Awards - 2016

Murphy's Secret - Single Title     Jamestown Homecoming - Series/Category

Linda Howard, first place                          Linda Howard, third place

Ignite the Flame, first place         Golden Rose, first place

Maggie, third place            Molly, first place

Fabulous Five, second place         Catherine, second place

Cleveland Rocks, second place         Maggie, third place

Great Expectations, Third place         Fool for Love, third place

Gateway to the Best, second place      Ignite the Flame, first place

Beacon, finalist               Fabulous Five, first place

         Beacon, finalist

         Pages from the Heart, third place

Welcome Friends,

Grab your favorite beverage and pull up a seat. Since I'm a Jack-of-all-trades and master of none, you'll discover my writing reflects my varied interests. The good news is we may share common interests.

What you will find here-

My Nonfiction

Cancer: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, our personal journey with our friend Dr. Kashyap Patel may encourage you.

Healthy Living: I don't take health for granted. I exercise and follow healthy eating habits. As a twenty year life-time member of Weight Watcher's, I've compiled a collection of recipes and tips for maintaining good health.

Writing and Taxes: Since I'm an IRS audit survivor, we may have met during a Tax Workshop. Author Diane Kelly and I have teamed to present this workshop targeted for unpublished writers. We had a busy schedule for the workshop in 2011 and had an awesome experience interacting with writers in various regions. We're sorry if we missed you. However if you're interested in this workshop, contact me or Diane. If you need organizational help with your writing documentation, download my spreadsheet.

My Fiction

I write romantic fiction because I find stories about the love between two people uplifting. Once I've developed the romance between my couple, I use one of my passions to provide the background.

Cowboy Romances: Although my passion has always been horses, we moved to the family cattle ranch and I got an up close and personal view of running a cow/calf operation.

Since I'm an all or nothing kind of gal, I like to balance my dramatic romance with romantic comedy. Writing romantic comedy is fun. My spirits are buoyed by the constant focus to create humorous events for my characters. When times are less than stellar in my personal life, I'll focus on writing humor.