Wednesday, January 25, 2023

2023 off to a great start

 So far 2023 has been good to me in the author department.

Guarded Hearts won the Best Indie Book Award for Historical Romance and was an honorable mention in the Book Fest Awards.

The Wild Love Series has been so much fun to write, and I love all the characters. There are many books to come in the series and I can't wait to share the stories with you. Each book in the series is a stand-alone, but the characters in one book will appear in another book. So to get a better feel for the characters, reading them in order helps but isn't necessary. 

Outlaw's Redemption and Guarded Hearts have made the semi-finals in the Chanticleer International Book Awards. Guarded Hearts is up for the Laramie Award. It made the long list for Paranormal and we'll see if it advances. Outlaw's Redemption won the Laramie Award last year and is in the running for the Chatelaine Award. We will see if they advance to the Finals.
I'm honored to be a semi-finalist! There are a lot of books entered in this contest and to get this far is awesome. I know many of the authors on these lists and have read their books. To be among them is an achievement.

I'm also making good progress on the next Rimrock Book. Book three is about Clu Bodine and Aleena Richardson. If you've read Promise of Spring, you are familiar with the characters. Clu is the mayor and operates the local freighting company. A man with inner struggles that cause him to drink too much but hiring Aleena to work for him is slowly healing him. Orphaned Aleena comes to work at the fright office and over time becomes Clu's housekeeper as well. She has loved him for years, but he only sees her as the kid he hired to keep her off the streets. Events lead them to love and to St. Louis. His family is in danger and the family business is in jeopardy. With Aleena by his side, he knows he can face any challenge. Aleena will do whatever is takes to save the family she has always longed for.

Check out my website for all book links to your favorite e-book platform. Print books available at Amazon and LuLu.

Upcoming events

                    Book signing in Hulett, Wyoming at the Library in March  (more info to come)

                    Heading to Bellingham, Washington in April for the Chanticleer International Book Award conference. Always such a great time.

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