Monday, August 18, 2014


Thank you all so much for the overwhelming support you've shown the past 24 hours. I'm happy to announce that the individual who tried to abduct our nephew was found and arrested. They found him in Lincoln, Illinois this afternoon. He was at a Walmart there trying to take another child. He is now in police custody.

I try to remain neutral in certain things. But I can't remain that way when children are involved.

The only thing that is helping me get through this is knowing that there is a special place in hell for people who hurt children.

You can see the full news report here.

I am glad that this person is behind bars and I hope he stays there and never gets another chance to hurt another child.


Your Help is Needed

I try to keep my personal life and my public life separate. Unfortunately, an event happened today that changed that.

Read full story here

The little boy that this sick person tried to abduct today, is my nephew. I am so thankful for the men who intervened on his behalf.

But we need to find this man and bring him to justice.

Please, if you see this truck or this man, call your local police. We have no idea if he is still in the area or not. He needs to be caught before he can try to hurt another child. My gut tells me this isn't this man's first attempt. I pray for all those children he probably has hurt in the past. I pray for my niece and her children, for strength and courage to get through this.

My niece is a good mom. This news article does not tell the whole story. He was not left all alone.

Please share this photo of the man and his pick up truck. Again, if you see him or the vehicle, call the police immediately. I thank you in advance for your help.

With faith,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We Won!

I am back from Las Vegas and the RONE awards and in case you missed the news....

Can you believe it?? I couldn't! Rowan's Lady won the RONE for the Best Historical Medieval Novel of 2013. I'm still stunned and yes I cried! Truth be told, I'm still crying happy tears when I think about it.

I want to extend a special thank you to the InD'Tale Magazine and the staff of beautiful women who run it. Gracious, kind, funny, generous beyond words, these are the nicest women anyone could ever hope to meet.

The InD'Tale Girls

I hit the publish button too soon! I want to also thank you, my readers. Without all of you, none of this would have been possible. So from the bottom of my heart, I thank you. If I could, I would hug each and every one of you!!

For the Costume Party, I went as a Menopausal Romance Author
Pajamas, a feather boa, a fan and drink completed the outfit. That
beautiful girl next to me is the divine Ms. H.P. Mallory

Me at the Book Signing on Saturday. Sold almost all of my books
and met some great people!!

My new sistahs, Ceci Giltenan and Kathryn LeVeque.
The pretty blonde with the glasses is one of our lovely
readers, Daryn C., who came to see us Saturday! 
Kathryn LeVeque, Amy Jarecki and me

The beautiful H.P. Mallory and me

Kathryn LeVeque, Amy Jarecki and SE Saxon and me
The Lovely and Charming Ceci partner in crime
Author Paula Knight! A charming and
sweet lady!

Me with Author Lynn Peters - one of the most
giving and sweet women you'll ever meet. 

Author and new friend, HD Smith!

Reader Jerri T. and her husband and me
Jerry brought me homemade fudgy peanutbuttery
rice crispy treats! They were very good!!

Me, accepting my award and getting a big hug from
TJ MacKay - owner, CEO, Editor of InD'Tale Magazine