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Excerpt from The Musician

on May 17, 2022

Fiona          Li returned to me on a chilly day in the deep midwinter. The Colorado sky, blue against the white backdrop of our mountains, had no cloud layer to shield me from the numbing cold. Just as I had no protection from my own heart. The way it beat for only Li.          First,… Read More


Checking Holly Twice – excerpt

on October 25, 2021

Holly The rest of my life started with a yearning for one of those soft pretzels smothered in butter and sprinkled with salt. Having left Los Angeles in the middle of the night hoping to escape the paparazzi and running as hard as I could from my very public broken heart, I’d stopped only once… Read More


Excerpt from The Problem Child

on September 16, 2021

Viktor slowly turned from the window, wearing an expression I’d never seen before. His features twisted into various shapes as if something pained him. What was this? Fear? Wide-shouldered, tall Viktor Olofsson afraid? The man who had bravely saved my sister from her captor without a second thought? Yes. And it was me he feared…. Read More


Excerpt of The Patron

on May 6, 2021

I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of my upcoming release, The Patron. Prologue Crystal I was eight years old the summer I found home. I’d come to Emerson Pass, Colorado, sickly and pale from the Seattle mist and nagging gray to the land of indigo skies, deep rivers, and the sound of tall grasses… Read More


Our babies grow up too fast

on April 16, 2021

Hello from Seattle! My last newsletter asked for recipes for my next release and the response was overwhelming! Thank you very much for all of your family recipes. I can’t use that many in the book itself, but will probably put a section in the back of all the recipes I received. As I’m preparing… Read More


Calling for family recipes!

on April 1, 2021

Happy Spring! Here in Seattle the cherry trees, daffodils and tulips are blooming. I enjoy my daily walk so much this time of year. I’ve been trying to get out every day for fresh air and to clear my head after getting my word counts in. Once I hit the three-thousand words written mark, I… Read More


Blue Twilight Short: The Prologue 1989

on March 2, 2021

Dear Reader, I’m so excited to introduce you to the Webster and Paisley families. This prologue will be included in the novel Blue Twilight that releases on March 23, 2021. Blue Twilight is the fifth Blue Mountain book and the first one set in Logan Bend. If you haven’t read the other four of these… Read More


Excerpt of The Spinster (Emerson Pass Historicals, Book 2)

on February 6, 2021

The Spinster (Emerson Pass Historicals, Book 2) Josephine The letter from Phillip Baker came on paper as thin as our pond’s ice after a first autumn freeze. Perhaps that delicate paper should have been a clue as to what was to come. How my life would change. One could not skate on ice that thin…. Read More


Love in Isolation, Day Six

on May 18, 2020

Day Six Bronte Dear Ellis, I’m so very sorry to hear that you’ve caught this awful virus. I can’t help but feel slightly alarmed that your doctor won’t even see you. What kind of world are we in right now? I just stared at the computer screen for a good five minutes after receiving your… Read More