Halloween Decorating Suggestions from Joan Read more »

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…


Welcome to Fall! Read more »

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…


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Happy Birthday Joan!

To Retire . . . or Not to Retire This month I’m celebrating a milestone birthday which made me think about what I want to do next.  While writing SULLIVAN’S PROMISE, the fourth and final book in my King’s Brats series, I spent the summer in Italy…


Back Home in Beautiful Colorado Read more »

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…


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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…


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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 to start on something new. I’m…


Celebrating My Upcoming Research Trip to Italy! Read more »

Celebrating 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 party before I take off for the continent. My guests…


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Great News About Joan!

Yay! It’s Spring! Great get-togethers start with beautiful table settings, and this month I’m introducing a little sparkle to my table with new rhinestone-studded glassware.  Elegant ambiance sets the stage for a delicious meal. This month, I’ll be introducing a brand-new chopped kale salad which features…


Oops, Winter Booboo! Read more »

Oops, Winter Booboo!

Mea Culpa. Mea Culpa. Mea Maxima Culpa! I want to apologize for mistakenly sending an email reminder to my entire contact list (my bad!) to post a review of SURRENDER by January 30 when that note was meant exclusively for my Review Crew list. I’m honored…


Happy New Year from Joan! Read more »

Happy New Year from Joan!

While my son was visiting over the holidays, we recorded two more audio books: HAWK’S WAY: MAC and HAWK’S WAY: COLT, which will be available through Audible, Amazon, and iTunes later this month. These two books contain the sexiest, and most poignant first kiss scenes I…


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