Sunday, December 06, 2009

December already?

Wow! Time sure has gone by quickly this year. Quick catch-up on me.
I'm blogging over at eharlequin about Christmas ornaments on December 7th but the post is already live. Here's a quick picture of some of the homemade & special ornaments on my family tree.
My kids have been busy. James is playing basketball and the season is going full swing. So far they've won all their games. Jessie & Jacob recently were in The Crucible. Jessie played Reverend Parris and Jacob played Farmer Nurse. Farmer Nurse got out of costume before I got his picture, but here's one of Reverend Parris.

And prior to this Reverend Parris celebrated his 18th birthday, which his mother has mixed feelings about.

I gave my grandmother a copy of The Nurse's Baby Miracle (my October release!) as it's dedicated to her and 10/30 was her 61st wedding anniversary. And then there was Halloween.
In October, Abby & I went to see our pals Kath & Annie. While there we went to the Statue of Liberty and the Cape May lighthouse, among other fabulous things.
Abby & I on the beach in Cape May with the light house behind us. We went to the top of the lighthouse. The view was amazing!
Kathleen Long & I at the Statue of Liberty.

Oh, and the hardback version of Playboy Surgeon, Top-Notch Dad came out this month. :) The paperback comes out in February in the UK & the US. :)

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Blog update

Hi all! A quick update on my blog schedule. Tomorrow I'm blogging at eharlequin Actually, I've already posted my blog and look forward to lots of commiseration and empathy. ;) On Monday November 16th, I'll be blogging at Love is the best Medicine In my last post, I'd mistakenly said I'd be at Love is the Best Medicine on the 9th, but I'm actually at eharlequin instead.

Also, I got my latest book cover! Squee!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm not sure if you can tell from the photo, but he has great eyes!!!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

My Favorite Hero-Dr Caleb Burton

Hi all! My hero from MILLS & BOON PRESENTS...The Nurse's Baby Miracle has wrote a letter to his heroine and it's posted over at eharlequin . This is my breast cancer walk book & it's dedicated to my sweetheart of a grandma whom I love dearly. :) I'll be stopping by throughout the day at eharlequin (work willing!) and will be giving away a free book tomorrow night to one person who leaves a comment prior to when I do the drawing tomorrow night. So get yourself over to eharlequin and give poor Caleb some advice on how to win Natalie back or just say hello.

Also, I'll be blogging at on Wednesday and giving away prizes there, too. And on Monday November 9th, I'll be blogging at Love is the Best Medicine and you guessed it, I'll be giving away more prizes!!!! Be sure to stop by and say hello!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Nurse's Baby Miracle by Janice Lynn

I finally got a copy of this book to hold in my hands! Yea!!!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Nurse's Baby Miracle by Janice Lynn

Yea! I've been waiting for what seems like forever for this book to be released! It holds such a dear place in my heart and is so appropriate to be released during October. The Nurse's Baby Miracle is set at a 3 day 60 mile breast cancer fundraiser walk in Atlanta. If you've been reading my blog a while, you'll likely recall that I participated in a 3 day 60 mile breast cancer walk. The air there just sizzled with excitement and I always knew I'd write a book set at a walk. The story just had to be the right story and the characters just had to be the right characters, though. Not just any would work for a setting so near and dear to me. Caleb and Natalie are those characters and theirs is a love story that I hope you will love as much as I do. :)

The story is available readily overseas at most everywhere, but here in the US the easiest place to get your copy is by ordering it from Amazon. Right now it's available for around $14. There are 3 stories in the book and an introduction from the fabulous Penny Jordan--yes, THE PENNY JORDAN, and yes, I get a little light-headed every time I see that cover with her name and my name. WOW. Totally a pinch worthy moment. She's so fabulous!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Free Books!

Oooh, that got your attention, didn't it? LOL. Can't say as I blame you. Free books always gets my attention. Books are something I'm passionate about. Anyway, I'm blogging over at and will be giving away books to two winners this week. If you have a moment, stop by and say hello.

Life has been busy with getting the kids back to school, working in my garden, finishing up a book, and all the normal routine life things. Time sure does go by fast, but not so fast as to not have a little fun along the way. Here's a few pictures from things I did over the summer.

Eek. Internet is particularly slow tonight so will have to add more pics later. This was from our trip to the Hiwassee River in East Tennessee where we floated down the rive on inner tubes. My youngest and I got to see a bald eagle swoop down and catch a fish. That was very cool! And the scenery as you can see was just gorgeous!

