Dear Readers,

Welcome to what I call The Happiness Corner. My pledge is to make you smile, and along those lines, I have a new release that’s sure to do just that, especially if you love all things romance and…well dogs.

THE PARK OF SUNSET DREAMS is out! I have to admit it’s still pretty amazing to think about my journey this year. Just twelve months ago, I quit my day job to work full-time as a writer and launch the Dare Valley series. Now Book 6 is out, and it’s so dear to my heart. Praise has been rolling in, making me happy dance all over the place.

“The Park of Sunset Dreams is romantic, contemporary and simply magnetic!” Tome Tender

What’s this book about? Well…

During sunset walks at the dog park, a woman with a mysterious past and a new candidate for mayor move from friends to lovers until her secret threatens to unravel his campaign and their love.

This book features Jane Wilcox, one of Rhett Butler Blaylock’s former poker babes. When I first wrote those ladies onto the pages of THE GRAND OPENING, I didn’t know anything about them. All I knew is that these women were in disguise, really Rhett’s poker scouts, and were Harvard MBA graduates. So, I asked myself. Why would two Harvard MBAs take on this job? And wowza, was I surprised by the answers…and all the fun that ensued. Matt Hale, the hero in THE PARK, is Arthur Hale’s great-nephew. He and some of his family are moving back to Dare Valley from Denver, looking for a simpler, more meaningful life. It’s been so much fun to learn about these Hale cousins and have them interact with the other Hales like Jill and Meredith—and Grandpa Hale, of course.


That’s right! FREE! So In case you haven’t read the first book in the Dare Valley series yet, go download this #1 National Bestseller and see what everyone is talking about. Picked as one of the best books of the year on USA Today and over 100 plus reviews on Amazon ALONE! People have fallen in love with this book, a true blessing to me, and you don’t have to be a Nora Roberts fan to enjoy it.

And if you have read NORA ROBERTS LAND, consider gifting it to your friends. I know I love receiving free books from my friends, and it’s a wonderful “Thinking of You Present.” It’s the perfect summer beach read.

And the other news! Well, the COUNTRY HEAVEN COOKBOOK is now available in print and ebook.

It’s still 99 cents right now in digital and only $7.99 in print. When can you ever get a cookbook for those prices? But I love food so much, I wanted to keep the price low so people could enjoy the recipes from my family. My Grandma would approve. Here’s what one reader said:  “I found this little cookbook to be simply wonderful. “

I hope you continue to enjoy The Dare Valley and Dare River series as much as I do. Thanks again for stopping by. I’d love for you to sign up for my newsletter so I can keep you posted about upcoming titles. I’m also on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest, so I hope you’ll join the conversation there as well. There’s always a fun giveaway or event going on, so don’t miss out.

Lots of light and blessings,



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