Category Archives: Writing Life

Release Day! Miracle on Chance Avenue is here!

YES.  I am excited. Miracle on Chance Avenue is out today.  It’s a big deal to me, and I’m really looking forward to hearing what my readers think so get your copy (available in print and as an ebook from Amazon, and as an ebook from iBooks, B&N Nook, Kobo, and Google Play).  This story wasn’t an easy one to write as Rory Douglas has had a very hard past and he wasn’t looking for a happy-ever-after but life had different plans for him! Today is also fun because it’s Tule Publishing‘s Ugly Sweater Breakfast at iHOP here in San Clemente and I love pancakes, especially iHOP’s buttermilk pancakes, and now I have a new ugly sweater for the occasion. … Continue reading Release Day! Miracle on Chance Avenue is here!

My Playlist for Miracle on Chance Avenue!

A playlist is crucial for me to have when I dive into a story and the one I put together for Miracle on Chance Avenue turned out to be a particular favorite. I listened to these songs on repeat the entire time I was writing their story and wanted to share them with you. Hope you enjoy! Hurt – Johnny Cash UNEARTHED What About Us – Pink BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA Speed of Sound – Noah Mac (from The Voice) Barbies – Pink BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA Just Breathe – Willie Nelson HEROES City of Silver Dreams – Sugarland GOLD AND GREEN Christmas Eve – Gwen Stefani YOU MAKE IT FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS Angels – Susan Boyle A WONDERFUL WORLD What a Wonderful World … Continue reading My Playlist for Miracle on Chance Avenue!

Coming Soon! Miracle on Chance Avenue

I’m counting down the days until Miracle on Chance Avenue releases and sharing a little bit of the visual inspiration behind this story to get you ready! Check out more my Miracle on Chance Avenue board on Pinterest for more of my photo inspirations for this story and do stop by my website for a peek at the excerpt. I can’t wait to hear what you think of Rory and Sadie’s story!  

Bramble House Christmas Movie Night!

This Sunday is a big deal for me. My good friend CJ Carmichael’s novel, A Bramble House Christmas, will be a Hallmark movie on Sunday night and I am so very proud of her, and thrilled that this story has found a home on the Hallmark movie channel! CJ has been one of my closest friends for over 20 years (we met before we were ever published!) and CJ was one of the founding authors of Tule, along with Megan Crane and Lilian Darcy. It was at CJ’s cottage at Flathead Lake that we planned our Montana Born stories, and mapped out charming little Marietta where CJ’s Bramble House can be found. This summer I was able to was able … Continue reading Bramble House Christmas Movie Night!

Fun in South Africa

I’m so excited to be back in colorful South Africa with husband Ty. Combining some business and fun, we’ve been having a great time exploring beautiful places like the Cape Peninsula, walking with elephants at the Kariega Game Reserve, taking a road trip on the N2 to Mossel Bay and indulging in the local cuisine at The Africa Cafe. And there’s still so much to do, so much to see! I’m also speaking at ROSA’s Annual National Conference in Melrose, Johannesburg this weekend and so looking forward to the gala dinner on Saturday night. If you’re from Johannesburg, check my events page for details – I’d love to see you there! I must sign off as Ty’s waiting for me … Continue reading Fun in South Africa

Married in Montana is here!

I’m travelling this week to attend my Mother’s 80th Birthday celebrations before I head to Yosemite for time with my family. After being chained to my desk for the past month, I’m ready to hike and be outdoors. Married in Montana, Ellie Burnett and Thomas Sheenan’s story, is book 2 of my Paradise Valley Ranch series. You can grab your copy at all major online retailers. Get your copy today! AMAZON | B&N | iBOOKS | KOBO | AMAZON UK I’ve always loved the cinematic nature of storytelling and I use Pinterest to help build my world. Check out the Married in Montana Pinterest board here to see my real life inspiration for the characters and the setting! You’ll see … Continue reading Married in Montana is here!

Megan Crane’s HOT Bullrider : Cody

Unless you’ve just been introduced to me for the very first time, you won’t be surprised when I play fangirl to my longtime pal, Megan Crane.  And I’m not a fangirl because she is Dr. Crane and holds a Phd in Literature, or because she’s damn funny, or even because she puts up with me, but I’m a fan because she writes.   Megan’s heroes are to die for.  I LOVE them.  And her heroines are the perfect match for her heroes, too. I don’t know how she does what she does, but CODY, her brand new bullrider story and the 4th in the multi-author American Extreme Bullriding Tour series is beyond delicious.  I love it so much and I … Continue reading Megan Crane’s HOT Bullrider : Cody

Happy Memorial Day & New Releases!

It has been a whirlwind spring. I can’t believe Mother’s Day has already come and gone! I knew this year would be busy with my 8 year old’s First Communion and my 18 year old’s senior activities, along with all the other graduations happening for my friends and family. But here we are, with prom last week and graduation on Saturday and I couldn’t be more proud of my crew–not because we’re perfect and do anything all that amazing–but because we are a family and we keep sticking together through ups and downs, thick and thin, and its a very real love, with muscle and heart. I’ll have two books out very soon, the 3rd book in my Harlequin Presents … Continue reading Happy Memorial Day & New Releases!

Hot Aussie Knights Bring The Heat!

I’ve known brilliant Aussie romance author Amy Andrews for a long time and her books just keep getting better.  I love everything she writes (hot!  smart!  sexy!) and I’m so happy to have her on my blog to introduce the brand new Tule series, Hot Aussie Knights. The Knight family are Australian firefighting royalty, so when family patriarch Leonard Knight dies amidst suspicion of wrongdoing and scandal it’s up to his three firefighter grandsons—and one firefighting granddaughter!—to restore the family name.  After years apart, four Knights reunite at their grandfather’s funeral—Logan, Dare, and twins Dylan and Caleb—and tattoo Bothers Forged in Fire to celebrate their grandfather’s life, legacy and commitment to family.  The Knights are legends, and they work hard, and … Continue reading Hot Aussie Knights Bring The Heat!

Michelle Beattie’s 10th Book Celebration!

It’s no secret that I love historical romances and I’ve always had a weakness for rugged heroes, so I’m thrilled to feature the wonderful Michelle Beattie on my blog today with an interview to celebrate her 10th book, A Sheriff’s Passion! So glad you could join us today, Michelle! What is your favorite part about writing historical Marietta? What I like about historical Marietta is that I was able to take a town that is already so beloved by readers and show a different side to it and introduce some different characters.   I’m very thankful those readers have gone along with me on this ride and are enjoying this other side of Marietta. Why do you like writing historicals, and why does … Continue reading Michelle Beattie’s 10th Book Celebration!