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What I’ve been up to…

Life, in general. ;-)

This, in specific:

:: Writing Total Bliss. It’s coming along—albeit not as quickly as I’d like, but still, coming along. I adore Bliss and love spending time with all my imaginary friends in that world. Also, I have a pretty great writing buddy who keeps me company while I write.


My furry little pal, Loki.

:: Making ALL the salsa, jam, and dill pickles. I also canned peaches/nectarines this year, and we’ve already decided that I have to do more of them next year. Every year I get all canned out with the few things I do, but somehow I end up trying something new and LOVING it so much that it gets added to the Yearly Things to Can.

In our house salsa and dill pickles are an absolute MUST. They are so much better homemade, I can’t even tell you. (And ridiculously easy to make. Seriously.) In fact, here’s my recipe for Lazy Salsa. Try it. Trust me on this. (Though I should give you fair warning…once you make your own, you’ll never want to go back to store bought.)


56 quarts, which will (barely) last us a year. We, uh, like salsa.


Low sugar peach and peach-plum. First time making the low-sugar version and Oh. My. God. SO amazing.

:: Baking ALL the things. Because that’s what I do. :-) I’m even trying to talk myself out of starting a baking blog with my friend Becky (who has THE best DIY blog on the interwebs). Becky and I trade lovingly perfected recipes all the time, and I keep thinking that we need to start a blog. But she’s a busy TV/movie set designer, and I already have projects up to my eyeballs. Who has time? But still. Some things need to be shared with the world, you know?


(This recipe isn’t perfected…YET.) Brownie mint chocolate chip ice cream cake. *swoon*


(This one is.) Chocolate mint chocolate chip cookies. *double swoon*

:: Saving Monarchs from the town mowers and watching Swallowtail caterpillars grow and form chrysalides. We’ve raised Monarchs and Painted Ladies before, but this is our first time with Swallowtails. Not sure what kind they are, but I’ll post pics when they emerge.



Gorgeous Swallowtail caterpillar eating parsley. (We are SO planting parsley next year.)


…And SO much more.



In which there is another totally inappropriate coloring book

I looooooved making my first totally inappropriate coloring book so much that I couldn’t help myself—I had to make another.


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Available on Amazon
(For a limited time it’s on super sale at a low introductory price. Get it before the price goes up!)

I cannot tell you how stinkin’ happy these coloring books make me…because they are SO fun to create AND they spread joy to everyone who gets one. I love that, especially. <3

So, while I wasn’t intending to do it again, I’m totally not sorry that I did. ;-)


p.s. Total Bliss is coming along and should be available this fall! More on that SOON.




When inspiration strikes…

So, I got a little distracted after Yours Truly came out. Or INSPIRED, really. And instead of working on Total Bliss like I was SUPPOSED to be doing…I made a totally inappropriate (yet self-affirming) adult coloring book.

You're the Shit

And I love it, you guys. Like LOVE love. This coloring book makes me so happy every time I flip through it, giving me all the smiles. I hope it’ll do the same for everyone who picks it up. :-)

Available at Amazon.

NOW back to work on Bliss’s book. (I SWEAR.) :-)


Yours Truly (Happily Ever After #2) released!

Yours Truly (Happily Ever After #2) is out in the world today! How’s THAT for a happy Monday!?

If you read Happily Ever After, then you’ve already met Willow Truly, but now is your chance to really get to know her…and to meet Josh Fletcher, her sweet and swoony next-door neighbor. I fell in love with them both as this story wove itself together, and I hope you will, too. <3

The Girls are back in force, of course, and the more time I spend with them, the more I love the strength of their bond, the depth of their friendship. They are the BEST of friends, and I’m not sure what could truly be better than that. Well…maybe a happily ever after added into the mix. ;-)

Ready for another happily ever after, then? Here’s Yours Truly.

Yours Truly (Happily Ever After #2)

Willow Truly doesn’t need a man. Never has, never will. At least, not in the long-term. She’s as keen for a roll in the sack as the next girl, but beyond that, a man’s usefulness runs out quick.

