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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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Friday, May 20, 2016

BARELY BREATHING is out in paperback!

Barely Breathing, the first book in my new straight contemporary romance series, is finally out in paperback! Click here to order your copy off Amazon.

Thanks to all of you who gave the book—which is a new subgenre for me—such a warm welcome. The story has a 4.8 average on Amazon after 55 reviews and a 4.29 rating on Goodreads after 197 reviews.

Our Scarlet Springs Facebook discussion group is alive with conversation about Lexi and Austin’s story and the other people of Scarlet Springs. Please join us when you’ve finished the book.

A not-so-funny thing happened the day the book came out. I was slammed with a seriously awful case of bronchitis that triggered my latent asthma, and I’ve been sick as a dog ever since. More than a week has gone by, and I’m still nowhere close to well, despite loads of steroids and nebulizer treatments and antibiotics.

Still, I find it kind of ironic that this happened the day I release a book titled Barely Breathing. As a result, I think I will never put out titles like, “My Heart Stopped,” or “Lost My Head,” “Gimme a Coronary” or “Crashed Into You,” and such.

At any rate, my being so sick delayed the print release by a few days. Sorry about that!

In addition to ordering it from Amazon, print readers can order the paperback directly from CreateSpace, or take the ISBN to their favorite bookstore and ask the bookseller to order it for them.

Print ISBN: 978-0-9903771-6-0

Barely Breathing is still available for iBooksKindle, Nook, Kobo, and in all ebook formats via Smashwords.

Watch for a print giveaway on Goodreads to celebrate the print release!

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