Spring cleaning and finishing a novel

After I write “the end” on the last page of a manuscript and then send it off to my editor, it’s time to do a bit of spring-cleaning—specifically tossing out all my notes from the current book. The third book of my Bluegrass Homecoming series, Nom de Plume, comes out in Read More...

Nom de Plume: Bluegrass Homecoming (book 3)

Coming July 31, 2017 — Preorder Today 99 cents Amazon | B&N Nook | iBooks | Kobo Devoted homemaker and mother C.B Lyons hadn’t known she was living a lie, right up until the moment when she caught her husband cheating. Betrayed and then divorced, with her dreams of a Read More...

Writing Secrets—Release Day

Sometimes books take many paths to publication. I wrote the novel Secrets a few years ago, choosing to explore a romance about a woman caught between the past and her desire to create a new life for herself. I wanted to submit the manuscript to a traditional publisher, Read More...

Secrets: Bluegrass Homecoming (book 2)

For a limited time only on Kindle Unlimited! Kindle | Paperback Schoolteacher Kelly Baron raised her child alone. Now that her daughter’s grown and married, Kelly can finally start her new life in North Carolina, responsible only for herself. She has just one more thing Read More...

Prequel: Bluegrass Homecoming (book 1)

For a limited time only available on Kindle Unlimited! Kindle Grace Baron had always been the good wife, in spite of a marriage based on a careless indiscretion, and sustained not by love, but by old-fashioned morality. She’d raised her daughter, bit her tongue, and Read More...

I was a reader before I was a writer

Sometime after second grade and by the time I discovered Black Stallion books in the fourth grade, I started loving to read. My ninth grade teacher Mrs. Neff encouraged us to buy and keep books. You can see I have many of them in my library today. Mrs. Neff also Read More...

Holding your own paperback book is a treat

Ebooks are great. In fact, that’s how I buy most of my books today. I download them onto my Kindle app on my iPad. After all, Amazon makes it so easy to buy with one click. But there’s something about holding a book you wrote in your own hands—turning the pages, glancing Read More...

Funny Cide Reminds Us Dreams Do Come True

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for. -- Joseph Addison I was reminded of Funny Cide, the 2003 Kentucky Derby winner, because he recently traveled from his retirement home at the Kentucky Horse Read More...

Six Bluegrass Reunion series romances soon to be in Kindle Unlimited

Six of my eight Bluegrass Reunion series romances published by Resplendence Publishing are slowly making their way to Kindle Unlimited. Kentucky Cowboy Kentucky Woman Kentucky Flame Kentucky Bride Kentucky Groom Kentucky Heat Kindle Unlimited is Amazon’s Read More...

Judd Romeo, My Kentucky Cowboy

Meet my hero Judd Romeo in Kentucky Cowboy as the heroine does for the first time since high school. Fisting her hand, Mandy pounded on the door. Then she stuck both hands into her pants pockets, knocking her car keys out of the right pocket. She bent down to pick them Read More...