• Sunday Snippet: The And We’re Off… Edition

    …like a herd of turtles. Yup, we are! Liz and I are headed for a writing retreat this morning, so this is a necessarily quick post. We booked a VRBO in, of all places, Bardstown, Kentucky. No idea why we chose that place except that we’d never been there and it looked charming, so we thought, why not? The plan is to write, write, write–I need to get words in on the second book in my Walkers of River’s Edge series. Joey and Kara’s story is percolating away in my head, it just needs to come out the ends of my fingers! Liz is working on a women’s fiction story,…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Summer’s Closing…Sorta Edition

    I really can’t believe it’s Labor Day Weekend. The lake is busy, busy as it is every holiday weekend, so we went out early this morning for a boat ride to avoid the crazy. There is a sort of leaving feeling in the air here in our little lake community. Some folks will close up their cottages for the season, others (like us) hang on a bit longer. We generally start closing up closer to Halloween, but we’ll pull the boat in late September or mid-October. But fall is definitely on the way. The cottonwoods and walnut trees are turning yellow and dropping leaves. On our way up to the…

  • Author Spotlight: The It’s Me! Edition (Pssst…There’s a Giveaway!)

    ***We have winners! Michelle J and Linda Herold–you were both chosen at random for a free e-book copy of Meet Me in River’s Edge,  Lisa Reigel, you are the winner of the prize box! I’ll be in touch! Thanks so much for helping me celebrate Jo and Alex’s story!***  Does it feel like we were just here a few months ago? We were! But today is a red-letter-day for me, the Weaver Sisters, and Tule Publishing! Jo Weaver’s story, Meet Me in River’s Edge releases today–it should be waiting for you on your e-reader when you wake up this morning! I can’t tell you how excited I am about this…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Whine, Then Find the Sunshine Edition

    It’s been a tough week. My shoulder hurts, really aches, from spending so much time in front of my computer, working on editing gigs and writing Jack and Maddie’s story. Son is dealing with a lot of stuff that I wish so much I could take off his plate, but I can’t. I can only listen. (Even when they’re in their forties, your mom instincts kick in.) We’re doing work on the lake cottage, making choices about where we want to spend refurbishing dollars this year, except that those dollars now have to be shared with medicine expenses because I hit the damn doughnut hole with my heart meds this…

  • Sunday Snippet: The It’s a Snippet Edition!

    One of the very best days in an author’s life is the day the mail carrier or the UPS person drops a box on the porch that’s full of the first print copies of your soon-to-be-released novel. Last week I had a great day! This arrived early this week and suddenly Jo and Alex’s story felt real. Jo and Alex’s story is dear to my heart because these are two  people who have so much stuff to work through and yet somehow, they manage to find each other. Alex is a scientist and a type 1 diabetic who only longs to find a cure, and Jo has a sad secret…

  • Tuesday Treat: Home to River’s Edge Has Launched–Let’s Party!

    We have two winners! Sandra Pride and Cindy McCarter, your names were drawn at random as the winners of my giveaway! I’ll be in touch with you! Thank you to Sandy, Cindy, and everyone who stopped by to help me celebrate Home to River’s Edge!   And to a lot of fanfare, I might add! I’m pretty much all over the interwebs today, which feels a little funny, but on the other hand, this is how we do book release in 2023. Home to River’s Edge is officially out–those of you who preordered should find it on your e-readers when you wake up this morning and anyone else who didn’t…

  • Sunday Snippet: The It’s Almost Here Edition

    And so it is! Almost here, that is. “It” is the release of my newest novel, Home to River’s Edge, book 1 in the new Weaver Sisters trilogy. The Weaver Sisters are the latest citizens of River’s Edge, Indiana to get a story. I’ve talked so much about here that y’all know the story by now… but since it’s release week, you get a new snippet. After all, this is called Sunday Snippet and it is Sunday… Setting up this snippet, Jazz is home from Washington, DC, and has been hiding in her old room in her parents’ house, sleeping, eating junk, and just generally being despondent. Her sisters are…

  • Big Doings!! A Chance to Win Some Fun Stuff…

    Mes Amies, the promotion for Home to River’s Edge has started and I’m beyond excited! Fresh Fiction is running a contest for the next 14 days–I hope you’ll cruise by and enter for a chance to win some fun stuff!  Just click any of the links in this post or click on the picture below and you’ll find yourself where you need to be to enter! Have fun!! Thanks always for your support! There will be more fun and games as April 18 gets closer, so stay tuned!

  • Sunday Snippet: The Settling Back In Edition

    It’s me again! Time for just a plain old Sunday Snippet since I’m back home from Hawaii and settling into normal Editor and Author Nan life. Laundry, a new editing gig, laundry, walking the ‘hood with neighbor Mary, reviewing copy edits on book 2 in the Weaver Sisters series,  writing…oh, and did I mention laundry? I have a serious case of jet lag–feeling like I could sleep for a week, but I’m trying to get my circadian rhythms back to what they should be. Weird that I’m suffering jet lag from traveling across three time zones the same week that we here in the Midwest spring forward. My body has…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Travelogue Edition

    Okay, the start of a travelogue. As you’re waking up and reading this, I’m on a plane with Son headed to Hawaii. Seriously. He’s going for a work thing, I’m tagging along because when your 40-something kid invites you to go along with him to Hawaii for a week, you get the okay from your cardiologist and then you say, “you betcha!” (I actually did that the other way around, but our secret, okay?) Darling Husband (who is no traveler by choice) will stay home and hold down the fort, and DIL and Grandboy have work and school, plus they’ve already been to Hawaii, so this was a perfect opportunity…