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And The Winning Title Is…


Thank you, my wonderful friends, for your support in finding a new title for the book I’ve always only known as Perfect Dr. Viv! From here on out the official published title is…


I love the sound of that, don’t you?

Both hero and heroine have to take risks, not just in love, but in their daily jobs. Plus there just seem to be so many factors when love is searching its way to a heart. 🙂 So I’ll be sharing more as publication tiptoes through the process; release date, cover art (I canna wait to see what Renee or Valerie come up with!) and then there’s the edits with my super editor, Piper Denna who knows talent when she sees it!

For anyone who doesn’t know this success story I will share it soon in a post that will hopefully have a cover and release date to go with it. All I’ll say for now is I’m a huge fan of blog pitches now! 🙂

For more info about this story you can go to my bookshelf page right here on my website.


What is multi-published?


No. That shaking isn’t an earthquake. It’s just me snoopy dancin’ around the Ranch this week.

Maybe my blog title should say WHO is multi-published.

The answer is… I AM!

I’m totally and completely thrilled to announce that Sunday, May 27, 2012 Lyrical Press offered me a contract for Perfect Dr. Viv via their Senior Editor, the lovely Piper Denna!!!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Even more fun, I get to be a debut author again, even though it’s not my first book published! *eyes HOME in the sidebar –>* It IS my first with Lyrical. 🙂 Don’cha just love loopholes? *snort*

I will have edits and the story will be re-titled so as soon as I have that I’ll happily share and I’ve got all current info in my Bookshelf right here in my site to update as information becomes available. I canna wait to see what their cover gods come up with for a cover for this one. Especially if Piper gets her way and the title changes to Paws, Claws and Lacey Bras! *gulp* No, this is NOT an erotic- it’s a veterinarian! lol 🙂

Thank you for letting me scream my good news from your rooftops! Like you have a choice. 😛

Why don’t you hop over to my bookshelf page and check out the unofficial blurb and excerpt, and unedited stats, for Perfect Dr. Viv?

Feel free to weigh in with title suggestions for a tortured EMT-P (mediflight) and a sexy veterinarian. Don’t forget there’s also a 7 yo daughter and her pet skunk to consider. 🙂 Or just help me pick one of these:

Kismet Unleashed

Paws, Claws and Lacey Bras

Rescued Trust

Hearts in Flight

Caged Trust

The Scent of Love

I can’t guarantee the winner will be the one accepted for publication, but it will be fun to see which one wins!

While you’re here, I’m blogging at Authors By Moonlight today on the joys of spring if you want to pop in there. I’d love to chat with you.


Valentines day prelude sweet treat


In honor of Valentines Day I’m going real red. I’m also sharing one of my favorite heroes.

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Meet medi-flight EMTP, Connor McKay, from Perfect Dr. Viv- the ms that just got a partial requested last week at a blog pitch from an editor at Lyrical Press- just because he’s so sexy!

Okay, here’s one for you to drool over since you’re here.

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Come back tomorrow for a special Valentines post.


Fall Begins


Summer is almost over here in the midwest and it’s been hot as a firecracker. Thankfully not as many wildfires as we’d feared but it wouldn’t take much to wipe Oklahoma off the map with the lack of rain we’ve had this year. I hope everyone else is staying cool. On top of that we are having internet issues and hope to have it resolved soon so I can blog more regularly again. Until then, feel free to visit some of my friends’ sites in my blog roll for fun. I’ll be updating that list very soon with some awesome authors!

I’ve had a busy, busy summer. I announced the purchase of our new home in June, well we are moved in and almost unpacked. Still far from organized, but unpacked. I sold my first short story ebook, HOME, to The Wild Rose Press in the midst of it all and am waiting on the release date, which I’ll announce as soon as I have it. 

So what am I working on now? I still haven’t figured out the revisions for Perfect Dr. Viv so I’m moving forward on that mostly. This week I started a new project. I love new beginnings. I know a lot of authors who say the first draft of a new book is their favorite part of writing. I love that ‘new’ feel as I open a blank doc. but even more than that, I think my fave part is after I give those cardboard persons life. When I breathe personality and substance into them with words I begin to feel like I’m getting to know new friends and I fall in love with them. That doesn’t happen in a first, or sometimes even a second, draft for me. So it will be a while before I introduce the three latest characters to the world here in my blog. Yep. There are three special people in this new wip. Three main characters. Nooo. It’s not a menage! You know by now that I write what my tag line says- ONE man, ONE woman, ONE love. So who is the third MC? You’ll have to wait and see. All I can tell you is that you’ll adore them (I hope) as much as I already do.

In the meantime, I’ll be writing, revising and happily living in my new house in the middle of one of the hottest, driest states in the USA.

Oh- and check back on Tuesday, the 23rd, to find out where I’ll be guest blogging.


Heroic Inspiration


Wasn’t the Carina Press free reads last week just awesome? I hope you got all five! A great big ‘THANK, YOU CARINA PRESS!!!’ shout out for their generosity.

It’s nearly the end of June and I had hoped, planned, to finish the new round of revisions on Perfect Doctor Viv by the end of the month. I realize that to meet this goal I would have had to write. Actual words on paper, or computer, not wildly misplaced thoughts. But I’ve been in turmoil, my life is in turmoil lately. My FIL fell ill last year and needs someone with him all the time. It is my husband’s turn to care for his dad, which means it’s my turn. Unlike my BIL who just moved out, we own(ed) our own home on my sister’s land. To help FIL we had to physically pack up and move thirty miles to FIL’s. This also included leaving my daughter’s dog and my cat behind. As well as my dear horse, Sonny. Thankfully, my niece, w/help from my daughter, took over our house including physical responsibility of my animals. Also, thankfully, we’re close enough to visit often. (More on this topic later…)

But because of the moving preparations in the last few weeks I’ve had little inspiration or inclination to work on revisions. To say nothing of time. Nil. My muse left a Dear Jane note telling me to call when I was settled and ready to get serious about this writing thing again. Not only that, I didn’t have internet for the first week here! It’s cruel and unusual punishment to expect any author to live without our social networks, our peeps for longer than one short time a day! But, I’ve been trying to get back into my groove (and by ‘groove’  don’t mean my cool swing, but rather the ridiculous writing rut I live dependently in) and take advantage of the silence of networking.

In an effort to stay focused on the book I realized that, though I can see my hero in my mind I can’t describe him or imagine him as a real person. How pathetic, right? I mean, I have this completed manuscript with this rockin’ gorgeous hero,  a mediflight paramedic. Tall, strong, handsome. Brown hair and golden eyes that mesmerize my heroine. Generic. So, what does Connor McKay look like? Really? Every time I try to visualize him I see tall, stringy men with glasses and thinning, or nearly gone, hair. I know. Stereotyping, or a bad imagination.

So- in desperation to get my mind back on the revisions and the story I have a Harlequin/Mills and Boon editor’s interest in (still)- I went searching for Connor one night, followed by results that sent my writing friends and critique partners in to hyperventilation mode.

I done good- as my Daddy would have said. <grins> And, with this as inspiration I actually got a few gratifying words written today. What do you say? Can you handle a paramedic like Connor McKay?

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What do you do when life interferes and you totally lose your momentum, even on a book that you love? Do you work on something else to get the flow back? Take a time out to just refill the creative well? Or do you give yourself permission to just write crap in hopes that your muse will take pity on you and pick up the slack (because I know she’s sitting over my shoulder shaking her head at my pity party antics right now)? More over- do you have a good visual of your characters to fall back on?

Happy writing,