Tag Archives: Texas

Researching for the Historical Novel

 When the managing editor for Smitten Historical (a Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas imprint) asked me to join in a collection of historical romances, I got excited. I’ve always wanted to write a historical. I’ve even delved into it a … Continue reading

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Skydiving to Love: Novella Release

Like my new cover? It’s another one of Lynnette Bonner’s masterpieces. She has done the covers for all my books released under the Canopy Books of Texas imprint. She even did the cover of The Bucket List Dare collection in … Continue reading

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Skydiving to Love

Monday, I told you about the novella collection, The Bucket List Dare, and promised to share part of my story Skydiving to Love for you.  Here’s the first scene . . .     Breathe. Just breathe. Jojo Merritt squeezed her … Continue reading

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A Fascinating Conversation

See the lady in white? She’s been in the USA only three years. Her Polish accent is so thick, I had to listen hard to understand what she said. But her joy while she joined the Polish folk dancers was … Continue reading

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The Final Ride Giveaway!

Whenever I’m involved in a novel, I find cute things related to it everywhere I look–and, of course, I have to have them, whatever they are. This time, I collected a group of things that I’m going to give away … Continue reading

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Newbies on the Ranch

As I’ve said before, I didn’t intend for Give the Lady a Ride to be a series. I’ll be taking a course on creating a series at the ACFW Conference this August, but for now, I just had to wing it. … Continue reading

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Story Idea: Give the Lady a Ride

Although you can read The Final Ride without reading Give the Lady a Ride first, to catch all the fun, it’s best to read them in order. For those who don’t know it already, I’ll share with you where the idea for Give the … Continue reading

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Setting for the Circle Bar Ranch

Let me start with the words this is not our ranch. But my mother’s family had one that looked very much like this, located between Stephenville, Texas, and the tiny town of Hico. We sold the ranch several years ago, after … Continue reading

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I feel certain most people have more exciting vacations than we do. Go to more exotic places, engage in more thrilling activities, create more intense memories. We’re quieter people. From our home in the woods by the pond in East … Continue reading

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Cabin Update

Had to show you what the farm looked like in the spring. When you drive through the gate, you’re on a hill covered with rye grass and summer hay, so everything from the hill is down and away. With the … Continue reading

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