Hill Country Lawmen Series Inspiration

One of the most frequent questions any author is asked is, “Where do you get your ideas?” For my current series about the Hill Country Lawmen, the answer is two-fold. Firstly, I wanted to set a series in the Texas Hill Country, a lovely area I visited once upon a time. Secondly, several years ago, […]

A Simple Way to Improve Your Health Today

One Simple Way to Improve Your Health today. These feet were made for walking. Get up. Get out of that chair or recliner, wherever you write, and put on those comfy shoes and walk. So simple… and so freaking hard. Good intentions won’t improve your health. You have to do it! I should know ’cause […]

Fostering Creativity #UpbeatAuthors

How to foster creativity in our lives is often a bit of a puzzle (sorry for the pun), especially if our livelihood depends on that oh-so elusive noun. Instead of chasing story ideas around like a hapless rat in a maze, it’s time to try something else. Take a careful step away from the computer […]

Most Encouraging Quotation

The journey from Kamakura to Kyoto takes twelve days. If you travel for eleven but stop with only one day remaining, how can you admire the moon over the capital? –Nichiren Daishonin, Letter to Niike   While this encouraging quote from the 13th century relates to continuing diligence in matters of faith, it always encouraged me to […]

The Joy in Simple Things

Thanks to a thoughtful friend’s birthday present last year, I’ve rediscovered a childhood pleasure: coloring books. Of course being slightly OTT when it comes to creative endeavors, I rushed out to buy more coloring books, gel pens, and markers. Yes, it’s time to occasionally disconnect for all those electronic devices and indulge in a childhood […]

Re-titled: Taming Talia is now Pleasuring the Pinkerton

Why change the title of a formerly published book? Well, my Pinkerton book was the only title that the publisher asked me to change. I came up with Taming Talia, but it never quite resonated with me the way Pleasuring the Pinkerton did. During the entire time I wrote this woman/man vs nature story, it […]

New Release: HUNTED, Hill Country Lawmen 1

 I believe it was my sister who suggested I write a series about the modern day descendants of my Loving the Lawman series. So, Sister, it’s DONE and ready for purchase. Los Marcos Sheriff Vince Tate is descended from SEDUCING THE SHERIFF’S ever-loving Sheriff Cordero Tate and Starlight Tyler Tate. Pharmacist Abigail Fields is descended […]


Now that the release date is drawing closer, I’m thrilled to show you the new cover of HUNTED, the first book in a new series, Hill Country Lawmen. Los Marcos County Sheriff Vincent Tate stands for law and order. Always has. Absolutely nothing deters him from this mission. Not even his cheating wife who ran […]