Throwback Thursday: My first novel contributes to current ones

When I was in junior high school, I wrote my first book. It was a group project dreamed up by my girlfriends and me. You see, we had our own little fan club. I’m dating myself when I tell you the name of the group—the Beatles. We were Beatle fans, which was not uncommon Read More...

Brody: The Montana McKenna’s

Home...it's where you go when your past, present, and future collide. When rancher James McKenna is critically injured in a riding accident, his wife calls his daughter and stepson home for a family meeting. Ironically, home is just where stepson Brody Caldera wants to be. Read More...

Meet the Montana McKenna’s

Meet Brody, Callie, Mercer and Parker—the four siblings in the clan of James McKenna, a Montana rancher. Growing up on the ranch was a great life, until Callie and Parker's mother passed away, leaving James a widower. It wasn't long, though, before he remarried, bringing Read More...

Cowboy Up!

I wrote a blog about this expression several years ago and decided to revisit the concept today. To “cowboy up” means that when things are tough you get back up, dust yourself off, and keep trying. Rick Pitino in his 1997 book Success is a Choice: Ten Steps to Read More...

My Writing Plans for 2014

I’ve already “plotted” my writing goals for 2014. I’ll be burning up the keyboard well into the summer months writing books that have 2014 release dates. So, what am I planning this year? Early in the year (January or February, depending upon my editor and my husband Read More...

Cowboys can be from Kentucky too

Monday I was a guest at Authors & Appetizers, the blog that combines good food, good books and the latest from popular authors in all genres. Besides the blog post, which I am reposting below, you can find a picture of me riding a stuffed bull, my great-aunt's recipe for Read More...

How many books have you written?

I am asked that question, and I never know how to answer it. I don’t keep track of the books I've written. So, I thought I’d put together a list of my books. Some, like Reunited and Best Intentions are my “backlist,” and I’ve republished them under the titles of Kentucky Read More...

Cowboy Up!

When I wrote Kentucky Cowboy, I researched the Professional Bull Riders and became a fan. Last weekend my husband and I attended the Bass Pro Chute Out, in Louisville, KY, at the KFC Yum! Center. Instead of a basketball court or the stage where Fleetwood Mac performed a Read More...