Christmas Note, 2017


This season is a favorite time of year for a lot of people. While I miss having small children around, the good cheer is contagious. The house is not super-decorated, but the food will be special. Old habits die hard. It’s true. Baked spiral ham with pineapple roasted rings, sweet yams, green bean casserole, cranberry dressing, and of course, pumpkin pie with ice cream for dessert. Hot cocoa and hot toddies complete the late afternoon with a super warming fire in the woodstove. Brrrr…’s cold outside even here in central California.

I’m an East Coast native and don’t miss the harsh, cold weather that I used to love so much. To all of you, stay safe, and have a wonderful holiday.

Sophie, our Terrier-Chihuahua is cold and cuddles up in a too-big hat, but to me, she’s still adorable. She’s waiting for hubby, Ron, to start the fire.

I’m smiling at this picture of Sophie, a dog we rescued at age eight and a half. She’s ten years right now, and a real scaredy cat at any noise. That’s her favorite chair where she rests on top of the pillow. It’s hard to tell where she begins and the pillow ends. Such a sweetheart to brighten our days.

As for me, I’m glad 2017 will soon be over, and I’m looking forward to a healthy….key word here….New Year. Two arm surgeries behind me, and impatience at the slow recovery, I get antsy, but there’s a lot planned for 2018, with a new Book Six in the Duke Series, hopefully early next year. I’m so excited for this last of the series book, The Blue-Eyed Black-Hearted Duke. Of all my dukes created, I’m in love with him. Hope you will find it a sinner so worthy of redemption. Then working on three spy Regency novellas, and a contemporary. I will be sharing sneak peaks of my new characters next year on my fans page.

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Sincerely, I thank you for all your support this past year.

Have a Merry, Merry Christmas and a Prosperous Happy New Year.


Once in a while, in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.

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