Monday, March 30, 2015


We love Easter. Celebrating the resurrection, the hope and love, and of course, that crazy bunny. He makes a great show at Grandma and Grandpa’s house every year. The girls are still amazed that he’d climbed way out on a tree branch a couple of years ago to hang up their tree swing. Last year he included a scavenger hunt with special eggs and prizes—and he’s busy trying to come up with something unique again this year. He also has to make a trip to the store to buy all the treats and tiny gifts to fill the 400+ eggs in the upstairs closet. The long term forecast looks like rain on Sunday, so the egg hunt will be in Grandpa’s shop again, which, in truth is easier—all can be done the night before. 

As you can see from the picture, painting the front of the freezer door with chalk board paint has been a hit. It has turned into a message board the kids rush to see what is on it every time they visit—and then create a message of their own before they leave.

On to writing news….In celebration of the wonderful 4-Star review A Fortune for the Outlaw’s Daughter received from RT Reviews,I hosted a couple of giveaways over on facebook last week. Congrats to Di, Joanne, LaVera, Jan, and Colleen. They all won early copies of A Fortune for the Outlaw’s Daughter. More giveaways will happen before the May 1st release date over there, so please pop over and like my author page for your chance to participate in future ones! 
This week, from April 1 to April 8th there is a special Easter Egg Hunt going on at the Harlequin Reader Service Blog that includes prizes, so hop on over to read all about it! 

One final thing…I don’t have cover art to share yet, but I do have the back blurbs for two of stories in the Daughters of the Roaring Twenties series that I must share!  

The Bootlegger’s Daughter (coming in August)   

Of all the speakeasies, in all the world… 

Mysterious city slicker Ty Bradshaw might have won her father's trust, but everyone knows Norma Rose is the true boss of Nightingale's resort. And it'll take more than that charming smile to shake the feeling that Ty is not all he seems… 

He walks into hers 

Ty is a federal agent on a personal mission of revenge. But he hasn't figured on falling for a bootlegger's daughter. Suddenly, flirting with headstrong Norma Rose seems far more exhilarating than chasing gangsters!


The Rebel Daughter (coming in September) 

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!

The Runaway Daughter (coming in June) and The Forgotten Daughter (coming in October) will round up this series.

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

March Madness

That’s a bit of what it’s been around here…madness. A yearly visit to the doc turned in several others—nothing serious, just all those ones that we ‘have to get around to making an appointment for’.  I’m happy to say everything checked out wonderfully well, and glad most of those won’t need to be repeated for years. 

We’ve also had birthday parties and sleep overs, and the annual turkey federation banquet among other fun things. And everyone is looking forward to Easter! I’ll be stuffing 400+ plastic eggs this week.

Plenty of writing things are happening too…On March 31st, A Wife for Big John will be re-released by Amazon under their Encore line. April 21st is the release date of A Fortune for the Outlaw’s Daughter. On April 27th, The Sheriff’s Last Gamble will be re-released in a 2 in 1 Western Duo with the wonderful author Cathy Maxwell. And May 1st is the release date for the ebook version of A Fortune for the Outlaw’s Daughter.

I’ll also be participating in an Easter Egg Hunt for Harlequin Reader Service Blog. I’ll post more information on that later this week, so watch for it!

Until then, be good, be kind, and laugh!