• Author Spotlight: Chatting with Leigh Ann Edwards

    Congratulations, Christina Salem, you are Leigh Ann’s giveaway winner! Leigh Ann will be in touch! Thanks to you and all the folks who stopped by! I was happy as can be to have a chance to chat with fellow Tule author and my friend Leigh Ann Edwards this week. 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 her imagination soar. An author for nearly thirty years, Leigh Ann is…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Whoops, It’s Monday Edition

    Yup, I spaced it, and I swear it’s not because I’m turning 69 years old today (I hear the cheers and good wishes, thank you!). Rather it was because I turned my computer off before I started getting ready for a family birthday celebration and just never turned it back on.  I rarely do that, but I put everything, except preparing for a day with sister and the kids out of my head and focused entirely on celebration. It was nice. So today, you get book promotion, which certainly saves you time and me, too. Next week (October 2-6), Liz and I will be on retreat, so we’ll be posting…

  • Author Spotlight: Heather Novak Brings Us Paranormal Romance and a Giveaway!

    Congratulations to Susan Nenonen–you are Heather’s giveaway winner! Heather will be in touch with you. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! What a treat to welcome fellow Tule Author Heather Novak to the spotlight today! In her own words, Heather writes Bold, Breathtaking, Badass Romance. When she’s not pretending to be a rock star with purple hair, award-winning author Heather Novak is crafting sex-positive romance novels to make you swoon! After her rare disease tried to kill her, Heather mutated into a superhero whose greatest power is writing stories that you can’t put down. Heather tries to save the world (like her late mom taught her) from her home near…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Fashionista (Not!) Edition

    So…I have two events that I’m attending next week–a gala for the arts group that DIL works for and my–get ready for it–50th high school reunion, and I need to decide what to wear for both events. The gala is black tie optional and when Moe and I went last year, we wore nice dresses, but saw every possible kind of outfit there, including, believe it or not, black tie. Folks wore everything from shorts and T-shirts to gowns and tuxes. I liked wearing my dress, but I’m not a dress kind of girl. I feel, and I know how dumb this is so don’t bother berating me for it,…

  • Sunday Snippet: The I Need a Break from Technology Edition

    Congratulations to Deb Pruss! You are my winner of an e-book ARC of The Fireman’s Christmas Wish. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and you who took the time to comment. What a great conversation! Do you ever wonder how we survived before computers and cell phones and Facebook and Instagram and Twitter and websites and blogs? I can’t remember when I last dialed (literally dialed) a telephone or used the tuner on the television to change the station. When I last typed something a typewriter or used a paper roadmap to figure out where I was going, or opened a recipe book to find a new way to…

  • Author Spotlight: Amy Andrews Talks Medical Romance and She Has a Giveaway!

    We have a winner! Camille Keys, you are the winner of Amy’s giveaway this week. She will be in touch with you! Thanks to everyone who stopped by–I love introducing all my readers to my author buddies!  I’m so pleased to welcome author Amy Andrews to the blog, all the way from down under! Amy is an award-winning, USA Today best-selling, Aussie author who has written eighty-plus contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets. Her books bring all the feels from sass, quirk, and laughter to emotional grit and panty-melting heat. For many, many years she was a registered nurse which means she knows things–anatomical things–and she’s not…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Back Home Again Edition

    We’re back in the city after just over a week at the lake. It was very nice there–swimming, a couple of boat rides, time with lake pals… all in all, the lake was lovely. Our city neighbors came up for a day while we were there and we really enjoyed visiting in a different venue. The lake was turning over, so we didn’t get to swim, but we took a long boat ride and enjoyed the sun and the lovely early September breezes. Lunch was hot dogs on the grill, chips, veggies, and some delish brownies that neighbor Mary brought. Yum! We sat on the deck under the trees and…

  • Author Spotlight: Tracy Solheim Talks Story Soundtracks & a Giveaway

    Congratulations to Teresa Christianson–you are Tracy’s giveaway winner! Tracy will be in touch to get your prize to you. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and commented!  After years of writing reports and testimony for Congress, my friend and fellow author, Tracy Solheim decided to put her creative talents to better use. A two-time finalist for the Maggie Award for Excellence and recipient of the 2020 Georgia Author of the Year Award, she’s the USA Today best-selling author of contemporary sports romance, romantic suspense, and small-town second chance novels. Tracy lives in the heart of SEC country, also known as the suburbs of Atlanta, with her husband, two adult children who frequently show…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Whoo-Hoo! Edition

    Yup, I’m doing a happy dance! [Imagine Snoopy here–I don’t feel like looking for a free meme.] This week I received a new four-book (4 books!!) contract from my amazing publisher, Tule Publishing and I can’t find words big enough to express my excitement. I love working with Tule, both as author and as a copy editor. The folks at Tule are the absolute best friend an author (or a CE) can have–supportive, giving, kind, generous with their thoughts and ideas–all the things an author could want in a publisher. So… I’m ecstatic and can’t wait for y’all to meet the Walkers. The guys first showed up in The Valentine…

  • Author Spotlight: Sinclair Jayne Sawney with an Upcoming New Book and a Great Giveaway!

    Congratulations, Kate Bobb! You are Sinclair’s winner! She will be in touch with you! Thanks to everyone who stopped by and took the time to participate! We love it when you do! It’s such a treat to welcome amazing author, Sinclair Jayne Sawney to the Spotlight! Not only is she a great writer, she’s also my editor and my friend, which makes today a triple treat! Sinclair is a former journalist and middle school teacher who holds a BA in Political Science and K-8 teaching certificate from the University of California, Irvine and a MS in Education with an emphasis in teaching writing from the University of Washington. She has…