Friday, December 03, 2010

Review of The Lawman's Christmas Wish

In case you're interested, some kind blogger posted a review of my latest book. Click the blue link to read it.

Thursday, December 02, 2010


I don't blog much but today I'm visiting a lovely blog called, Inkwell Inspirations. There, I'm discussing faith and big dreams, AND giving away a packet of three books including the latest one, THE LAWMAN'S CHRISTMAS GIFT. Won't you come over and leave a comment? You just might be my big winner!

Friday, November 19, 2010


My newest Love Inspired novel, THE LAWMAN'S CHRISTMAS WISH, has been sighted in Walmart, Walden's, Borders and other book stores, so it has arrived a few weeks early. It's Book six and my only contribution to the ALASKAN BRIDE RUSH series, a fun series about a missing treasure, a dying Alaskan town, and a lot of good looking wilderness tour guides and the ladies who love them.
THE LAWMAN'S CHRISTMAS WISH is about Christmas with a twist of mystery, some danger, and a very brave hero and his equally heroic dog. I hope you like it!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Home again

I'm back from Orlando. Didn't win another RITA but I had a wonderful time reconnecting with author-friends and seeing Disney World! I took Masha, my 14 year old, along with me. Despite the heat, we soaked up the wonder of Disney. So much color, so many parades and characters and rides and shows. It's an amazing place!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Orlando and The Rita Award

On Tuesday, I’ll be traveling to Orlando, Florida to the Romance Writers of America’s national conference. There, industry professionals from all over the globe gather for an intense business conference that is also loads of fun. The culmination of the week of learning, working and networking, comes at the RITA Award ceremony on Saturday night. It’s a fancy, formal affair with lots of glitter, glitz and class. If you’ve never seen your face on a giant Jumbotron-type screen, let me tell you, it’s—well, a little disconcerting! This year, I’m a finalist in the contemporary romance category so Jumbotron, here I come again!

Most people outside the industry may not be aware of what a huge deal the RITA is-or even what it is-so I thought I’d post about it.

The RITA Award, named for one of the founders of RWA, is the “Academy Award” of Romance Writing. It recognizes outstanding romance fiction published within the past year. The awards are broken down into twelve categories that represent the various types of romance novels on the market-contemporary, historical, inspirational, paranormal, single title-to name a few. Just as Oscar winners are judged by people in the movie industry, our books are judged and scored by RWA members. Finalists from over 1,000 entries are announced in March and the books are scored again by a different set of judges. The winners are announced during the glamorous award ceremony at RWA’s national conference in July. The result is an award that’s hard to win and therefore carries a certain clout within the industry.

I won in the inspirational category in 2008 and this year, I’m a finalist for a contemporary series book, THE SNOW-KISSED BRIDE. I consider myself a dark horse, the only traditional in a huge category with books that vary in content from spicy to sweet and from Nascar to a desert sheik. The other authors are amazing writers, so I’m thrilled and honored to be in their midst. For a complete list with book covers and photos, click here.

Wish me luck!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Author Extravaganza

What a week! The airport, shopping for a fancy dress, the hair-dresser, a birthday party, a rodeo and on Saturday the big booksigning. Oh, yeah, and somewhere in there I'm homeschooling and writing books!

Please come by Mardels Book Store if you're in the Edmond, Oklahoma area between 11 and 3 on Saturday, July 17. Along with seven other Oklahoma authors, I'll be signing books, giving away free stuff (including books and chocolate), and having a great time. K-Love Radio will be there broadcasting, too!

Can't wait to see you there!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Booksigning July 17-Drawing for Free Books!

I will be signing my favorite new book, THE WEDDING GARDEN, July 17 at Mardels in Edmond, OK. I love this story of the return of Redemption River's bad boy and think you will too.

Six other authors will also be on hand for a fantastic meet and greet opportunity.

 Come by and say hello and sign up for the giveaways. I'd love to see you there!

Thursday, April 15, 2010



My newest book in the Redemption River series will hit the stands anywhere books are sold sometime during the last week of April and the first week of May. I hope you'll pick up a copy and let me know how you like it.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

RITA Nomination!

THE SNOW-KISSED BRIDE is nominated for a RITA Award!

Thursday, February 04, 2010


My new series from Love Inspired began with January book, FINDING HER WAY HOME. It's still available so please order a copy or pick one up from your local book seller. Walmart is out already so please try elsewhere.

Book 2 - THE WEDDING GARDEN arrives in May. I'm already getting some exciting buzz about this book that just thrills me to pieces.  Love Inspired has asked me if they can send out first chapter samples of the book, a good indication that the editors love it too.  No cover yet, but when I get one, I will post it here.

There are 3 more books already scheduled for next year in this series about a small town where hope and healing flow like a river.

Please join me Redemption very soon!!