I’m new to Heartwarming and thought I’d take advantage of this first blog to introduce myself. I’m excited to be a Heartwarming author! I’ve followed the line since its inception and I know quite a few authors writing for the line—including my best writer friend, Rula Sinara—so I feel right at home.
Over the past 11 years, I’ve written 22 Superromances and 4 Western Romances for Harlequin. My first Heartwarming, HER MONTANA COWBOY releases in August and it’s set in the same fictional Montana town as my Harlequin Western Romances. As you can imagine, I’m pretty excited for its release.
Since this is an introductory post, a little about me. I’m a north Idaho native who moved with her husband to northern Nevada for a one-month geology contract, and ended up staying for thirty years. You know, like people tend to do. While in Nevada, I taught school and lived in a historic ranching community. It was a beautiful place.
|A cattle drive near my house in Nevada.|
When we retired two years ago, we moved to my parents’ ranch in Montana, bought half of the herd and went into the cattle business. It's been a learning curve. Our friends and neighbors in Nevada were cattle people, but I mainly dealt with horses. I'm getting the hang of handling cattle, though. Important rule number one--respect them.
|Some of our girls.|
|Checking fence in the winter.|
When I’m not writing, I love to sew. I make Victorian costumes, vintage dresses and whatever else strikes my fancy. These are photos of costumes I made. The only things I didn't make are the cravat and the hats. My husband took the photos in Virginia City, Nevada. He's my in-house photo guy.
I’m starting to knit, and, like my editor, Johanna Raisanen, I make glass mosaics. It’s good to keep busy, right? I love watching old movies, 70’s and 80’s detective shows, and I own the entire Perry Mason collection.
And that’s me. It’s so good to be here!