Most Embarrassing Moments: Dating Edition

I promised you a “most embarrassing date” story. The truth is, there are probably too many to choose from. I have always been the person without a filter, and that has led to far too many “life experiences.”  But dating is a whole ‘nother world. I’ll just share one for now. So. On this one […]

My Next Getaway Bay Billionaire Book Available Now!

My Next Getaway Bay Billionaire Book Available Now!

It’s here! My second book in the Getaway Bay series of Clean Billionaire Beach Club is here and ready to read. The Benched Billionaire is all football, all second chances, and even … a secret baby. He’s a benched quarterback who needs redemption. She’s the single mom of their child. He’s back in town to […]

Happy New Year’s Resolutions

What are your plans for the new year? I’ve been slow to get mine solidified, but I’ve got a hazy idea going, so I’ll share. Most of mine revolve around two things: my kids and writing. Of course there’s the obligatory “eat less junk food” goal that I have every year, too, but the kid-focus […]

Sledding!

Hello, Fellow Reader. I probably should have been writing this Christmas break. I have a really ambitious publishing plan this upcoming year. However, there was SNOW! So I went sledding most of the day Monday. It’s my favorite! And it never happens.   When I was a kid, I lived in southern Idaho. Snow happened pretty muchfrom […]

“Falling for TJ Maxx”aka “Most Embarrassing Moments: Recent Edition”

This is the “most embarrassing moments: recent” edition of my blog. If you’re not in the mood to cringe, move along. Nothin’ to see here. So, on Friday last week I went to the city (we live two hours out of any “real” town) for an appointment. Of course I also saw it as a […]

The BEST CAKE EVER (besides chocolate)

For my youngest daughter’s 11th birthday, she requested a citrus cake. It’s absolutely the BEST. But you have to make the filling that goes between the layers. It’s so, so good. Best Cake Ever (Besides Chocolate) CITRUS CAKE 3/4 CUP BUTTER (at room temp)3 EGGS2 2/3 CUPS FLOUR2 TEASPOONS BAKING POWDER1/2 TEASPOON SALT 1/4 TEASPOON […]

No Hippo, Please

Hello, Reading Friends. It’s been a week of local Christmas music concerts. First was the middle school, then the elementary school. Sunday night was the community’s presentation of “The Messiah”—which we go to every year and which, I think, had the best solos this time—and next week will be the high school. Love them!  Well, mostly. […]

New Billionaire Novel

New Billionaire Novel

Hey, I’m so excited to be writing in the Getaway Bay series! My first novel is a Christmas offering that I’m calling The Billionaire’s Blue Christmas. He needs this job to honor his late wife. She needs to complete her late fiancé’s bucket list to be free. Former action-movie star Chet has counted the days since he lost […]

Big ’80s Hair, Please

I went to visit my parents at my childhood home this weekend, and my mom has been cleaning things out. She handed me a shopping bag full of old curling irons to take home for my daughters to use. They were ecstatic. Last night my 13yo curled my 11yo’s hair with one that had a barrel […]

A True True-Love Story

I have a true love story for you today. It’s about my sweetheart, Gary. Of course. Four or five years ago, I bought a silk blouse at a consignment shop. It’s so pretty, dark purple, long sleeves, tailored lines, soft as, well, silk. When I wear it, I feel … thin, smart, together. Everyone needs […]