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Snowball’s Christmas | Chapter 1 Excerpt

“Lukas comes home today, Snowball.” At the sound of Miss Tilly’s voice, I blink my eyes open. I’ve been sleeping curled up on my favorite chair in the kitchen, where it’s warmer. The one that’s extra soft because one of my two favorite humans sits there often. Waking up requires stretching. Half listening to her... Continue Reading →

Creating Romantic Tension in Sweet Romance

I read and write (under different pen names) almost all levels of romantic "heat" from the sweet to the steamy. Interestingly, I find that, while yes, the steamy books get more into the physical elements of the relationship, that what I love best about the romantic tension in these novels is found in every heat... Continue Reading →

Amish Words & Phrases

The Amish speak a variation of German called Pennsylvania Dutch (some speak a variation on Swiss) as well as English. As happens with any language spread out over various locations, Amish use of language includes different dialects and common phrases by region. As an author, I want to make the worlds I portray authentic. However,... Continue Reading →

Big Giant Book Sale!

My incredible publisher, Entangled, is doing their part to help folks through quarantine. They are offering an escape by making it a little easier to afford books! They've put a TON of their first-in-series books up for FREE and a ton more up for only $0.99 each. Here are the lists on Barnes & NobleNote that... Continue Reading →

100 Things to Do at Home!

With quarantines quickly becoming a new normal for the moment, I think we can all agree most people aren't used to being stuck at home for long periods of time. Suddenly being contained in one place can be tough to weather. As a writer who works from home, a well as a natural introvert who... Continue Reading →

Finding Snowball

Enjoy this short story featuring Snowball the kitten in her new home, Weber Haus, a beautiful Victorian inn filled with love. “Oh, my word. Is that what I think it is?” Miss Tilly exclaimed. “What?” Emily glanced in direction Tilly pointed but was distracted momentarily by the large bruise on the back of her hand,... Continue Reading →

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