Monday, July 26, 2010

Less than 24 hours....

And I'll be on my way to Orlando. That's where this year's RWA conference is being held. I'm signing RUNNING SCARED at the Harlequin book signing Friday morning and returning home on Saturday.

I'm excited and nervous just like I always am before a trip.

See you when I get back!

Monday, July 19, 2010


Six is my favorite number today.

Because my publishing house just offered me a six book contract.


Five weeks ago, I proposed a four book contract to Harlequin. I was hoping to increase from the three book contracts I'd been offered before. I was blown away when my agent called today and said that Harlequin is going to contract me for more than that.

I have worked so hard to establish myself as an author, and I have struggled to balance my passion for that with my passion for my family. I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love.

As I celebrate with my children, I hope that they will see that a person can pursue her dreams without comprising her faith or her family time.

Speaking of celebrating....what in the world should I do to mark this occasion???


If you like free things, you may like this. It's the online read I mentioned a few weeks ago. It's a complete romantic suspense story. It's a prequel to RUNNING SCARED.

The chapters are posted here.

The discussion is here.

And you can find the inspiration for the hero's name here. I love this little boy. He's just a baby, really, but he truly inspires me to reach higher, work harder and be better. That, in my opinion, is what a true hero does!