January 2014: Happy New Releases

What better way to get 2014 off to a great start than by reading some fabulous books? Lucky you: Top Shelf Authors from Writerspace have made it easy to do just that by offering the following new releases this month: Temptation Ridge (A Virgin River Novel #6) By Robyn Carr Mass Market Paperback Released 12/31/13,… Read More

Jessica Scott Q&A

BACK TO YOU Pre-Launch Blitz Q&A 1.  You first introduced Trent and Laura a few years ago and readers have been eagerly awaiting their story for a few years.  Did you always know when you first created them in BECAUSE OF YOU that this was how their story would play out?  I knew they would… Read More


Leif Brevik, the hero in MORE THAN A TOUCH, is a man standing at a crossroads in his life. He’s always planned on a career in the Army, but the wound he suffered during his last deployment may change that for him. At the beginning of the book, he’s still living out of his duffel… Read More

8 Joy to the World, My Shopping’s Done

It came upon a midnight clear, in fact the truth burst upon me a couple hours earlier: by 10:00 p.m. on December 23, I realized my 2013 Christmas shopping was complete. And yes, I did hear strains of the Hallelujah chorus in that moment. More often than not, I have at least a few stocking… Read More

Ready or Not!

Ready or not, the holiday is upon us!  Are your stockings hung?  Is your tree trimmed?  Are all the packages wrapped?  The cookies baked?  Or are you frantically searching online or running around the mall?  Are you like me?  Did you discover at this last moment that you don’t have enough sugar for the cookies… Read More

Research for a Writer is a Gift that Keeps Giving

One of the fun things about being a writer of children’s books is doing research. That hold especially true when you’re writing a series as full of adventure and wild places and learning as my Bulldoggers Club Series. These books feature a group of boys who love the outdoors and riding horses and who come… Read More

Smart By Any Other Name

I recently had a chance to see the movie Philomena starring the brilliant actress Judi Dench in the title role. In addition to being touching and entertaining this movie makes a very important and profound point about what constitutes true intelligence. All too often people assume that the smartest folks are automatically those who hold… Read More

Christmas Decoration

This is actually my favorite part of the holidays.  The decoration I love the best is my nativity by Fontanini. We set it up the day after Thanksgiving and keep baby Jesus hidden away until Christmas morning. When my kids were little we’d rotate years as to who would get to place Jesus in his… Read More

1 Christmas Vacation

When it comes to Christmas time getaways, I must admit I’m a big fan of stay-cations! With the house all decorated and so many things going on in the area from light displays to concerts, sticking close to home makes sense, especially with our dogs and cats! They are part of the family and like… Read More

‘Tis the Season…for Imperfection

The Christmas season is my favorite time of year. It’s the one time of year I don’t mind shopping, even though I’m elbow to elbow with grouchy strangers, sweating in my winter coat and warm boots, watching my bank account dwindle like a dying fire. I don’t mind Christmas music, even though it’s often simple… Read More