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Judging a Book by its Cover . . . 

I think we all do that. Totally. Even though we know we shouldn’t. We can’t help it. It was a difficult decision for me to give in to that reality. I love my homemade book covers, they were so fun to make, and I’d hoped people might decide to read my work anyway, even though the cover wasn’t professional, but I learned that it just isn’t that way. So I found a wonderful graphic designer and she came up with what I think is a darling cover for my first book.

The Baker and the Cowboy, Book 1

I also did some updates to go with the new cover, and this edition includes recipes! Since Bethany is a baker, I had fun selecting some of my favorite recipes for Chocolate Cake, Double Chocolate Cookies, Blueberry Pie, and Cherry Cobbler.

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Free AudioBook on Youtube, narrated by me!

What a fun project this was! It was a little more involved than I expected, as I’d never uploaded a video like this to Youtube before, and there was a bit of a learning curve; but all in all, it was an interesting experience; and now, you can listen to someone read you a book, if you’d like. Personally, I love having a book read to me. It’s so relaxing and enjoyable. Plus, if someone else is reading the book out loud, I can knit while I’m listening, which doubles the pleasure.

I wanted to do this for anyone who maybe cannot afford to buy my book (even though it’s only 99 cents on Kindle) because I do understand when the household budget is that tight, having lived there for several years myself. Also, I wonder if perhaps someone out there is lonely, and might appreciate having a person care about them, and read them a good book.

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This is my fifth Kindle book

The Cowgirl & the Cowboy, $0.99 for Kindle, $6.99 for paperback, and if you have Kindle Unlimited, it’s FREE!

Fontella is recently divorced from an abusive husband. Felix is recently divorced from a selfish wife. Catrina devises a way to put these two hurting people together on a cattle ranch, since they are both experienced and talented in raising beef cattle, in the hopes that they will complement each other and fall in love. 

Each of them arrives at the new managerial position hoping for a fresh start and thinking they are the only one the boss has hired for the job, but they soon find out they are required to work together and the owner is leaving for Europe.

When their two eight-year-old girls become besties, it complicates matters. Felix defends Fontella from an attack by her abusive ex and it breaks the ice between them and opens the door for a tender relationship.

Fun Facts: Book 5

This one was so much fun to write. I had a blast with the names and I had no idea that so many fun twists and turns would present themselves with Fontella’s name, Felix’s name, and also their daughters. I think it made the entire story much more fun than if there’d been no interplay with the characters’ names. 

Also, many years ago, when I lived in Idaho, Felix Fletcher was my next door neighbor.

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If you’re looking for laughter and romance . . .

You’ve come to the right place. We all need a break from the world every now and then, right? My books are written with the intent to give you a respite from life that we so desperately need once in a while. Fun, entertaining, and clean, the books in the Catalyst Series will bring you joy.

I’ve written 6 so far, all are available on Amazon in Kindle Unlimited or paperback. Enjoy, my friends!

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A Great Way to Wake Up . . .

I’ve recently discovered a great way to wake up in the morning. We’ve had a lot of mosquitos around here lately, in the area of Washington State where I live, and a few manage to get in my house every day. Somehow. They are pretty thick this year so, after I’ve been outside and they’ve collected on my body, riding along with me as I go for my morning walk, I’ve developed a strategy of waving my arms around and doing a bit of a get-the-mosquitos-off-of-me dance before I step inside my home. It helps; I think. 

Some do manage to get in to my sleeping area and so when I hear them humming around me in the morning, I try to slap at them, of course. They invariably land somewhere on my face or head, so I slap myself. And you have to slap pretty hard to extinguish a mosquito, as you well know. And you never get the beastie the first attempt. So, I end up slapping myself, in the face, many times, right after waking up. 

It could be annoying, but it’s more comical than anything else, in my opinion. So, I choose to laugh. And, it’s a great way to wake up!

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