Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Eric Pettis: 5 Scoreless Innings

Don't think Eric would mind me spreading the word. He's the nephew of very good friends of ours and just got drafted by the Williamsport PA CrossCutters. In his first game--Father's Day, no less, the Cutters extended their extended their record in the all-time SawBuck Series to 27-24.

Starting pitcher Eric Pettis pitched five scoreless innings surrendering only four hits, striking out three and walking none.

Yay, Eric! Hope to see you in action someday soon!. Congratulations!

It's been a good week all around...with Redeeming Daisy getting contracted b White Rose Publishing. Which reminds me: I got work to do.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Redeeming Daisy...

Wow, today I got the contract for Redeeming Daisy, the second Martin story of the clan at Hearts Crossing Ranch, available now at White Rose Publishing. I'd thought to go with another title using Heart or Cross or some variant thereof, but after a brainstorm, my terrific editor Nicola Martinez came up with the present title.

Now comes the delicious "work" involved in a new release: composing blurbs, taglines, gathering reviews and comments about previous books to add as teasers to the frontispiece. So exciting! Esp. tossing out ideas for covers. (Nicola is a master artist as well. Boy, did I get lucky!)

I hope you'll stay tuned. I'll get the blurb posted as soon as...I think of it LOL.

Don't forget to visit my blog dedicated to the folks at Hearts Crossing Ranch  And a chance to win!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Father's Day

The fathers in my life have totally rocked.

My own precious dad died in a tragic car accident when my son, his first grandchild, was four months old. I'll never forget seeing both spectrums of life--birth and death--so close together, but his influence and love made me the woman I am. I'm married to my own personal hero who successfully fought wildfires for his career and successfully fought cancer two years ago and gave me the two greatest children ever.

My son is now a daddy himself, and his little boy is the latest love of my life. And my brother-in-law Tim, who stood by my side during those terrible testicular cancer days has given me two amazing nieces.

God bless you, all, everyone!

Friday, June 4, 2010


Yeah, things have been a tad nutso. But HCR is here, here, HERE!

And featured today at White Rose Publishing.

The cover design is to-die-for, my editor Nicola Martinez absolutely the best. I thank her again for taking this chance with me--my first contemporary and my first inspirational. I hope you enjoy Christy and Kenn's journey of faith and path to love.

Visit my Hearts Crossing Ranch blog once in a while for summer contests going on. I'm trying to get things updated at my website....wish days were 25 hours long. Yesterday I had the great pleasure of being invited to The Romance Studio June release party, and my "behind the book" blog at Petticoats and Pistols last Wednesday was a ton of fun.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Write Stuff: Win a copy of Hearts Crossing Ranch

Join me at Petticoatsandpistols
today, Wednesday, June 2, and The Romance Studio tomorrow, Thursday, June 3...

I'll be drawing some winners for copies of Hearts Crossing Ranch.

Yee-haw. See you there!

P.s. Please visit Hearts Crossing Ranch and leave a comment once in a while...summer contests going on!