Now Accepting Applications…

Rocky Mountain Revenge Launch Team

Welcome! I’m looking to add an additional ten to fifteen members to my debut novel launch team. I need people who will read my novel and help me promote it prior to its release July 1, 2020.

The main role of the launch team will be:

  1. Read Rocky Mountain Revenge in a timely fashion (you’ll have approximately 3 weeks to do so)
  2. Share about the book on your social media accounts
  3. (Most importantly!) Post a review on Amazon, BookBub, Goodreads and other outlets on or before the release date (July 1, 2020).

Those selected for the team will get:

  1. An advanced reading copy of Rocky Mountain Revenge (Launch team members who reside outside the contiguous United States will receive an e-book copy. All other launch team members will receive a paperback copy.)
  2. Access to a private Facebook Group with behind-the-scenes fun with me
  3. Exclusive launch team giveaways

Launch Team Application

Deadline to apply is 10:00 P.M. EDT, Sunday, May 24, 2020.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! Thank you to all who submitted an application. I will be sending invitations to join the private Facebook launch team group page, soon.

Do You Judge A Book By Its Cover?

Are you a person who judges a book by its cover? If you are, it’s fine by me. Go ahead…judge my book by its cover…

Didn’t the Harlequin art department do an amazing job creating the cover!?!

Only four more months until my debut novel’s book birthday. I can’t wait for you to meet Grace Porter and Evan Bradshaw. For now, you’ll have to settle for the back cover blurb:

To survive her deadly homecoming

she’ll need to trust a man from her past…

Temporarily home to help at her family’s vet clinic, Grace Porter has no intentions of staying—but someone’s determined she won’t live long enough to leave. With both Grace and her sister in the crosshairs, her ex-boyfriend, Police Chief Evan Bradshaw, must protect them. But can the single dad lawman uncover the truth about why a killer’s out for vengeance before time runs out?

My Eyes Leaked Happy Tears

My debut novel, Rocky Mountain Revenge, which will be available in July from Love Inspired Suspense is now up for pre-order on Amazon. There isn’t a cover photo or back cover blurb, yet, but I still cried when I saw it. The reality that I (finally) sold a book became even more real in that moment. I know it may sound silly to some, but I devoted over six years of my life trying to achieve this goal, So, my eyes leaked happy tears!!

I’d love for you to visit my author page on Amazon. Once you are there, click ‘follow’ to receive further updates! Thank you for being a part of my journey!!

“The Call”

If you follow my blog, you already know that I entered The Great Love Inspired Author Search. And boy, am I glad I did! On September 3rd, I received an email from Tina James, Senior Editor at Love Inspired, asking if there was a covenant time to call and discuss my manuscript. I squealed out loud, startling my 7th grade students. I’ve never heard of an editor calling to tell someone their manuscript was rubbish, so I knew this was good news.

I quickly emailed back and said any time would be convenient, and then I went next door to ask another teacher to come into my classroom to watch my students. I also saw my assistant principal and told her what was happening. We don’t have good cell reception in our building, so I had to run outside when Tina called. I was out of breath and had to explain the situation. She told me she could have called after I got off work, but I told her my students were as excited about the call as I was so I couldn’t do that do them.

I felt so bad for her though because I talk really fast (with a heavy Southern accent), and I was a babbling, giddy mess! However, she was so gracious and didn’t seem to mind. To add to the excitement, my assistant principal followed me outside and took a picture of me talking on the phone with Tina, getting the news that they wanted to publish my book.

So, always remember, if being a published author is your dream, chase it with all your might, and when you think you can’t go any further, dig deep and keep climbing, because you’re almost to the summit.