Monday, July 27, 2009

More RWA pictures!!

My friend Lindsey Brookes is quite stylish with her Possum Purse. Yes, I did make it for her. Yes, really. I'd tell you not to ask, but well, you would anyway, right? Let's just say it was a gift to make her smile--and it definitely got folks' attention at conference. Despite my 10 year old suggesting I quit my day job to stay home and make possum purses to sell on ebay, I have no plans to do so, which leaves Lindsey's purse as an one of a kind original Janice Lynn creation--which should have Prada breathing a sigh of relief. ;)Kathleen Long, Lindsey Brookes, & Janice Lynn with the Possum Purse in the lobby lounge. These ladies are two of my bestest buds in the whole wide world! Anna Sugden and Terri "the perfect" Garey (yes, I'm ducking because I know I'm in trouble for saying that--you can tell I'm scared, right??? ;) Terri Garey, Anna Sugden, Lindsey Brookes, & me at The Golden Network reception! Yes, I love my pal Julie Linker even though she is absolutely gorgeous & kept me up talking until like 2 in the morning while some guy eavesdropped!! My daughter absolutely LOVES Julie's young adult books!! and so do I! Hey, Terri, here's your sign! ;) Yet another reason why I love my friends!!! Big lips and bunny ears. That says it all, doesn't it?? No, really, we're on the right floor.
The fabulous Nora Roberts!!!!!!!!!!! A legend and awesome advocate for the romance industry!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Lillian Darcy made the Medical Authors very proud with her Rita nominee!
Since she won the 2008 Best First Book RITA, Terri Garey presented the award for the 2009 winner! Kathleen Long's name on the big screen!
Lindsey Brooke's Golden Heart moment! Okay, the second of her Golden Heart moments because I didn't catch the first nominee when it flashed across the screen. Her Series Contemporary nominee was the very first one to go up on the screen. :)Shoshana Brown is a darling young adult author who I know from From the Heart Romance Writers! She won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Another pal also won--Kim Law who is a co-member of the Music City Romance Writers. :)
The very beautiful (shall I say "Perfect"? Yep, I shall, but I'm going to duck while saying it. LOL! ) Terri Garey. Lisa Childs, Lindsey Brookes, & me! on the back row of the VIP seating section of the RITA/GOLDEN HEART award ceremony. :)

Me and RITA nominee for best series romantic suspense Kathleen Long!

I'm currently on my way to North Carolina for a weekend on the river. Will be back online Sunday and will post more pictures. :)

RWA photos continued...

While at conference I attended some fab workshops. The best of the bunch (no, I'm not biased--much. ;) was moderated by the great Anna Sugden and given by Beth Andrews, Kathleen Long, and Harlequin Blaze Senior Editor Brenda Chin. Before the Rita/Golden Heart Award ceremony a bunch of us went to a restaurant in the hotel to eat. Unfortunately it took forever to get our food. I was supposed to be downstairs at 7:15 and I didn't leave the restaurant until 7!!! On the plus side I had absolutely no time to stress over make-up and hair--although perhaps I should have, eh? LOL.

Lisa Paitz-Spindler & Leslie Dicken at the restaurant.

Terri Garey & Lindsey Brookes with Beth Andrews in the backgroun. :)

I'll post photos from the RITA/GOLDEN HEART ceremony tomorrow. :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

More RWA 2009 pictures

My conference roomies! Beth Andrews & Rita nominee Kathleen Long.
Two of my favorite people who traveled a LONG way to attend conference! My dear pal Tawny Weber wasn't able to attend conference this year (who needs a new house? I mean, really???) and we missed her so much! During the conference we video conferenced with Tawny. Wasn't as good as real life, but was fun talking to her! Back to the Harlequin Party--can you tell I had lots of fun there??

Some of the yummy food served at the Harlequin party!And, of course, there was the fabulous chocolate fountain with fresh fruit that I posted a pic of yesterday. YUM! I'm sure I didn't get pics of all the dessert tables set up, but I wanted to give you an idea of some of the goodies served!

Beth Andrews & Janice!Anna Sugden & JaniceVery talented Harlequin authors on the dance floor! :)

Doing the "Thriller" dance. Yes, our hands are in the were wolf pose. ;) LOL.
I'll post more pictures tomorrow night. :)