Thursday, May 29, 2014


I have happy news to share!  Today I was offered (and accepted) an offer to write another Colton's continuity story!  I love writing those and my October 2014 book A Secret Colton Baby will be a Coltons of Wyoming story.

This book will be a Colton of Oklahoma story!  I am so excited, I can't wait.

I need to finish up this Nocturne Shades of the Wolf, do the revisions for All or Nothing, my March HRS, and get cracking on this!

Loving life today!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


I have had some good food over this Memorial Day weekend.  Starting with Friday night, when we went to BJ's Brew House.

Shrimp Tacos.  Yumm.

Saturday, Lonnie cooked Pork Spareribs on the grill.  I'd made a cucumber, tomato, and onion salad, plus baked beans.

Sunday, was concert night.  We stopped at La Margarita in Irving and feasted.

And yesterday, Monday and Memorial Day, Lonnie grilled burgers.  Perfection.

Today I went back to the gym and back to writing.  I'm nearly at 15,000 words now.  Wahoo!

Thursday, May 22, 2014


This week, I've experienced a lot of joy.  First, with each and every update Katniss's adopter Tom sends me, my heart is full as I know she finally has found her forever home.  This is what makes rescue bearable. This was worth all the nursing and worrying and separating and loving and yes, missing.  Knowing that my sweet girl is finally where she belongs, has made it possible for me to do it again.  I will foster another dog - Lonnie and I have agreed to take a break for the summer so we can actually enjoy our lake place and camper.  It's hard - I see the urgent Boxers every single day.  There have been more than a few I've wanted to step up for and if I didn't have a lake place and given my husband a promise, I would have done so.

But I will wait and pray that those I cannot yet help will get their own happy ending like Katniss did.

Sometimes, little things can bring joy.  I've been seriously trying to limit my shopping, though every now and then I purchase something.  And yesterday, Tom's sent me a $10 off coupon.  So I went to look at shoes. And I saw this fun, flirty pair of platform sandals that screamed "Summer" and "Fun" and even "Cruise!"         They came in two colors and I took the plunge and order them in the black - though I loved the blue too, I think I have more I can wear with the black tropical print.

I smiled and decided to post them on Facebook.  And then a few comments nearly robbed me of my joy. Hurt, I took the comments down.  And while my delight in them may have been a bit tarnished, I know when they arrive and I put them on my feet, I will smile.  That, my friends, make everything worth it.

Here they are.  If you don't like them, well - you don't have to wear them.  They're mine.  (They also come in a royal blue tropical print!)

I'm 53 years old now.  I have decided to embrace my inner weirdness and wear what makes me happy, rather than worrying about what anyone else things.  The bright tropical shoes, the rock N roll t-shirt, that's me.  Check.

Even my writing has been a joy lately.  My newest book, Shade of the Wolf, features a hero who happens to be a ghost.  I've never written a ghost hero and I'm like a kid with a new toy.  Oh look!  Sparkly, ooooh! Pretty, oooh!  I've been having so much fun with him and their story.

Speaking of which, I'd better get back to writing.  See you soon!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


I've been away the entire month of May, which is a new low for me.  I confess, this blog crossed my mind more than once, but for one reason or another, I didn't post.  Most times, I feel like I'm screaming into the wind.

Before I left my Wordpress blog, I had hundreds, even thousands of visitors a day.  And then I switched to blogger for security reasons and I guess no one could find me.  Sorry for the whining, but I do miss those days when I felt like someone actually read this and it wasn't just a post into the darkness.

If you are my friend on Facebook, you know that my sweet Katniss finally found her forever home.  This time, the right person found her and she him.  They love each other and he doesn't mind her kidney disease or need to be a single dog.  He's told me she's Queen of his house and yard, happy and loving.  He's thrilled, I know Katniss is loving the attention.  He's even keeping her name.  Plus she has her own boy!  He visits every other weekend and she loved kids.

Doesn't she look happy?  I'm thrilled for her.

In the meantime, Lonnie and I are taking a break from fostering.  At least the summer, so we can enjoy our lake lot.  It's too difficult to manage with a foster dog.  So I volunteer on the Foster Committee,  I do Home Visits for prospective adopters, shelter evaluations, transport dogs, and whatever else I can to help.

And I working on the new nocturne.