Sneek Peek of my new book

Here’s a sneek peek of the trailer for my new book coming out September 20th. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon (eBook only right now), so get excited! This one makes me so incredibly happy I want to squeal.

Here are also a few peeks at what’s been happening on the home front as well. My husband (with a bunch of help from family) has been madly working on our basement. I think he’s Super Man. We’re close to being ready for Drywall. Yea!

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Also, I went to my first rodeo in July. It was fantastic, and I want to go again next year. The bronco riding was my favorite. I loved watching the round-uppers (I’m not a rodeo pro, so forgive my made-up lingo) ride hard to capture the crazy stallions after the rider was off. Those horses galloped around the arena trying to outrace them, and most of the time they did. Awesome!

My kids and husband did these weekly mountain bike races for most of the summer. I did my part to support them by being a spectacular spectator. It got me up into the mountains, so even though I only saw them start and finish…I liked it because mountains are gorgeous.

Those are the highlights. What have you been up to this summer? Anything fun?

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Between Heaven & Earth

51vnl32f5ulAugust’s Matchmaker book is out and I thought I’d do a quick post to let you know about its awesomeness.

Between Heaven and Earth was a heart-tugger. Seriously. I need a cardiac surgeon to help fix mine. Hee hee. Mattie meets Matt, a widower who lost his wife to a tragic accident. Friendship comes easily to them. The only problem is she is still devoted to her husband, who has been in a care center for the last six years in a vegetative state since he was shot in the head. She’s alone in the world, yet not. Continue reading

Highway to Visualization

file2431291017257My fourth book is done and going through the final stage of polish and makeup. It’s getting a final edit and a glamorous cover so it shines. I’m super excited for you to read it in September. My characters in this one have really come to life.

In honor of my new title–Between Hope and the Highway–I thought I’d take you down the highway I take to visualize characters, scenes, and cover. This highway has lots of routes and learning curves, but I’ve found it so vital to writing believable scenes and characters. Continue reading

Heir of Brownlie Manor

The Heir Brownlie Manor BannerI read another great book this week. This one is set in 1808 in England. Thomas has just returned from serving in the Napoleonic wars and is haunted by what he has witnessed the last three years. As he is out in the garden, a rare blue butterfly (see the cover) lands close by and the gardeners tell him something good will come his way soon.

Days later, when his butler comes to him asking for help for his niece who is in a bad spot, Thomas decides to help. When he meets Ruth, she is not what he expects though, and he wonders Continue reading

Another Great Read

peelThis past week has been an adventure. I had surgery on my hip and so have had some down time. Here’s a great book I read while I was sitting back with my legs up. It’s by one of my favorite authors. I’ve loved all the Women of Merryton books that Jennifer Peel has written, but this one had some extra chemistry or magic mojo that made me really connect with the characters. I loved it.

Rachel Laine was a minor side character in the other books, but I could tell she was special and was excited when she became the heroine in this one. Rachel’s wild twin sister, Sydney, died in childbirth at age 21 and Rachel stepped in to raise her child as her own. For eight years, she has loved Drew with all her heart and been the best mother possible to him. She really is the cutest mother ever. Continue reading

Chasing Fireflies

Chasing Fireflies

I’m thrilled to FINALLY be able to brag about this book. I read it last November as a beta-reader and have been antsy ever since to shout its praises to the world. Today is its release day…so let the party begin. It just so happens to be July’s Matchmaker book for 2016.

Let’s start with the blurb, so you get a taste of what it’s about. Continue reading