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Welcome to my daily blog. If this is your first time, I'm a romance writer and a misplaced city girl currently living in the wild Sierras. I tend to have a lot of I-Love-Lucy moments that I share here but sometimes we talk about books, TV, and our favorite cookies. Okay, my favorite cookies. In any case, please feel free to comment by clicking on the Comments at the bottom of any entry. If you're too shy, that's okay, just know I love having you.

February 16, 2017

Oh kitty

Oldest and her foster kitty.

Possibly the cutest video ever made, don’t ya think?

February 15, 2017

Happy Hump Day!

So I know he’s not everyone’s idea of a hottie, but I really do have a thing for

Tom Hardy …

And because I do …

I couldn’t decide on just one pic…

And I’m not sorry…

Who’s your pretend boyfriend this week?

February 14, 2017

An I Love Lucy (Jill) story…

So I’m home with the dogs working and Cali, the puppy, decides she’s bored. To show just how bored, she sits at my side, puts her face in mine and sighs dramatically. Trust me, it’s effective. And annoying. I finally give up keeping a thought in my head, much less getting it onto paper, and take the dogs outside to throw the ball.

Cali, not into fetch so much as steal, takes the ball and climbs up on top of a huge wood stack that in most years is unreachable. But we’ve had what, 15 feet of snow since the first of the year, so she climbs up the snow and plays Queen of the Mountain for a minute. But only a minute. Because now she has a problem. She’s high up and she decides she’s stuck.

So she starts barking.

Now I have two choices. Climb up after her and help her down, or leave her there. If I leave her there, I’d have to call Alpha Man and explain how I lost his beloved but stupid puppy.

So I climb up. And then I see the problem. It’s ice at the top. Ice, ice, baby, and any movement is certain death.

Which leaves us both stuck.

During this realization, Middle calls me and asks what’s up. “Oh nothing,” I tell her. “Just certain death.”

“Climb down – CAREFULLY! – and then tell the dogs you’ll give them cookies. They’ll come down too.”

Why didn’t I think of that before I climbed up? Damn. So I roll onto my stomach and take the two year old slide down the snow bank and make it to the bottom covered in snow. But I’m alive! I stand up and tell the dogs “cookies for everyone!” and they race me to the house.

And beat me there…

February 13, 2017

Monday Musings

So I spent last week in LA getting stuff done. First up, meeting with the producers from Passionflix, who are making the movie of THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE. So. Much. Fun. Oh and for even more fun, take a look at what the Manhattan Beach humidity did to my hair.

Good times. But oh my goodness was it nice to get out of the snow and stay at the beach. Too this from our deck.

In a t-shirt. No gloves. No sweater and jacket and hat and boots. And the sunsets…

Sigh. I tell you, I almost didn’t come home. But then this little old lady might have objected.

So I’m back on the mountain and back in my snow gear. And back to writing!!!!

How you all doing?

February 9, 2017

Today’s writing view

Today’s writing view is different from my usual because …

I’m off the mountain! I’m in Southern California, Manhattan Beach to be exactly, having a write-in (or write-outside) with some friends. Sometimes this is the best job on the planet.

Which reminds me to ask … what is it you all do? Or did? Would love to hear! Three random commenters will win my latest ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE or any of my Heartbreaker Bay books, like SWEET LITTLE LIES, THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE, or ONE SNOWY NIGHT!

February 8, 2017

Happy Hump Day meets Spence

So … bunches of you have asked me if Spence from the Heartbreaker Bay series is getting his own book. The short answer is HELL YES, and here’s what I think he looks like:

His book is CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE and it comes out this fall! (and for those of you who haven’t read the other books in the series, this book — and ALL my books — stand alone. You can start here with Spence, no worries. (Although I hope you’ll pick up my current book, one of my personal favorites, ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE.

But back to Spence … here’s the very first teasing tidbit I’ve posted anywhere. You ready?

“I’ll remember you,” she promised and walked away.

More coming next week! Now, if you’re interested, and you want to keep your author employed, click HERE!

Now if you’re worried you have to wait that long for a new book from me, you don’t. LOST AND FOUND SISTERS comes out this summer and you can check it out here.

So … what do we think? We all on board with Spence being the next in the Heartbreaker Bay series?

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