Romance Awareness Month

National Peach Month

National Catfish Month

Yes, it’s true! August is the official month for each of those special things above and SO much more, which you can find at Edie Melson’s wonderful blog, The Write Conversation, so DO check it out, whether you are a writer or a reader.

BUT … I picked those three special things above for one very special reason and that is because each of them (romance, peaches, and Catfish) represents an aspect of my upcoming novel, Love Everlasting, which is book 2 in my Isle of Hope series. Which, by the way is …



Thus the reason for no Journal Jot last week because I was pounding the keys furiously to complete LE by last weekend in order to stay on schedule for edits, proofing, blog tour, etc., so I figured you’d rather have me complete a novel than a Journal Jot blog, right???? My projected release date is September, either the 15th or 30th, depending on when I get all my ducks (which are also in LE, by the way) in a row. 😉 So stay tuned to Journal Jots for predorder and release dates, okay? And a special sneak peek at Chapter 2 in LE and pix of the hero and heroing NEXT WEEK, so come on back!!

Meanwhile, I thought it would be fun to celebrate with a contest, so do check it out below along with sales and preorders for several of my novellas, old and new.

In the meantime … Happy Weekend AND Happy Romance Awareness Month, National Peach Month, and National Catfish Month!



Sales & Preorder!

ONLY 3 MORE DAYS FOR CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE!! All four of the Seeker Christmas novella collections (two historical, two contemporary) are now on sale for only 99 cents, so if you haven’t read Charity & Mitch’s story, “A Whisper of Hope” in the Hope for the Holidays collection or Lizzie & Brady’s “The Best Gift of All” in the Home for Christmas collection, this is a GREAT time to dive in!

Not only do you get to catch up with the O’Connors again (and all that lovely fun, passion, drama, and angst), you get to read novellas by award-winning authors Mary Connealy, Janet Dean, Debby Giusti, Audra Harders, Pam Hillman, Myra Johnson, Sandra Leesmith, Ruth Logan Herne, Tina Radcliffe, and Missy Tippens as well, and all for 99 cents per collection — that’s less than 25 cents per novella!!

Hope for the Holidays Contemporary Collection

Hope for the Holidays Historical Collection

A Heart Full of Christmas Contemporary Collection

Home for Christmas Historical Collection

IT’S TRUE — YOU CAN PREORDER MY NEW CHRISTMAS NOVELLA NOW!  I am soooooooooooooo excited to be a part of Gilead Publishing’s brand new historical Christmas anthology, COWBOY CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING, with Mary Connealy, Ruth Logan Herne, and Anna Schmidt.

And guess what???

It’s on PREORDER NOW, so I hope you will, along with the contemporary Christmas anthology, SLEIGH BELLS RING, because I’ve read it, and it’s AWESOME, featuring novellas by By Sandra D. Bricker, Lynette Sowell, Barbara J. Scott, and Lenora Worth

Preorder Cowboy Christmas Homecoming

Preorder Sleigh Bells Ring

99-CENT SALE ON A GLIMMER OF HOPE! I’m gearing up for the release of Love Everlasting with a sale on the prequel novella to Isle of Hope, A Glimmer of Hope, so if you haven’t read it yet, now’s a good time! It has a 5-star rating on Amazon and will give you a sneak peek into Isle of Hope, plus the first chapter, so I hope you check it out!

A Glimmer of Hope



Win your name in Love Everlasting (which will also be in paperback by Christmas) along with a signed copy!!

How? INSPIRED READS (which is a great Christian freebie/sale ebook site, so I recommend subscribing) is asking its readers to let them know what Christian Kindle books you would like to see more of AND give them the names of your favorite authors! 

So ALL you have to do is go to this link below, scroll down to the comment section, and tell them your favorite authors, and I HOPE AND PRAY you include me! Then come back here and enter the Rafflecopter box below. Easy, right? I will announce the winner in the September 2nd Journal Jot.




a Rafflecopter giveaway