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DOG DAYS OF SUMMER!

WORKING WITH MOM IN THE OFFICE, just as I’ll be with her at Barnes & Noble in Green Bay, WI. on August 10th from 1-3 while she talks about using animals in writing. I’m so excited to being going on a road trip with mom. Follow the highlighted text below, scrolling down to August 10th events “Reading in the Dog Days of Summer” for further information.

FIND ME AT BARNES & NOBLE!

August 10th, I’ll be signing books at Barnes & Noble in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Watch for more on time of the event.

Nathan Hopp and I will be talking about using animals in your/our writing. They aren’t just there to be cute.

NEW BOOK RELEASE

Hi Readers!!! I’m so excited to be releasing the 5th book in the St. John Sibling Series! For those of you who have been waiting for the culmination of this family series, thank you for your patience. It’s been a long time coming, longer than I’d anticipated. For those of you new to the series, each book stands alone. But, spoiler alert: there’s a big family reunion in this last book.

FOREVER KNIGHT: St. John Sibling Series, Book 5 to be released the FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER in digital format, paperback to follow. Find this FINAL installment of the series at Amazon Kindle, other formats to follow. 

Olympic level dressage rider, Gabrielle Varga, packed away all things childlike when her self-indulgent father chose his medieval-themed venue, The Joust, over his family. When she returns to nurse her ailing parent, it may take Renn St John, a stunt-riding Knight reminiscent of her father, to heal old wounds.

GET A HEAD START ON UNIQUE CHRISTMAS GIFTS!!

I’ll be signing books along with event organizer Gini Athey and other WisRWA authors at the Fall Festival of Quilts & Krazy Krafters Craft Show in Kaukauna, Wisconsin on November 3rd & 4th, Friday 4pm-8pm & Saturday 8am-2pm.

On November 18th & 19th, I’ll be signing at the Holiday Craft Fair at the Catholic school in Norway, Michigan. Saturday 9am-5pm. & Sunday 9am-3pm.
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Seeking BlissCraving a HeroSaving Andi

NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT

Shape shifter of clone? Which has returned Rebecca Tierney’s husband’s body to her nine months after he was cremated? THE VISITOR searches an old Victorian house perched on the bluffs of Lake Superior for the key that will stop the dying among his kind. Rebecca Tierney has returned to her husband’s family home on the largest, deepest, coldest, and most unforgiving of the Great Lakes to dispose of his ashes.

But the old house holds more than memories of a love ended too soon and the promise of immortality. Its secrets can free Rebecca from her grief and teach a man of logic that love is worth more than eternal life…if only Rebecca can open her mind and THE VISITOR his heart.

Buy THE VISITOR in paperback or hard cover at

Written Dreams

Amazon

Or order from any book store

DIGITAL FORMAT coming in September

SAVING ANDI A WINNER!

Okay, it’s not new news. I posted about SAVING ANDI winning the Write Touch Readers’ Award when I was notified. I even posted a pic of my local Wisconsin Romance Writers of America group giving me a dozen red roses. But the celebration continued at the WisRWA conference May 19-20. Check out the beautiful plaque I got!

WHERE DID I GET THE IDEA TO WRITE SAVING ANDI?

Saving AndiSince winning the Write Touch Readers Award with SAVING ANDI, I’ve been thinking maybe you’d like to know what prompted me to write this romantic suspense.

It started with Andi Johanson making an appearance in CRAVING A HERO. She’s the character who plows out Kelly’s family camp when Kelly and Dane get snowed in (don’t get me started on the bombshell that forced togetherness exposed) and later for their Valentine Day winter wedding.

Initially, Andi was a guy with a different that was going to make a walk on and never be heard from again. But this young woman living hand to mouth reached out from the back of my brain and I knew SHE was supposed to be driving that beat up old truck with the plow. When Andi let me see into her past–see what a hard childhood she’d had, I knew she had a story that needed to be told.

In my last blog post about SAVING ANDI, I mentioned Andi’s rough childhood. Cruel is a more appropriate adjective what with an alcoholic father who viewed women as little more than chattel to do his bidding and an older brother following in his path. Her mother’s premature death left Andi to take on the household duties and to mother her younger brother. Put them all in an isolated cabin on a wooded lake living hand to mouth because Dad couldn’t hold down a job and you have a recipe for everything from poaching to outright burglary.

This is the environment that shaped Andi, the only saving grace her need to protect her younger brother—to see him free of the harshness of their lives. Her mother had instilled at least that much integrity in her before she died.

But a drug addicted older brother, a protective young brother, and the law all came together to one fateful afternoon, shattering the one hope she had in life; that her baby brother could escape their wretched life. It left her with the burden of guilt and a big distaste for cops.

A year and a half with her baby brother dead and big brother in prison, Andi has given up on life–hope…until she finds Cole McCall, a man with a bullet hole in him and no memory. Prime for a dangerous liaison, she takes him in, nurses him back to health, and hides him from the authorities. Too bad whoever wants Cole dead are still tracking him.

Find SAVING ANDI at most online book sellers, including:

Amazon 

Barnes & Noble

iTunes