In between celebrating my fifth wedding anniversary, and helping my middle son with his college applications, I’ve been trying to finisn the revisions on my next Harlequin Presents, which is Logan and Rowan’s story, the third and possibly final story, in my Disgraced Copelands series. Logan and Rowan’s story hasn’t been scheduled yet, nor is there a cover, but I thought I’d let you see the world I use when creating. Like so many authors today, I rely on Pinterest to help me world build, (check out my board) and then I also still use good old-fashioned bulletin boards, printing out pictures, layering in text and sometimes maps, or even color swatches to help inspire me when I’m writing. This story features … Continue reading More of those Scandalous Copelands!
It’s been a crazy week holed up in my office trying to get words down for my upcoming deadline at the end of this month but I have made some good progress. I’ve been bribing myself with all sorts of rewards just to stay focused and the best reward is just around the corner – the chance to dive back into Lisa Kleypas’ Wallflower series (so, so good!) or, if I’ve killed it with my word count, a chance to watch one of my recorded reality shows like, ahem, Bachelor in Paradise–but ultimately the real reward will be some serious family time this weekend as Surfer Ty is finally returning to us in California after being in Hawaii all summer … Continue reading Weekend Plans and a Hawaii Treat!
Sharing my newest newsletter in case it didn’t reach your inbox! I’ve just returned from a week at a Colorado dude ranch with 46 members of my family. It was really fun and we were so busy that when I first came home all I wanted to do was nap for 2 days! I really do think we need vacations after a vacation! Don’t you agree? Now I’m back at my desk, on deadline to finish writing a Harlequin by the end of the month, but I’m excited to share that my next Harlequin Presents, Bought to Carry His Heir, is now available for pre-order. It’s a Beauty and the Beast themed story (my favorite!) and the first Presents I’ve … Continue reading Coming Soon – Another Harlequin Presents!
My little Mac is now 7, and I haven’t seen him in weeks but I’ll finally be with him Sunday. When I told him on the phone I really missed him yesterday and asked if he missed me, he said, “Mom, come on. I’m practically a teenager.” Don’t you just love the cute and funny things kids say? 🙂 Tell me a funny moment or memory about one of you kids below and you’ll be entered to win a fun prize! Contest ends Sunday night with winner announced Monday.
Today The Lost Sheenan’s Bride releases, and its a bittersweet day. I confess, I put off writing The Lost Sheenan’s Bride for a long, long time. It wasn’t because I didn’t like or know the story, but because I knew when it was finished, my The Taming of the Sheenans series would be complete, and it broke my heart a little bit. These tough Montana brothers have been with me for three years now. I started the first, Brock’s Christmas at Copper Mountain, late summer 2013, and here we are, summer of 2016 saying goodbye. I love connected stories, especially stories about families. My family is my world, and when I lost my dad at fifteen, it was my close relationship with my two brothers and … Continue reading The Lost Sheenan’s Bride – Release Day!
I know a lot of you don’t get my newsletters anymore due to spam filters, so I’m sharing my newsletter here AND adding a special giveaway for one of you! Today is Mac’s last day of first grade and then, on Sunday, it’s Father’s Day! Where did time go? I began a book a few months ago, looked up, and now it’s mid- June. On Sunday we head to Hawaii for the summer so Ty can get back in the water. His surf school is always so busy during school holidays, and Mac can’t stand being apart from his dad, so we all pack up and travel together. I love Mac and Ty’s special bond. They are two peas in … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!
I love tycoons and I am a huge fan of gorgeous settings and this Scandalous Billionaires collection has it all…and even better, it’s written by five of my friends…and for just .99 for the next few days! Here’s Eve Gaddy to tell us more about the stories: Today I want to tell you about a very special project I’m proud to be part of. Scandalous Billionaires is a sizzling set of stories set on the Amalfi Coast. Four of my friends and I–Katherine Garbera, Mimi Wells, Nancy Robards Thompson, Kathleen O’Brien and Eve Gaddy– wanted to set our stories on a fictional island off the fabled Amalfi Coast. We decided that all our heroes were billionaires because, well, billionaires are … Continue reading The Scandalous Billionaires!
Today, I’m happy to introduce you to debut author, Kiersten Hallie Krum. Kiersten and I go back all the way to Grand Central when I was writing Odd Mom Out and Mrs. Perfect and Kiersten was hired to the write the back cover blurbs! I have been rooting for Kiersten as she pursued her writing and was so excited about her first release, Wild On The Rocks which is available now on Kindle Worlds on Amazon. I had to have her on my blog to share about her publishing journey! Welcome Kiersten! Please tell us a little bit about yourself that is not commonly known. Ever play that ice breaker game at party where you had to write down one thing nobody knew about you and … Continue reading A Chat with Kiersten Hallie Krum
So very happy to have the lovely, talented Brenda Janowitz with me today!! I’m so excited about her new release, The Dinner Party and can’t wait for you to know Brenda and learn more about her new book! Welcome, Brenda! Jane! Thank you so much for having me here. I’m so delighted to be visiting your blog. I remember meeting you a month after my first novel came out in 2007. We were at the Harlequin Book Expo party, and it was my first big publishing party. I was so star-struck meeting you, you were already one of my favorite authors (Flirting with Forty, OMG!), and you were so lovely and down to earth and just generally awesome. What a thrill … Continue reading A Chat with Brenda Janowitz
I’m so delighted to have the extremely talented Robin Bielman on my blog today! I was thrilled when she agreed to write a story for Montana Born’s Bachelor Auction and I can’t wait to introduce her to all my readers….although I know a number of you are already a fan. For those who may not be as familiar with her, Robin is a USA Today author and a RITA finalist who loves to read, take hikes with her hubby and loves to frequent coffee shops. A California girl, the beach is Robin’s favorite place for fun, relaxation and inspiration. Here’s Robin now to tell us more about her new book, Falling For Her Bachelor! ~ Thanks so much for inviting … Continue reading Meet Robin Bielman and her Bachelor!