I Love Book Research!

One of the most fun parts of my job as a novelist is going on a research trip to the city where a future book will be set. WHAT MATTERS MOST is the final release in the Texas Gold Collection. This story is set in AUSTIN, TEXAS and features a down-on-her-luck gal who finally lands her dream job, only to …

Twitterpated

Last week, I watched the Disney movie BAMBI with my grandson for a second time. When we viewed the movie initially, my little Peanut was extremely worried about the “humans in the forest” and what happened to Bambi’s mother. This time, he giggled out loud at the “twitterpating” scene. He’s a little older now and understands the concept of romance. …

Tiffany Girl Release

BREAKING NEWS! My friend, bestselling author DEEANNE GIST just alerted me that she’s marking the release of her new book TIFFANY GIRL (ordering my copy now, btw) by giving away a plush bathrobe, designer bubblebath, and cool reading caddy for the bathtub. ($100 value) I SO WANT THAT READING CADDY!!!!! You too?  Order your’s by clicking HERE. How does a …

A Fun Contest!

I love many things about being an author. High on the list is connecting with other great authors. Here are two of my favorites. Victoria Bylin and Melissa Tagg write for Bethany House, a sister imprint under Baker Publishing Group (I write for Revell). As soon as I learned about Victoria’s TOGETHER WITH YOU and Melissa’s FROM THE START, I …

Relax!

I am writing to meet a deadline these days, which means I often spend ten to twelve hours parked in front of my computer with my fingers on the keyboard. I’m not complaining. I adore my writing career and nothing is more fun than watching a story form and take off. That said, the physical act of all those hours …

A Little About Fathers

March 27 is always a poignant anniversary. It was Easter Sunday morning the year my sister and I learned the heartbreaking news our dad had suffered a sudden heart attack and was no longer with us. The news dropped me to my knees. My dad shaped who I am. He instilled in me the belief I can do anything I …