Take Me Please!

This has been a big week for me—personally and professionally. It’s special because we released Megan Crane’s Tempt Me, Cowboy ten years ago, which kicked off the 75th Copper Mountain Rodeo, launching Montana Born, and what would soon be Tule Publishing.

Montana Born was started with three of my closest author friends: Megan CraneCJ Carmichael, and Lilian Darcy. I thought it would be fun to write something together and after calling everyone, we booked flights and met in early May 2013 at CJ’s new cottage on Flathead Lake, to brainstorm our individual series and create some connecting threads in our new fictional town, Marietta.

While brainstorming outside on the deck of the cottage with the gorgeous views of the deep blue lake and the Mission Mountains, CJ suggested we come up with four linked stories that would help drive readers from one series to another, and within an hour or two, the rodeo was created, and Marietta was plotted out with a prominent place on the map for the rodeo and fair grounds.

Marietta has grown over the past ten years but it is still a place of my heart and important to readers. To celebrate the 10 year of anniversary of TuleMontana Born and Marietta, we brought the founding authors back together (with Sinclair subbing for Lilian since Lilian isn’t writing at this time) and created the 85th Copper Mountain Rodeo.

On Tuesday of this week, I kicked off the new series with Take Me Please, Cowboy.  Megan Crane’s rodeo story releases on Tuesday Sept 12th, followed by Sinclair’s on Sept 19th and CJ’s on the 26th.  A character we introduced ten years ago as the town gossip—Carol Bingley—gets her own book on Wednesday Sept 27th.  If you’ve wondered about Carol and why she is the way she is, now you can find out!

If you haven’t yet purchased Take Me Please, Cowboy, do order your copy soon.  Your support means so much to me—and all of Tule.  I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for your enthusiasm, encouragement, and love for all things bookish.

Thank you for being part of my world. It’s a much better place with you in it!

All my love,


PS: For a chance to win a fun prize featuring my book, Take Me Cowboy from the 75th Copper Mountain Rodeo that kicked off the beginning of Montana Born, leave a comment below and tell me what you love most about cowboy romances!

*Flathead Lake and Yellowstone images courtesy Megan Crane.


It’s Almost Here! – Once Upon A Christmas

I am having the most wonderful October.  Ty and I have been off enjoying gorgeous fall colors in Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains.  We’ve just returned in time for the release of my new,  Once Upon a Christmas.

I’m so excited the book is out tomorrow.  I love starting a new series and this series, Love at Langley Park, is extra fun, featuring successful sexy British heroes with spirited American heroines. The series isn’t spicy, but filled with warm, wonderful characters, great historic English homes, and of course, the Jane Porter happy-ever-after.

If you haven’t already pre-ordered your copy, do it today as the book goes from $4.99 to $5.99 on release day!

I also have a fun giveaway to celebrate the release of Once Upon a Christmas. All my books are available in print and digital and some of them are also available in audio. What’s your favorite format? Leave your answer below in the comments and I’ll be back to pick a winner in a few days!

The Setting for Once Upon a Christmas

Bakewell, England is the setting for Once Upon a Christmas, and the first of a series set in Derbyshire and I thought I should share a few things about Bakewell to introduce you to the wonderful little town, known as “the gem of the Peak District, the treasure in Derbyshire’s chest.”

Bakewell has been a recognized market town since the 14th century, and locals and tourists alike are drawn to its cottages, historic old town, and picturesque setting on the river Wye.  The population today is just under 4,000 which has allowed Bakewell to retain its character and charm, although in the late 17th century determined visionaries built a bath house, tapping the spring water, hoping to turn Bakewell into a spa resort town, but it never took off, not the way other spa towns did.

So what does one do in the Peaks District besides walk and take in the beauty of the UK’s first national park?  Here are the places I would visit if I was visiting:

1 – Chatsworth House

2 – Haddon Hall

3 – Afternoon Tea at Thornbridge Hall & Gardens

4 – Monsal Trail

5 – All Saint’s Church

Want to know more about Bakewell? Have a walk around Bakewell so you’ll be as excited about my new UK series as I am!

