Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Just received my galleys for Her Independent Spirit. My next task is to check it over for editing errors before the book is published.

This is exciting!

Now is a good time for sharing the book description:

About the Book:

Although widow Beth Dodd has agreed to wed Val Caldwell, she puts their marriage off until the end of the year. She still desires to have a place of her own that she and her little sister can fall back on should something go wrong in the future. Widowed in California, she has an estate coming to her that is worth far less than her portion from the Ohio farm that her pa sold to her late husband for the express purpose of providing Beth with a husband and a secure place to spend her life and raise a family. That was before her late husband sold out and left her behind so he could return to the mines in the eastern Sierra-Nevada Mountains. Now, she is in the eastern Sierras, but it is land, not gold and silver, she seeks.

Louisa Parmley has a decision to make. Will she give up her baby in order to resume working as a prostitute at the Blue Feather brothel? Or, will she take Beth up on her offer to keep her baby, leave whoring behind, and work as a cook? And, will the stubborn German cook, Gus Herschel, who owns the chop shop at the back of the Arcade Saloon where Beth works, give in to Beth’s badgering and promises? Knowing Louisa’s past, will he allow Louisa to bring her baby there and work as a cook in spite of the Arcade Saloon’s strictly-enforced policy of “no upstairs girls”?
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Today is an exciting day for me.
Prairie Rose Publications
just sent me the cover for my next book in the
Eastern Sierra Brides 1884 series.

Perhaps you have seen this banner on Facebook and Twitter.


 I can now fill in that blank for

Her Independent Spirit.

First, the tag line on the cover:

Will independent spirits yield to hearts bound by love? 

For those who have read the first two books in the series, you may notice that there are two new faces in the hearts at the top of the cover.

Yes, you will continue to follow the love story of Beth and Val.
However, there is a new romance in the Eastern Sierra of 1884.

You've met them before.

Want to take a guess who they are?

And now, for the beautiful cover for this third book in the
Eastern Sierra Brides 1884 series.

I love the gorgeous spring colors.

I hope you love the book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Here it is:

Her Independent Spirit
is tentatively scheduled to be released the end of March.

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