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Hi All–I’m being spotlighted by the Jewels of the Quill this month. http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/jewelsofthequill2.html#spotlight

Want to know what inspired the first two stories in my first series, The St. John Sibling Series? What Shakespeare story inspired Taming Tess? Gee, that doesn’t seem hard to figure out. But, what favorite eatery of mine prompted me to write No Place Like Home? Who are the St. John Siblings and what makes their stories worthy of reading? For the answers to these questions and many more, check out the interview I gave the Jewels of the Quill. http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/jewelsofthequill2.html#spotlight


But here’s a sneak peek. “No Place Like Home’s” Dixie Rae (St. John) Carrington hasn’t let widowhood, the loss of her restaurant, and a custody battle for her son turn her outlook on life sour, thanks in good part to the support of her loving family. This makes her the perfect mate for Sam Ryan, a man who’s been running from conflict all his life, and for good reason. Abandoned by his father, neglected by his mother, and raised by an uncle he couldn’t please, he’s never known the sweet support of a real family. What Dixie, her preschool son, and extended family will teach Sam is the family he covets doesn’t have to be related by blood—that he hasn’t been running away all his life but, rather, searching for the right family for him.


No Place Like Home will be available later this month as a Kindle download. In the meantime, please check out Book 1 in the St. John Sibling Series, Taming Tess.  Taming Tess can be purchased from Amazon’s Kindle shop http://www.amazon.com/Taming-Tess-St-John-Sibling-ebook/dp/B00FDFTJ0E/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383972031&sr=1-1&keywords=BARBARA+RAFFIN and Smashwords. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/372290