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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 Three, Ellis

on May 18, 2020

Day Three Ellis Dear Bronte, Thank you for replying to my email. After only a few days in captivity I feel somewhat desolate and alone. Your email brightened my otherwise dull day. Ha. I know we’re not really in captivity, like an animal at a zoo, but I’m sure you know what I mean. Speaking… Read More


Keep Going!

on December 20, 2019

Dear Friends, I’m pleased to send the third installment of my Christmas short to my newsletter subscribers. Keep reading to enjoy it, as well as the first two. The last one will come out on the 30th, so be sure to look for that. I wanted to share a little personal story with you as… Read More


National Novel Writing Month

on November 1, 2019

National Novel Writing Month! Many of you are starting NaNoWriMo today. I wanted to share my story, hoping that it will inspire or encourage those of you who are hoping to write that first book this month. When I was 37 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl we named Emerson Blythe. I decided… Read More


It’s Almost Fall!

on September 10, 2019

Happy Almost Fall, everyone! I’m in reflective mode the last few weeks as I begin writing the ninth Cliffside Bay novel. Writing Cliffside Bay has been one of the highlights of my career. Since the fall of 2017, I’ve been living and breathing with the ten couples of my little seaside town. The concept started… Read More