A girl’s got to take care of herself, Will’s learned, because as soon as you start to rely on a man, he breaks your heart. She’s bound and determined to never let THAT happen again, so she’s sworn off love, marriage, and living happily ever after. As the writer of a snarky dating column in Du Jour magazine, she’s pretty much guaranteed no man will stick around for long…and she’s totally okay with that.

Unless, of course, we’re talking about Josh. Her all-around favorite guy and best friend outside of The Girls, Josh is the only man Will can’t date. Not if she wants to keep him in her life—and she does. More than anything.

However, to keep him, Will may have to go against everything she believes to be true and take a chance on love again. And on Josh. Because if she doesn’t…Will just may break her own heart.



Happy reading, my lovely friends!




Teaser Tuesday: Yours Truly (#2)

Yours Truly (Happily Ever After #2)Less than a week away! Can’t wait to share this book with you all. <3 Here’s one more teaser to tide you over:

“The way you look tonight…” Josh breathed out, looking like he was at a loss for words. “You’re the most beautiful woman in the room, Willow Truly.”


“Not true.” My voice was hoarse, and I had to work to keep it steady. “I saw supermodels when I walked in.”


He shook his head. “I only saw you.”


I watched the words tumble off his lips, wishing I could scoop them up and tuck them into my pocket, keep them forever. Then I took a deep breath, not sure how to answer. I mean, what do you say to that? Especially when it’s spoken by someone you’re trying very hard not to fall for.


Releasing April 18, 2016


Ahh! Will and Josh. Here’s hoping you fall for them like I did.





Teaser Tuesday: Yours Truly

Portrait of a beautiful redhead girl with toy on blue background.Since we’re coming up on the release of Yours Truly (Happily Ever After #2),  how about a teaser?

“I don’t want to fall in love with anyone. Not ever.”


One eyebrow arched on Josh’s forehead and his eyes stared into mine, then trailed down to settle on my lips. My breathing hitched as he leaned closer, bringing his lips way too close to mine. Part of me wanted to move away while the rest of me begged to close the distance.


“Are you sure about that?” His whisper caressed my lips with warmth and I melted into them, not feeling sure in the least.


Then his lips were on mine. Softly, gently at first, stealing my breath, stealing my sense of everything else in this world save for him. My mind was gone, my body having told it to take a hike as soon as his lips touched mine.


I was lost.


And damn but I was feeling like I never wanted to be found.


Releasing April 18, 2016


Happy Tuesday, my friends!




On Hating Writing

Young woman portrait with closed eyes holding red Heart. Love symbol.I hated writing when I was a kid. And a teen. And a twenty-something. If anyone had asked me back then, I’d have sworn I’d never become a writer. I would have scoffed at the very idea.

Not something you expect a professional writer to say, right? It’s funny, I know. Even funnier? I became a professional writer even while I still hated writing. (It was totally by accident and I wasn’t even fully aware I’d become a writer…it kinda snuck up on me. But that’s a story for another day.)

Why did I loathe it to the very depth of my soul? Because I’d never actually learned how to write when I was in school. Oh, I had plenty of writing assignments, like all school kids have. And I completed them. But I never felt like I knew what I was doing. I was simply told “write a report/research paper/essay on _____.” I was told to research, take notes, and outline. I made sure to use plenty of SAT words, and I was positive I was the worst writer in the world.

I hate doing things poorly. My perfectionist self can’t stand it.

That all changed when I was 26 and took a class called “Personal Writing” as a part of a master’s program I was entering. In this class we were supposed to tell our own stories, something we knew everything about. I was the expert, I knew all the details because I had been there and seen/tasted/smelled/felt/heard it all. I cared about what I was writing for the first time in my life (I mean, beyond what grade I was going to get). It was incredible.

In learning how to tell my own stories, adding enough sensory details to place the reader in my shoes, I finally learned to write.*

And to love it. (In fact, I’m downright passionate about my writing process, especially editing. )

I never would have expected I’d be a writer EVER in my life, and yet…here I am.

