Saturday, September 20, 2014

Drum Roll Please....

The winner of last week's contest is: Amada Chavez!

Thank you all for your comments answering my question concerning old or young love.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Save The Date

It's confirmed! Crossroads Bookstore in Sioux Falls, SD will host a book signing for me on October 4th from 1-3. I hope some of you can make it!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Taking a Poll

As we are heading into the ending the third quarter of the year, I start to think about my writing goals for the upcoming year. Even though I have contracts, I have to consider what my next project(s) will be after I finish my contract, so I can begin my research on careers and settings.

My question to you the readers is: Do you enjoy books with middle-aged characters falling in love? Or are you hooked on young people finding their ever lasting loves?

Please leave an answer on my blog OR on the Facebook post along with the reason why and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a copy of my latest release, Sweet on the Cowgirl. The winner will be announced in next week's blog.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Few Updates

Save the date! I'm part of a  multiple author book signing at Barnes & Noble in Sioux City, Iowa on September 20th. The other authors joining me are: Mary Connealy, Marilyn Kratz, and Loretta Sorenson.

I'm firming up a date for another book signing at Crossroads Bookstore in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Stay tuned for details.

The title of my April 2015 release is now Reclaiming the Cowboy's Heart. I've been handling a few edits on that manuscript and preparing the proposal for the second book in the rodeo series with the working title, Lassoing the Cowboy's Heart. I'm nearing my deadline with both of these books.

The Kindle edition of Sweet on the Cowgirl is back to it's regular price. I hope you snapped up a copy at the special pricing.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Answer Is....

Horse snow shoes!

I had never seen a pair of horse snow shoes. The horses are wearing them in the picture, which was probably hard to see on the blog.

I love finding little gems like this while visiting museums.

Although I've advertized this on Facebook, I haven't put any notification on my blog. The Kindle edition of Sweet on the Cowgirl is on sale for $1.99. Have no idea how long it will be this price and I'm sorry to tell Nook users, it's still regularly priced for you.

I'll be spending my Labor Day weekend cleaning house and working on a proposal that's due on September 15th. I hope your is more exciting than mine!

Wishing you all a safe Labor Day.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Guessing Game

This is a picture from my July research trip in Wyoming. It was in a display in a museum and if you look closely there is a hint in the picture as to what it is. I have to admit, I'd never seen this particular item before that is why I snapped the photo! I think it'd make a nice detail in a book.

I look forward to reading your guessing and will reveal what this is in next week's blog!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cute Meets

"Cute Meets" is the term used in romance novels for the way the hero and heroine meet. I have to admit that even before I was a romance author, I had an interest in how couples met or their 'cute meet'. Plus the question, 'how did you two meet?' is a GREAT conversation starter. As a disclaimer,I've never used anyone's story of how they met as a cute meet in any of my novels....yet!

What is the point of this blog? Because in the proposal I'm working on for Lassoing the Cowboy's Heart (working title), I think I have a good cute meet even better than the cute meet scene in The Widow's Suitor, which was my favorite.

And actually, all of the above writing was just a ploy to ask my readers: How did you meet your spouse or significant