At the end of the day

Good morning! This is Liz Flaherty, in for Amie Denman, whose day job got in the way. Imagine--she had to go to work and couldn't do writing stuff that's both fun and--sometimes--productive.

Well, no imagination to it--that's the way it is for most of us. Many, many writers hold down demanding careers outside the publishing fold. They also have kids, husbands, and pets. When I was young, and dreamed--and dreamed and dreamed--of being a published author, it was with the idea that I'd never wash another dish, make another bed, or dust another anything. Well, er...that's not the way it happened. Not the way it still happens.

Some of us do write full-time, either because we're retired from those pesky day jobs or because we're able to make a living at it. And now I wonder, as so many retirees do, how I ever found the time to have a job.

Speaking of jobs, it's time now for teachers to be back in the classroom. Not that a lot of them ever leave it. I hope they're all safe this year, that they have a good time with the people whose lives they are changing with what they do. There are a lot of Heartwarming authors who are or who have been teachers--we are represented by instructors whose classrooms encompass all the way from preschool through college. Plus, I'm pretty sure we have gymnastics and exercise instructors here, too. They continue to share their knowledge as writers.

We are grateful to each other for what we share, whether it's about things we know, our good news, or our losses. We celebrate and we mourn and we go to work every day. And we are the luckiest ones, because at the end of the day--no matter where we spend it--we get to write books.
I'm on tour this week, for my August book, Nice to Come Home To. I hope you come along with me and sign up for the giveaways. I also hope you read and enjoy all the Heartwarming books as much as we love writing them. Have a great day!

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Book Tour Launch for
Nice to Come Home To
By Liz Flaherty

Note from the Author

Thank you so much for joining me on the debut ride for Nice To Come Home To. It’s the third book in a mini-series from Lake Miniagua, and Cass and Luke’s story was such a satisfying one to tell. I have to admit I got a little selfish in the writing of it. Luke’s fingers on the keyboard of his guitar were actually my husband’s fingers. Cass writing in the coffee shop was me—or any one of many writer friends. Keep Cold Orchard is a lot like McClure’s, ten miles or so across the cornfields from me. My grandsons work there and it is a good place to find music and joy and sweet, fresh apples. They have a cafĂ© but not a coffee shop like Ground in the Round. Hmmm…

I hope you enjoy the trip with me this week. There will be giveaways, excerpts, some blog posts where I hope you join in the conversations, and…did I mention giveaways?

— Liz

Nice to Come Home To
By Liz Flaherty
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
August 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Will an apple a day…

Keep love at bay?

For Cass Gentry, coming home to Lake Miniagua, teenage half sister in tow, is bittersweet. But her half of the orchard she inherited awaits, and so does a fresh face—Luke Rossiter, her new business partner. Even though they butt heads in business, they share one key piece of common ground: refusing to ever fall in love again. But as their lives get bigger, that stance doesn’t feel like enough…

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About the Author

Liz Flaherty was a little nervous about retiring from her day job, but making quilts, more family time, traveling at the mere mention of “why don’t we go...” and becoming a Harlequin Heartwarming author have made the past years more fun and exciting than she could ever have imagined.

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  1. Have a great tour for a great book. I hope Amie and our other teachers have good classes of kids this year. Now that I have more time to write I can find all kinds of other things to eat up my time. I was more organized when I also worked full time.

    1. Oh, I was, too! More organized, I mean, because I had to be. Now the only thing certain is that morning time is office time. Sometimes it's productive and sometimes...sigh...not at all.

  2. Good luck to all the teachers out there and hoping for a great school year. Liz, I'm really looking forward to this book.

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  4. Yeah, those pesky day jobs can really get in the way, especially when a new idea is clamoring to get into the computer. But some of those jobs are also satisfying, and what would we do without teachers & everyone else? But getting to write at the end of the day is still great.

    1. Oh, yes, and my memory is so...gone...that I forget as much as I remember when I have to wait to put it down.

  5. Have a great tour, Liz! And hats off to teachers as we near the back-to-school season!

  6. Liz, I love your books. You are so good with setting. You make me want to be there.
    And, I'm a teacher and go back tomorrow LOL

  7. Congrats on your new book, Liz! Retired or not, you’re one busy lady. Hope you and Amie both have a productive end of the day.

    1. Thanks, Leigh. I hope Amie's went well, too--I had a good one!

  8. I'm so inspired by my fellow authors who work full time and still manage to churn out books. Add in kids and a family and I wonder when they sleep. The good thing about having a life outside of writing is the material (and research) you gather, right? At least that's what I tell myself.

    1. I remember doing it--my kids were in high school when I got serious about writing--but I don't remember HOW I did it!


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