• Cover Wars!

    Happy Wednesday, everyone! The cover for A Small Town Christmas is currently in a cover war over Author Shout. We’re firmly in third place, but here’s the great news, you can vote every 24 hours! So I’d love it if you clicked over and voted for my gorgeous cover all week long! Merci, mes amies. We lost our dear lake buddy, Rich, on Tuesday and we are heartbroken and bereft. He was a kind, generous, and charming man, who always had a smile. Cancer is so evil, and it has taken so many people from my life in the last few years. I know that, years ago, Rich would have…

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  • Holiday Giveaway

    It’s the holidays! Time for lights and decorations and singing and great food and wine and gifts! Oh, and speaking of gifts, how about a little holiday giveaway? I’d love to give away three e-copies of my new holiday romance–A SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS.  Here’s all you need to do for a chance to win an e-copy of the book–just comment below and tell me your favorite kind of holiday treat. I’ll pick 3 winners at random from the Comments section and announce the names Monday morning (December 24) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back!** Note: Comments are moderated, so yours may…

  • Playing with Promo

    I’m learning to make promo pieces and man, am I having fun! I’m doing it with Canva, an online program that lets me create graphics for free. I’ve been experimenting since right before A SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS released and used some of my handiwork to promote the book. Here’s my favorite one. The top is a graphic that the amazing Lee Hyat did for me, but I added the bottom part. When I get a little better at this, I’ll go find some  more great winery photos, either in my own collection or I’ll buy some and see what I can do. Here’s one I created to show what great…

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  • The Grand Finale!

    Today is the grand finale of my PRISM Book Blog Tour. I hope you had as much fun as I did visiting all the different book blogs and reviewers. It’s been an exciting week for me and I have to confess I’m very proud of A SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS and extremely blessed to have the fabulous support of my publisher, Tule Publishing and all my friends and family. So thank you, everyone, for helping make this book lunch the best ever! It’s not quite over–if you missed any of the blogs or reviews, you can find links to all of them here. Remember, the giveaway is open until Wednesday, November…

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  • PRISM Book Tour for A Small Town Christmas

    Thank you very much for coming along on my Prism Book Tour for A Small Town Christmas—the first book in my new Four Irish Brothers Winery series for Tule Publishing. I’m so excited about this book and about this series—Conor, Sean, Brendan, and Aidan Flaherty have been in my head for quite some time, banging around, insisting that their stories be told. A Small Town Christmas is Conor’s story. He’s the winemaker at Four Irish Brothers, the Flaherty’s historic family winery in the little town of River’s Edge; he’s also a widower and the father of four-year-old Ali, who steals every scene she’s in. Sam Hayes, the attorney who comes down from…

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  • An Old Dog…

    Okay, so not an old dog, more like an old lady can learn new tricks. Working with Tule Publishing has taught me so much about writing, but also about how important book promotion is. Here’s the thing, I’m not good at self-promotion. As a matter of fact, I suck at it. I don’t like drawing attention to myself, although isn’t that what writing is really? Except in my books, it’s not me that’s getting attention–it’s the people in my head. But after their story is told, somebody’s got to let the world know it’s there, and that’s the promotion part that I’m simply dreadful at. (I know, my freshman comp…

  • It’s a Party!

    My publisher, Tule Publishing, is having a Holiday Release Party over at the Tule Book Club Facebook group on Oct. 16th 4-7 p.m. PST to celebrate the new Christmas romances we have releasing in the next few weeks. It’s going to be a load of fun and we all have great giveaways planned. If you aren’t a member of the Tule Book Club on Facebook yet, come on by and join in the fun! We’ll have a great time and it’s the place to meet all your favorite Tule authors, including yours truly!  Come on by next Tuesday, 4-7 Pacific Time, which is 7-10 Eastern Time. Hope to see you…

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  • A Book Tour! Come Join in the Fun!

    I am so delighted to be doing a book tour with Prism Book Tours for my newest novel, A SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS, releasing October 29. If you’re a blogger and would like to participate in the tour, please click this link to sign up. Prism Book Tour A Small Town Christmas The tour happens October 29-November 3, with a grand finale on Saturday, November 3! It’s going to be a load of fun with some excerpts from the new book, some writerly talk, lots of wine-themed stuff, and even some giveaways! Come celebrate A SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS, the first book in my new Four Irish Brothers Winery series from Tule Publishing,…

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  • Monday, Monday

    Remember when Mondays meant starting a new work or school week? When the weekend was over and reality hit? I have a confession–since Husband’s been retired, I never know what day it is. Seriously, I don’t. Most of the time I couldn’t tell you whether it was Sunday or Thursday. It’s worse at the lake because every day at the lake feels like Saturday. Weird phenomenon, but it’s true. The only way I can keep track of anything happening during the summer is to consult my trusty Google calendar. It may get easier beginning this week because Grandboy starts school on August 8, which I happen to know is Wednesday,…

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  • Cover Reveal!

    Wow, am I in love with this cover for my new novel, A SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS, coming October 29 from Tule Publishing! Isn’t this gorgeous? Here is final version of the back cover blurb: Four Irish Brothers Winery A romantic new series by USA Today bestselling author Nan Reinhardt Winemaker and single father Conor Flaherty is determined to make this Christmas holiday special for his daughter even though his family’s winery, Four Irish Brothers, is facing some challenges. High-octane Chicago attorney Samantha Hayes is looking forward to some delicious food, fine wine, small town charm, and a break from her hectic big city life when she agrees to do a favor for her boss…

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