• Author Spotlight: Roseann Brooks Is Here with a New Novel and a Giveaway!

    Giveaway winner is Susan Wright! Congratulations, Susan–Roseann will be in touch. I’m so pleased to welcome Roseann McGrath back to the blog with her new novel, Wonderfully Made, the second book in her inspirational series, Vacation Friends. Roseann is not only a fellow romance author, but also a fellow editor. That’s how we met originally.  Roseann reads and writes romance novels. In her other life, she edits business technology communications for a marketing agency and tutors writing and beginning French at a local college. She lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two keep-you-on-your-toes cats and is thankful for very supportive friends and family.  Be sure to read…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Questioning Edition

    Time passes so quickly that Sunday comes along before I realize it’s been a week since my last missive here. A few months ago, I bought a little book called A Year of Journal Prompts. I’m bugged by the fact that I feel I need that little book, but I confess I’m really glad to have it. The author must have been feeling my empty-brain pain when she put it together. She has 30 or more prompts for each month of the year and Octobers are mostly about reevaluation–taking a look at where you are, where you’d like to be. Things you are happy about, things you aren’t so pleased about.…

  • Author Spotlight: H L Marsay with a Halloween Question and a Giveaway!

    CONGRATULATIONS BETH REIMER–YOU ARE H L’S WINNER! SHE’LL BE IN TOUCH WITH YOU! I’m so pleased to bring H L Marsay back to the blog for a special Halloween edition of the Author Spotlight! H L always loved detective stories and promised herself that one day, she would write one, too. She is lucky enough to live in York, a city full of history and mystery. When not writing, the five men in her life keep her busy – two sons, two dogs and one husband. When she isn’t coming up with new ways to bump people off, she enjoys red wine, dark chocolate, and blue cheese – not necessarily…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Time to Start a New Book Edition

    And so it is. I didn’t take the break I intended to take before I dove into the new novel and I think maybe I should have. Between editing gigs and life stuff, I could’ve used a few days of doing absolutely nothing. Reading, watching mindless television, long walks around the ‘hood, some fall yard cleanup–that kind of nothing. Instead, I panicked about deadlines and began Jasmine Weaver’s story, which has been rattling around in my head since before I wrote Becker’s story. Chapter 1 of Jazz’s story is with my critique partner now and I’ve brainstormed endlessly with Liz and my friend Kelly and Husband… but she’s still in…

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  • Author Spotlight: Barbara Ankrum’s Here with a New Christmas & a Giveaway!

    What a treat to welcome fellow Tule author Barbara Ankrum to the blog today! Barbara has a thing for the West and has written both historical and contemporary romances, all set in that magical place. Twice nominated for RWA’s RITA Award, her bestselling books are emotional, sexy rides with a touch of humor. Barbara’s married, and she raised two children in Southern California, which, in her mind, makes her a native Westerner. Find her at the links below and enjoy her story of writing The Christmas Fix Up. Be sure to scroll down and check out her fun and fabulous giveaway–answer her question in the comments for a chance to win…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Rosemary’s Birthday Edition

    No, I’m not playing with classic horror movie titles here, it is actually my mother-in-law Rosemary’s birthday. Well, her birthday week. Tomorrow, she turns 96. And she is still rockin’. At 96, she still lives in the little house she raised her two sons in–67 years in the same house. Can you even imagine that? People move around so much these days–most folks I know have lived in at least a dozen houses in their lifetimes so far. Even my kids are on home #5 and they haven’t even been married nineteen years yet! Rosemary still drives her car–not far, mind you, but she can get herself to the bank…

  • Author Spotlight: Leigh Ann Edwards (And There’s a Giveaway!)

    Leigh Ann’s giveaway winner is Christine Grissom! Congratulations, Christine! Thanks to everyone who stopped by and commented. Chris, Leigh Ann will be in touch. I love it when Leigh Ann Edwards stops by the blog–she always brings such wonderful stories for us! Today, it’s the fourth and final book in her Witches of Time series with Tule Publishing, The Witch’s Reckoning. Leigh Ann’s fascination with history, romance, magic, fantasy, time-travel and Ireland sparked her interest in creating the Irish Witch Series and her growing collection of published novels. Growing up in a very small Manitoban village on the Canadian prairies left a lot of time to create stories and let…

  • Free Book!!

    Love Hallmark Movies? Love a great Christmas romance? Me, too! So here you go, from Tule Publishing and moi–A Small Town Christmas e-book is free for a short time! If you haven’t met the Flaherty brothers and the town of River’s Edge, now’s the time! Have fun!! Amazon | Apple Books | B&N Nook | UK | Tule | Google Play

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  • Sunday Snippet: The Autumn Is Here Edition

    I love fall–I always have, and not just because my birthday is in the fall, but also because it’s a lovely time of year. Not an ending, but a beginning of cooler weather, sweatshirts and jeans and warm beverages and apples and pie and snuggling on the sofa in front of a fire. We cut back some of the stuff in the front garden today–the one under my office window. It’s still got green and flowers in it, but not so much color as plants go dormant for a long winter’s nap. Husband loves the purple verbena and the colorful cosmos that are still hanging on, so we’ll leave those…

  • Author Spotlight: Fortune Whelan

    Hi, kids! I’m so excited to introduce you to fellow Tule Publishing author, Fortune Whelan. Not only is she a Tuligan, she’s also one of my sprinting partners, and a person I’m so grateful to have in my corner. Fortune is a raconteur with a penchant for telling lies (or storytelling, whatever), mostly to entertain herself. She writes small town sweet contemporaries, mafia adjacent dark romances, Grey’s Anatomy-inspired love stories, and intense romantic suspense. Her stories have an energy that will take you for a ride. So, get in and buckle up. We had a chance to chat a little bit about writing recently: What advice would you give to…