Newsletter

News You’ve Been Waiting For

on November 5, 2021

November 4, 2021 — You’re the first to know! — And…help! When you reviewed my new website, you said, “But there’s nothing upcoming!” Not true! But I had to wait until my publishing company decided on a title…and wait…and wait… Now at last it’s possible for me to tell you, I have a new suspense… 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


Crazy 2016 New Years Celebration!

on January 18, 2016

Did you have a wonderful holiday season? My family celebrated Christmas on New Year’s Day; that was when all of our schedules could mesh and for us, what’s important is being together. But first! because we’re eccentric (or nuts, depending on your definition), we put on sweatshirts, long underwear, heavy coats and boots and celebrated New Year’s Eve — you guessed it! — in our stone circle. (If you don’t know the story of our stone circle, follow this link or click the photo.) At 11:15pm and 22 degree


From Bookbub: “If you love Nora Roberts…”

on October 20, 2015

One tiny bit of news, a question for you, and help from your personal writing guru.

— Bookbub posted an article with Three Books to Read If You Love Nora Roberts…and OBSESSION FALLS was one! “Why we recommend it: If you’re a fan of Nora’s In Death series, you’ll delight in this tale of romantic suspense by another master of the genre. Dodd delivers an engrossing mystery, a strong heroine, as well as revenge, suspense, and—of course—romance.”


All Governess Brides books are available in eBook!

on March 21, 2015

In this newsletter: — All Governess Brides books are available in eBook! Dear Ones, Ever since I published A PIRATE’S WIFE FOR ME last month, a lot of you have been asking when the first four Governess Brides books would be out in eBook. We have been working on it, and now — they are!… Read More