Tuesday, September 30, 2014


An early rave review for ONE POTION IN THE GRAVE:

"WOW, that was one great read."

Okay, it was from my dad, but still.

Monday, September 29, 2014


It's National Coffee Day! I personally think it should be a holiday...

PS: Don't forget the Witchtastic Giveaway is still going on!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014


What completely self-indulgent thing would you do with five million dollars? I'd probably be looking at vacation homes...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


What's the last great book you've read? I stayed up half the night last week to finish AIN'T SHE SWEET, a romance by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Totally worth the book hangover the next day...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


The Witchtastic Giveaway starts today and runs until 10/23! There are many ways to enter. Choose one, choose them all--it's up to you. More options = more entries. :) 

Good luck!

ONE POTION IN THE GRAVE Witchtastic giveaway! 

Win a set of “Cast a Spell” measuring spoons, a set of three Yankee Candle potion bottle tea light holders, a Lego minifigure witch, and a $20.00 gift card to Barnes & Noble -or- Amazon (winner's choice).

Giveaway runs 9/23/14 - 10/23/14

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Monday, September 22, 2014


This made me laugh this morning. I think I've snapped this a time or two. :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Witchy Wednesday! Only 3 weeks until ONE POTION IN THE GRAVE is out! 

Carly Bell Hartwell’s love potions are always in demand in Hitching Post, Alabama, the wedding capital of the South.…

When Katie Sue Perrywinkle walks into the Little Shop of Potions, Carly is surprised and delighted to see her old childhood friend. Katie Sue fled her hometown and a troubled family over a decade ago. But she’s not back for a social visit. She’s come to settle a score with Senator Warren Calhoun, who is in town for his son’s high-profile wedding.

But before Katie Sue has a chance to voice any objections, she’s forced to forever hold her peace. After finding her friend dead, Carly vows to find her murderer. Were the corrupt Calhouns willing to go to any lengths to avoid a scandal? Did Katie Sue’s family take the term “bad blood” to a whole new level? And why did the bride-to-be come to Carly for a love potion? As Carly gets closer to the truth, a killer is planning a very chilly reception.…

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


For me, this was one of the hardest lessons to learn about becoming a writer. It is a MUST to get rid of self-doubt, which is much easier said than done. Especially for type-A perfectionists.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Witchy Wednesday

The countdown is on! Less than 4 weeks until the release of ONE POTION IN THE GRAVE.

So. Excited.

I love the Odd Ducks, Carly's aunts, so much. Some of my favorite secondary characters. ♥

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Mark your calendars!

You could win a set of “Cast a Spell” measuring spoons, a set of three Yankee Candle potion bottle tea light holders, a Lego minifigure witch, and a $20.00 gift card to Barnes & Noble -or- Amazon (winner's choice). Giveaway runs 9/23 - 10/23.

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Baby Girl had me crying laughing yesterday when she was trying to describe a guy in her ecology class.

Her: He's like...he's like one of the Pontipee brothers before they shaved.

Still makes me laugh. My encouragement of her love for movie musicals is clearly paying off.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


It's the first Tuesday of the month--the day all new cozy mysteries are released. Take a look at these beauties!

*Photo credit: Dru's Book Musing*
So many friends have new releases, and I can't wait to get my copies.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


I completely embrace my weirdness. I remember when I had the idea for the Lucy Valentine series and started talking about it. "It's about a woman who is psychic and she's a matchmaker, too. And solves crimes..." At the strange looks, I'd add, "It's better than it sounds." LOL.

I believed in the idea...and my weird self. And I'm so grateful readers trusted me enough to give the stories a chance. :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


I'm plotting this morning.

This sums up how well it's going.

Send good plotting vibes! I need them.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


We take our cereal consumption very seriously around here. Especially when Son #2 is home. Cereal is his favorite food group.

I think we should start buying stock in General Mills...

Thursday, August 21, 2014


It's been almost two months since UNDENIABLY YOURS came out, and great reviews are still coming in (whew & hurrah!). Thanks so much, Cozy Mystery Book Reviews  (bookmark this awesome site!) for your lovely review.

"Undeniably Yours was another enjoyable adventure in this series. I hope there will be more Lucy adventures for her readers, as this series is undeniably delightful!"

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Hurrah! The 5th Lucy Valentine book, UNDENIABLY YOURS, is now available on Audible as an audio book.

If you take a listen, let me know how you like it. :)

Monday, August 18, 2014


Recently, UNDENIABLY YOURS, the most recent Lucy Valentine novel, was featured on a TV segment in Utah, thanks to the lovely Alicia Cunningham. It was so cool to see the book on TV, but Alicia's kind words pushed the happy factor over the top. She called my books "Perfection in paperback."

I personally think that's tattoo worthy.

Okay, since I'm not a tattoo person, maybe I'll have a sign made. A banner for my office?

Okay, since I'm not really a banner kind of person, either, I'll probably just bookmark the page and check in every once in a while. :)

Hop over and take a peek at the segment. Alicia has lots of great recommendations (not just mine!).

Friday, August 15, 2014

Big Day

It's a big day around here.

Exactly twenty-five years ago Mr. W and I went on our first date. I was sixteen and he was seventeen. We've been together ever since.

Exactly one year ago we moved into our new house. We absolutely love it here and are so glad that we made the leap.

And today, we're taking Baby Girl back to college to start her sophomore year. I will definitely miss her like crazy, but it's wonderful to see her fly.

I think it's a day that calls for cake. Or pie. Or both.