New York Times  Bestselling Author

Writing

Unveiling New Covers for my Early Books

          Many of you know that I reissued my early books several years ago.  I decided they needed some updated covers, so turned them over to the amazing Kim Killion at the killion group. Kim had done a great job on my earlier covers, but I was still a bit nervous,…

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Launch Day: The Stolen Marriage!

Wow, it’s been two years since I’ve had a book out and I’m ecstatic! I’m gearing up for a busy book tour and looking forward to meeting some of you. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about this story. And may I just add that, even if you don’t buy The Stolen Marriage, you must…

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For What it's Worth

Once a week, I play acoustic guitar with a casual group of musicians. We have an energetic leader who is gifted at keeping us on track, and we play mostly rock and roll with some country thrown in. We take turns picking songs from the songbook we use, and we all strum and sing. I’ve…

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A Tale of Two Covers (and a Contest)

About a year and a half ago, I first saw the design for the hardcover edition of my latest book, Pretending to Dance. To say I was blown away is an understatement. I thought the image with that vibrant red dress was stunning. I could feel the movement of that dress, and the woman wearing it…

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The Hero Behind Pretending to Dance

When I was growing up, my sister Joann was my hero. Never mind the fact that she couldn’t stand me. I was seven years younger and when I came along, I took over her position as Princess of the Family. She didn’t bother masking her disdain for me. (You can even see it in this…

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Story Weekend: Day Off

Do you have a story from an unexpected day off? Snow day or sick day or ??? Tell us about it! If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve…

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Story Weekend: Bicycle

What’s your favorite bicycle story? We’d love to hear about it! If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve contributed. As always, there are a few “rules”: ▪…

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