I don’t want to suggest that being cooped up in the house for the past few months has driven me crazy—but it has gotten me to thinking about what’s important to me. Family. Friends. Finding a way to stay active and healthy, even though I’d much rather binge on Netflix, ice cream, and pizza. 

The blond thing—and getting all my hair cut off—is the result of stripping the auburn color from my white hair (nothing so ordinary as gray for me) and making such a mess of it without the help of a beautician that someone who knew what she was doing had to cut it ALL off. Haven’t had short hair for years, but I have to say, it’s much easier to fix in the morning!

Moving to North Carolina!

The decision to move to Durham, North Carolina, from Denver, Colorado, so I can be fifteen minutes away from my son and only a day’s drive from my daughter, son-in-law, grandkids, and my four sisters and brother during this pandemic was a no-brainer. In June, the tenants simply moved out of the house I own there, even though their lease didn’t expire until the end of November. Was that a sign from above? Suddenly, I had a place to live in Durham. Once I took the leap, I was able to rent my home in Denver in twenty-four hours on Zillow. I gave myself a month to get moved.

Then I started packing. OMG. You’ve seen how much entertaining stuff I have—dishes, wine and water glasses, dinner plates, salad plates, napkins, napkin rings, placemats, tablecloths. Pitchers, platters, candles, candle sticks, centerpieces, decorations galore. As my mother would have said, “Ye Gods and Little Fishes!”

And don’t get me started about packing books. My entire garage is lined with bookcases that contain multiple paperback, foreign, and hardcover copies of my 62 novels and novellas and their myriad reprints. Yikes! It took nine book boxes just to empty the bookcase in my bedroom  (which is filled with my favorite authors’ books). And I dropped off an entire garbage bag of books to Goodwill before I started packing it!

I couldn’t even donate my amazing collection of Native American resource books to my local library, because they don’t have room—their floors are filled with books that have been returned and have to sit for three days to let the Covid-19 virus die before they can be shelved. So, even though I don’t think I’ll be writing another Western romance anytime soon, I’m going to keep my books about the Crow, Blackfeet, Shoshones, Lakota Sioux, Utes, Apaches, and Comanches (including a Comanche language dictionary). Which means I now have to pack them. 

IRRESISTIBLE (A Little) Delayed


So what has happened to my grand plan to finish Irresistible this summer? I haven’t given up on it; I’m just not spending any time on it this month (or maybe next month, either). In previous moves, and I’ve made a lot of them in my lifetime, it has taken me about six weeks to “move in” and get organized. That still leaves time this year to get back to work and finish this book. I have a wonderful plot, and can’t wait to see Riley and Samantha’s story down on paper. 

4 New Hawk’s Way Audiobooks

Meanwhile, I have four more of my Hawk’s Way books recorded for Audible. Click here to get your copy of HAWK’S WAY JESSE. Watch for Hawk’s Way Adam, Hawk’s Way Faron, and Hawk’s Way Garth coming soon!

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July Contest – 5 Winners!

This month I’m giving away a $25 gift certificate and a copy of Blackthorne’s Bride on CD to one Grand Prize winner. Four runners up will each receive a copy of Blackthorne’s Bride on CD. Click here to enter to win, and good luck!

Take care and happy reading,

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