I’m about half done with BB and have 200 wonderful pages telling Josie’s story that I would love to read–if I were the reader and not the writer–but I’ve gotten stuck at “the muddle in the middle.” I’ve decided to share my writing process with…

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Joan Has A New Home

Dear Reader, Spring is here! Just in time for my move to a new home. Though I don’t have the same expansive mountain view from my windows, I can see beautiful budding trees-which are just about to open-from the porch in my backyard. I’m finishing…

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Happy Spring!

Dear Reader, The daffodils are already poking through, even though we had a last minute blizzard yesterday. As I put the finishing touches on  BLACKTHORNE’S BRIDE, which will be available in stores and online later this year, I’m taking a break to have a “Girls…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dear Reader, Here in Broncos Country, I celebrated with nearly a million people yesterday in downtown Denver where we honored our Super Bowl Champions. Go Broncos!  As a romance writer, Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, and I’m creating a mouth-watering meal for…

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Read about the writing of SHAMELESS in this recent USA Today interview. I talk about the writing process, book research and what inspires me. There’s even a 70’s photo of me with big hair! (As you’ll learn in the interview, I married the man!)

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Dear Reader Letter – December 2015

Dear Reader, Christmas is just around the corner and my house is bursting with holiday cheer! With several dinner parties coming up in December, the table is set and ready for my first group of eight dinner guests. Book News SHAMELESS, the sequel to SINFUL,…

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Dear Reader Letter – November 2015

Dear Reader, It’s hard to believe that snow has appeared in my mountain view. With Thanksgiving here, it’s time to set the dinner table and go through my holiday recipes including my all-time favorite, delicious mashed potatoes that you can make a day ahead: Peel…

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Dear Reader Letter – October 2015

Dear Reader, Happy Halloween! I couldn’t resist black-and-orange table decorations for my next dinner party, complete with spider web napkin rings and a pumpkin centerpiece. I usually have some way to indicate who sits where at my table. I’ve asked each of my guests to…

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Dear Reader Letter – September 2015

Dear Reader, It’s hard to believe another year’s gone by and I’m already celebrating my birthday again! It’s been a great year filled with dinner parties, interesting travel, and new book releases. I feel so fortunate to be able to do what I love and…

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Dear Reader Letter – August 2015

Dear Reader, I had a wonderful weekend with Kristen Hargrave of Orlando, FL, winner of my “Girls Only Dinner Party” and weekend trip to Denver. In addition to hosting six local authors at dinner, including 2015 RWA Golden Heart winner Kimberly Buckner, we packed in…

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