What Do Romance Writers Think About?

I was so happy to have attended my first RWA National Conference since July 2019.  It was a much smaller conference than in the past, but the setting–at the Gaylord National Harbor–was perfect, giving me a chance to meet my niece Krystyna for dinner in Alexandria’s Old Town, and then have lunches with author friends, as well as lots of time with the amazing editor Julie Sturgeon.

Kay Freeman, another author attending the conference, did a wonderful write up of the conference and gave me permission to share! Thanks Kay!

I’ve got a writer’s giveaway for one of you. Leave a comment below and let me know if you’re a writer and if you’ve ever attended the RWA National Conference! Winner will be announced on Monday.


Come See Jane!

Happy June, everyone! It’s almost summer and time for summer reading. Hope you’ll add my new release, Flirting with Fifty. to your beach bag or nightstand. It’s the first book in my Modern Love series from Berkley and available everywhere including Walmart—maybe you’ll find it there?

I’m writing the third book in the series now, as well as planning book events and book club chats. There will be more get-togethers this Fall—including a mini-tour through Kansas City, Kentucky, Ohio, and maybe Chicago!—as well as holiday teas in December like the one planned for Dallas. Hoping to see you at one!

SATURDAY, JUNE 11, Orange County, CA
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SATURDAY, JUNE 18, Greater Seattle
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SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2022, North San Diego
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SATURDAY, JULY 30, DC/Baltimore
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Keep checking my events page for new appearances!

If you’ve had a chance to read Flirting With Fifty and have a few minutes, I’d love it if you’d share your thoughts on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or on social media. Just your honest thoughts, good or bad, critical or enthusiastic, would mean the world to me and be so helpful to other readers who are possibly considering buying a copy.

Before I sign off, I wanted to share a portion of a quick Q & A I did recently for my new release. I hope you enjoy!

Tell us a little bit about your new book, FLIRTING WITH FIFTY.

Flirting with Fifty is about a strong, smart, successful divorced woman who is quite happy being single, and isn’t interested in dating or marriage because it would require compromising, and she’s done enough of that in her life.  But in Paige’s desire to be safe, she’s also somewhat stuck, and a little too risk adverse.  Enter popular, handsome world traveler, renowned scientist Dr. Jack King, and everything changes, pretty quickly.  And probably far too quickly for our cautious Paige!

Do you have a favorite character in FLIRTING WITH FIFTY?

I always love a great hero, and Jack is certainly a great hero.  He’s smart, witty, kind, interesting—and while he isn’t a classic alpha, he’s still very strong and able to handle himself in all kinds of environments which I find sexy.  I love that men—like women—get more interesting as they get older and I’ve loved writing mature men in this series.

Favorite secondary character?

Probably Elizabeth, Paige’s best friend.  They grew up together in Paso Robles and both became professors, although Elizabeth is an English professor and Paige is math professor.  I love women’s friendships, and friendships that go back years where you really know someone, and can poke fun of someone, and make someone laugh.  Friendship can save a soul—and we need our girlfriends, especially as we keep ‘growing up’.

What do you hope readers will get out of your book?

I would like to remind my readers that they’re never too old to love, to fall in love, or to feel cherished and valuable.  I worry that mature women in our Western society aren’t treated with as much respect and appreciation as they should be.  America, particularly, is a very commercial, consumer society that elevates youth and beauty over wisdom and maturity.  But truthfully, a mature woman is incredibly inspiring, interesting, and exciting.  I want my books to empower women, and validate them, whether they’re single or married, dating or grieving.  I don’t want to sound preachy, but women deserve entertainment that makes them feel good.

If you could only pick one of your books, other than this one, for a romance reader unfamiliar with your work, which one would you pick? And why?

