate historical romance novels and YOU can join the fun, too! All you have to do is take a picture of yourself with a historical romance book (or have someone else snap the picture) and post it to your social media sites using the hashtag #Fallbackintime! 

The more the merrier! I hope you’ll take a moment to join us! Here’s a bit more about the event: 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Counting The Days...

The countdown in on! The print version of The Wrong Cowboy will be released October 21st, and the ebook version, November 1st

For those who know me, you know my birthday is coming up this weekend. I won’t be home, but to celebrate online, I’ll have a blog post over at Tote Bags and Blogs, where I’ll be giving away two print versions of this book. So stop on over and leave a comment for your chance to win!

It’s been as busy around the home place as ever.  Hubby and I went away last weekend to celebrate our anniversary and had a very nice time. We visited a casino. I left with more money than I entered with for the first time ever.  I’ve also been busy using and/or freezing all the apples the neighbor man brought over. They make excellent pies. I made him one and gave him a tub of vanilla-bean ice cream from Schwan’s to go with it. I also made Bear new covers for his dog beds. The covers are so much easier to wash than the entire bed. With duck hunting season upon us, his beds get a bit sandy. 

I can’t say much right now, but there’s going to be a fun event happening on line the first of November that you’ll all want to participate in! I’ll let you know more as soon as I can!

On the writing side….Still working on the Salem Witch story. It’s going well, but with all the traveling lately, things are moving slower than I’d like. I’ll make up for that as soon as deer hunting starts and I have the house to myself….OH! I almost forgot….That’s also when I’ll be going to the Garth Brooks concert! I went the last two times he came to Minnesota, so I had to go again! Right?

I’m also plotting out a couple more stories, one about a spring wedding, and another about a woman who goes to live with the Cheyenne.  

For now, I must sign off, it’s getting late and Bear keeps looking up at me with big brown eyes and sighing.  He’s ready to call it a night, but doesn’t believe he can go to bed while I’m still awake. (That’s why he has a bed by my chair in the living room, another one in my writing room, and in our bedroom, and in our son’s room—his true master, but I’m the one who feeds him, so his loyalties are mixed at times). 

Keep smiling, the world is definitely a better place because of you!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Good-bye Summer!

Yep, Summer 2014 is officially over. 

Hubby and I took a mini vacation last weekend. We drove along the bluffs of the Mississippi River in Southern Minnesota. The leaves on the trees were just starting to turn their brilliant colors, making the scenery even more beautiful. We visited several antique shops and found a couple of tiny treasures before heading north again. 

I spent last evening with a book club. They are a wonderful group of women who are current reading one of my books, and they were full of questions. We laughed until we had tears in our eyes at some things. I didn’t get home until midnight and then stayed up very late writing a blog post for The Sweethearts of the West that was due today. Stop over and say "HI" if you are so inclined!

On the writing side…My Salem Witch Trial story is taking shape! Love it! 

Here is the cover for Improper Christmas Nights of which my Christmas story, Snowbound With The Sheriff, is included in. This version is only available in the UK. And The Wrong Cowboy received a four star glowing review and the K.I.S.S. (Knight In Shining Silver) hero award from RT Reviews

Today I must dedicate a bit of time for housecleaning. I swear the neighbors must have brought over laundry while we were on our mini-vacation. 

Best wishes to all of you as we embrace the fall season!