Sunday, March 29, 2009

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Free books and amazon gift card....

In case you haven't noticed, I'm giving away a bunch of free stuff this month and every month between now and August 4 when my new book releases. This month I'm giving away an amazon gift card and a copy of Donna Hatch's book. I'm also giving away a grand prize for anyone who preordes a copy of HAUNTING BEAUTY which just happens to be on sale right now at Preorder and send me a copy of your reciept (either forward the email or scan and send) and you will be entered for a 25+ books--many of them authographed--a Haunting Beauty Messenger bag and more. See details at

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Can there be too much sunshine?

A question often asked in Arizona. In August, the answer is yes. But in March, when other parts of the country are buried in snow, the answer is definitely no. Today is supposed to reach the high 80s. The grass is green, flowers blooming (allergies crazy) and it's hard to focus on anything but being outside.

I'm at the 1/2 way point on the second book in my series and it's a place that really needs drive to push through. Unfortunately, all I can think about is the chirping birds and the great outdoors. A part of me says I should just give up the ghost, unplug and go outside, but books don't get written when the writer is away, so here I sit, painfully pulling each word out. :-)

Hope your day is more fun.

Don't forget to check my contest for great prizes this month, including the grand prize for only pre-order customers. :-) I currently have about 15 books in the "pot" and will be adding more every day. For more information, go to and click on the contest link!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Welcome Donna Hatch!

As I mentioned earlier this week, this month I'm featuring Donna Hatch on my website, in my contest and here on my blog. I've had the pleasure of knowing Donna for several years and remember her shout of joy when she sold her first book, THE STRANGER SHE MARRIED. Donna will be giving away an autographed copy of THE STRANGER SHE MARRIED to my winner this month. Along with that, you'll get a $10 gift gift card, a HAUNTING BEAUTY tote bag and I've been known to throw in another book as well. Entering is as easy as sending me an email. Go to: and click on contest for more details.

Now, onto to my cutting edge, sure to thrill interview with Donna.

Welcome, Donna, and thank you for stopping by to visit. Brace yourself for my deep and meaningful questions. Enquiring minds want to know...ya know?
EQ: Donna, if money were no object would you prefer domestic help or would you cook and clean yourself?

Are you kidding me? I’d LOVE to give the job of cooking and cleaning to someone else! Can I have them do the laundry, too?

EQ: If you could go back in time, with whom would you like to spend a day?

I’d love to spend the day with Jane Austen, not only because she was so witty and clever, but I’d love to clear up a few historical mysteries about that time period. And I’d probably want more than just a day.

EQ: Yes, I agree with you there. She's on my list too. Right after John Wayne. :-) Okay, next probing question. If you could trade places with one person, who would it be?

Hmmmm, how about Hugh Jackman’s love interest? (Just kidding, honey) Actually, I’d love to be Julia Quinn, or Candice Hern – you know someone who is already a best-selling Regency Author. Not that I’d want them to take my place with my husband…

EQ: (note to self, Donna's heroes might share certain characteristics with Hugh Can-He-Be-Any-Sexier Jackman.) What's the bravest thing you've ever done?

Would you believe I literally threw myself in front of a moving car to save my six year old son? Okay, so the car wasn’t moving very fast, but he’d been knocked down by the car and was underneath it, caught, and was being dragged along a gravel driveway, and his head was dangerously close to the tire. I think by the time I actually got in front of the car, it had stopped, but I’m still not sure about that.

EQ: Wow! Who knew? I was expecting something like--"told my boss to go to hell and quit my job." Forget the interview--tell me more.

Here’s what happened. Unbeknownst to us, my son Kurt was hiding in front of the car, planning on jumping out and saying “boo” when my husband walked around in front to get in. Unfortunately, my husband walked around the back of the car, started it and pulled forward before anyone knew what was happening. When I saw that Kurt was under the car, I screamed at my husband to stop, and then did a baseball slide underneath the front bumper to grab him. I was 8 months pregnant at the time with my third child. After a helicopter ride and a 24 hour hospital stay, Kurt came home with only minor injuries and a goodly number of stitches. Kurt is 19 now and except for a large, C-shaped scar on his head that’s only visible if his hair is really short, he has no lasting problems. He does have a healthy respect for cars and car safety, but he still likes to jump out and say “boo.”

EQ: That is an amazing story, Donna. Wow. That's all I can say. Next question seems lame after that one. Have you been told you look like someone famous?

Oh, yeah, I’m a dead ringer for Angelina Jolie. Ahem. Okay, not really. Actually no one has ever said I look like someone famous. But in the morning with my frizzy hair, I resemble Medusa.

EQ: LOL. Okay, I knew this was going to be fun, but you're killing me.

Okay sports fan--I mean readers--be sure to enter my contest for a copy of Donna's debut THE STRANGER SHE MARRIED. For more information about Donna, you can visit her website at

Monday, March 2, 2009

Spring is in the air

It's been so beautiful here in Arizona. The temperatures have been hovering in the 80s, the skies blue and the breeze warm. If only it could stay this way always.

I've been very busy of late. This weekend was spent on planning our writers conference next April and then a new members tea for our new Desert Rose RWA members. It was a lot of fun.

Sunday went by in a blur of catching up on my to do list and lo and behold, today is Monday again.

Check in with me on Wednesday. I'll be post a fun interview with Donna Hatch:

Donna has had a passion for writing since the age of 8 when she wrote her
first short story. During her sophomore year in high school, she wrote her first
full-length novel, a science fiction romance. She wrote her second novel, a
fantasy romance during her senior year. Needless to say, English and Creative
Writing were always her favorite subjects. In between caring for six children,
(7 counting her husband) she manages to carve out time to indulge in her writing
obsession, with varying degrees of success, although she writes most often late
at night instead of sleeping. A native of Arizona, she now writes Regency
Romance and Fantasy. (Still working on getting published in ) nd yes, all of her
heroes are patterned after her husband of over 21 years, who continues to prove
that there really is a happily ever after.