I think my November release, Flirting with the Beast, the second book in my Modern Love series from Berkley, is a book that is very me, and a great introduction to my stories.  I also have a huge soft spot for my Rita nominated story, Miracle on Chance Avenue, as it’s an achy breaky kind of story, where two people desperately need, and deserve, an HEA, and they desperately need, and deserve, each other.  I love books where love is fated…and that the hero and heroine can’t have the happy ever after until they meet each other.


Thank you, my friends, for all the wonderful support you’ve given me and my new release. I’ve got a special giveaway for one lucky winner. For a chance to win, leave a comment below and tell me who is your best friend and how long have you both been friends?

Winner will be announced on Saturday so be sure to check back and see if you won!
much love,

Pre-Order Now! Flirting With Fifty

Dear Readers,

It’s almost Easter and Mac starts Spring Break on Friday.  It’ll be fun to have the week off with him, to just hang out and enjoy my almost 13 year old.

We are also just six weeks from the release of Flirting with Fifty, the first book in my Modern Love series from Berkley.  This series will be available in print and ebook, in bookstores (yes!) and at all the online retailers, too.

The hero in Flirting with Fifty, Dr. Jack King, was inspired by a cousin of mine who is one of the world’s leading epidemiologists, but my cousin is English not Australian.  My cousin’s work takes him all over the world, and his students adore him.  So that’s where the idea of Jack came from.

Flirting with Fifty‘s heroine, professor Paige Newsome, came to me through talks with my single girlfriends, talks where I wondered what would it take for one of them to fall in love again at fifty?  At fifty you’re settled and relations require compromise.  Would you compromise for love?  Or would the right man not require compromise?  That’s the story of Jack and Paige.

Be one of the first to read, preorder now from your favorite retailer so you’ll have your copy on pub day, May 24th.

Help me countdown to the release. Please add the book to your wish list at BookBub and add on Goodreads. Your support is so appreciated. I love being a book girl with you!

Do stay in touch and more news is coming soon!


Another Wyatt Brother is here!

Hi everyone,

Another newsletter went out today and should’ve hit your inbox a short while ago but in case you didn’t receive it, here’s the scoop!

I finally have the chance to  introduce you to one of my favorite Wyatt brothers! I love the Wyatt family dynamics, from grandfather Melvin Wyatt, to the youngest brother, Tommy. Tommy Wyatt, the hero of Montana Cowboy Promise, book 5 in my Wyatt Brothers of Montana series, is the epitome of everything I love in my heroes – tough, alpha, loyal, and smart with a lot of integrity.  In his world, a promise isn’t broken, and love is meant to last a lifetime.

Pre-order links have been up on my site for a while now but if you didn’t already order in advance, you can do it today! Order your copy right away as the book is now available for immediate download!

I’ve got three more books slated for release this year so there’s a lot more book news coming your way. But for now, here’s a fun treat for one of my wonderful readers! All you have to do for a chance to win is leave me a comment on this post and tell me if you’ve read any of the books in this series and if so, which one so far is your favorite. That’s all it takes and you’ll be entered to win!

Happy reading!

Release Day!

Release day for the fourth book in my Wyatt Brothers of Montana series is finally here! Montana Cowboy Miracle is out today and brings a Wyatt brother home. Respected Marietta nurse, Merri Bradley, realizes that as important as her work is, love is necessary too, especially during the holidays.

My newsletter with more details about the book should have hit your inbox this morning but in case you didn’t see it, here’s more about Cade and Merri’s story –

This Christmas he’s confronting the past…

Wyoming rancher Cade Hunt rents a room in Marietta for the month of December for one purpose—to unravel the mysteries of his past. He’s not interested in the local Christmas festivities, even though his pretty landlord Merri Bradley is more appealing than any woman he can remember.

After losing her husband far too early, hospice nurse Merri has dedicated her life to caring for the grief-stricken during their final goodbyes. She loves her busy and fulfilling life and has no time for a brooding cowboy during her favorite time of year. Yet Cade is tempting, and she’s technically his hostess.

