Tomorrow I’ll be Signing and Chatting About My Books in Memphis, TN at the Center For Southern Folklore!


Tomorrow, Saturday August 20th, I’ll be signing and chatting about my books at the Center for Southern Folklore right here in Memphis TN along with four of my author pals. Come on by and say hello if you are in the Memphis area!

I will be signing copies of my newest book, Check Out, which is also available now in audio. (So excited to have my first book out in audio!) Check Out is a military romance with a Marine vet hero, a shy librarian heroine and a crazy stalker who is after her sister. Out in print, in eBook and audio!


I’ll be signing copies of Trapping the Butterfly, book one in the Butterflies Fly Free series, set in the 1920’s about young flappers. Trapping the Butterfly is a sweet YA romance, with gangsters from Al Capone’s gang. Out in print and eBook, soon to be out in audio!

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I’ll be signing copies of Isabella, Bride of Ohio; book seventeen in the American Mail Order Brides series. Historical romance, Victorian era. One book for each of the fifty states and forty five authors. Isabella can be read as a stand alone book and the books do not need to be read in order. The order is the order in which each state was ratified in the union. Isabella was based on my Swedish grandmother and is about a Swedish immigrant, her mail order husband and a Pinkerton agent. Available in print and in ebook.


I will be signing copies of Dangerous Ties, a western historical novella set in Nevada’s gold rush country. The story begins with the heroine strung up over a mine shaft and the rope is breaking. (I tend to write gritty western romance.) Available in print and in ebook.

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I will be signing copies of Aboard the Wishing Star, a contemporary romance set in the Caribbean. Available in print and in ebook.

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I will be signing copies of A Desperate Journey, a western historical romance set along the Old Chisholm Trail which ran from Kansas to Texas. Available in print and in ebook.

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I can’t wait for this local signing and hope to see many of my local friends and fans as well as to meet new ones! Come on out and visit with us at the Center for Southern Folklore. It will be fun, y’all!


So Many New Changes – The Birth of Belo Dia Publishing

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This has been a year of many changes for me. Previously signed with five publishers I am now down to two as a result of one going bankrupt, one not paying me properly and one where the contract simply came to an end. So far in 2015 I have had to negotiate for reversion of rights from three publishers. All while continuing to meet existing contract obligations and to write new stories. It has been a very busy and stress filled year.

The thing and endings and clearing things away is that it creates room for new things, often better things. My experiences this year led me to start my own small publishing company, Belo Dia Publishing.

Belo Dia is Portuguese for Beautiful Day.

Often friends will hear me say, “Every day we are alive is a beautiful day.” Every day is a gift. It is this thought which permeates everything I do at Belo Dia. My intention is to publish books which have happy endings and books which uplift in some way.

I’m getting the back list up and published for the remainder of this year and will turn to publishing new works of fiction next year as well as a poetry anthology. Expect to see many more books put out by Belo Dia.

Here is my new logo. I’m thrilled with the way it expresses everything I intend Belo Dia to be.

With two cover artists and one formatter, we are well on our way. I’ll be taking on an editor for the new stories. So many beautiful things to look forward to and beautiful things to share with you soon. Stay close. Another beautiful new day is just over the next hill.