• Celebrating Seasoned Romance–Why?

    This month, I’m featuring authors who write seasoned romance–stories with characters who are over 40 and finding a second or even a third or fourth chance at love. Way back in February 2012, as I was writing the first Women of Willow Bay novels, I wrote this blog and it feels just a relevant today as it did then. Let me know what you think. I’m bugged. It seems that romance novels are the bailiwick of characters who are younger than 40. If 40 is the new 30 and 50 is the new 40, then how come romance after 50 isn’t sexy anymore? Well, folks, I’ve got big news–sexy is…

  • ManyBooks . . . and I’m One of Them!

    Hey gang, check out ManyBooks today to find lots of great deals on books, including Once More From the Top, which is still at the discounted price of just 99 cents! It’s been a wild ride these past couple of weeks as I’ve prepared for the release of  Saving Sarah Book 4 in the Women of Willow Bay series on Tuesday, September 26. I picked that day because it’s my birthday and releasing a new book seemed like the perfect way to celebrate. If you haven’t met the Women of Willow Bay yet, now’s the time to get started. I hope you’ll love Carrie and Julie and Sophie and Sarah…

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  • BookBub for the Win!

    My Bookbub ad posted exactly a week ago and the results were amazing! I had a very successful campaign and whole new crop of readers discovered the Women of Willow Bay, which makes me very happy. All in all, I’d do it again in a heartbeat. Here’s the great news, the sale price on ONCE MORE FROM THE TOP is still in effect and will be until the end of September, so if you haven’t met the Women of Willow Bay, well, now’s the time. Head on over to Amazon or any other ebook outlet and grab the first book in the series. Hopefully, you’ll be captured by Carrie and…

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  • BookBub!

    Today, ONCE MORE FROM THE TOP is a 99-cent deal on BookBub. If you’re an author trying to promote your books, you already know what a big deal this is and why I’m so jacked up about it. If you’re not, suffice to say, this is HUGE! BookBub reaches a lot of folks–like millions, so my name and my Women of Willow Bay series is in front of a whole bunch of new readers. They only accept about 15-20 percent of the ads submitted to them, so to get this one so close to releasing SAVING SARAH is a gift from promotion heaven. Pop by BookBub and check out my…

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  • New Year, Big News!

    Happy New Year, Mes Amies! We had a wondrous start to 2014 with our dear lake pals, who spent New Year’s Eve with us here at home. They all stayed overnight to have a special New Year’s Day breakfast.  Champagne and wine flowed, and a delicious supper and yummy breakfast filled our bellies with bliss. The house was full of laughter and love, and Husband and I were thrilled to host these lovely folks. My big news is that the first two books of my Women of Willow Bay series are now available on Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords platforms!  I’m so excited to offer these romantic books to my readers…

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  • Monday Morning Quarterbacking…

    Last week I did my first real book promotion by making Book 1 in the Women of Willow Bay series, Once More From the Top, a freebie on Amazon. Just over 14,000 readers downloaded the book, a number that feels really huge to me. Now I told myself I wasn’t going to do the math to figure out how much that would’ve been in sales. My friends, mentors, editors, book designers, etc.,  Lani and Alastair from StoryWonk, warned me not to do that. But of course, I did it. Yes, guys, I’m confessing to you here in this semi-public forum. I did the math! I thought the dollar numbers would…

  • Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday

    Sunday’s here and so are the Weekend Writing Warriors! Continuing the scene in the coffee shop between Carrie and Liam in Once More From the Top, they’re finally face-to-face after 16 years. She’s determined to maintain her cool, even though inside, she’s a wreck, but his cool is making that impossible… “Mind if I join you?” She shook her head since he was already pulling out the chair opposite hers. When she was finally able to speak, her voice was raspy. “What are you doing here?” “Getting coffee?” She gave an exasperated sigh. “I mean what are you doing in Willow Bay?” “Vacation… with a little work thrown in.” He…

  • I’m Being Interviewed!

    In anticipation of the release of the first two (count ’em, two!!) novels in The Women of Willow Bay series, I’m answering questions from Liz Flaherty over at Word Wranglers.  Come on by and talk to me!

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  • Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday

    It’s Sunday and you know what that means! Time for another snippet from one of my novels. So we’re still with Carrie in ONCE MORE FROM THE TOP, and she’s still reeling after discovering that the man who’s haunted her dreams for so long is suddenly  in Willow Bay. In this scene, she’s sitting in the local coffee shop reading the paper a couple of days after seeing Maestro Liam Reilly for the first time in sixteen years. Of course the big news in the Arts and Entertainment section is…you guessed it… The headline jumped out at her as she shook the Record-Eagle open to the Arts and Entertainment section,…

  • Butterflies and Nervous Knots…and Fair Warning

    It’s less than a week now before the first two new novels in the Women of Willow Bay series release, and do I need to tell you I’m a basket case? My heart is in my throat and in my socks and then in my throat again. I’m not sleeping much as my brain races through all the things on my list. This feels completely different from how I felt when Rule Number One released, probably because this time, it’s all on me. Indie publishing is uncharted and very scary territory, but it’s exciting and challenging. I’m terrified, yet truly confident that this is the right path for me and…