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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,

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