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July 18, 2016
This newsletter is coming out later than the usual mid-month, because I wanted to share news from the Romance Writers of America® National Conference in San Diego.
Yay! I won a National Readers Choice Award for Love Somebody Like You! They refer to it as “the tombstone” – and you can see why. It’s truly an honor, even if I have to spend a small fortune shipping the tombstone home! Sadly, I didn’t win a RITA, but it was wonderful to attend RWA as a RITA finalist, and to have my editor by my side during the awards ceremony.
It was a fun week in San Diego. Being ahead on my writing deadlines, I allowed myself some free time, arriving a couple of days early. I’d been in San Diego for most of January 2015, when we came down in our motor home, and it’s a terrific city. So warm, sunny, casual, and ocean-oriented. I’d step outside for a walk, and couldn’t help but relax. If you want to see some photos, check out my Facebook page.
On the conference side, I attended some great workshops as well as industry-oriented get-togethers and parties. Kensington threw a pretty amazing reception at the Wine & Culinary Institute – no surprise, the wine and food were fabulous. Prospect Agency sponsored a delicious breakfast at the Lazy Hippo and it was fun to hang out with the other authors. Romance Writers of America had a champagne reception for all RITA and Golden Heart finalists, and the Greater Detroit Chapter had a banquet for Booksellers Best Award finalists (nope, I didn’t win that one either, but just being a finalist is such wonderful validation).
I did some traveling closer to home as well. We got out on our boat for a week, the first trip of the year. We went up the Sunshine Coast and had some great weather but also some nasty wind. Not to mention engine problems. But we made it back safe and sound.
I did squeeze in some writing this month, doing the final read of Fly Away With Me (the first Susan Fox Blue Moon Harbor book) and it’s now with my editor. I also wrote the first draft of a novella, which is title 2 in the series. I’m quite excited about this because it will appear in Kensington’s Fern Michaels holiday anthology for 2017. The title of the antho will be Winter Wishes and it will also include novellas by Jules Bennett and Leah Marie Brown.
Now I’m digging into the next Blue Moon Harbor project, a novel that’s scheduled for January 2018. (Can you believe I’m already thinking about 2018?)
My website contest prize for the coming month is a special one. As well as getting an autographed copy of one of my books, the winner will receive a copy of Prospect Agency’s Little Black Book, which has first kiss scenes from me and 32 other of the agency’s clients. It’s very cool!
Enjoy summer! I certainly intend to.
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Title 7 in the Caribou Crossing Romances series
Fire chief Lark Cantrell firmly believes that she, her mom, and her ten-year-old son Jayden are the perfect family. Men, like her father and her ex-husband, canít be relied on—at least not for more than an occasional hookup. Major Eric Weaver has a single mission in life: to overcome his leg amputation and his PTSD and return to active service. As an army brat, heís convinced that a career soldier canít successfully have a family life. But when fate brings Eric and Lark together not once but twice, the cynical fire chief and the scarred soldier may just have to accept the writing on the wall: a happily-ever-after for everyone concerned.
Title 6 in the Caribou Crossing Romances series
When Ben Traynor, a sexy cowboy from Sally Ryland’s past, turns up at her Western riding school at the behest of her estranged family, the young widow must face the demons from her abusive marriage in order to heal and to not only reconnect with her past but move ahead to a bright new future.
Title 5 in the Caribou Crossing Romances series.
Inn-owner Dave Cousins is known as the nicest—and loneliest—guy in town. Dare he risk his damaged heart again, on a free-spirited drifter? Like the wild goose tattooed on her shoulder, Cassidy Esperanza goes wherever the wind takes her, yet she has to admit there’s something seductive about Caribou Crossing—and especially Dave. But when she faces a life-changing medical diagnosis, her first instinct is to take flight once more. Is Dave strong enough to help them both face their fears and believe that sometimes love truly can last a lifetime?
Lawyer Kieran Bridge’s carefully planned life has unraveled. Distraught, she travels to Crete—the island she and her deceased father had always been drawn to—in search of the key to her future. She finds far more than she’d bargained for: a country that awakens her senses and emotions, and a man who challenges her as she’s never been challenged before. She feels an inexplicable connection to Dr. Stefanos Dimitrakis, a fugitive accused of murdering his uncle. When Stefanos insists he’s innocent, Kieran’s instincts tell her to believe him—but in the past her judgment has failed her. How can she now believe in a bond that defies reason?