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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.

March 30, 2017

I’m not sure I’m flattered…

So Alpha Man and Youngest and I were at breakfast yesterday morning at a quiet little cafe, watching the world go by. And it occurred to us that the people with dogs … well, let’s just say that the dogs tended to look and act like their owners.

Which prompted the conversation: if you were a dog, what kind of dog would you be?

We decided Alpha Man would be a German Shepard. Tough, impenetrable and loyal to a fault.

We decided Youngest would be a St. Bernard. Sweet, kind, loving, warm … and just a little bit lazy. :roll:

We decided Middle would be a Pitbull. All bark, some bite, and also tough and loyal.

We decided Oldest would be a Doberman. Tough, badass, smart.

And then we turned to me. Alpha Man and Youngest looked at me for the longest time while I waited impatiently. “Well?” I finally demanded.

“A cat,” they said at the same time.

Apparently, I’d be a cat. :evil:

How about you??

March 29, 2017

Happy Hump Day

So. I’ve had a crush on The Rock for … well, forever. And I have to say…

The man still has it going on. I think he might have to go in a book sometime soon. Which makes him Today’s Pretend Boyfriend and Today’s Writing Inspiration all in one. B-) Giving away your choice of my backlist to three commenters!

March 28, 2017

I’m the Pied Piper …

So I’m never alone. Never. Today this is my writing view.

You’ll note that I have Frat Boy, Cali, Youngest (huddled against Cali, sharing the dog bed), AND the cat. All of them. It’s like I’m the Pied Piper, everywhere I go, they follow.


How about you? Are you the Pied Piper of your house too?

March 27, 2017

Monday’s Musing

So I was in Austin this past week and had lots of fun. Toured the Texas State Capitol building. Had Alpha Man with me and he had a golf token in his pocket and got stopped by security. I kept going, pretending I didn’t know him. Then I got lost and texted him and he responded “sorry, but I don’t know you…” This is what happens when you marry an Alpha Man. Anyway, it was a gorgeous building and the guards were standing around holding assault rifles!!! That’s how I knew I was in Texas…

And then there was the fun signing at BookPeople in downtown Austin where I had a bad attempt at a selfie with my books…

And then we went exploring because the state was gorgeous and green and NOT under twelve feet of snow…

And then we flew home…

Back to the mountains. Back to the snow. Back to my furbabies…

And back to work! I’m putting the last minute touches on both LOST AND FOUND SISTERS and CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE so I hope you’re looking forward to them both. :rose:

March 22, 2017

Happy Hump Day

So today I needed a couple pic for some writing inspiration…

Hey, it’s called research, people! My job is hard. :-)

Anyway, I think this is what Quinn and Mick look like from LOST AND FOUND SISTERS. In case you were curious. B-)

Oh and pro tip: when your Youngest walks by when you’re in the middle of said research and says “ew, mom…” you know you’ve done your job as a parent, which is embarrassing your kid. Job well done, Jill Shalvis! :good:

March 20, 2017

Why I can’t be friends with Mondays

First of all, my phone died. As in even Apple can’t fix it. Which means I need to spend the day driving the hour and a half to the closest Apple store to stand in line forever.

Apple and I are not friends right now.

Second of all, I’m back from the LA event and heading to Austin for another reader event on Thursday. If you live anywhere near Austin, please come out and see me! (starts at 7pm, deets on my appearances tab above). This means another flight. The last flight was bumpy and the guy in front of us had gas. Like BAD gas.

Me and planes are not friends right now.

Third of all, my yoga pants are too snug. Now granted, I do not do yoga but hey. It seems like it should be really hard to make yoga pants get tight.

Me and stretch pants are not friends right now.

Maybe I just need a nap. Or cookies. But if I nap, I’ll miss my Apple appointment and if I eat cookies, my yoga pants aren’t going to ever be friends with me again. So I think I’ll just go write my book. I’m doing some finishing touches on Spence’s story from Heartbreaker Bay (CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE). Anyone out there looking forward to reading that one? I sure hope so because now THAT would help make my @#$!# Monday.

p.s. The Wilder brothers (INSTANT ATTRACTION, INSTANT GRATIFICATION, and INSTANT TEMPTATION are on digital sale for $0.99 so run don’t walk, that sale won’t last another day I bet!!!!!)

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