The Annual Christmas Letter: A Family Tradition

With the advent of email, FaceTime, Facebook and other social media—the practice of mailing Christmas cards to family and friends has slowed. Or stopped. I can keep in touch with folks I haven’t seen in years simply by clicking my Facebook Timeline. But it doesn’t matter. Read More...

Bible Verses Read as US Crew Orbited the Moon

Did you know? On December 24, 1968, in what was the most watched television broadcast at the time, the crew of Apollo 8 read in turn from the Book of Genesis as they orbited the moon. Bill Anders, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman recited verses 1 through 10, using the King Read More...

Change happens, so you must live with it

Change isn’t easy. It often takes me a long time to accept change. Once I’m comfortable with things as they are, I balk at doing things differently. But sometimes a person has no choice. Like the time I was called into the HR department and told I was part of the 10% Read More...

Do you collect books like I do?

In ninth grade, my English teacher Mrs. Neff told us we should buy and own books. I took her advice to heart. My father owned books, and they were displayed in shelves in our home. My mother was an avid reader, but she preferred going to the library and borrowing books. She Read More...

Historical romance always a favorite read

This week, romance novelist Teresa Medeiros asked her Facebook followers if they liked reading historical romance. As of August 6, she’d received over 1500 responses (likes and comments). In her reply to her fans, Teresa said, “I've always felt that historical romances Read More...

It’s all about persistence and aspiration

My personal trainer told me this week that to lose weight, it takes persistence and aspiration. He probably didn’t use the word “aspiration.” I picked it because it happens to be the name of one of my favorite lesson horses at Premier Stables—Calloway’s Aspiration—aka Dan. Read More...

Besides being fun, horseback riding is good for you!

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I write romance because I like happily-ever-after endings

It’s that simple. There’s enough bad news in the media. There’s enough heartache in life. So I write romance because everything is tied up in a neat little bow at the end of the book. The hero and heroine are together. All’s right with the world. Sure, I know it’s a form Read More...

Getting ready for #RAGT15

Next weekend, I’ll be attending Lori Foster’s Reader & Author Get Together (June 4-7, 2015) in West Chester, Ohio. I’m driving up with my editor, Karen Block, and a co-author of the Ladies of Legend series, Magdalena Scott. We will join Maddie James, another Legend Read More...

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...