I’m a writer

At my volunteer gig yesterday, I was talking to another volunteer about piano lessons. She gave me advice, and then said to demonstrate her qualifications for that advice—I’m a musician. Wait a minute. I’m a writer—a technical writer by day and a romance writer by night. Read More...

Grab your pre-order of Nom de Plume today!

When the dream of happily-ever-after is shattered, sometimes another door opens. The reviews from my street team readers are starting to come in, and they are positive! Whew! As an author, I breathe a sigh of relief. When you create a story, it’s often hard to see it Read More...

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)

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 big, happy family smashed to pieces, C.B. takes 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)

Kindle | iBooks | Nook | Kobo | 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 to do: help her mother. Read More...

Prequel: Bluegrass Homecoming (book 1)

Kindle | Kobo | Nook | iBooks | Paperback Free eBook 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 silently lived Read More...

Tangled Memories update still enjoyed by readers

I wrote Tangled Memories many years ago. It was one of the first books I wrote. When I released it again in January, I'd refreshed it with an eye to my current writing style. My editor Karen Block also gave it a polish. What do you know? It's still a good read! And now it Read More...

Why do your readers buy Tangled Memories?

On sale for 99 cents for a few more days! Tangled Memories is different from my normal contemporary romances. In a way, it defies classification. It’s a contemporary romance set in Kentucky. At the same time, it is a typical Gothic romance with the young heroine, Read More...

Purging Junk is Therapeutic

There’s something cathartic about cleaning house and tossing out years of stuff. The junk truck came today, and two polite young men took away several pounds of memories. Oh, I was sad about the disposal of memories. There was the wooden stool I’d used as a schoolteacher Read More...