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I write sweet and inspirational romances and romantic suspense novels for Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense, Simon and Schuster, Howard Books, and Tule Publishing Group. I love to interact with readers daily on Facebook and Instagram.
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Oct 14, 2013

Falling into Fall

I hope fall is finding you all well.  I love fall!  The rain, the cooler weather, wearing sweaters and boots.
Fall is a time of renewal for me.  I find I have more energy this time of year.  I think because we play so hard during the summer when fall hits its such a relief to move into a slow pace that I actually get more done.  What is your fall like?

I recently attended a one-day conference with Oregon Christian Writers in here in Portland.  The featured author was Brandilyn Collins.  She is known for her fast-paced suspense novels.
 I'd met Brandilyn back in 2000 at a Romance Writers of America conference. It was good to see her again and to hear her inspiring journey to publication.

She also spoke on character development and the colors of emotion, both topics are covered in her non-fiction craft book for writers Getting into Character.

After the workshop I immediately ordered this book as well as downloaded one of her earlier suspense books Gone to Ground.
I was also blessed to win a door prize.  

I've never read Julie Klassen so I was thrilled to have a new to me author. I opened the book and was immediately hooked.   Plus I love historical romances.  I don't read them often anymore because I will find myself writing in a historical tone in my own work while deep in a historical book.  

I have a new book hitting the shelves on November 1st.
Texas K-9 Christmas
This 2 in 1 novella collection features stories of the Texas K-9 Unit featured in the Texas K-9 series earlier in the year.  


  1. This post reminded me of your "Trail-head" workshop years ago. There was a ton of truth in what you presented that day, that as a writer the best you could share was how to begin the journey.

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