All right, I've been putting this off long enough. It's time to update my blog! My life has been so hectic, I've let it slide (quite obviously!). I also had an ancient computer that made any kind of updating a week-long chore. But now I've updated my hardware and my software, my life has slowed (for the moment!) so I'm making a commitment to to keep up with my blog.
First off, I'm thrilled to announce my latest book is in stores now. A MERGER ... OR MARRIAGE? is a June release and is the final book in The Wilder Family miniseries for Special Edition. This was a great six-book series written by different authors and I was thrilled to write the finale. Here's the back cover copy:
"To snag a coveted promotion, financial whiz Anna Wilder has to close one last important deal: the takeover of her hometown hospital, Walnut River General. Black sheep Anna had never felt like she'd fit into the respected Wilder clan, and now her job was making the proposed merger personal -- especially when she met her opponent in the boardroom.
Richard Green was the savvy attorney -- and ex-love -- determined to foil her plans. After one unbelievable kiss years ago, Anna had run far away from her home, her insecurities and the man who made her pulse quicken. But perhaps her return was a second chance in disguise. Could Richard convince Anna that this merger was bad business ... and take over her heart instead?"
I loved writing this sweet reunion story! I really came to adore the characters and the entire Wilder family and I'm thrilled the book has already appeared on the Waldenbooks bestseller list!
I'm also pleased to announce that the final book in THE WOMEN OF BRAMBLEBERRY HOUSE will be out in August! In A SOLDIER'S SECRET, I at last get the chance to tell the story of Anna Galvez and hunky injured war hero Harry Maxwell, who comes to recuperate at Brambleberry House. It was such a joy to write a happy ending for Anna, and Max became one of my all-time favorite heroes! Of course, Conan the dog appears and there are a few ghostly encounters in store for Anna and Max. I actually cried writing the last page and saying good-bye to these characters I came to love so much through writing the series.
I also had a Mother's Day novella in a Harlequin anthology out last month. I know Mother's Day seems a distant memory but my story, A MOTHER'S HOPE is really a timeless story of love and redemption. The collection is still available at online bookstores and at eHarlequin.com.
I also wanted to give you a heads-up about my final 08 book. I just finished writing THE COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE, which is scheduled to be released in November. I so loved this story! I was able to return to Pine Gulch, Idaho, the setting for my COWBOYS OF COLD CREEK series and several of the characters I introduced in that series make a repeat appearance. It was so fun writing a Christmas book, though I imagine I very well might have been the only one creating Christmas stations in April on Pandora!
And one final bit of news ... I was humbled and thrilled to learn that my January 07 book HIGH-RISK AFFAIR is a finalist this year for the Romance Writers of America's RITA award in the contemporary series/suspense & adventure category. The winners will be announced in early August at a lavish awards celebration in San Francisco.