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...

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...

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...

Besides being fun, horseback riding is good for you!

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Betting on Love gets another makeover

Revised and re-edited two times. Last time April 2015. Third time’s the charm! Writing a novel takes a little bit of talent, but a lot of practice. Critique partners, beta readers, and a good editor can provide feedback to make a book better. But, sometimes because the 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...

What I love about writing the Bluegrass Reunion series

Research. Yes, I actually enjoyed the research needed to write this series. The eight books in the Bluegrass Reunion series are contemporary romances about family and second chances. They are set in Kentucky. Each romance stands alone. For Kentucky Cowboy, I learned Read More...

I write about second chances

Most of my books are about second chances. From a non-traditional Gothic novel like Tangled Memories to my newest release Kentucky Blue Bloods, the theme revolves around characters making the most of their second chances. As an ex-English teacher, I studied and taught Read More...