Saturday, July 30, 2016

Busy Busy Busy

Things are getting busy.
Summer's always busy with kids, their camps, sports, tutors, vacations, etc. etc. etc.
Plus, in a few weeks, my missionary gets home!!

But when summer ends, it's going to be a different kind of busy.

I have 3 books coming out in August, September, and October.

Safe Harbor is the sequel to Change of Heart. It's the story of Dr. Seth Goodwyn and Melanie Owen. I have loved this series. If you don't know about it, The Wild Rose Press put together the idea with a bunch of authors. We created a map of the town and used each others' characters in our books. It was seriously so fun. Some are historical, some are mysteries, some are paranormal, but they're all romance. So, here's a link to the other books.

September 1 is the release date for A Place for Miss Snow

image coming soon

I'm so excited about this book. It takes place in Greece and it's about the Greek War of Independence. My brother took me to Greece to research for this book and I fell in love with it. I would love to go back, and I'd love to write more books about Greece. Here's a link to my pinterest page about this book...

Ok, and finally, we have a Timeless Regency.

I love these. And I was so excited to be part of this one with Carla Kelly and Josi Kilpack.
Just look at that cover. It's so beautiful!
If you read Spring in Hyde Park, you'll recognize the characters in this story, Archie and Jane.

And also, Fall is conference time.

I'm headed down to Arizona for the ANWA conference September 15-17.
Then the League of Utah Writers Fall conference is September 23-24.
And Book Academy is September 27.

These are all fabulous conferences for writers at any level.

So, Phew. I think I'll be happy for the holidays to come around so I can finally relax!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Romancing the Novel

So, this was rather wonderful.
Becoming Lady Lockwood won a RWA contest.
Hearts Through History's Romancing the Novel.
Thank you, Covenant Communications for entering my book it was a fantastic surprise. And thank you to RWA.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Golden Quill

The League of Utah Writers is a fantastic organization, whether you're a new writer, learning the craft, or a veteran of the publishing world, there's a place for everyone.

I love the community and the feeling of belonging, and especially the workshops. 

This year, one of my books won a Golden Quill award.
The League gives out a Gold and a Silver quill in 3 categories each year: Novel, YA Novel, and Nonfiction. Lady Emma's Campaign won in the Novel category.

Thanks, LUW! The conference was wonderful and I am so touched that my book was honored.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Whitney Awards

Two of my books: BECOMING LADY LOCKWOOD and LADY EMMA'S CAMPAIGN were nominated as finalists for the 2015 Whitney Awards.
A Whitney is an award for novels by LDS authors.
And we have a Splendid Gala.

My heart overflows every time I sit down to write this post, and when I look at that beautiful award. I was nominated with the best people I can imagine.
I learned to write from them. I read their books. I idolize them, and I can't even begin to express how proud it made me for my books to be nominated along side theirs and to stand with them on that stage.

The night was overwhelming and memorable, and more special than I can imagine.
Here are some highlights.

My sisters came
My handsome husband was there
My very dearest friends sat with me 

And cheered when my name was called.
I gave a speech that I can't remember.

And I cheered for them too.

Yay for Lady Lockwood!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Slide Show!

Check this out!!
A bunch of the lovely Miss Burton pictures have been compiled into this Slide Show!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It's a Contest!!

My awesome publisher, Covenant Communications is doing a contest to get everyone excited about Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince.

What you could win: A $25 Amazon gift card, and a copy of the book.

What you gotta do: Take a pic of yourself--or someone else--in a mask, at work, at home, at school, Get creative. Send your pics to Covenant Communications, their FB page, or a PM works great. Or if you don't want to do that, send it to me, and I'll forward it.

That's all. Easy Breezy.

So, get masked up and let's see ya!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Some business-y things

Since Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince comes out soon, (10 days, but who's counting?) we have a few things going on...
Thursday, April 2, 4-6 pm, (Mtn time)Stacy Henrie's book  online launch party for "A Hope Remembered" I'll be a guest author, and she always does fun stuff, plus, her books are swoony. It will be super!

Saturday, April 4 I'll be at the Ft Union Deseret Book with pen in hand, masquerade masks, and copies of Miss Burton. 4-5:15.

Then, the same day, Ladies' Night at the University Village Deseret Book 6-8.

And...April 8, 12-2 pm, I'm having an online party of my own. And hope y'all will be there--typing away with me. We'll have giveaways, guest authors and oh so much virtual fun.

Then, of course, the highlight of the year is the LDStorymakers Conference May 15-16.

And The Teen Writers' Conference June 13.

I have no idea how to make those into links, so if you want to know more about the conferences, you'll have to copy and paste.

So, that's all for now. There are a bunch of fun things in the works, and keep your eyes open for some fun promotional pics.