Monday, September 13, 2010


I cannot wait for A COLD CREEK BABY to hit the bookstores two weeks from tomorrow. I honestly can't remember the last time I was this excited for a book release! I'm getting lots of great feedback from bookclub readers who get the Silhouette Special Edition books early. BABY also got a really terrific 4 1/2 star review from Romantic Times: "A solid plot, realistic, compelling characters and strong tension make this story hard to put down."

Saturday, August 07, 2010


This is why I love living in Utah. We had a couple of commitments in Salt Lake City yesterday, spread out by several hours, so we decided to head up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Albion Basin, part of the Alta Ski Resort. We were thinking the wildflowers might be past their prime. Not at all! They were gorgeous, as this photo by my multi-talented husband attests. The lupine and indian paintbrush were lush and brilliant. Is it any wonder I find inspiration in the mountains?!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Cover for A COLD CREEK BABY!!

I'm so excited for this book release in October. The guy looks a little too clean-cut to be my Cisco (he has a very sexy tattoo on his forearm in the book that doesn't show up here) but I still like the cover.

What do you think?

Monday, July 05, 2010


I'm thrilled to announce my new single-title miniseries for HQN has a new series name and the first book now has an official title :)

The series, centered around a bead store in a fictional Colorado tourist town, will be called HOPE'S CROSSING and the first book, a June 2011 release, is called BLACKBERRY SUMMER. I'm so excited about both names and I'm having a great time writing the first book. My tentative title for the second book is WOODROSE MOUNTAIN. It's a January 2012 release.

Friday, June 04, 2010

I hope you're all having a wonderful late-spring/early summer! Things here are lush and green and spectacularly beautiful. In the high desert, we have to enjoy May and June while we can before everything starts to dry out!

I wanted to give you all a (last-minute!) heads-up that I'm signing books tonight, Friday June 4, at the Barnes & Noble at the Gateway in Salt Lake City from 6-9 p.m. This is a group booksigning with Bob Mayer, Victoria Dahl and several other great authors. For more information, check out -- I would love to see you there :)

Also, I'm very pleased to announce that it looks as if my entire H/S backlist has been made available in digital form. In the last few weeks, Silhouette has released all of my previous books as ebooks, as far as I can tell :) So if there's one of my earlier titles you've had a tough time tracking down, you can now find it in many different e-formats through various ebook retailers. Amazon,, eHarlequin, etc. Yay!

My other exciting news is that I'll be writing a new single-title series for HQN, a trilogy centered around a bead store in the fictional tourist town of Hope, Colorado. I'm so excited to introduce these stories and will definitely have more info for readers as the first release date, June 2011, draws closer. Right now the series is called BEADS OF HOPE and the first book is tentatively titled STRINGS ATTACHED. I'm not sure whether either of those names will stick but I'll let you know!

But never fear, I'm not turning my back on the good folks of Cold Creek. I also just agreed to write four more COLD CREEK books for Silhouette Special Edition -- the first one will be a December 2011 title and will feature a sexy police chief I'm introducing in A COLD CREEK BABY (SSE October 2010) which is the long-awaited story of Cisco and Easton. I just finished my last edits of BABY and I must confess, I'm crazy about Cisco and hope my readers fall for him too :)

So to sift through all the barrage of information ... here are my upcoming release dates for the next several months (titles/dates after the first three are tentative)

A COLD CREEK BABY -- SSE -- October 2010
A THUNDER CANYON CHRISTMAS -- SSE (Montana Mavericks) -- December 2010
UNBROKEN CORDS -- HQN -- June 2012

There will be three more SSEs interspersed in there somewhere but they haven't been slated yet. I will, of course, keep you all updated.

Thanks so much for your emails and especially for enjoying my books. You all make this crazy writing life so much sweeter!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

A COLD CREEK SECRET made the USA Today extended bestseller list -- #65. I'm so excited :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

My new book is out!

I'm so excited that book two in my latest COWBOYS OF COLD CREEK trilogy is now in stores. A COLD CREEK SECRET is a February release from Silhouette Special Edition. Here's the back cover blurb: Just back from a tour of duty, all Major Brant Western wanted was a hot meal and a warm bed. What he didn't need was the stunning socialite in disguise who'd just shown up at his family's Cold Creek ranch. Scandal trailed bad girl Mimi Van Hoyt -- aka "Maura" everywhere she went. But once Brant discovered her secret, how could he turn her away?

Being stranded in the middle of a nowhere in a blizzard was not Mimi's idea of a fun time in the Tetons. Then why was she starting to think this sexy soldier could be more than her shelter from the storm? And the more determined Brant was to protect her and her unborn child, the more she believed that this honorable, irresistible military man was the only man for her."

I so loved writing Brant and Mimi's story. He was so serious and solemn and, more than anything, needed someone to show him how to have fun and laugh again. And Mimi was such a complicated character. She became one of my all-time favorite heroines! On the surface, they might have seemed complete opposites, but they were really absolutely perfect for each other.

Up next will be Cisco and Easton's story :) I'm writing it now and having a wonderful time wrapping up this latest series of Cold Creek books. As always, I'm going to be sorry to leave!

I'm pleased to announce my book A COLD CREEK HOLIDAY has been nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice award for best Silhouette Special Edition of 2009. I so loved writing Nate and Emery's story and was absolutely thrilled the book was nominated! The award will be given out sometime in April. I'll keep you posted!