Sunday, December 20, 2015

Gummy Bear Christmas

I won this wonderful prize at our local Chamber of Commerce Christmas event. What on earth does a person do with a gummy bear that weighs over a pound? 

Well….A couple of months ago I’d decided I wanted to buy a chocolate fountain for our family Christmas Eve gathering. Although I had ordered most of my gifts online, I had procrastinated in ordering the fountain, so last Wednesday, two friends and I set out to find one.  We started out with a delightful lunch, and then hit the stores. Luck, it appeared, was not with us, but we were up for the adventure. We traveled from town to town, store to store, finding other things to buy, food and wine to sample, and displays that truly took our breath away, but not a single chocolate fountain. 

Until the last store. Since it was getting late in the day, we chose to divide and conquer, each going a different direction. As I exited the kitchen area, coming from one direction was one friend, stating if the store had any fountains left, they would be at the end of the next aisle. As we turned in that direction, here came our other friend, carrying the fountain and proclaiming it was the display one so I’ll get 10% off. 

So I am now the proud owner of a chocolate fountain. Along with various fruits, cake, pretzels and marshmallows, there will be a very large gummy bear for people to cut off an arm or leg, poke on a skewer and coat with chocolate. 

It is little things like that—winning a gag gift or finding a chocolate fountain with friends—that makes the season all the more memorable! 

I hope you have an event that makes Christmas of 2015 one you’ll always remember!

From our house to yours, Merry Christmas!!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Gotta Love a Sale!

In celebration of ten years of publishing books in the digital format, Harlequin is having their biggest sale ever! 10,000 books are on sale for only $1.99! I’m excited that nineteen of my books (long and short stories) are included in this sale! You can find them here on Amazon. They are also on sale at Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Itunes, Google, and the Harlequin website!

The sale will run from November 11th to the 17th so shop now!  

Typing hasn’t been easy lately. I managed to tear a tendon in my right hand. It’s getting better every day, and I hope to be done with the brace very soon. Despite all that, I did meet my deadline for the Colorado lumber baron story. The manuscript is now with my editor, and I’m onto my next story.

Make your day a great one!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Welcome Fall!

It happened whether I wanted it to or not, Fall is here so I must embrace it. I’ll dig out jeans, sweatshirts, warm socks and shoes and look forward to all the fun and adventure the cooler weather will bring.

We did end our summer on with a wonderful event. Last Sunday we had an impromptu family reunion. One of my brothers is moving to Tennessee. I’m going to miss him and his wife, but look forward to visiting them. It so happened all of his children were in Minnesota for the weekend, and I’m so thankful they all stopped by our house. My boys and their families all came over, as did more family and friends. It was a day I’ll always remember. (When my alarm went off Monday morning, I had to push snooze. It had only been 6 hours since I’d been sitting on the front porch drinking wine with my niece from Oklahoma.)

I also must say thank you to all of you who have attended my book signings! These events have been so fun. There will be another one this weekend at the Barnes and Noble in St. Cloud (Saturday at 1:00) and then again next weekend at Buffalo Book and Coffee in Buffalo on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10:00. Hope to see more of you at those!

The final book of my Daughters of the Roaring Twenties mini-series will be released on October 1st. I’ve had a great time with these books and thank you to all of you for your support and reviews. I’m so glad people are enjoying this time period. Next up will be Saving Marina in February. Following that will be When A Cowboy Says I Do in April, and Her Cheyenne Warrior will be released during the summer of 2016.

Right now I’m working on a western set in Colorado during the railroad wars and then I’ll start working on one more western that includes a heroine who had been delivered to Kansas by one of the first orphan trains.

I am so grateful for all the wonderful events life provides!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Summer Days

Three of the grandchildren (and Bear) were here yesterday, and spent the entire day outside, just playing. It was the perfect summer day. I see people posting on facebook about sweatshirts, football, pumpkin flavored everything, and other ‘fall’ stuff, and, although I am happy for those who think fall is the best time of year—for this world would be a very boring place if we were all the same—I’m one of those people who want summer to stick around as long as possible. I’m not referring to 100 degree weather, for I’m not really a fan of having the air conditioner on all the time. It’s more of the ‘relaxed’ atmosphere that comes along with summer. Everyone is still very busy, but it doesn’t hold the same ‘rush-rush’ feel as other times of the year.  I guess it just boils down to the fact that summer is my favorite time of the year. Then again, I truly do appreciate living in Minnesota where we do get to experience each season to its fullest.

Last weekend I dedicated time to using up the plums from our trees—we now have plenty of plum jam, jelly, and butter to last the winter. This weekend we are having a family get-together. Just a small one. We’ve had my husband’s cousin’s son (I call him our nephew just to make it easy) staying with us the past few months because his job brought him to Minnesota. We have a spare bedroom so there was no reason for him to live in a motel for months. He’s been a delightful young man to have around and we are going to miss him now that his job is taking him to Missouri. 

We are hoping to get one more trip up north in before the leaves start to turn, and of course I have a couple more book signings still on the agenda for September.

On Friday, September 11th I’ll be at the Maple Grove Barnes and Noble at 6:00 pm and on Saturday, September 26th, I’ll be at the St. Cloud Barnes and Noble. Please stop by if you are in the area!

The Rebel Daughter will be released on September 1st. A year ago I was putting the final touches on these stories, and I’m so happy people are enjoying them! I’m now anxiously waiting to see what the Harlequin art department has in store for Saving Marina—my Salem Witch Trial story. It will be released in print on January 19th and ebook on February 1st.  After that, in April I believe, will come When A Cowboy Says I Do—a story in a anthology that will include three Spring Wedding stories.

Continue to enjoy your summer days, and keep smiling. Life is good!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Print Release!

The Rebel Daughter is now available in  print! Amazon has the book on sale right now for just $3.73! I hope you'll pop on over there and take advantage of that wonderful sale price!

For every wild child… 

No more watching from the sidelines for Twyla Nightingale: her feet are firmly on the dance floor! She won't let anyone sour the delicious taste of freedom—especially not Forrest Reynolds, back in town after all this time.

…there's a guy who thinks she's the bee's knees. 

Forrest didn't expect a warm welcome from the Nightingale sisters, not after their lives had been so dramatically upturned. But seeing the challenge in Twyla's eyes, Forrest takes this rebel for a wild dance she won't forget!

RT reviews had this to say about The Rebel Daughter--You’ll experience plenty of the Roaring ‘20s atmosphere in the second in Robinson’s series. This time, she’s added some wild adventures, a mystery and loads of sexual tension to the mix, keeping readers on their toes. They’ll eagerly await the next installment of the saga. 

The ebook version will be released on September 1st! Next up will be Josie's story! 

The book signing this past weekend at the Barnes and Noble in Roseville was wonderful! It was so great to see people I hadn't seen for ages--and I mean ages! 

The next one will be on Friday, September 11 at 6:00 pm at the Barnes and Noble in Maple Grove!


Friday, July 31, 2015

Upcoming Book Signings

I’ll be at several Barnes and Noble Book Stores the next couple of months signing copies of The Daughters of the Roaring Twenties series. 

Join me if you can!

Sunday, August 16th at 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
HarMar Mall
2100 N. Snelling Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113
Friday, September 11 at 6:00 pm
Maple Grove
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
8040 Wedgewood Lane N
Maple Grove, MN   55369

Saturday, September 26 at 1:00 pm
St. Cloud
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
3940 Division Street
St. Cloud MN 56301