Thursday, January 26, 2006

and we have a winner

Congratulations to Jessica Ward of Talbott TN who won the Vera Bradley bag and a signed copy of Obsessing Orlando. Her name was drawn from all the entries.

Thanks everyone for entering. Hopefully I'll get creative and have another contest soon.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Just got the back cover copy for Whirlwind from the publisher.

As the last remaining bachelor among all his friends, Zane Brody could always be counted on for incessant high jinks, indiscriminant womanizing, and irresistible charm. So as he set out for New York to retrieve a valuable thoroughbred mare to Laramie, he had no doubt he could handle any female he encountered, whether equine or human. What he didn’t reckon on was an infernal goat called Lucifer and an independent-minded schoolteacher named Mary Dunleavy. The goat butted him off the train and ate his hat, while the woman batted her eyelashes and appropriated his heart. As Mary took off across the plains on Diamond Glory, Zane found his head spinning, his certainties overturned, and his love life in a…

Looking for the cover to arrive soon. Can't wait to see what Zane looks like.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Down with automated answering systems.

Tired of talking to machines and punching in numbers? Here's list of major corporations and the way to get to a real person.

Power to the people!

Friday, January 13, 2006

Tristan and Isolde

Romance is not dead. It's at the movies. if you want a truly romantic movie that will make you sigh then please go see this. I was totally enraptured, especially since I've been plotting a medievel love story titled Breath Of Heaven.

for info on the legend go here.

for info on the movie go here

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Some more great news

Forgive The Wind has finaled in the Lauries, a contest put on by the Smokey Mountain Chapter of Romance Writers and judged by booksellers.

I am thrilled to be a finalist in such a prestigious contest. And it's always fantastic when a bookseller loves your book.

Winners will be announced sometime this spring.
I will be sure to keep everyone posted.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

I can't move

I worked out with a personal trainer today. Steve. Steve who lives to torture people. Steve who kep talking about beach bodies and great legs that would stop traffic.

The only way my legs will stop traffic is because I couldn't feel them. And I had to drive home. Numb legs could possibly lead to a wreck.

Steve laughed as he picked up to twenty pound weights, threw them on his shoulder and said lets do the stairs....five times.

It was a two story house. With a circular stair case. I think I died for a moment there. Steve seemed concerned when I stopped breathing. Did I mention that we did the stairs after we did lunges and lifts and worked all those thigh muscles?

I, however, killed him on ab work. I can do sit ups all day long. Just don't ask me to walk anywhere right now.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Another new year

I have to admit I've been lazy. But I also thoroughly enjoyed the holidays. The story I am working on is pretty dark and I just didn't want to be in that frame of mind during December.

But the new year is here. Time to make resolutions. Time to get busy. Time for another burst of optimism and assurance that anything is possible.

I've got lots of ideas for stories churning around in my head. I hope to get a few of them down.

I plan to revamp my web site and hopefully get all of my covers to show up here on the blog.

I am going to continue the purge of my house. And I'm actually doing a pretty good job of it.

And the usual, I will lose twenty pounds. Just as soon as I finish this bag of m&m's