Monday, February 24, 2014

A new book self-published!

Yesterday afternoon I uploaded my first contemporary romantic suspense, ONCE UPON A MCLEOD, to both the Amazon Kindle store and the NOOK store at Barnes & Noble. I'm working on the iBooks store upload.

The Kindle link is LONG, but should get you directly there.

NOOK Link is much shorter.

And I think the cover sets just the right tone!

The back cover blurb:

"There’s a secret hidden at Ranch McLeod and someone wants Beth Ann Fox off the property before she can find it. But fire, vandalism, and theft only strengthen her resolve to stay out her year--and bring out the protective instincts of Sheriff Bry Phillips, feelings he thought he’d buried long ago.

"But when she owns the ranch, she says she’s leaving and his heart will go with her. Can love overcome stubborn pride and a secret two generations old?"

I hope you read and enjoy!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A New Zealand Adventure

We were blessed to be able to travel to New Zealand in January of this year. What a wonderful time we had! I've written about it for our internet newspaper and wanted to share the links with you.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Please read and enjoy. It is a truly beautiful land.

Monday, February 10, 2014

And the birds come calling

As has been the case everywhere this winter, cold temps have made living harder for everyone. This includes our feathered friends and so I have increased my efforts to keep bird seed available. And this year, like every other one with really low temps, has brought in new customers.

I had not seen goldfinch or house finch until we hit the single digits, in reality or wind chill. And then a new customer came calling. It took me a while to find him in the bird book, but I finally did: a dark-eyed Junco. Now, where has he been all this time?

Bad weather brings out bad tempers, too, and this must be true in the animal kingdom as well. I watched a bluejay and a red-headed woodpecker have a show down under a bush in my neighbor's yard. The blue jay stared the woodpecker down sufficiently that the latter retreated to a tree, only to be chased off it by the jay! Seeking territory?

Ah--is love in the blue jay air? Can spring be far behind?