Welcome to Yee-Haw Day, the once-a-month day we’ve reserved to share our news with you – all sorts of fun news!
So check out the post below to get the details on the kinds of things that make us go Yee-Haw!!
I have a new book out on January 28th! The Mail Order Bride’s Secret is #3 of my Outlaw Mail Order Brides series!
What’s an outlaw and wanted man to do when he suddenly finds himself the guardian of his sister’s three small children?
Why, send for a mail order bride to help, of course!
Only she’s not what she claims to be.
“…climactic heart-stopping action…” Publisher’s Weekly
My most recent full-length novel was selected as an
Amazon Kindle Monthly Deal for January.
The new year is here and…hey, how could it sneak up on me like this? I had to really hustle to get my short story, A CALL TO DUTY, entered in the 2020 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Awards Competition! I’d been “meaning to do that” for several weeks, but suddenly realized I had not done it — and if it was going to be “in the running” for the Best Western Short Fiction category, I better get a move on–the deadline is January 15!
A CALL TO DUTY was a western story I wrote to submit to an anthology, THE LAST COMANCHE, that Scott Harris was putting together. Each author’s story revolved around a “prompt”–every tale in the anthology had to use the same prompt, somewhere in the story.
Here’s the prompt: The warrior stood atop the rocky outcropping, blood dripping from his face and his lance. He stared out over the plains and let out a blood-curdling scream that struck fear into the hearts of his enemies.
Stories couldn’t be more than 5,000 words in length–that’s hard for me ’cause I’m “wordy” sometimes!
Anyhow, y’all wish me luck. I’m the “Susan Lucci” of the Peacemaker competition–I’ve been a finalist four times in the past for this category, but never won! I won’t know until this summer if I’m a winner! Keep your fingers crossed!
Available for Kindle or in paperback at Amazon:
I’m starting off 2020 with a new release! To Tame A Texas Cowboy will be out January 9! This is the third book in my Wishing Texas Series and is Cooper Abbott’s story.
They want different things, but they just might need each other
Barrel racer Cheyenne Whitten returns to Wishing, Texas, after an injury, determined to recuperate and return to the rodeo circuit. But living with her over-protective mother only adds to Cheyenne’s problems. Desperate to move out and reclaim her independence, Cheyenne believes a service dog is the answer. That is, until she learns the waiting list for one is up to five years.
Having lost his fiancée two years ago, Cooper Abbott wants to run his veterinarian clinic and rebuild his life. A calm, stable, uneventful life. Then Cheyenne shows up asking for help getting a service dog, and Cooper finds he can’t refuse the feisty redhead.
Cheyenne and Cooper insist a relationship is the last thing they want. Cheyenne is focused on her health and returning to the rodeo. Cooper’s heart is still raw from loss. But it could be they’re exactly what each other needs.
To order To Tame A Texas Cowboy click here.
As I write this, it’s my first day back at the computer after a days-long, multi-activity Christmas celebration. We are a BIG family. While we always have lots of family get-togethers over the holidays, after my parents died, my out-of-town brother and sister come back only every other year. And 2019 was the year where we were all together for the first time in two years.
A couple of fun pictures:
Here we are at High Tea. Tea rooms are scarce and there are none in my city, but this was a delightful one in a small town twenty minutes away. Yep, that table goes clear to the back of the room, and every chair is filled with mothers and daughters.
Remember I said we were a BIG family? Here we are on our last night together. My brother designed custom Family Feud and Jeopardy games. Oh, my goodness, was it fun! You can tell how everyone in the room was engrossed. (And that doesn’t include the half-dozen or so who were behind the photographer in the kitchen!)
Getting together with my family and celebrating the blessed season of Christmas makes me yell YEE-HAW!