Shopping at ‘The Paradise’ Contest

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in contests, Drama | 0 comments

Shopping at ‘The Paradise’ Contest

Shopping at ‘The Paradise’ Contest  ~ Episode 8   So, this week marks the Big Showdown—Moray’s choice between Denise and Katherine. Whom does he decide on and why?! Drum roll, please! (Elaine Cassidy as Katherine & Joanna Vanderham as Denise) When Moray and Denise planning Happily Ever After only 20 minutes into the episode, I was a bit worried. I knew it was not going to be smooth sailing, especially with Lord Glendenning making huge waves. Lord G. soon lowers the boom on the brash and bold Moray, informing him that he...

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Matt Nathanson: Rock Star Inspiration

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Alabama, Matt Nathanson, Pop Rock Songs | 0 comments

Matt Nathanson: Rock Star Inspiration

Matt Nathanson: Rock Star Inspiration   Last night I had the incredible experience to be part of a small but intimate crowd that welcomed singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson to Soul Kitchen in Mobile, Ala. (And I had 1.5 seconds of Instagram fame WITH the man … details to follow!) Not only was it an incredible performance, with a sweet preview by Joshua Radin, but it gave me pause to think about Nathanson’s life — as a writer, as a performer, and as a person. As an author, I live a relatively sheltered life, choosing to...

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“Shopping at The Paradise” Contest

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in contests | 0 comments

“Shopping at The Paradise” Contest

Love to Shop?  Love Prizes? Join the FUN!   Some period drama-loving friends and I are throwing a big online party to celebrate Masterpiece airing season one of The Paradise. There will be a premiere night Twitter chat, weekly recaps, and to kick things off . . . a fun contest involving one of our favorite pastimes – SHOPPING! This seemed appropriate as The Paradise is a Victorian-era department store where plucky heroine Denise Lovett is employed in the Ladieswear Dept. Read on to find out how you can enter this exciting...

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Christmas Collection Cover: Merry & Bright

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Chick Lit, southern fiction | 0 comments

Christmas Collection Cover:  Merry & Bright

Christmas Collection Cover: Merry & Bright   Sip your eggnog, linger under the mistletoe, and make a Christmas wish. Merry & Bright brings you six tales of Christmas cheer, featuring stories of budding romances, Southern charm, lost loves, heaps of humor, and lots of pie!     From sunny Los Angeles to the Rocky Mountains to the Deep South, Merry & Bright will take you on a heartwarming adventure you’ll love to visit again and again. Wrap yourself in holiday mirth and prepare to be swept off your feet. My...

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Christmas Collection Contest!

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Chick Lit, contests | 0 comments

Christmas Collection Contest!

Christmas Collection Contest!   It may be a bit early to be thinking about Mistletoe and Ho-Ho-Ho, but my author friends and I have been hard at work writing stories for a new Christmas collection due out in mid-November! My contribution for the anthology, which is being published by Simon & Fig, is called “A Very Dixie Christmas” and will include many of the characters from Dancing Naked in Dixie (yay!) and lovely Eufaula, Alabama. Along with mine, the anthology will be a collection of short stories written by five other...

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Voting…& Supporting Your Fav Authors

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Fiction | 0 comments

Voting…& Supporting Your Fav Authors

Voting & Supporting Your Fav Authors   Today is election day in Mobile, Ala., and folks were out in droves at 7 am this morning to cast their ballots for this highly-contested race! Of course, I grabbed my sticker …. (wishing they could add some glitter or edge it in pink) and posed for this photo with my good friend and neighbor, Terry Edeker, who was on his way to the polls. I’m eager for the outcome, and love the excitement of an election. It’s great to see support for all of the candidates…. and hey,...

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Library Talk & Book Signing

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Book Signing, Travel | 0 comments

Library Talk & Book Signing

Penn Yan Library & Stardust Summer Photos   During my visit to Upstate New York in July, I was asked to do a talk and book signing at the Penn Yan Public Library, just a few miles from the shores of Keuka Lake, where Stardust Summer is set. It was a perfect evening, and I particularly enjoyed talking to the library’s research director, Shawn McConnell, and Penn Yan resident Jann Gray (pictured in the photo below with my mom and son, John David). If you look closely, John’s shirt says “QKA” – the...

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NY Book Club Visit

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Book Club | 0 comments

NY Book Club Visit

New York, Book Club & Once Upon a Vine   I was home in July for a week’s vacation with my boys and delighted to be able to visit my hometown library one evening. Kristine Sutton, director of the Newstead Public Library, asked me to come and talk with one of the local book clubs. The book club decided on reading Dancing Naked in Dixie. We had a fun, lively discussion about Julia’s journey, how her adventures are based on many of my own life experiences, and whether or not she and Shug Jordan will reappear in another...

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‘Stay Tuned’ Featured on Ereader News Today

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Chick Lit, Special Event | 0 comments

‘Stay Tuned’ Featured on Ereader News Today

Stay Tuned Featured on Ereader News Today   I’m thrilled to share that Stay Tuned, my debut novel, was chosen as a featured Bargain Book on Ereader News Today website. For a limited time, the e-book is just 99 cents  Here’s the link: Ereader News Today For a quick synopsis of the Stay Tuned storyline, click the YouTube video trailer below: For more on Stay Tuned, and how the novel came to life, here’s an interview from one of my many wonderful Chick Lit bloggers who helped spread the word about my first...

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Paintball and Prizes

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in contests, Special Event | 0 comments

Paintball and Prizes

Paintball and Prizes   This past weekend, I was lucky enough to be included in my son’s post-birthday bash, which included three rounds of Paintball and an awesome game of Capture the Flag. I’m up for just about anything, so when the boys decided to include me, I jumped at the chance (hey, it was an opportunity to buy a camo shirt with pink accents – see photo above)!   As anyone who knows me well can attest, I’m much more of a girly-girl than a tomboy who rolls around in the red dirt, hides behind bunkers,...

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