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Joan’s First Impressions of North Carolina

Joan’s First Impressions of North Carolina

For those of you who might have missed it, I recently moved across the country from Denver, Colorado, to Durham, North Carolina, to be closer to family during the Covid-19 pandemic. In my first month here, I’ve noticed that North Carolina is very GREEN (trees, grass,...

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Joan’s Going Blond and Moving to North Carolina!

Joan’s Going Blond and Moving to North Carolina!

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...

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Joan Says, “Hello, Summer!”

Joan Says, “Hello, Summer!”

Since I missed sending you a newsletter in May, I have a lot to share with you this month. I started playing tennis again (singles), taking hikes in the mountains, and actually traveled on a plane (more about that later). Here goes . . .I set my table this month on my...

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Valentine’s Note from Joan (who has a cold)

Valentine’s Note from Joan (who has a cold)

I've given you three table settings this month, because I'm co-hosting our monthly Boulder Media Women potluck. I figured it would be great fun, even though it's a potluck, for everyone to have a place to sit and enjoy each other's company. All that silverware is...

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Joan’s Journey to Greece

Joan’s Journey to Greece

In UNFORGETTABLE, book 2 in my Benedict Brothers series, I foreshadowed a meeting in Santorini, Greece, between the hero and heroine in my next book in the series, IRRESISTIBLE. I traveled to Greece to see where "the rest of the story" would take place. The heroine's...

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Wishing You an Exciting New Year

Wishing You an Exciting New Year

Getting the New Year started right . . . As the New Year begins, I'm reflecting on the past year with gratitude for all your support. I wouldn't be here without you! To celebrate the New Year, I've got my table set in silver, white, and red. I'm always looking for new...

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Halloween Decorating Suggestions from Joan

Halloween Decorating Suggestions from Joan

Welcome to Joan's Spooky Halloween Fun House! My kids are grown and gone, but I still love decorating for Halloween.  Making your home spooky and scary doesn't have to be expensive.  Most of my Halloween decorations were bought at the end of the season the previous...

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Welcome to Fall!

Welcome to Fall!

Fall May Be Here But I'm Fighting It Last week may have marked the beginning of fall, but as you can probably tell by my table setting, where the only signs of fall are a few white pumpkins, I'm not ready to give up on summer. The trees are still mostly green here,...

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Joan Back Home in Beautiful Colorado

Joan Back Home in Beautiful Colorado

These Hands Touched George R. R. Martin OK, so I'm name dropping! I'll admit it. It wasn't easy getting next to one of the biggest names in the business, so it was pretty exciting when I was able to say "hello" to George R. R. Martin while at Thrillerfest in New York....

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Greetings from London!

Greetings from London!

Checking in from London Perched high atop a precarious, rocky hillside, I got my share of exercise navigating stairs (that's a black cat halfway up) every time I arrived or left my tiny Italian villa.  I walked a mile each way on a narrow, two-lane road (no...

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I’m Headed to the Amalfi Coast

I’m Headed to the Amalfi Coast

I'm Headed to the Amalfi Coast I've always been goal oriented, and I find it helps to reward myself with something special when a project is done.  With the completion of SULLIVAN'S PROMISE (available January 2019), I've finished the King's Brats series, and I'm ready...

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Celebrating My Upcoming Research Trip to Italy!

Celebrating My Upcoming Research Trip to Italy!

Celbrating My Upcoming Research Trip to Italy Look for Irresistible Later this Year! I'm heading to Italy in a few weeks to do research for IRRESISTIBLE--the sequel to INVINCIBLE and UNFORGETTABLE in my Benedict Brothers series. So I'm hosting an Italian-themed dinner...

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