Posted on: December 21, 2016
Christmas is almost here. The tree is decorated, the presents are wrapped and cookies have been baked. I can hardly believe how this year has flown by.
This has been a busy writing year and I am happy to announce that Their Ranch Reunion, the first in my new series entitled Rocky Mountain Heroes will be out in August 2017, with the second yet-to-be-titled book releasing in December.
But as we approach this most blessed time of year, I wanted to take a moment to wish all of you the merriest of Christmases and give a you a very special gift. One of my all-time favorite holiday recipes that everyone around you can share in.
Christmas scent is so easy. Even if you rarely set foot in your kitchen, you can have your entire house smelling like the holidays.
Christmas scent consists of :
3 (4 inch) cinnamon sticks
3 bay leaves
1/4 cup whole cloves
half of a lemon
half of an orange
1 quart of water
Bring all ingredients to a boil; reduce heat and simmer as long as you like, adding more water as necessary. People will think you’ve been cooking up a storm. 🙂
Posted on: April 5, 2016
I’m not much of a gardener. My thumb is definitely not green. Yet every spring, I get the urge to plant something. I mean, who can resist all those pretty flowers at the garden center. Not to mention the promise of veggies planted with care.
Over time, though, I have learned my limits. Flowers in the front yard are relatively easy. The sprinkler waters them and a hefty layer of mulch tends to keep the weeds away. And while I’m enamored with annuals, I also plant a lot of perennials that will bloom at different times of the year.
In the backyard, we tend to stick to container gardening. My husband loves hibiscus.
But I like herbs. Especially basil. (Confession time. This is my second round of basil this year. The first round died over spring break because no one was home to water them. Silly me, expecting it to rain in March. 🙂 )
Most herbs are relatively easy to grow. That is, assuming you actually remember to water them. I always plant basil because I like to cook with it and caprese salad is a summer favorite. I also use it to make pesto, which I can freeze and use any time of year.
Now it’s your turn. I want to hear about your garden. Are you gardener extraordinaire? Does the thought of working the earth and growing your own food thrill you to no end? Or are you convinced you have a black thumb and that any plant you touch will die?
Posted on: March 29, 2016
Bluebonnets. A sure sign that spring has sprung in Texas. They adorn roadsides and pastures. And the aroma is pure heaven.
I love spring. It’s when nature awakens after a long winter’s rest. The colors are more vibrant because everything is new.
Spring means crisp mornings.Storms.Which can make for a plethora of mud.Spring is also about new beginnings. These ducks are looking for a place to start their new family.And spring always means lots of babies at the ranch
Has spring sprung where you are? What’s your favorite part of spring?
Posted on: March 22, 2016
Congratulations to Leisa Rintala! She will be receiving an advance copy of Falling for the Hometown Hero.
Thanks to all who entered.
Posted on: March 2, 2016
Happy March, everyone!
I have some big news to share with you today.
Are you ready?
This is the cover for my June release. I am so stoked. My first cover with people. The Harlequin art department did a fantastic job.
Here’s a little bit about the story:
The Soldier’s Second Chance
After returning home wounded from an IED attack, former soldier Kaleb Palmer is hailed as a hero. But survivor’s guilt makes him feel like a fraud. He hopes setting up a business in Ouray, Colorado, will give him a purpose and help him forget. But his new office manager has her own plans. Grace McAllen brings light and hope wherever she goes, and she’s getting Kaleb to open up. As she helps him make Mountain View Jeep Tours a success, Kaleb realizes a happy ending is in reach, if he can convince Grace to stay in town—and his life—forever.
How would you like a chance to win an advance copy of this book?
Simply leave a comment, along with your email address, to be entered to win. (Only U.S. mailing addresses, please) A winner will be drawn at random on March 20th.