Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Last week I spent a few days at RWA Conference. For those who don't know RWA (Romance Writers of America) is not only a national romance writer organization but a world-wide organization. Each year they hold a conference in a difference section of the US with tons of workshops (career and craft), book signings, publisher giveaways, industry information for all their members and non-members who attend. No, you don't need to be a member of RWA to attend their conference each year. So that means that you can attend next year in New York!!!!

This trip was more of a therapeutic event for me. While in Denver, the third month of my husband's passing took place on the 19th. I am so blessed and grateful to the friends I have within this organization who were there to give me a hug when they thought I needed it, or a pat on the knee when I thought I'd hidden my tears. I love you all and you mean the world to me. Sometimes I didn't know when I needed your strength when mine is fading, but you did.

I hope you enjoy the article below and the live videos (which were iffy because of the weak connection due to location of events).

Maria Connor, VA (My Author Concierge) and me

Golden Heart Luncheon
Western Sizzler Authors
Teri Riggs, Sylvia McDaniel, Peggy McKenzie
Merry Farmer, Callie Hutton, me
Sylvia McDaniel, Maria Connor, 
Heidi Vanlandingham, me

Rita Award Ceremony

Some of my stash for Birthday Boxes at FB Group
Maxine's Book Divas

Saturday, April 14, 2018

N O W   I N   A U D I O

Book 3, Brides Along the Chisholm Trail
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Book 2, Nashville Duets
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Life throws things at you that you never expected to ever happen.

Last month ago -- March 14 -- my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV brain and liver cancer.  Our normal life is no longer what we once had. It is now filled with cherishing each day we have together. To weather the ups and downs. The good days and the bad days.

Please keep my husband in your prayers.

I have faith that my love, my life, my everything, will be healed by His healing hands. ☝🙏

Read our journey here:

Sunday, February 18, 2018

N E W   C O V E R S
(details under Romance Bookshelf)


Monday, October 30, 2017

So excited to announce that THE MARSHAL'S BRIDE has tied for SECOND in the Historical Short category of the 2017 IDA Contest!

This novella is set in 1877 using Fred, I.T. as a backdrop! Thank you Mark Rath of the Chickasha Chamber of Commerce for the wonderful idea, and Patricia Cunningham of the Grady County Historical Society for all your help in researching this western historical romance! 

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists! The IDA is a contest sponsored by Oklahoma Romance Writers of America, but is open to all works of fiction in digital format, regardless of romantic content.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Welcome to the Romance Resistance

Welcome to the Romance Resistance: The Trump Effect on book sales isn't reaching all genres. Women are buying even more romance novels now....