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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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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Results of the I-Team Charitable Drive

I just wanted to share the final amount for the I-Team Charitable Drive. Together, we raised $2,685 for PHA’s pediatric research fund. That's more than 10 percent of one of their research grants. This amount includes only donations that were made in little Isla Fordyce’s name, so the actual figure is somewhat higher than this. 

THANK YOU to each and every one of you who participated and donated to this worthy cause! No matter how small your donation might have been, you have chosen to make a difference in the lives of others. That makes you special. Your compassion for others and your generosity is inspiring!

In book news, I have started writing Holly’s story. It doesn’t have a title yet, but I am jokingly calling it COVERT SHAGGING. Holly is a fun character, one of the I-Team characters I love most, so this should be fun.

What can I tell you about the story? Not much. I’m going to follow Stephen King’s advice this time around and write with the door firmly closed.

But I can tell you that your favorite I-Team characters will be back. Marc and Julian are already bickering in my head, and even Derek Tower from Striking Distance will have a role to play in this story.

I’m going to stay offline as much as I can during this process, so you might not see me for a while. 

In the meantime, First Strike, the sexy prequel to Striking Distance, is available as a perma-free download in most places online. has stubbornly refused to make it free on their site, even though it’s free on most Amazon sites. I’ve removed it from B&N temporarily and am going through Smashwords to make it available free for Nook there. It should be up on B&N again soon. 

Here are the links:


And for those who missed it, I did add to the MacKinnon’s Rangers series with a Christmas/New Year’s novella, Upon a Winter’s Night. All of the MacKinnon brothers are their wives are part of the story, along with Joseph, Lord William and Killy. There are some pretty big moments between Lord William and the brothers, as well as a surprise New Year’s wedding. The reviews have been gratifyingly high for this novella, which is available in both ebook and paperback. 

Here are the links:

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I’ll try to keep you updated on my progress with Holly‘s story.

Enjoy your New Year, and be good to yourself!

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"I am an artist. I am here to live out loud."
—Emile Zola

"I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day."
—James Joyce

"Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery."
—Jane Austen

"Writers are those for whom writing is more difficult that it is for others."
—Ernest Hemingway

"When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth."
—Kurt Vonnegut

"The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar is the test of their power."
—Toni Morrison

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