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Monday, August 14, 2017

My Prince Charming

Hi all!
Today I get to take a little break from talking about book stuff and share some happiness with you. 

Before I continue, I will tell you though, the final edits on the last book in the Secret Keeper are done and it is in the hands of the printer! Watch for release date info:)

So the happy thing I want to share is that today is my 24th Wedding Anniversary with my sweetheart Matt. The above pic was taken awhile ago but captures my family in all its imperfect glory. The fun thing about our story is that it was not love at first site. He and I were both doing missionary work for our church when we met and in our faith, you dedicate yourself to helping and teaching other people completely while you are on your mission which means, no dating, working, or other activities that a typical twenty something might do. In fact, one day, when our paths crossed, Matt accidentally made me cry and I am not a cryer! We still laugh about that.


So we were friends first and after I was done with my missionary service and back to typical life, I drove to Utah for a friend's wedding. In North Carolina, Matt had given me his number and told me if I came through Utah, to give him a call. While in Utah, I wanted to check out some colleges and it started snowing--A lot! I took Matt up on his offer, and as not to terrify all of Utah with my lack of snow-driving skills, I asked him to drive me around to look at the colleges. 

Long story short, we married nine months later and have had an amazing life together. We think this is miraculous because growing up, we were kids of repeated divorce. Our trick for staying together? We follow one simple rule. BE NICE...even when you don't feel like it. 

I write stories, often with a happily ever after and they are a lot of fun. But, I wonder if we should really call our Prince Charmings, Prince Nice-guy or Prince I'll-show-up-even-when-it-gets-hard, because really anyone can be charming for a minute. The real princes are the guys like my husband that love you even though you're imperfect and just show up everyday willing to make life the best it can be. 

Thanks for letting me share a bit of our story and Happy Anniversary my love:) Here's to twenty four more.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Big News From the Writing Cave



You might ask...what's been going in the writing cave to keep me from posting for so long?  




Well,  I’ve been writing like crazy, completing two books, Five Days, Five Kisses and now I’m excited to announce that I am done writing the eagerly awaited third book in the Secret Keeper series.  The concluding book to this paranormal drama is called Under The Broken Sky!
In this book, several new characters are introduced including Agni, a man who is forced to live on an island for ten years with Belakane(the enchantress who created the Secret Keeper curse....and you can read her story in Belakane, the prequel for the series) 

I want to tell you about Agni tonight, because his love for Belakane changes everything in the final book. Of course, we follow Winter and Liam and their latest struggles because of the Curse and I don’t want to say too much, except to tell you that things get very intense for them, and Liam surprises us in this book with a good twist. 


Belakane might look like this: 









In the spirit of the old TV show, Bewitched, Belakane is fair and blond and her cat, Sprite, is pure white is kept alive by the witches power. For you animal lovers, here is Sprite (which by the way is an old name, not just soda)



And finally, I want to introduce to you Agni. At a hateful period of Belakane’s existence, she abducted him a punching bag for her anger and took him to an island created entirely by her magic and cloaked from the world. It was in this dismal environment, that Agni, over many years changed Belakane’s view of mortals.  Here is what I picture Agni to look like. Yeah, he’s a cookie!
 The publication date for this book is late September, early October just in time for Halloween and I'm so excited to share the final chapter of this incredible story that has changed the way I look at secrets. Watch for snippets in the next few weeks and a cover reveal. If you haven't started the series yet, several of the books are only .99! buy here
 

Thanks for stopping by and, may you never need a secret keeper!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Monday Thoughts

I've been thinking about you guys, my readers and friends and how I can connect with you more often. A published author/mom's life is busy, but I think I've come up with a fun idea to post every Monday. To let you get to know me a little better, and hopefully through any interaction you share, you a little better, I'm going to pick a quote a week and post on Mondays. 

Some weeks, I'll share an accompanying story from my life or writing and some weeks, I'll put up the quote or thought and let have something to smile about at the beginning of your week. Should be fun. We'll try it for awhile and then, later in the week if I have updates, guests or announcements I can do those on Thursday or Friday.

So this Monday thought is a simple one. Here in the USA we've had a lot of talk about divisions and now I'm so glad to see that the pendulum is swinging back and we are also talking about our commonalities, religiously, politically,  race, even in our likes and dislikes. In my opinion, diversity is lovely, so this week I give you this quote:


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find yourself loved today. If not, start a trend:)