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    Looking for small town romance series? Start here!

    It’s time to update the handy dandy guide to all the book boyfriends in my small town romance series, Wardham, Pine Harbour, and the Kincaids of Pine Harbour. Some readers will recognize this original graphic breaking down the different heroes by some of our favourite book boyfriend characteristics. Now for 2021 I’m expanding the list to include all my small…

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    A Book Boyfriend Quiz!

    This one is for any romance reader looking for her next Navy SEAL romance read, or a small town romance novel, but you aren’t sure which book to pick up. Good news is, I write both of those things! And I put four reader favourite options into this brand new romance novel quiz, with eight easy-to-answer questions that will deliver…

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    Fierce at Heart – Chapter One

    Fierce at Heart (Kincaids of Pine Harbour book #2) comes out on January 26, 2021. Here is an advance look at the first chapter. Please note that minor editorial revisions may happen before publication. Chapter One Something about the way the man strode through the crowded mezzanine caught Isla Petersen’s attention. She had just sold another box of bake sale…

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    Books I Recommend

    There are two places I currently list books that I recommend: my BookBub profile (a good page to follow if you read primarily in ebooks) and my Bookshop.org page (excellent for directly ordering paperback copies from indie bookstores in the US and the UK). The top books I find myself recommending lately? Ice Blue by Emma Jameson, which is a…

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    The Day Everything Changed

    I’ve blogged before about important anniversaries. June 15 is the annual marker of when I hit publish for the first time. May 1 is the day I became a full-time writer. But I’ve never written out the full story before, and maybe some random Sunday in October is the time to do that, rather than actually on one of those…

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    Love in a Small Town has been revised and expanded!

    I wrote the first edition of Love in a Small Town in the summer of 2014. I had been laid off from my job, and this series, Pine Harbour, was my first attempt at writing something as a full-time romance author. My first series designed to be commercial, a balance between what my natural storytelling is and what resonates with…

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    An update from my house…

    Like a lot of families around the world, we are at home for the next few weeks. The Viking has been ordered by the military to self-isolate (because the army needs him to be healthy on command), and the kids’ school has been shut down until at least April 5. We made bread the other day. Today we’re going to…

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    Marking my five-year anniversary as a full-time writer

    A friend messaged me late last night: Happy anniversary, of a sort. Me: [redacted because it wasn’t PG-13, but I thought it was the anniversary of some kind of sex, okay? I HAVE A FILTHY MIND] Her, this morning: Uh, no. Yesterday was the anniversary of you buying a MacBook and deciding to be a FT writer. ? Yes, yes…

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    Indie Publishing in Five Easy Steps

    Every so often, I talk to a writer friend–sometimes a traditionally published author looking to diversify, and occasionally a writer weighing their options for what to do with a debut book. And a common worry I hear from them is, “The work of indie publishing is overwhelming. I don’t want to do it all.” Honestly, this baffles me, because when I…

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    Molly O’Keefe interviewed me!

    I’ve long adored Molly O’Keefe, and this month she gave me the great honour of being featured in her newsletter “The Author Is” profile. You can read the full interview here. I talk about writing, and my next book (an Ainsley Booth book called Prime Minister). Also in her newsletter she mentions that her historical romance, Seduced, is on sale for 99…