COVER REVEAL ~ CHOOSING HAPPINESS

Here it is, you’ve waited a month to get a look at it… Are you ready?

ChoosingHappiness

Remember, release date is July 21, you should be able to pre order by the end of April. I’ll let you know when that’s available.


Longest Short Week EVER…

So, I didn’t get home from last weekend until Tuesday morning. I’m used to coming in on Sunday night but due to the previously mentioned death in the family, I spent Sunday night in Tucson so I could travel 3 hours in the opposite direction from home and attend the funeral. It wasn’t all that late when I got back to Tucson, not even 7pm, but I was emotionally exhausted so I stayed one more night and headed home the next morning.

The kids were on spring break, I had no reason I needed to be home before 1pm on Tuesday for writing group… It was fine… Well, that spring break thing is what kicked my butt.

I cruised along, everything fine… then on Thursday I realized it was Thursday, not Sunday or Monday (the old man was working but the kids were home and I had none of the usual routine to kick my butt in gear.) I hit a mild state of panic trying to get everything done, Easter shopping and making sure the family has food for the time I’ll be gone this weekend (just Friday evening and Saturday this week, no racing on Easter Sunday.)

So what made it feel so long? Partly the funeral. There was a LOT of time in the car, which is both good and bad, I tend to find myself thinking about characters and story, sometimes to the point that I realize all of a sudden I have no memory of the last 50 miles.

The funeral itself was draining. All of them are, but more so when the deceased in young. My cousin was only 22 when he was taken from us suddenly. This only leads to more.

Then there was that panic of trying to make sure everything that had to get done before my weekend was done so I can do what I need to do without worrying about the rest of the family.

Either way, it’s the weekend now and I’ve settled in. I’ll be hitting the racetrack in a couple hours. I love the track, there are so many characters to watch and draw from.

How was your week?


Tough week.

Sports practice x 2 teams and 4 kids… normal household stuff, meetings, appointments, etc. Add into that a tragic death in the (extended) family and I’m exhausted. I’m headed to Tucson for the weekend to work my horse races, then from there I’ll be headed back to my home town for a funeral. I hate that it takes a funeral to bring my family from all the corners of the earth but I’ll enjoy seeing them again.

How was your week?


Tucson Festival of Books 2015 recap.

I went, I saw, I conquered.

Well, not quite, but close. I planned things very carefully. I went over the schedule and chose the sessions I wanted to attend. Nearly all had to do with improving my writing.. but I will admit I went to the first one, with Catherine Coulter, simply because I’ve read her since I was a teen and loved her… Not that the topic wasn’t relevant to what I write, it was Thriller and Suspense Heroes. And while I may not (so far) have much thriller or suspense, I do have what I consider heroes.

I learned about writing better, marketing, writing faster and many other things that I’m going to have to share with the people I know.

Did you go? Do you have something similar in your area?


Next Title Announcement…

Are you ready? Do you want to know about my next release?

Well, here’s some details:

Release Date is July 21, 2015.

I plan on doing a cover reveal on April 6, 2015

It’s a contemporary romance. No paranormal, no fantasy involved.

And the title is….

Drum roll please….

Choosing Happiness


I’d dance naked

around the house but my teenagers have people over and it would embarrass them.

Why am I so happy? Because I sent book 8 off to my editor this afternoon! I also sent all the info to my cover designer too… know what that means? I have a title! How long should I wait before I share that with you?


My week in review…

What have I done? Not a whole lot… I am working on the last revision before I send the next book to my editor… I still need to finalize my title and have a cover made….

Also, I’ve discovered some slightly damaged books in my inventory so I’m giving them away…. Stop on over to my Facebook page and leave a comment HERE to enter. I’m leaving it open all weekend so you’ve got some time.

I’m having a hard time believing it’s the end of February already, but here it is… What have you been up to?


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