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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 19, 2015

In the wilds

Still in San Diego and it’s spring and there are BABIES!


And a terrifying new species called DAUGHTERS!

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And I made the mistake of feeding them and they followed me home…

March 18, 2015

Fave Fictional Characters

Winner, randomly drawn, is: RUTH STEWART. Email me with Shalvis calendar in the subject line and don’t forget your addy!

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So … one of my favorite fictional characters of all time: Aragorn


Now you! Name one or a few or as many of your fave fictional characters as you want. One lucky random winner will get a 2015 Shalvis calendar!

March 17, 2015

Spring Break Throw Back

So we’re in San Diego on spring break and I found this entry from my blog dated 2009 so I thought I’d rerun it because it’s an EXACT repeat of today!

How many pictures does it take to get five cousins smiling at the photographer?

Too many to take . . .

In other news:
Iíve arrived in San Diego, and guess what? Itís not cold. Itís not snowing. Itís a HUNDRED FREAKING DEGREES!

Yes, you read that right. 100. I swear to you, Mother Nature is laughing her little hiney end off at me. WHATEVER, MOTHER NATURE, IíM IN SHORTS AND A TANK!

So there.

That said, let me tell you how difficult it has been to find internet service. All but impossible. I wasnít going to worry about it except then my editor needed me to send her something. And I love my editor. So I went out, determined to find internet somewhere. Want to know where Iím standing right now to get this to you? In the middle of the street. In the sun. In the 100 degrees.

Donít doubt me, you know me better than that by now. Itís utterly true. But donít fear for my life, itís a cul-de-sac and so far only two cars had to honk at me.

Now I do have to run. I have to drive up to Los Angeles to drop off dear Oldest for some UCLA events (yes, sheís still doing cartwheels at getting accepted there for Fall), and we are very excited to go hang out on the campus. But I will be back, with more pics and adventures. Hopefully this time, I will not be reporting to you from the very middle of the street. Uh oh. Gotta run, a motor home is coming at me . . .

March 16, 2015

Where in the world is Jill…

Update: winners randomly drawn are: TERRY L, SHANNON PLOWER, and KAREN RIVERA. Please email me with your choice of title in the subject line and don’t forget to include your choice of print or ebook, and your addy!

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So I got on a plane for spring break with the girls…


Where in the world are we? (Hint: if you follow me on FB, Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr you will already know…) I’ll be drawing three names out of the commenters so guess away! Winners will win their choice of my upcoming STILL THE ONE or SECOND CHANCE SUMMER!!!

March 12, 2015

10,000 steps

… 10,000 steps? I brought this up on FB the other day but want to hear what you all think.

So I have this app that counts how many steps I take in a day. And you’re supposed to do 10,000 steps. I mean WHA…?


I sit on my tush for a living and make stuff up. Yesterday I got 2,400 steps and that was me running to let the dog in and the dog out and the dog back in… So today I was DETERMINED to get 10,000. I hiked TWICE and I’m only up to 7,700. What the heck? Surely my app is broken! How about you, anyone out there keeping track of your steps? Talk to me!

March 11, 2015

Happy Hump Day

update: winners, randomly drawn, are: Dani and Carla Varner. Email me with SECOND CHANCE SUMMER in the subject line and let me know print or ebook, and don’t forget your addy!

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So I needed some writing inspiration, thought I’d share.


You are welcome.

But this reminds me, let’s be shallow for a moment. Favorite hero qualities? Drawing two names from the commenters who will win the upcoming SECOND CHANCE SUMMER!

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