We have a cover!

on August 9, 2023

In my last letter, I revealed the title of my upcoming suspense from Canary Street Books, EVERY SINGLE SECRET. Now I’m back to reveal the cover. What was the hold up? The art, my friend. The images, the fonts, the colors! In sixty books, I’ve been through a lot of difficult cover decisions, but this… Read More

Earthquake! Tsunami! Sale!

on June 23, 2023

Virtue Falls Canyon, after the earthquake and tsunami “What’s wrong now?” It was as if Elizabeth was picking up the conversation where they left off before the divorce. “Why would you say something was wrong?” His voice was the same; deep, dangerous, derisive. “Three days ago, there was an earthquake.” “Almost four!” “There are still… Read More

Moons, Sisters and Book Recs

on February 27, 2023

True story: The Husband and I got mooned 3x; 3 different guys, same car. Sadly, I couldn’t pick them out of a lineup… 🤣 Bestselling author and famed smarty pants Susan Elizabeth Phillips commented, “Nobody ever moons Mr. Bill and me. Obviously a failure of character on your part!” Can you guess my reply? Sure… Read More

I did *not* get arrested!

on September 23, 2022

First, let me assure you I’m a law-abiding citizen. I don’t jaywalk, trespass or speed (much.) I don’t swear— What? Okay. I don’t swear in public. I don’t drink and drive. I’ve been married since the earth’s crust cooled, so living in sin is out. I put money in the parking meter, and I don’t… Read More

Which Cover is Best?

on August 27, 2022

WELCOME TO THE PAST At the glittering heart of Hollywood’s golden era in mysterious Gothic, California stands the regal Palace Theater—the pinnacle of thrilling shows, opulent décor, and the biggest stars of stage and screen. Here, drama unfolds on and off the stage. WELCOME TO THE PRESENT Today, in the abandoned backstage, fitness guru Wendy… Read More

Love and Powerwashing

on July 30, 2022

— New look on the website + New popup survey! — Interviews to watch and podcasts to listen to! — And a powerwash you will love!   And a new excerpt: With Elle at his side, Adam drove his ATV through Gothic, up the main street with its seven curves, past Ye Olde Antique Shop,… Read More

Campy romance! Nerve-shredding suspense!

on June 3, 2022

June 3,2022 — POINT LAST SEEN: “Campy romance” or “Nerve-shredding, edge-of-your-seat suspense?” — A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT in Audiobook! — Help! I need an idea!   As you recall, due to supply chain issues, the publication of POINT LAST SEEN has been moved to July 26. Will you like the story? Maybe a review… Read More

Lemons to lemonade

on May 25, 2022

May 25,2022 — BOOK NOT SEEN — Order a personalized autographed copy of POINT LAST SEEN! — Reviewers’ Club winners are chosen! The Husband: “Toothpicks? I can’t find toothpicks? Toothpicks are caught in the supply chain?” The Daughter: “Cucumber plants? There are pepper plants, tomato plants, basil plants, but no cucumber plants? Cucumber plants are… Read More

NO TIME, she screamed!

on December 19, 2017

December 20, 2017 On the Seattle ferry Dear Ones, How’s your holiday season proceeding? Please don’t get upset with me, but this year I’m crunched for time as never before (a common holiday complaint!) and I’m not my usual jolly elfish self. I took a January 1 deadline. What was I thinking? Then on social… Read More

Thanks to You

on November 21, 2016

November 18, 2016 In this newsletter: Veteran’s Day Honors for my Father-in-Law Amazon Best Romances of 2016! After a mere 230 days… (House repair update) Dear Ones, On Veteran’s Day, in Emmett, ID at the high school, the VFW sponsored a program honoring WWII veterans. My father-in-law is one. The band played, the choir sang,… Read More