Saturday, March 29, 2014

Writer's Meeting!

Whew! My post is later in the day than usual because I've been in Omaha enjoying lunch and a program on woman's hats through the era's with my writing group.

First, it's always great to see my writing colleagues who are also my friends! We always go to yummy restaurants and interesting programs. I snapped some pictures of the hats to share with you. I was the 'hat model' for one hat, but alias I didn't get a picture of myself. A couple of ladies in our group did! I'm hoping one of them shares them on Facebook, so I can share it with you.

There was a movie made in the Lincoln area and the speaker, who is also a collector had a hat used in the movie. She purchased it in antique shop and this is how she knew it was a hat from the movie.

I thought this hat was beautiful. I'd have tried it on, but I don't have the right hair style.

When women wore this hat, they rolled their long hair up using a rat tail. The second picture is the rat tail. These hats were popular in the 1940's.

Ladies hats went out of vogue in the early sixties...what a shame!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Save the Dates

I've had a busy week setting up book signings for The Widow's Suitor.

I found out I registered in time to be in the book signing at the conference I'm attending in the Chicago area. Here is the link to the conference. If you're in the area, stop by on April 26th from 9:30 - 10:30am. The signing is open to the public.

Saturday, May 3rd, the Sioux City, IA Barnes & Noble store is a hosting a book signing for me from 1-3pm.

On June 14th, Crossroads Bookstore in Sioux Falls, SD will host a book signing from 1-3pm featuring Mary Connealy and me.

I hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 15, 2014


I know I've talked about Goodreads before in my blog posts, but I wanted to let you know that the many authors who write for Harlequin's Heartsong Presents line have started a Goodreads group. We'd love to you have join us there.

Here is the link:

If you're familiar with Goodreads, you know that authors interact with readers through Q&A sessions or general conversations. There are also many book giveaways on Goodreads.

The site is easy to use. You add books to your shelves. You can rate and review books, but you don't have too.

Goodreads is actually focused on the READER. So if you like to read, stop by and check out Goodreads and the Heartsong group.

Hope to see you there.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Book Club or Book Club?

So when you hear the word book club, what do you think of?

Is it a group of people who meet once a month to discuss a book over coffee or drinks, then choose another book to read and discuss the follow month?

Or is a book club something you pay for and a company sends you a set amount of books a month?

I am very curious about this since the book line I write for falls in the later and I call it a book club. However, I occasionally get funny looks from people who consider a book club the first reference that I made.

I'm wondering, how exactly, I should describe my books. Harlequin calls them direct to customer, however I think that would also be confusing to the general public.

Hmmm...I'm at a quandary. Let me know what you think!