August 27, 2022 1 to 3 p.m.
New Hartford, NY
There was a time I dreamed of seeing my books for sale by Barnes and Noble. Actually becoming a featured author celebrating her published works with a book signing at a B&N Store was beyond dreams.
But here it is. A very surreal reality.
On Saturday, August 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. I will be meeting and greeting shoppers at B&N in New Hartford, NY sharing my love of writing and giving them tons of reasons why they should read my books.
Stop on down. There will be giveaways and a raffle and (of course) my autographed books available for purchase.
I’ve been writing since I learned how to string letters together to form words, to form sentences, to create poems. By eleven years old I was writing weekly stories for my teacher, Mr. Anderson, to read to the class. By high school I was writing for the literary magazine and by college I was writing for the newspaper. I got a job right after earning my degree in journalism with the third largest weekly newspaper on the eastern seaboard (Suffolk Life Newspapers, circ. 500,000).
But my true passion was getting up before dawn and writing romances. Casey’s Place. Prairie Wind. The Wrong Side. In the Name of Love. Full Circle. Circle ‘Round. Coming Home. But rather than try to sell them, I put them in boot boxes and circulated them among friends, content with knowing people loved reading my stories.
Then I moved upstate, found Central New York Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America and suddenly I could imagine myself being published. I began editing for Soul Mate Publishing, and after a few years I became brave enough to share Coming Home with my publisher. After some editing and a name change to TEN BUCKS AND A WISH, my dream came true. I was a published author. Seeing my book in the B&N system for the first time was heart stopping.
My next goal was to publish a second time, to prove I wasn’t a one hit wonder. So I offered one of my previously written books (none were contemporary romance) to my publisher, but Debby wanted to see if I could write another contemporary romance. And so, after plotting at a Thistle Dew Retreat one weekend, LOVE IN THE FOREST was born.
Josh and Brooke’s story flew from my fingertips. I couldn’t write fast enough, getting up before the sun rose, writing into the late hours of the night. And then. It was here.
I decided that Earth and Sky was such a wonderful world, I was not ready to let it go. So I wrote LIFE IS FOR LIVING, the second book in the series. Barefoot Dan and Lilac Locks are as beloved as Josh and Brooke.
Now, I’m finishing up Book 3, LOST IN YOUR RHYTHM. This story is being told completely by the characters. Liza Minelli Purkypile is a bit stubborn and headstrong and any time the story starts going in a direction she doesn’t like, she lets me know loud and clear. Jack Issa is a chill kind of guy, happy to let Liza lead because she’s just so freaking adorable. Even when she’s beating him at pool and flipping drunk men onto their backs in two easy martial arts moves.
So be a part of this crazy ride and join me on August 27 from 1-3 p.m. at Barnes and Noble in New Hartford, NY.
See you there!
Always remember, Nothing is black and white when it comes to love.