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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 10, 2016

Happy Hump Day

And today I bring you an inspiration pic for the scene I’m writing…


p.s. Have you all read MY KIND OF WONDERFUL in preparation for Hud Kincaid’s sexy brother Jacob to show up back in town in my upcoming NOBODY BUT YOU? Yeah? Just checkin’… :-)

February 9, 2016

Tuesday Tidbits

Recently I woke up sandwiched by two daughters. Alpha Man was at a job and I was in the middle of the bed, no pillows. On either side of me lay a daughter, each with their thumbs going on their phones, texting each other.

From the same room.

From the same BED.

Not only this, they were discussing their plan of attack to talk me into going out to breakfast.

When I tell them I didn’t have any digital toys when I was young; no cell phone, hell no microwave, much less a DVD player, no laptop . . . they just look at me with a complete lack of understanding.

“Mom, how did you talk to your brother?”

February 8, 2016

Oh Frat Boy

UPDATE: winners, randomly drawn, are: GG, LEE-ELLEN, and CAROL STALNAKER. Email me at [email protected] with NOBODY BUT YOU in the subject line, tell me print or ebook, and don’t forget your addy if you want print!

Original post:
So we went on a long snow shoe hike and he beat me back to the house.


What was his excuse? I thought maybe you’d all like to caption this pic with his thoughts. Three of you will win my next book, NOBODY BUT YOU, out soon!

February 4, 2016

The Shalvis Abode

… is an abode divided.


With one just out of UCLA and one in USC, it’s definitely fun.

And maybe a little competitive. :-)

Curious minds wanna know. Did you go to college, and where?

February 3, 2016

Ain’t Life A Picnic

I started this blog in 2005 and thought it would be fun to repeat one from that first week, which turned out to be my To Do List:

Things to Do:

1. Call husband and warn him that his children are on borrowed time. When he left this morning we had three. We will not have three when he gets here if he doesn’t get here SOON.

2. Call Social Security and tell them that contrary to their letter dated January 15, 2005, I do exist, and have been paying them for YEARS. Note to self: if I’m not going to exist ask for a full refund in order to take vacation to the Bahamas.

3. Call mother in law back and tell her that yes, our phone does work, thank you for her concern. The reason she has not heard back from me regarding her last rant is because I am on vacation in the Bahamas.

4. Call Sears and tell them that the heavy duty washing machine I bought from them does not remove gum from denim. However, the heavy duty washing machine did a great job on the cat, so thank them for that.

5. Take cat to the vet for minor injuries relating to middle child bathing said cat in said washing machine.

6. Take middle child to pediatrician for cat scratches.

7. Get medication for yourself in case the Bahama thing falls through.

Whew. I need a nap just typing that up. Anything special on YOUR to-do list??

February 2, 2016

Tuesday Hotness

I’ve got a thing for a whole lot of people named Chris. Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, and let’s not forget Chris Pine…


Who do you have a thing for lately? Inquiring minds wanna know. :bye:

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