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Dear Reader Letter – April 2015

Dear Reader, I just returned from a research trip to Fredericksburg, Texas, for the “King’s Brats” series and took this photo of the beautiful roadside bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush. I returned home just in time for today’s release of SINFUL, the first book in the…

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Dear Reader – March 2015

Dear Reader, Now that spring has officially arrived, even though there still may be snow on your back porch, who isn’t ready to pick some daffodils? This is how Cowboy Cooper, my daughter’s Schnauzer, welcomed spring. You can see he’s really happy to shed his…

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Dear Reader – February 2015

Dear Reader, Happy Valentine’s Day! I just finished packing up a box of Valentine goodies to ship to my daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids—more paper hearts and flowers than candy ones. I’m enough of a romantic to have been married on Valentine’s Day (a very long…

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Dear Reader – December 2014

Dear Reader, Happy holidays! This year I decided to have three dinner parties instead of a single come-and-go party. It’s been great fun decorating my table for each party and then figuring out what meal (lamb shanks, Boston butt pork shoulder, and orange chicken) to…

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Dear Reader – November 2014

Dear Reader, Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, since it’s a time for families to come together. As my five sisters and (only one) brother grew up and had kids, and our kids had kids, Thanksgiving dinners often involved as many as…

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Dear Reader – October 2014

Dear Reader, Fall is in the air!  As my favorite football team, the Denver Broncos, rev up the season, I had the great pleasure of watching them take on the Seahawks with my friend, Debbie Macomber, in her skybox at Seattle’s Century Link Field.

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Dear Reader – September 2014

Dear Reader, School is back in session, so for many of you, life can return to “normal.” I recently had the joy of being a guardian for a Rocky Mountain Honor Flight of WWII veterans – ages 85-98 – visiting numerous war memorials in Washington,…

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Dear Reader – August 2014

Dear Reader, Having just put my grandson on a plane back to Florida, I’m thinking how lucky I am to live in a place with such great opportunities for adventure. We had a blast! From the challenging white water of the Cache la Poudre River…

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Dear Reader – July 2014

Dear Reader, Summer is heating up for me in more ways than just high temperatures. Yes, it’s hot here in Colorado but I’ve been especially busy with conference speaking, writing and travel with more to come. Sometimes feel more like a circus juggler than author!…

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Dear Reader – June 2014

Dear Reader, It already feels like summer, even though it doesn’t officially arrive until June 22. I planted flowers from seeds this year, which haven’t come up yet, but I bought a few full-grown violets and petunias to enjoy while I wait for my garden…

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