Saturday, February 28, 2015

Links to Share...

Writers In The Storm shared information about copyright rules...
and one on being positive...

Stephanie Burkhart shared an appropriate post for the month:

Over at Seekerville, Jana Oliver and Tyra Burton shared some helpful hints regarding social media:

Armand Rosamilia shared Robert Chazz Writes' post of great tips. I do some of them but need to incorporate more:
I'm not a horror fan, but I'm willing to learn from others.

May you be blessed.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Arizona Dreamin' Event 2015

The end of May will be here before you know it.

Do you have your ticket, yet?
Only $89! Be sure to let them know I sent you.

* Authors of Various Genres of romance
* Speed-meet every participating author
* Choose 8 you find the most interesting for "Book Clubs" - 10 readers with 1 author in 30-minute sessions to ask them questions and talk about their books
* Have Lunch with Individual Authors of your choice in the Book Club suites.
* Have Dinner with an Author at our Saturday evening "Dress Like Your Favorite Character" costume dinner
* Friday Night Dreamin' Dollars auction and Live Entertainment
* Event Bookstore with Discounted Book Pricing
* "Man of Our Dreams" cover model competition during dinner
* Huge Raffle Baskets with 100% of the proceeds going to our charity
* Free Goody Bags and Arizona Dreamin' T-Shirst for everyone
* Meet new people and make new friends and laugh and laugh and laugh some more...

For those who buy one of my limited tickets, I'm including a signed copy of Holiday, USA Anthology 2014, which will not be available at the conference. I also found beautiful little pewter bookmarks. A small jar of my reduced-sugar blackberry jam will be included. Until the end of May, I'll periodically add another gift to the Laurel Hawkes ticket-holder baskets.

I'm looking forward to the event and spending time with wonderful people.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

For those suffering from Winter blues...

Something to cheer you: Spring is coming.

Roses outside my window:

Ana Apple Tree:

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Conversation among heroes

Luck: I see everyone's here.Leo: Even Jonathan and the Thorns.
Lance: Quite the impressive gathering.
James: A proper send off.
Todd: What's the occasion?
Jack: A Happily Ever After celebration, for which our lady is well known.
Patrick: For whom?
Benjamin: The satisfactory conclusion of a beloved series.
Richard: Peopled with worthy souls.
Henry: One of our series is drawing to a close?
Jack: The incomparable Silver Locket Sisterhood.
Tim: They've enjoyed a good run.
Dusty: Congratulations.
Matthew: I remember their debut.
Jonathan: How time has flown.
Lance: Five books spanning three continents and seventeen years.
Brent: Stories of honor, hope, and home.
Fitzgerald: Bravo, gentleman.
Jack: Last words?
Jordan: God holds us in the fire until He sees His reflection in us, and His timing is perfect.
Ian: God creates miracles using imperfect souls.
Eric: God's plan is always better.
Mark: God never intended us to wait for love but to love every day, as He does.
Luck: God overcomes evil, every time.
Jack: Godspeed, gentlemen.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Holiday, USA Anthology 2014

Discover Holiday, where love is in the air and God is in the mix, in the 2014 collection of the Holiday, USA ebooks, for the romantic heart.

Happy New Year?

Officer Tim Black moved to Holiday for a change of scene. Sandy Foster moved to escape her dysfunctional family. The willingness to set pride aside makes the difference between spending the New Year alone and Happily Ever After...

Chocolate Cake for Two

Henry Weaver needs a fresh start. Holiday Sweets, a specialty cupcake shop, is Annie Sweet's heritage. Choosing God is rarely the easy way, and sometimes the way to Happily Ever After appears impossible...

Valentine Delivery

Lance Nelson delivers flowers every Valentine's Day. Sharon Kelly stops waiting for someone to send her what she wants. God works in mysterious ways to provide the way to Happily Ever After, even when His children stand in their own way...

Tough Luck

Holiday's playboy, Brent Kelly, returns home a changed man. The last thing Cindy Garvey needs is one more surprise in her life. God provides the way to Happily Ever After, no matter how far astray His children wander...

Enjoy four complete novellas all in one book.

For those who purchase one of my tickets to Arizona Dreamin' Conference (simply let them know I sent you), this book will be included as a gift, autographed of course. It won't be available for sale at the conference.

