Thursday, September 12, 2013

USA Today HEA Interview

I'm thrilled to announce that, a year (this month) after starting to contribute Harlequin author interviews to USAToday's Happy Ever After Blog, I have a Heartwarming interview up today with fellow Heartwarmer, Karen Rock. Getting to interview an author from a line I now call home was an extra special experience. I loved her debut Harlequin, Wish Me Tomorrow. You can check out the interview HERE and find out why! I'm betting you'll adore her grandma ;).

And since I wasn't blogging yesterday, I'd like to take a moment to pay my respect to those lost on 9/11 and to thank everyone who has sacrificed and gone above and beyond to protect us. Words aren't enough, but thank you.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Back-to-school and the official back-cover blurb for The Promise Of Rain

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! Today is the first day of school here, and boy am I relieved. I love my kids (I simply don't like it when they make me want to pull my hair out ;), but I'm in desperate need of quiet, structured writing time. I have a lot of catching up to do in preparation for my debut Harlequin Heartwarming this January!

I have a milestone to share with you! The back-cover copy/blurb for my book, The Promise of Rain, is officially out! I was so excited when I read it for the first time. My Harlequin 'team' did an awesome job capturing the story. Here it is! 

THE PROMISE OF RAIN - (Harlequin Heartwarming - Coming January 2014) 


The Busara elephant research and rescue camp on Kenya's Serengeti is Anna Bekker's life's work. And it's the last place in the world she thought she'd run into her childhood friend Dr. Jackson Harper. He's been sent to review her request for funding. But with Jack around, Anna has more to lose than just her facility. As soon as he sets eyes on her four-year-old, Pippa, Anna knows he'll never leave Kenya…without his daughter. 

Furious doesn't even begin to describe how Jack feels. How could Anna keep this from him? Not to mention put his child in danger by raising her on the savannah. His first priority is getting Pippa back to the United States. Yet as angry as he is with Anna, their connection hasn't faded. But can this bond endure, despite the ocean—and the little girl—between them?

(Available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble)

I can't wait to see the cover! :)

So on to my first day in months with no kids home...

I have a lot of writing and writing related things to do, but I also need to cook something special. It's a first-day-of-school tradition of mine. I think coming home to a favorite meal and dessert, after a long day at school, is a good way to celebrate and to take the sting out of homework. Plus, they always come home starving. It takes time to adjust to a new schedule.

Now to think of something to cook. Any ideas?