Books Make Wonderful Gifts

October 26th. 2020

Spoiler alert: I’m biased. I’ve loved receiving books since I was a child and understood that I was the weird one and that if people gave me a book, it’s because they related to the quiet child who preferred to play in her imagination. Fast forward a few decades, and I’m now I’m the one giving books. Not only the ones I write, but also ones that I find in bookstores and resale shops that reflect a person’s interests, tastes, and preferences. Books don’t have to match, be a perfect size, or be fashionable to be appreciated. They’re also consumable and 100% recyclable. They can be passed on, re-gifted, and donated to a worthy cause. Are they the PERFECT gift–probably not, but they’re pretty darn close.

I’ll be touring around bookshops, libraries, and stores in the next few weeks with my newest novel, Comfort Foods, and quite happy to inscribe a message to a special someone in your life that needs a sweet, second-chances novel to enjoy during the holidays. If you want one mailed to you, just shoot me an email with a request, payment options, and I’ll help you with that gift delivery from the home office. Happy reading!

Comfort Foods Offers a Delicious Read

October 19th. 2020

The beginning of a book release always makes me ill. All the fun I had in writing, then the pain of editing, crashes in together in some weird surreal experience when the finished book arrives at my house. Those first weeks, when readers are just discovering the book, is fraught with short breaths. Will they like? Do they think this was the dumbest plot they’d ever seen? Can anyone identify with these characters? Should I get a second job?

Comfort Foods is the third book set in the gritty town of Comfort, Texas, and it’s another second chances story for a young woman faced with crazy, big obstacles. Like the other two novels–Comfort Plans and Comfort Songs–this story deals with family dysfunction, BFFs, frenenmies, discovering talents, and the potential for a surprising romance. With all the vivid restaurant scenes, Hill Country experiences, emotional peaks and valleys, and a relevant social issue making a headline story, I think it’s a recipe for a mental vacation away from the politics and medical issues plaguing our media these days.

I hope those who choose this novel in paperback or e-Book, will come away with the notion that though things look impossible now, the worst is never really the worst. I’ve learned the strength of the human spirit to overcome adversity, and I hope readers see that too.

Cover Reveal for Newest Comfort Book!!

October 2nd. 2020

It’s reveal day in my bookish world of Comfort, Texas–the setting for the set of Hill Country fiction that has won awards and hearts across the country. New characters are served into the ever-growing friends group of women who have found their grit to overcome obstacles, and Lacy Cavanaugh, a disgraced social media blogger and former beauty queen, will fit right in. She’s kind of a hot mess, and yet has a heart as soft as lightest meringue. Soon, I’ll reveal more nuggets about the plot, and the sexy chef that is on the verge of disaster, but without any further delays, here is the cover that I hope will tempt you to read my newest book: