RANDOM MUSINGS: FINDING GRATITUDE IN 2020

RANDOM MUSINGS: FINDING GRATITUDE IN 2020

Dec. 1, 2020 by

Ten Things I Am Grateful For In the Bizarre and Horrifying Year of Our Lord 2020 It’s weird. Everything, really. But finding gratitude especially. Given the discomfiting dichotomy of 2020 being the worst shitshow in America in my fifty years

TWO EMERALD MOUNTAIN NOVELLAS ARE 2020 IDA FINALISTS!

TWO EMERALD MOUNTAIN NOVELLAS ARE 2020 IDA FINALISTS!

Nov. 18, 2020 by

Both Never You and In Deep Final In the 2020 IDA Contest!! I’m thrilled and honored to announce that two of my steamy, ski romance novellas have finaled in the 2020 IDA Contest. Never You took 2nd Place, and In

RANDOM MUSINGS: THE POWER OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER

RANDOM MUSINGS: THE POWER OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Oct. 31, 2020 by

Why Do Happy Endings Matter So Much in Romance? Like clockwork, somebody always pops up on social media arguing that you don’t need a happily ever after or happily for now (HEA/HFN) ending to have a romance. It would be

BOOK REVIEW: RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE

BOOK REVIEW: RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE

Oct. 16, 2020 by

Officially Adding Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston to the List of Best Books I’ve Read All Year (Yes, I know it came out in 2019, but I just read it.)! It takes truly great writing to make

RANDOM MUSINGS: CLEAN OR DIRTY ROMANCE

RANDOM MUSINGS: CLEAN OR DIRTY ROMANCE

Sep. 29, 2020 by

Are Clean or Dirty Really the Right Descriptors to Use to Describe the Heat Level of Romance Novels? If you’ve read much romance, you’ve probably noticed that many romances are labeled either clean or dirty. “Clean” stories are the ones

BOOK REVIEW: LOVE LETTERING BY KATE CLAYBORN

BOOK REVIEW: LOVE LETTERING BY KATE CLAYBORN

Sep. 15, 2020 by

Love Lettering, by Kate Clayborn, Is My Top Romance Book Pick of 2020 So Far Especially with the world on fire, I find myself drawn to charming, funny, character-driven, romances that are low on serious angst and medium to high

RANDOM MUSINGS: AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM

RANDOM MUSINGS: AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM

Sep. 1, 2020 by

American Exceptionalism — What Does It Really Mean to Believe America Is the Best? A while back I came across a post on Twitter I can’t quit thinking about… It stated that the very concept of American exceptionalism is a

BOOK REVIEW: THE KISS QUOTIENT

BOOK REVIEW: THE KISS QUOTIENT

Aug. 19, 2020 by

Helen Hoang’s The Kiss Quotient Is By Far the Best Romance I’ve Read All Year. Are you looking for the kind of steamy romance that sucks you in and makes you want to put your entire life on hold until

RANDOM MUSINGS: 20 YEARS OF HAPPY MARRIAGE

RANDOM MUSINGS: 20 YEARS OF HAPPY MARRIAGE

Aug. 4, 2020 by

Ten Lessons I’ve Learned over Twenty Years Happily Married If you’d told me when I was 25-years old that a few years later I’d meet the man of my dreams—and that I’d eventually, happily, celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary—I would’ve

RANDOM MUSINGS: VULNERABILITY, HAPPINESS, AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

RANDOM MUSINGS: VULNERABILITY, HAPPINESS, AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Jul. 17, 2020 by

Vulnerability is Key to Enjoying True Happiness and Healthy Relationships These days, so many people struggle with developing solid, close relationships—even with their spouses. Everyone is depressed, or drinks too much, or hates their lives. Divorces are commonplace. Yet we