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Holding On (Colorado High Country #6) —
The Colorado High Country series returns with Conrad and Kenzie's story.

A hero barely holding on…

Harrison Conrad returned to Scarlet Springs from Nepal, the sole survivor of a freak accident on Mt. Everest. Shattered and grieving for his friends, he vows never to climb again and retreats into a bottle of whiskey—until Kenzie Morgan shows up at his door with a tiny puppy asking for his help. He’s the last person in the world she should ask to foster this little furball. He’s barely capable of managing his own life right now, let alone caring for a helpless, adorable, fluffy puppy. But Conrad has always had a thing for Kenzie with her bright smile and sweet curves. One look into her pleading blue eyes, and he can’t say no.

The woman who won’t let him fall…

Kenzie Morgan’s life went to the dogs years ago. A successful search dog trainer and kennel owner, she gets her fill of adventure volunteering for the Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue Team. The only thing missing from her busy life is love. It’s not easy finding Mr. Right in a small mountain town, especially when she’s unwilling to date climbers. She long ago swore never again to fall for a guy who might one day leave her for a rock. When Conrad returns from a climbing trip haunted by the catastrophe that killed his best friend, Kenzie can see he’s hurting and wants to help. She just might have the perfect way to bring him back to the world of the living. But friendship quickly turns into something more—and now she’s risking her heart to heal his.

In ebook and soon in print!

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I grew up in Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, then lived in Denmark and traveled throughout Europe before coming back to Colorado. I have two adult sons, whom I cherish. I started my writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor of two different papers. Along the way, my team and I won numerous state and several national awards, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service. In 2011, I was awarded the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for Journalism. Now I write historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense.


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Sunday, June 10, 2007

And they lived happily ever after...

My parents on their wedding day, June 9, 1962.

Yesterday was a wonderful day. It marked my parent's 45th wedding anniversary. They met when they were 15 and in high school and have been together since then. How many couples can say that today? Congratulations, Mom and Dad!

Of course, the highlight of those 45 years of wedlock was the arrival of their firstborn child, a daughter. Me!

As you can tell from the yawn, I've always been sleepy.

But yesterday was auspicious for another couple, Marc and Sophie. Yesterday, I finished writing the book.


I'm not sure if I'm statisfied with the ending yet. Usually, I'm a weeping mess, but not this time. And yet it's the ending I wanted for them from the beginning. I got choked up thinking about it before I wrote it, just not when I wrote it. So now I need to edit/polish all 437 pages, a process that usually takes a couple weeks that I'm going to try to squeeze in to one day. Then I ship it to New York.

I don't know about other authors, but I never feel truly done with the book until I hear from my agent and editor that it doesn't suck. THEN I feel like champagne and dancing on tables. There's always a waiting period there during which I tend to feel alternately relieved to be done and stressed that my editor will toss it in the trash.

I apologize for missing so many posts and for not getting back to everyone. I will try to be better!

In the meantime, thanks to everyone who in one way or another supported me through writing this book: My sister Michelle, my SIL Timalyn, Kally Jo, Aimee, LibBAY, KrisTAY, Dede, Debbie H., Sgt. Gary Arai, SupaSWAT Dave, Scott and last, but not least, author Norah Wilson, without whom I likely would not have finished. YOU ALL ROCK!


Debbie H said...

Whoo, hoo! 45 yr is a great accomplishment. I'm working on 32 1/2 yrs and we haven't killed each other. It's a good thing he's easy going and foregiving! You are the cutest baby! I thought by the yawn, you might be bored. LOL

I know it was hard finishing up Marc and Sophie's story. You did a fantastic job and will be ok. I'm sure the editors will love it. There will be those pins and needle days waiting, but you know deep down, it is great. We all just need the approval sometimes.

You're welcome, although I don't think I did much. Anytime!


Bo said...

YESSS!!!!! Done,woohoo! 437 pages,yesss!!! Okay,so I know it still has to get edited,but hopefully not too much :) I love a good long book.

You know we all love you & support you,and I can't wait to read it! Take a breather & kick back for a few minutes,you've earned it!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Pamela! I am sure the book is is everything you've written that I've read so far!!! I have all the historicals now and as soon as I am done moving and can get them out of the box they are first on my list!
Congrats to the parents on 45 Yrs! So many don't make it that long. I am so glad yours did! You are such a cute baby! My granny used to say when babies yawn like that it's because an angel is giving kisses! If that's the case into adulthood then I must get lots of kisses! LOL!!!
Can't wait to see the book!

kat said...

THIS IS AWESOME NEWS!!! YIPPEEE!!! I know you have been through a lot on this one, but as always knew also that you could pull through. You are such a courageous and soulful wouman! I am happy for you.

Happy for your parents too. I loved the photo of their wedding. Great couple.

I especially enjoyed your baby photo! What a little gem you are!

Well here's big hugs and big love from the south and sending you great blessings. I can't wait to read the book. It's good. It's great and it's the best one yet!

writer's cramp,
more yawns with naps,
latte' binging,
Mitakuye Oyasin,

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