Welcome friends and readers to my web page!

Welcome friends and readers to my web page!

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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Jan 29, 2016

New Release!

My first release for 2016 is the fourth book in my Northern Border Patrol series.
As you can see from the cover this is set in winter.  For inspiration while writing this book, I had my desktop screen saver set to this photo.

An intergal part of the plot is an uncut diamond necklace. This is what I pictured when writing about the piece of jewelry.
Through out the month of February I will be a guest at various blogs. Check back often because I will post the link here on the days I'm virtually appearing somewhere. 

The first exciting appearance will be a LIVE interview/chat on Booktrib.  Feb 2 at 4pm EST. I'm on the west coast so 1pm for me. Here's the link and there's a giveaway too!

Jan 3, 2016

Hello 2016

As the new year rushes in, I'm glad to put 2015 behind me. However, the memories will always linger, both the pleasant and the sorrow filled ones.

I had several releases in 2015:
Dangerous Justice-Feburary
Duty Bound Guardian -April
Joint Investigation- July
Murder Under the Mistletoe- Nov
I served as President of Rose City Romance Writers, my local chapter of Romance Writers of America
I attended Crimelandia--a conference for crime writers
I went on a 4 day cruise with one of my best friends
I was the high school's drama parent for two productions, both of which my son performed in
My son graduated from high school
My daughter graduated from college
I attended the Romance Writers of America conference in New York City
I attended the Writers Police Academy in Appleton Wisconsin and spent a few days in Chicago visiting a friend
My 14 year old Australian shepherd passed away
I attended the Washington County Sheriff's 14 week long Citizens Academy
My mother passed away
I wrote three books:
Murder Under the Mistletoe-Nov 2015
Protect and Serve--April 2016
Book 5 of the Northern Border Patrol series, title TBA--Oct 2016
Whew! It was a busy and emotional year.

I tried to stay away from social media for the holidays.  It was harder than I expected it to be.

We had a house full of family for Christmas with lots of laughter and love. We played games and watched some funny movies and talked and shopped and ate.  I receive many wonderful blessings and am filled with gratitude for my family and friends.

A beautiful dish from a dear friend. 
My little guy loves the snow!

Today it snowed here. Such fun.  But it makes for slick roads. We're housebound today. Tomorrow I'll hit the keyboard hard toward a couple of deadlines. I hope you all have a wonderful week!