Dear Reader,

So many of you have written to me that you “can’t wait” to read MONTANA BRIDE, the third book in my Mail-Order Bride series, that I’ve decided to have a contest so one lucky winner can read the book three months before it hits the shelves! The contest is being run through my Facebook page. All you have to do is go to and sign up for the contest to be entered. (Here’s the mobile friendly Facebook link: )

The contest runs from midnight August 7, 2013 to midnight September 7, 2013. The winner will be drawn and announced on my Facebook page within 48 hours of the completion of the contest. The winner will be mailed an autographed copy of the corrected galleys for MONTANA BRIDE along with an autographed copy of the sale cover of the book. Good luck!

Montana Bride cover flat

loganI’ve been playing a lot of tennis this summer and finally won my very first tennis trophy as a finalist during a Wimbledon event at my local tennis club.

I also spent a fun week with my visiting ten-year-old grandson–The Package concert (Boyz 2 Men, 98 Degrees, and New Kids on the Block), hiking, Water World, whitewater rafting, tennis, the zoo, and of course, seven (yes 7!) movies. Luckily for me, my grandson, Logan, is as big a fan of the movies as I am. I needed a vacation from my vacation!

New Reissue

The CowboyI’ve been reading your e-mails and replying as soon as I can, so I know how anxious you are for the next “new” book. I’m taking your pleas to heart and spending as much time as I can with “the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.” Meanwhile, for those of you who may not have read it yet, THE COWBOY has been reprinted with a new cover and is available now. It’s one of my favorites (because it was my very first New York Times bestseller), and the first book in my Bitter Creek series. Enjoy!

Have a wonderful August and I’ll be in touch soon!

Take care,