Wonderful cover artist Carol Fiorillo created the paperback book cover. You should see it in real life.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Coming soon, the fifth and last...

...of The Silver Locket Sisterhood series.

Wings to Fly


Samantha Merritt wants a forever relationship, but painful lessons from the past interfere with her ability to trust anyone, including God. Despite her friend's reassurances 'this guy is different,' she refuses the offer of another blind date, until she meets him. Now it's too late...


Jordan Tyler trusts God to protect him but also believes in doing his part by avoiding people who guarantee extra drama. Accepting a blind date with an abuse survivor is not his idea of a leap of faith, more like a fall into stupidity, until he meets her. Choosing friendship didn't mean love would follow...


God looks on the heart and sees what mortal eyes do not. Only an All-knowing God would pair a couple who worked so hard to avoid each other. The only thing standing in their way of their own Happily Ever After is them...

Brilliant artist Carol Fiorillo created the book cover.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day...

Fitzgerald: What is this Valentine's Day of which I've heard?
Jack: Holiday touted to be for lovers.
Patrick: A money-making bonanza for card makers, jewelers, and florists.
Lance: I represent that remark.
Henry: And proud of it. Don't forget bakers.
Brent: If you forget, expect a guilt trip.
Richard: Since it repeats every year on the same day, how is it you manage to forget?
Luck: Stating the obvious isn't helpful.
Tim: He isn't held accountable in his time period.
Todd: Easy to point fingers.
Ian: No matter. A man prefers to forget that which might reveal his vulnerabilities.
Dusty: True.
Eric: What man willingly risks being found wanting?
Jordan: Or risks hurting the love of his life inadvertently.
Mark: A holiday filled with traps and minefields.
Kevin: A dangerous proposition, no matter how you look at it.
Ken: Refusing to participate isn't an option.
Jacob: Unless you don't mind being an unfeeling jerk.
Karl: Spare me.
Joe: Not if you want the girl.
Alan: Buck up, gentlemen.
Leo: No matter the age, a man of honor desires to prove himself, like a knight of old, to the woman who holds his heart.
Dusty: Exactly.
Fitzgerald: Quite the conundrum.
Richard: Good luck.
Jack: Begging mercy might suit better.
Jordan: She's worth every agonizing moment.
Dusty: Yeah.
Richard: In which case, Happy Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The forth book in The Silver Locket Sisterhood...

Finding Home

Starting Over

American Becki Bagley's dreams are within her grasp only to be shattered along with her faith. God promised to give those who are faithful the desires of their heart. Why does He deny her? Where did she go wrong? Perhaps she failed to be good enough.

Moving On

Ian Morgan, British self-made businessman, is settled in his life. He's already raised a family, his younger sister. Another family holds no interest for him, although his pretty American neighbor tempts him to reconsider.

Finding Home

Home isn't a place but a space in the heart waiting for the right person to take up residence. Embracing a new faith and trust in God and leaving familiarity behind is the only way to welcome the love waiting, but only if trouble doesn't set up house first...

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Books worth reading...

After reading a little bit and taking a break and reading a bit more, savoring, not wanting it to end, I finally finished The Red Suit Diaries by Ed Buchart. He plays Santa Claus and shares some of his most memorable experiences. Be sure to have something for wiping away tears, and be prepared to laugh out loud.

I wanted to know what had happened to him since the writing of his book and found this brief biography. I'll be reading his other books.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The third book in The Silver Locket Sisterhood...

Saving Lisa 

A New Job

Photographer Eric Hudson's home burns to the ground, along with all he owns. He accepts the only offer to salvage his career. No room exists in his life, or his heart, for anything beyond work.

A New Start

Lisa Montgomery is determined to leave the past behind and create a new life. In her effort to obtain refuge from emotional bondage, she lands in slavery of another sort.

A New Adventure

In 1985, Thailand offers exotic opportunities, but dangers lurk for the unaware. A complicated relationship with a woman who believes God solves everything isn't in Eric's plans. Lisa is challenged to live the truths of her faith. Despite bumbling attempts to hide from hurts and fears, guidance in the ultimate adventure awaits the imperfect souls who place their trust in God.