Monday, April 29, 2013


Check out this review for Keeping Secrets in Seattle:

So incredibly blessed to have readers who "get" this book. I'm so glad my characters touch people's hearts. Hooray!

Baby & Bump

I'm so excited about my upcoming release, Baby & Bump! I just signed the contract with my editor, and I'm so stoked about the cover art. I can't wait to share....

In the meantime, enjoy these pictures of how the main characters looked in MY brain while I was writing it....

Dr. Fletcher Haybee

Lexie Baump

Squeeeeee! Are you as excited as I am??

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Gross me.

Ugh. I have a fever blister. I hate those.

I get them every few months because of stress, and I've been getting more than usual lately, because I've had a lot on my plate. The good news is, I have most excellent pilly-pills that my doctor gives me to get rid of them. (No over the counter crap for me....I have to take the hard core prescription pills that are roughly the same size as a hula hoop. Yay for me.) The bad news is, I feel like this when I have a fever blister:

And that makes me grumpy.

Steer clear of Brooke Moss this weekend.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


If you could buy my book today, it would help promote peace. Meaning, I (not a hugger) will give a random person a hug today for every copy sold. Spread the love, people. ♥ 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Read this book.

This is a great book, and the fact that it is written by a good friend makes it even better. It's emotional, sexy, and captivating. I always refer to Jessie's War as a journey, because it is. From cover to cover, it's a journey you take with the two main characters. I love it. Read it today...

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Read this book:

It's so freaking good, it almost blew my mind. In fact, I've already RE-read it. True story.

It will go on my list of all-time favorite books. Right up there with Silas Marner and freaking Poor Gertie, both of which changed my life when I was a kid. This book is about love, redemption, forgiveness, and acceptance. It is written with honestly--sometimes so much so that it's ugly, and complete devotion to the characters and their message.

I loved it. I loved it. I loved it.

If this book doesn't become a bestseller, I'll die. Seriously. It's just that beautiful.

Get it now. It's worth every penny, and then some.



Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Rerelease date!

Guess what? Guess what? Guess what?

My debut novel, The What If Guy, is being rereleased through Entangled Publishing's digital first line, Entangled Edge, on MONDAY, MAY 20TH!

Woot, woot!!

That means the low, low, low price of $3.99 for a novel that was an emotional journey for me to write, and very close to my heart. I'm so excited to share it with everyone....

Soooooo....mark your calendars, peeps! The What If Guy is coming your way again!

Monday, April 15, 2013


During times like these, when violence is happening all over the country, and nobody feels safe...

I take solace in the knowledge that I will be with my family forever, and that God's Plan of Salvation was put in place for me. To save me. To save everyone.

This promise brings me comfort. I hope it brings comfort to you all, as well.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Help support Autism research & ASD families!

Grab a copy of the LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDS anthology for just $3! All proceeds go to Autism Speaks to support autism research and family support. I contributed my novella, BITTERSWEET (click HERE to read what it's all about!), in honor of my ASD son, Sam. Who will you be supporting when you buy LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDS?? ♥



Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Looking for a most excellent read...

...while you wait for BABY & BUMP to come out?

That's what I thought.

Grab your copy of Jessie's War today. Civil war era....steampunk gadgets....Native American folklore & magic? Um...yes, please!

This book rocked my socks off. True story. See?

Grab your copy here:

Jessie's War

You can thank me later. And you know you will. This book kicks azz. True story.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Baby & Bump is coming!

I'm so excited for my first self pub to come out this summer! Squeee!

You can read all about the plot, if you click the Baby & Bump button on the upper bar. In the meantime, here's a pic of my hero.....because it's Monday, and we all need some eye candy. Don't we?

Mmmmm hmmmmm. Dr. Fletcher Haybee. So lovely to look at. And receive examinations from. Or not. Actually, I have a problem with hot doctors. Especially those of the OB/GYN variety. I think it's uncomfortable. So does Lexie, my heroine in Baby & Bump. That is, until she falls in love with Dr. Haybee. Then it's just......well, okay, it stays uncomfortable throughout the whole book. But don't fret. It's funny, too. Because that's how I roll.

Lots of laughs to come in this book. Stay tuned!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013


I watched Lincoln again tonight. It was a great movie. Loved it.

However, I noticed something......

My current boyfriend, Lee Pace, is very grumpy in this movie. Convincingly so. Kudos to him.


Guess being a colossal racist makes a person grumpy.

So busy, so many changes...

Six kids is difficult. Totally worth it, but difficult.

In the meantime, I've managed to ignore my blog entirely too much. So I decided to post a deleted scene from my latest release, Keeping Secrets in Seattle.... (as told from GABE'S perspective)

            I punched my pillow and flopped onto my side with a growl. Thank God they hadn’t had sex yet. I hadn’t wanted to have to kill him right there in Violet’s hallway.
            But eventually…Vi and that bonehead would get there. There. And he would be the one touching her, laying next to her in bed, and kissing her decorated skin. To say it was a crushing thought would’ve been an understatement. I wanted to pound him into the pavement, then chisel him back out—only so I could do it again. Violet was mine. She always had been.
            I needed help.
            It wasn’t normal for guy who had it all to obsess over his friend this way. Even I could admit that, as much as it sucked.
            But I could still smell Violet on the shirt I’d worn to her apartment. And I’d buried my face in it and breathed in at least ten times since coming home. I’d sent Vi three texts already, and had at least five funny anecdotes to send to her in the morning. I’d checked my schedule—twice—to see if I could squeeze a trip to the coffee shop in before my first meeting. I wanted to surprise Violet at work with her favorite…a chai tea with extra cinnamon.
            Hell, I didn’t even know what Alicia’s coffee order was. Let alone had a desire to grab it for her first thing in the morning.
            These things were all centered on Violet. Not Alicia. Violet.
            And that was messed up.
            I’d kept my feelings buried for so long, it was almost like opening a closet you’ve been ignoring for years, only to have everything topple out all over the floor when you finally yank the door open. This was how my brain felt as I lay there in the darkness. I’d opened the floodgates, and was now buried—and drowning—in the contents of my heart.
            Damn it if I didn’t sound like a chick now. Turning again, I planted my face into the pillow hard.
            I had to pull myself together. It was time to look to the future, and all that crap. My future with Alicia. Screw Violet and her loser boyfriend. Let them have each other. If she was happy, that was all that mattered…
            But as sleep finally crept up on me, hours after I’d hit the bed in the first place, one question echoed in my head again and again.
            Had Violet told this guy about our history?

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