Book Giveaway News · Mercy's Embrace novels

Mercy’s Embrace re-release is now complete!

Suspense, laughter, and love are waiting for you. And a handsome admiral too … It’s Launch Day for The Lady Must Decide, the third and final installment in the Mercy’s Embrace trilogy. And, hooray! Claudine has an eBook giveaway going on. Stop by, read her review at Just Jane 1813, and if you’d like to… Continue reading Mercy’s Embrace re-release is now complete!

Book Promotion · Mercy's Embrace novels

The power of a handsome face …

They say a face once launched a thousand ships. How about a couple thousand Twitter impressions and a bunch of retweets? Like, scary fast? It’s got to be because of that face. Admiral McGillvary’s piercing, confident gaze grabs on and won’t let go. People notice him! See, I put together a basic ad at Canva a… Continue reading The power of a handsome face …

Cat Love · Lessons from my sons

Of Mice and Young Men

I came across this older article at Jane Started It — and because I think you will enjoy it, I’m sharing it here too. Want something done? Put your tech sons on it. It turns out my guys can do way more than set up Chromecast and Netflix. They can solve a mouse problem. Like,… Continue reading Of Mice and Young Men

Freebie Alert!

Understanding Elizabeth’s 3-Day FREE Spree!

Friend, are you snowbound? Huddled by the heater, in need of a lovely Pride and Prejudice romance to keep you company? Or are you in southern climes? Parked on a beach with your Kindle, looking for fictional companionship? AKA, Mr. Darcy? Here is your chance to snag the Kindle edition of Understanding Elizabeth for free. And… Continue reading Understanding Elizabeth’s 3-Day FREE Spree!

Award · Darcy By Any Other Name

Darcy By Any Other Name makes Anna’s Top 10

Gotta love our man Darcy. Here he goes again, in his own endearing way, capturing hearts and keeping those pages a-turning. This time he’s won an award for his role in my fun body-swap romance. A sincere, and very surprised “Thank You” to Anna of Diary of an Eccentric for including Darcy By Any Other… Continue reading Darcy By Any Other Name makes Anna’s Top 10

Looking Ahead · My One Word

My One Word for 2018

Happy New Year! It’s resolution time again, and as usual I am tempted to commit to way too much. How easy it is to be unrealistic! Having a one-word goal keeps things simple for me. I focus on the big picture. For 2014, my word was READY. I wanted success as a writer, but was I ready… Continue reading My One Word for 2018

A Very Austen Christmas · Sale News

99-cents for A Very Austen Christmas? Oh yes.

We’re ending 2017 with a hoot and a holler. If you’ve been waiting to buy your copy of our Christmas eBook anthology, here is your chance. From now until midnight, January 1, 2018, A Very Austen Christmas will be on 99-cent special. That’s three novellas — and a jewel of a short story — for you to… Continue reading 99-cents for A Very Austen Christmas? Oh yes.

A Very Austen Christmas · Book Production Stuff

Oh, the wondrous cover!

Being indie is all about choices. We have control over the interior format, the content, and most especially, the cover. Oh, the wondrous cover!  I submitted A Very Austen Christmas to Joel Friedlander, who runs The Cover Designer’s e-Book Cover Design Awards. Yesterday the November, 2017, lineup came out and guess what? He liked it! As I mention… Continue reading Oh, the wondrous cover!

Sale News

The joy of sale-priced eBooks

I posted our sale news to Jane Started It this morning — just in case my reading friends have, you know, unused Amazon gift cards lying around! Merry Christmas, happy reading, and thank you, sincerely, for your encouragement and support. Wintry weather, a bright fireside, and good reading! What could be better? For your quiet holiday moments,… Continue reading The joy of sale-priced eBooks

Christmas Cheer · Faith

Before Christmas was a thing …

Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” (Matthew 2:2) I love this image of the Magi. Oriental king-makers, seeking the One they had read about in the Jewish scriptures — which… Continue reading Before Christmas was a thing …