Snow Yea or Nay?

I make no secret of the fact that I feel like having grown up in the Midwest, I paid my dues with surviving winter weather. Winter in Colorado, where I live now, is actually quite mild in comparison. For instance, while we do have cold and snow and things can be...

Let ’Em Eat Cake!

At my book club meeting last night, one member, who LOVES to bake (and we love to have her bake) made me a special cake to celebrate the release of The Inn at Hidden Run. It’s a carrot cake, which I enjoy but don’t get to eat very often because usually...

Let’s Partaay! Release Day!

The dream of this day began a long time ago, when I received the gift of an editor who said, “If you could write anything you’d like, what would it be. We’d like to hear your ideas.” I let my mind drift in an entirely new direction than what I’d been writing. And the...

Hop into Spring

If you haven’t heard about the Hop into Spring event on Facebook–going on right now until May 4–you might want to join the fray. Live chats with authors, free books, and a grand prize of a $100 Amazon gift card. Every day between 10-12, there’s...

Welcome to Canyon Mines

I moved to Colorado 23 years ago. I’ve lived in California (twice) and the Pacific Northwest (gorgeous!), but the Midwest, where I grew up outside Chicago, seems to be in my bones (Go Cubs!). A number of times when I’ve written about small towns, they were situated in...