Monday, June 21, 2021

Happy Birthday to My Mom

 Last week we celebrated my mother's 83rd birthday. We actually got to go into her care home and bring grandkids and birthday cake. We sang and hugged her. It was wonderful. I am excited to announce that I finished FIREBUG, a middle grade novel inspired by her childhood in Rexburg, Idaho. I am looking for a publisher to help me bring it to readers. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

AN OCEAN ATWEEN US First Ever Free Kindle Promotion!

This week, my brand new book, AN OCEAN ATWEEN US, is free on Kindle for the first time ever!

I'd love to have you download, read and review it. It needs some more love on Amazon and Goodreads. 

This is a first love story that tugs on your heartstrings like SING ME TO SLEEP and TAKEN BY STORM. You'll fall in love with Will Glover like you did Derek and Scott and Michael--I promise. 

Plus, it's set in Scotland, so if you love Scottish guys and accents as much as I do, you'll love this book.

The promo is going well so far. It hit #1 on the free Teen and Young Adult Historical Romance ebook list. Exciting stuff! 

And #8 on the Scottish Historical Romance List!! Not sure if we really fit on this list. Take a look at the other titles. YIKES!! My books is Scottish, historical and romantic. But it is also a literary coming-of-age journey. 

After you read it, let me know where you think it belongs.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Thank You Presents for all my Readers!

Thank you all for your support of AN OCEAN ATWEEN US! You are already making a difference. I've got three presents to show you how grateful I am for your continued support..

First, SING ME TO SLEEP will be free on Kindle tomorrow, Tuesday, June 3, and June 9 and 16th!

Second, I am posting TAKEN BY STORM in its entirety on WATTPAD.COM! Enjoy and please tell your  friends.

And, third, here's an excerpt from AN OCEAN ATWEEN US! It's still just $0.99 on Kindle.  Watch this blog. I'll be posting more excerpts. (Read first three chapters free at

From Chapter 1,  Who will kiss me?

 . . .  I scan the other maids dancing in the shadows of the coal works. I’ve kent them all forever. Like Lucie, here, who I’m spinning and catching like I have so many times afore.

“Will ye be playing for us tonight?” Lucie eyes the wee pipe that hangs about my neck from a bit of yarn snitched from Mither’s workbasket.

“Aye, lassie.”

Lucie steps to the center and her feet flash as the other maids make way for her to perform the setting steps. She’s always light and fleet. Moves like a fairy. She spins and faces me again.

“William Glover, the Fourth.” She drawls out my full name with a fetching frown on her face. “It’s no proper for ye to be calling me lassie no more.”

Lucie has her thick, black hair pulled back and pinned up. I’m used to seeing it long and dirty, filled with more rats than the coal pits, flying every place at once. I do not have the heart to tell her about the swatch come loose from her pins and hanging down her back.

“Begging yer pardon, Mistress Lucie.” I squeeze the hard-worked hand she fits into mine. “Ye do look like a proper maid this evening.” There’s warmth behind my words that surprises us both. My face gets hot, and Lucie turns pink. She grows confused and misses a turn.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

AN OCEAN ATWEEN US - Launch Celebration Sale!

I'm celebrating the release of AN OCEAN ATWEEN US with a $0.99 Kindle sale. The price will be reduced for a limited time so hurry and download it now.

I'm so excited to share this book with you--my wonderful readers. I've been working on it, one way or the other, most of my life.

Growing up, my mother told the most thrilling bedtime stories about my Scottish ancestors who emigrated in the 19th Century. As a teen, I discovered a wealth of family histories gathered by my grandmother and great grandmother. As a young mother, I began researching the Glover family, Scotland, coal mining, and every place they stopped on their journey west. 

Decades of research, trips to coal mines in three countries, an MFA in Writing, four published YA novels, and a gazillion drafts later, I'm so pleased to bring you Will Glover's story, An Ocean Atween Us. I did my utmost to make it every bit as thrilling as my mother's tales, and, of course, added a big dose of romance. 

I hope my ancestors aren't looking down from heaven and shaking their heads. I have to admit, I turned my great-great-great grandmother's big brother into the hottest collier lad to ever leave Scotland and broke his heart a couple of times along the way. This is a novel--not a history book. I think the Glover family will be pleased to live again in its pages. I did my best to convey the gritty reality of 19th century coal mines, ocean voyages on tall ships, and frontier settlements. I also didn't shy away from the realties of Will's relationships as he comes of age in a new land. He's a flesh and blood, flawed character who struggles--like all of us.

Friday, April 25, 2014

AN OCEAN ATWEEN US ebook is now live on Kindle!

AN OCEAN ATWEEN US is now live on Kindle. We're still tweaking the cover for the print version,  but I'm so excited to share this novel with you I'm offering the ebook at a bargain "pre-release" price of $1.99.

So, if you want to be one of the first to read and review it, you can download it now. Enjoy!


This weekend I'm up in Utah at the LDStormaker Conference, and I'm running Kindle deals and free promos for the participants and all of YOU!! Please, please, please share them with your friends. The promos run from today to April 26th at midnight. ACT FAST!

SING ME TO SLEEP is FREE!!! This is the first time ever I've been able to offer SING for free. If you love it and don't have it here's your chance!

TAKEN BY STORM is discounted to $.99.



Remember, you don't need a Kindle. You can download the Kindle app on your smart phone, tablet, or any computer.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Andy just sent me a work-in-progress draft of the cover. It's really coming together. I love the ship, but we've decided Will's face is a bit too wide and maybe he needs to be a tad more handsome. I'm loving the hair, though. He's still working on the rigging ropes, water, and sky. The more I look at it, the more I like it.

What do you think?