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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.

January 18, 2016

Oh Frat Boy

Frat Boy just turned five. Hard to believe. In celebration, I’m reprinting the story of how we adopted him. Leave me a comment (would love to hear about your pet) and I’ll draw a few names for free books!

So we left the mountain …

And drove.

And drove …

We were headed to a woman who lives out in the middle of nowhere, and I mean NOWHERE, and she rescues animals.

Any animal in need is welcome.

Even really funny looking ones.

To be honest, we went because we’d heard through the grapevine that she’d rescued two yellow lab puppies. And she had. She’d rescued two puppies out of a horrible situation.

But the golden wasn’t who stole our hearts. Nope, it was her little baby brother. The runt of the litter.

He was filthy and living in a hovel. And the minute he saw us, he came alive. Wriggling, happy, loving. All you had to do was touch him and he writhed in joy and dropped to the floor for a belly rub.

And once he was picked up by the teenagers and loved up by them, he didn’t want to get down.

So we never put him down again. Meet Frat Boy…


January 14, 2016

I Love Lucy Strikes Again

Update: winners, randomly drawn, are: GLENDA, ZINA, and JEAN. Email me at [email protected] with NOBODY BUT YOU in the subject line. Tell me print or digital copy, and don’t forget your addy!

Original post:
So I went to sign into my computer and kept typing in my password wrong, and it turns out that if you do it three times in a row they kick you out and you have to answer your security questions.

So then I did those wrong too.

And then when I finally got it right, it asked me to authorize my computer, and when I tried, it said I didn’t have the ability to authorize my computer.

Apparently that’s above my pay grade.

So I had to call Apple. The guy was perfectly lovely even if I did hear “you’re an idiot” in his tone. But all is well now that it’s three hours later and I’ve done nothing but yell at my laptop. So now that I’m stressed and can’t remember what I was going to write this blog about, let’s do a giveaway. Tell me a favorite scene from one of my books, and you’re in the running. I’ll draw names tonight, three of you will win a copy of my upcoming NOBODY BUT YOU. Go.


January 13, 2016

Happy Hump Day

Today’s writing inspiration and today’s Happy Hump Day pic is one in the same.

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What do you think?


January 12, 2016

a smart crime

Smart doggie…

p.s. I’ve been felled by the flu. Damned offspring…


January 11, 2016

Monday Musings

Update: winners are: LYNN L, KRISTY MICHELS, SUSAN DOLAN, BECKY IN GEORGIA, and LALA. Email me at [email protected] with NOBODY BUT YOU ARC in the subject line. Don’t forget to include your addy!

Original post:
So … I have a box of these, NOBODY BUT YOU. They’re ARCs (advanced reading copies) and they’re for you!

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Okay, well not ALL of you. But let’s say a good handful. All you have to do is tell me WHY you want this book ahead of time. Easy peasy. Go.


January 7, 2016

Snow Joy

You need a pick me up? Just watch Frat Boy in the snow.

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Hard to have a bad day with this kid around.


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