This is all to say that you just never know. Hating something today doesn’t mean you’ll still hate it tomorrow. And that sometimes you end up doing the very thing you swore you’d never do. (And, inexplicably, loving it.)



*For those of you interested, the book we used in class was Writing To Be Read by Ken Macrorie, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It’s life-changing. Each chapter involves some aspect of the craft of story-telling, with examples and exercises to try it out yourself. (I just looked it up…it’s crazy expensive new on Amazon, so I’d pick up a used copy. You can even get one from my favorite used bookstore here.)


Happily Ever After released!

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovelies! I hope you are having the sweetest of days, whether you’re celebrating with the love of your life or the people in your life who make you feel loved. <3

Happily Ever After is my Valentine to YOU, and it’s out today! For a short time, I’m extending the pre-order price of $0.99 into the first few days of release, so if you know of anyone who’d like a sweet, sexy, and funny feel-good romance, please let them know!



(le sigh)


I am SO excited about this book, you guys—this whole new series! Not only do I swoon at the romance within, but I love the deep friendship these six women have with each other. The characters have totally filled my imagination and stolen my heart. I hope when you read each book you’ll feel the same way.

I know I often ask you all to help spread the word (*cough*like I already did above*cough*), but I realize that while some of you might like to, maybe you aren’t sure how or what to do.

So here are a couple of ideas:
1. Post a review wherever you bought the book and/or on Goodreads. Reviews help other readers know whether the book will be a good fit for them. :-)
2. Tell your friends and family. Share your love of the book in person and online! You can share links to the book or one of the graphics below (or both together!). You are free to share these images anywhere–Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram. Or wherever else you can think of! (You can also snag these same images from a page on my website, if that’s easier for you.)

You can also use the image at the top of this newsletter that has a reader quote just like this one.

Thank you for your continued love and support. Every time I get an email or message from a reader it totally makes my day. I cannot tell you how much it means to me. Seriously. Thank you for that! <3

Happy reading and have a fantabulous Valentine’s Day, my friends!





Who wants a Happily Ever After for Valentine’s Day?

What would you say if I could guarantee you a Happily Ever After for Valentine’s Day? (You’d say YES! Right? Of course you would. Who wouldn’t? ;-)

Happily Ever After, releasing on February 14, 2016, is the first book in my new series of stand-alone contemporary romances and is up for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes at the special pre-order price of only $0.99. (It won’t stay that price after release!)

For wedding planner Everly Vaughn, her best friend’s high-profile Caribbean wedding could be her big break. The good news? She’s starting her own business. The bad news? Well…

One client.
The wedding of the season.
Twelve days to pull it off.
No staff.
A bride who’s been engaged four times but never makes it down the aisle.
And the bride’s brother who she’s trying desperately to resist…to no avail.

What could possibly go wrong? (Seriously? Absolutely everything.)


Pre-Order for only $0.99 Now!


In case you missed it, just a friendly reminder that Happily Ever Now, the prequel novella, is available NOW for FREE at:
Barnes & Noble and Nook UK

Happy reading!


Happily Ever Now (FREE prequel novella) available now!

HEN smallHappy Wednesday, my lovelies!

Happily Ever Now is FREE and available (almost) everywhere! (Still waiting on Barnes & Noble, but it should be there soon.)

This short novella is a prequel to the stand-alone novel Happily Ever After (releasing Valentine’s Day…because what better day is there for a Happily Ever After?). <3

Check it out:

Wedding planner Everly Vaughn has three rules for a Happily Ever After:
1. Find a nice guy.
2. Make sure he passes the BFF test.
3. Never—no matter how much you like him—engage the Player (aka Austin, your best friend’s brother).


What happens if you don’t follow them? A Happily Ever Now. (Those don’t last.)


Too bad Ever doesn’t follow her own rules.



Coming soon to Barnes & Noble!

Happy reading!