But Marietta is full of Christmas magic and miracles. Soon Cade is embraced by the family he didn’t know he had—a grandfather and four Wyatt cowboy cousins. For the first time in his life, Cade has a sense of belonging and the desire to set down roots if only he can convince Merri that second chances are the best chance for their own happily ever after.

If you didn’t already order a copy, I hope you’ll download it today. I’d love to know what you think! And speaking of ordering, I also wanted to share that book 5 in the series, Montana Cowboy Promise, is also available to pre-order now so do consider one-clicking on that too!

To celebrate the release Montana Cowboy Miracle, I’ve got a special giveaway for one of you! For a chance to win this fun Montana Cowboy Miracle package, just leave a comment below and tell me your plans for Thanksgiving.

Have a lovely Thanksgiving my friends and know that I’m thinking of each of you and feeling thankful to have you in my world.

much love,

Flirting With Fifty Cover Reveal!

Hi everyone,

Finally, I get to share the cover for my new 2022 Berkley release, Flirting With Fifty! I’ve been so excited about this cover and this book! What do you think?

Pre-order links are already up on my site. Click here to order your copy early!

A sexy and sparkling later-in-life contemporary romance about a woman who leaps out of her comfort zone and takes a chance on love by New York Times bestselling author Jane Porter.

Paige Newsom is finally at a place in her life where she’s comfortable. She loves her job as a college professor in Southern California, lives close enough to her mother to visit her regularly, and has three daughters who are flourishing in their own careers. Paige has no plans to upend her life again after her divorce eight years ago, but she’s about to embark on a new adventure: co-teaching a course that includes a three-week international field study.

Paige can think of a dozen reasons why she shouldn’t go, one being a dazzling Australian biologist who will be teaching alongside her. Professor Jack King is charismatic, a world traveler, and more like Indiana Jones than Indiana Jones, all of which unsettles Paige, who prides herself on being immune to any man’s charms. As the two co-professors lead the rigorous program together, first on campus, then in beautiful Tanzania, Paige’s biggest challenge will be working closely with Jack while resisting the undeniable chemistry she feels when she’s with him.


I’ve got a fun Flirting With Forty giveaway to celebrate Flirting With Fifty! All you have to do for a chance to win is to share your thoughts in the comments below. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

much love,


An Autumn Romance – the Movie!

Hi everyone,

My newsletter went out today in which I shared more details about The Tycoon’s Kiss movie which is now called An Autumn Romance, starring Jessica Lowndes and Chad Michael Murray, and premiers on the new GAC family network on October 23rd!

If you received the newsletter but didn’t see a tv channel option that works for you, here’s a longer list of places that carry the GAC network –

I am so excited for the movie and am planning to get completely in a Fall-ish mood by baking my delicious pumpkin bread, which is a family favorite, especially for my 12 year old, Mac! If you’d like to try it out too, here’s the recipe.

Jane’s Favorite Pumpkin Bread


2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup, leveled off
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1-1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 15oz can 100% pure pumpkin (I use Libby’s)


Preheat oven to 325°.
Grease 2 8×4 loaf pans with butter and dust with flour.
Combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Whisk well and set aside.
In a large electric mixer bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until just blended.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until light and fluffy.
Beat in pumpkin. Mixture should look grainy and curdled. That’s okay.
Add flour mixture and mix on low speed until combined. Turn batter into prepared pans.
Bake for 65-75 minutes or until done.
Let loaves cool in pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.
Fresh out of the oven, the loaves have a deliciously crisp crust. If they last beyond a day, you can toast individual slices to get same fresh-baked effect. Enjoy!

I’m celebrating the premier of The Tycoon’s Kiss movie (aka GAC’s An Autumn Romance) with a fun giveaway. For a chance to win, leave a comment below and let me know what’s your favorite thing about the Fall season!

I have more good news coming soon so I’ll pop up again in your inbox in a couple of weeks to share. In the meantime, stay happy and cozy and enjoy the pumpkin bread!