Remember, Gee Whiz Drops 12/9.

From my writing partner Roslyn Hardy Holcomb.

the one who writes


I love holiday books like damn and whoa and fortunately, my un-indicted co-conspirator loves them too. Having worked in social services for so many years, this series, about five young women who grew up together in foster care is near and dear to my heart.

I’ve tinkered with this cover forever. And you know how when you struggle with something for a long time and somebody else comes along and makes one suggestion that is exactly right? Yeah, Whit did that to me. Being the brat that I am I wanted to ignore his suggestion, but it was so right I couldn’t but I still pouted at him, so there. Here’s the blurb and I’ll post the links as soon as it goes up. I hope you enjoy it as much as we’ve enjoyed writing it. And remember, sign up for my newsletter between now and release day to be entered…

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Went apple picking yesterday…BEHOLD:

the largest apple in a world...mine. I haven't been apple picking in years, and it was such a great time. We went to the County Line Orchard in Hobart, IN. They have at least 10 different varieties of apples along with gorgeous pumpkins. After about sweaty, but enjoyable, hour of trumping through the orchard, we [...]

Getting going (even though spring is being sometimey*)

I've been stalled for most of the year. I haven't been writing as much as I should (we'll forget that little confession for the moment), and I haven't been doing other things like I should. One of those things is taking a run every morning. My excuse for foregoing it was winter. Now to be [...]

Bright New Shiny Things

Spring is here and throwing off the heavy shackles of winter, my mind (like other people's, I'm sure) naturally turns to lighter, less weighty things, particularly in terms of colors and fabrics. Right now I'm fixated on getting a new purse (or two or three), and my attention keeps going back to the Coach drifter [...]

Y’all Better Get You Some

Here's why you should join (right now) Roslyn Hardy Holcomb's and my new group, Y'all Better Get You Some: You like us "Just Because" giveaways (in fact there will be one today) You'll be rewarded for your loyalty Sneak peeks at WIPs (Ros has something up at this very moment) Access to our new books [...]