Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Bargains for you on the BWL payloads store

Purchase an e-book from the Books We Love online store and receive an email invitation to select a second e-book free!

Visit the BWL payloads store for some fantastic fall bargains. Purchase one of my books for a discounted price from the link above, and you'll receive an email invite to chose a second e-book free!  You'll leave the store with two new e-books and I'll leave the store a happy camper!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

BWL has gone Bogo!

Purchase an e-book from thr Books We Love online store and receive an email invitation to receive a second e-book free!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Salmon Fishing in the Pacific NW

Okay, I admit--I'm not much into blogging, but I realize I need to change that soon if I expect you to know me, other through strictly via my books. But today I have a blog written by my son, who is a college Literature prof on the East coast. He's coming home for two days of fall fishing with his dad and brother--the first time they've fished together for  two-and-a-half decades. The layers of insight and sentiment that shape this blog delve deeply, and I'm proud to share it with you. This is just one of the small joys we reap as parents, especially when our kids are no longer kids anymore:

Growing up in western Oregon, an hour from the coast, I grew up salmon fishing with my dad in the fall. As Norman Maclean argued in "A River Runs Through It" about fly-fishing in Montana, for some Northwesterners, salmon fishing is akin to religion, or, at least, a deep spirituality. As each autumn came, and the leaves turned, and the light slanted, and the air grew cool and crisp and smelled of woodsmoke, I looked forward to our trips. As a young child, I hardly slept the night before. Going salmon fishing was like Christmas. Except, Christmas was about toys for me as a kid, and I never really cared whether we got any salmon or not. For me, it was more about waking when it was still dark, eating a hurried breakfast, loading the car, driving across the coastal mountains to the beach in the dark, the fog and mist hanging against the Douglas firs dotting the narrow road all along the way, the seeing of an elk cross the road, stopping at the lone country store--brightly lit in the darkness--to buy sand shrimp as bait, the putting in of the boat in the river while still dark, hearing the other fishermen chat about yesterday's catch, smelling the cattle in the nearby pastures, getting to eat a Snickers bar as a treat for an early morning snack. It was about the smell of my dad's black coffee in his thermos. It was really about family--first, my dad and me; later, my younger brother--and Oregon and adventure. If we caught a salmon or two, or more, that was certainly exciting--really, a thrill. And once, when I was around 9th grade, I caught my biggest salmon ever--about 48 pounds--and it almost pulled me into the river. (The hard part always for me was to accept that the salmon had to die if we were to keep it. ) But, it was always about these other things first. We did this from the time I was a kid until well into my undergraduate years. I haven't been salmon fishing with my dad and brother since 1999, probably. I miss that. So, for fall break, I decided to buy an airline ticket to fly 3,000 miles to Oregon to go salmon fishing with my dad and brother. We'll go two days in a row, and I'm looking forward to it. It will be a very fast trip, as I'll return Sunday morning in time to teach again Monday morning. I think it might be crazy, on one hand, to spend the money and fly this far for fishing. But, this has always meant something to me. Maybe it is religion or spirituality. So, it's worth it. See you soon, Mom, Dad, and Nate.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Fall Raffle Begins!

Fall raffle time! Two free stories written by Yours Truly and published by Books We Love, Ltd.

In an earlier post, I asked for reader preferences--adult (sweet) contemporary romances or clean teen romances. Since I received indications for both, I've decided to offer one from each category. Those of you that left a comment last time already have your name in the raffle, so there's no need to list your name here too.

But for the rest of my readers, there's still time to enter! Just add your name to the comments section of this post, and you'll be in! The winner will be announced this coming Monday, October 5 around 5 PM. So be watching--and good luck!  (Remember these are e-books, but I'll send them in PDF format, so the stories should be readable from any computer.)

The teen book:  Love on a High Wire
The adult book:  The Heart Leads Home

Monday, September 28, 2015

E Book Give-away

Hi Everyone!

I'm planning to sponsor an e-book give-away contest in the coming week or so. But first I need to know how I can serve you best. As some of my followers know, I have books for both teens and adults in the markets. If you were to win a book, which category would interest you the most? For instance, while many of my followers are adults, I'm sure a portion of you have teenagers and/or teen grandchildren in your family. Would you prefer an adult traditional romance for yourself or a squeaky clean book for your teen? Please leave your suggestions for me in the comments section. And do stay tuned...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Today I'm happy to be a guest on Cheryl Cooke Harrington's blog/website. We have fun talking about writing and cats! Please join us.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Fisherman's Daughter 99 cent sale at new markets!

The Fisherman's Daughter, published by Books We Love, Ltd., is now on sale for only 99 cents. Hurry while the sale lasts! You can now buy the download in a variety of platforms at a number of vendors. In addition to AMAZON, check out the offerings on


Barnes & Noble (Nook)

All Romance ebooks

More good news: while the sale price will only remain in place for a few weeks, you'll be able to continue ordering my books via these new markets. This is especially a plus for those who use non-kindle reading devices such as Nook.