Comfort Christmas Brings the Jolly!

October 28th. 2022

So happy to share that both paperback and eBook version of this sweet, wholesome Christmas novella are live in the world today. As a creator, seeing a book in the hands of readers is a true gift.

Hope those that discover Comfort Christmas like the smart women, their best friends, the real life obstacles, and the happy endings and that it is all quite satisfying to the soul.

Sprinkles, Chocolates, and Very Merries!!

October 19th. 2022

So very happy to welcome readers here if this is your first visit to the site, but for long time supporters I say “where would I be without you?” I wouldn’t want to know. Today we celebrate together the soft reveal of my new story, Comfort Christmas. It is the bookend story for the series of Comfort, Texas, novels that peek into a friend group of smart professional women–their busy lives, uphill battles, sweet second chances, and happily ever afters.

Reading about the Christmas season is synonymous with feeling a bit of cheer and wassail–or so the pundits tell us. I sure hope it’s true, because as I wrote this novella I was feeling all the glitter of fake snow and twinkle lights. May you enjoy this sweet story of starting over and may the love of Christmas in dwell your hearts, this day and ever day here after.

Comfort Calling

July 1st. 2022

It’s my great pleasure to make at least one or two visits to the Texas Hill Country every year, and being among those creeks, rivers, scrubby trees, and of course those untamed hills, brings on volumes of story ideas. A few weeks ago, my mother and I headed out on Highway 16 to a book signing at the Boerne Bookshop and met with a book club at the Hotel Giles in Comfort. In between, I was able to deliver more books to the 8th Street Market in Comfort, and catch up with friends and family along the way.

Currently, I’m working on a Christmas novella set in Comfort, and the first book in a new trilogy (also, set in Comfort.) Wandering Comfort’s actual streets was strange because I pictured my characters and invented places among the addresses. Readers tell me that my novels have created a community they want to live in, and I, too, can’t help transposing the imagined on the real. I then snap photos of places I’ve yet to include and realize there’s a whole landscape for the new characters and plots that are brewing. I’m having fun writing this new trilogy. It will be similar and yet different from the first four contemporary novels also set in Comfort. Can’t wait to reveal it to you.

Meantime, here are some snaps from the road trip along with my big thanks to those who supported and planned the events at Boerne Bookshop and Hotel Giles. As always, spending time at the 8th Street Market feeds my soul because I end up purchasing trinkets and treasures that inspire the next good story–or at the very least, my house.

My favorite sales associate along for the ride!
The first location in Comfort, Texas, to see my novels!
The Hotel Giles (known as Comfort Commons in my books.)
What a delight to see a longtime friend and book fan in Boerne!

A video that feels like it could be part of my novel.

May 5th. 2022

In my searching around YouTube, I found a news feature regarding an entrepreneur and her chocolate business. Watching it was like watching my character, Kali Hamilton, being featured on TV. Granted, the lovely woman in the news segment has never heard of my books nor did this particular story inform my writing, but the similarities are crazy good.

The Comfort Christmas novella due out later this year tees up the story of Kali Hamilton desperate do something creative to reset herself after a miscarriage. Beyond that publication, the first book in the new series I’m writing “Comfort and Joy” expands on the premise and involves the creation of a chocolate shop. It’s not a spoiler to share this video here, because the plot of those stories swirls out beyond the chocolate shop, but still, it’s a leg of the storytelling.

Hope you enjoy this video and it whets your appetite for the second chances ready to spring from Comfort, Texas.

Comfort Zone Wins Literary Award!!

March 11th. 2022

National field of entrants, qualified judges, and a new audience to see the beautiful cover for this fourth novel in the collection of stories set in Comfort, Texas. Fingers crossed that awards like this Bronze in Romance will open doors to new readers also.

Thank you to the folks at Reader View Literary Awards and Book Awards Pro for the opportunity to enter and win! Affirmation like this means the world to me.

Literary Titan Honors Comfort Zone with GOLD!

January 2nd. 2022

Book Reviews

December 18th. 2021

I’m incredibly grateful when folks take the time to read and review my books. It’s an honor when someone will spend their precious time playing in the sandbox of my imagination. Thank you!

Comfort Christmas!

December 7th. 2021

That could be the title for my next book, but it’s also the theme of this week’s book tour to my favorite Texas Hill Country town–Comfort, Texas. The inspiration for my entire set of novels beginning with the word, Comfort, it’s also a very real place just west of Boerne, Texas on Interstate 10. I’ll be at the 8th Street Market, on well, 8th Street in Comfort, from 11a-1pm CST.

Packing all the Comfort novels, but particularly the new release, Comfort Zone, for Hill Country readers and friends who drive in from Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Austin, and San Antonio.

Also in my conversations, are the Audible version of Comfort Songs that has debuted this month. Chocked full of the narrator’s interpretation of the characters, this big story gets a big treatment. Hope you’ll download it for your next road trip!

Woo-Hoo!! Comfort Foods wins another First Place Award!!

December 1st. 2021
Couldn’t be more thrilled with this lovely endorsement for a story that is all in on competitions and winning big.

Comfort Plans Goes Audible!

November 29th. 2021

Thanks to a narrator in California, this Texas Hill Country novel gets a dash of sass and spunk to transport listeners into the heart of a story about a female architect with hard lessons to learn. An iconic German farmhouse with a hidden box of letters is just the beginning of the remodeling that will happen when the architect and the builder tangle over plans. Family drama, humor, suspense, and a sweet second chance romance make this a fun read and a delightful listen.

Order on Amazon or directly through Audible!!