• Sunday Snippet: The I Hope I’m Not Irrelevant Edition

    As I write my 30-something characters this week, I’ve been thinking about how much of the world I am not a part of any more—specifically, pop culture. Liz and I talk frequently about how we are aging out of many things. She wonders if she’s aging out of romance novels–reading and writing them. I sometimes wonder if I’m aging out of being able to keep my plate as full as I do with editing gigs and writing deadlines and book promotion because stuff falls off sometimes, and more often than I like, it’s fun stuff like time with family and friends. Every now and again, I watch younger writers who…

  • Sunday Snippet: A Real Snippet!

    Good Sunday to you all. Thanks for stopping by. I don’t say it enough, but I really appreciate all my lovely readers who come by every Sunday to see what’s happening in Nan’s world. I’ve never considered myself to be all that fascinating, but I sure am glad you want to be here with me. Right off, I’m nervous as heck about the cardiac PET scan tomorrow–seriously nervous and scared about what they might find. But, we take whatever comes along and deal with it, right? So… that’s that. I won’t have any conclusive results before I go back to Dr. B to discuss what the test showed. I’ll get…

  • Quick Update: We’ve Got a Contest Happening!

    Oh, mes amis, just a quick post to let you know about a fun contest/promotion I’ve got going now through June 6! It’s a biggie! A chance to nab 20+ sweet romance books and a free e-reader! Check this out! Love is in the air… If you haven’t read Make You Mine, you can enter to win it on BookSweeps today — plus 20+ exciting Sweet Contemporary Romances from a great collection of authors AND a brand new eReader 😀 Here’s the link https://bit.ly/azbb-sweet-contemporary-romance When you’re done, comment to let me know you’ve entered! Hope you’ll come out to play with me now through June 5! Hugs galore!

    Comments Off on Quick Update: We’ve Got a Contest Happening!
  • Sunday Snippet: The There’s Another Mother’s Day Treat Edition

    Yup, there is indeed more Mother’s Day celebrations! My publisher, Tule Publishing sure loves to celebrate moms and I’m so glad they do. I’m a mom, I had a great mom, Son married a woman who is a terrific mom to my darling Grandboy. All in all, I’m in favor of moms. So happy Mother’s Day to all who are moms, have a mom, been a mom figure to anyone ever… in other words, women everywhere. So as a quick reminder,<– this Happy Mother’s Day boxed set, which happens to include book 4 in my Four Irish Brothers Winery series, The Baby Contract, is still available at a fantastic price.…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Mother’s Day Boxed Set Edition!

    Happy Sunday, mes amis, and happy Cinco de Mayo! Today’s post is a giant promo because Tule Publishing, in all their wonder and glory, is celebrating Mother’s Day 2024 with a boxed set of books that all feature moms or moms-to-be or moms that wanna be. And one of the books included in this special set is mine! The Baby Contract, book 4 in the Four Irish Brothers Winery series is a part of this limited edition boxed set, Happy Mother’s Day, which is currently priced at just 99 cents! But the price will go up soon, and then this fabulous boxed set will be gone at the end of…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Photo Dump Edition

    It’s been a week, mes amis. Book release on Tuesday, promotion, promotion, promotion… and I capped off the week with a book signing at a local author event. In between the bookish stuff, I’ve been working on two editing gigs and helping with spring yard work. My brain and my body are pretty fried. I need a day of doing nothing and doing it well. That day might be today. The sun is shining, temps in the mid-fifties are predicted, but the no wind, which means a walk with pal Mary will be in order for sure, and maybe Husband and I will take a drive out to see blossoming…

  • Author Spotlight: It’s Me! I’ve Got a New Release!

    It’s here! Release day for Make You Mine, book 1 in the Walkers of River’s Edge series. I’m so excited, I’m practically squeeing! This book is a little different for me because my heroine, Maddie Ross, is someone sorta out of my wheelhouse. She’s a tough, independent, career-driven woman who’s been fighting the glass ceiling. Not quite as soft a heroine as I usually write. She was a challenge, but one that I loved. Here’s the blurb. The book is available in both ebook and print, so please do nab it if it isn’t already on your Kindle. I’ll be all over the Web this week with interviews and reviews…

  • Sunday Snippet: Another Deep Breath Edition

    How did it get to be April 14 already? I mean, seriously, wasn’t it just Valentine’s Day and the ground was covered with a light blanket of snow and my gardens were still sleeping? Now everything is popping up, flowers are blooming, bushes and trees are leafing out. These are my gorgeous tulips that my sweet neighbor, Mary, gave me for my birthday in September. As you can see, my office garden is starting to wake up. Husband has already mowed twice, and y’all know he’s happiest on his mower. We’ve had torrential rain this week, so the lawn is lush and green and as soon as it dries out…

  • Big Doings! HEPL Local Author Fair!

    We’ve got a new category going here on the blog: Big Doings! And we’re starting with a really big happening! Hamilton East Public Library’s giant Local Author Fair.  I’m joining nearly 60 authors and literary organizations for Hamilton East Public Library’s #HEPLLocalAuthorFair2024. The event will have authors available to sign books, a chance to win prizes, and more! The event will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the FORUM Events Center, 11313 USA Pkwy, Fishers, Indiana. Can’t wait to see you there! Mark your calendars and save the date for April 20 at the FORUM Events Center in Fishers. I’m cooking up a treat…

  • Sunday Snippet: A “The End” Edition

    Yup…I’m there, well, sorta. I wrote THE END yesterday on Cam and Harper’s book, Made for Mistletoe, but I may still have another tiny scene to write, so that will be today’s mission. This book has been a journey. Christmas books always are. I love writing about Christmas in River’s Edge, but getting really creative and coming up with new holiday stories for my characters is sometimes harder than writing stories that happen at non-holiday times of the year. I confess I write my idea of the perfect Christmas in the River’s Edge books and it looks nothing at all like real Christmas in my life/family. Don’t get me wrong–the…