Colorado Sunset

Colorado Sunset final cover

So here it is at last!  My very first novel, Colorado Sunset!! It’s available in Kindle format at Amazon.com and a paperback version is coming soon!  So exciting and so scary at the same time. What if no one ever buys a copy? What if they do and they hate it? It took so much of my time and energy to get this out there. I sure hope someone likes it, maybe lots of someones, that would be good. But even if no one ever buys it, I sure had fun writing it!  If you are looking for a good light romance, older characters, located in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, this book might just be for you! This book is the first in a series of novels that all take place in the small, fictional town of Peakview, Colorado. I am hoping that readers will fall in love with this town the same way I have. Here’s a preview:

After June Meyers devastating divorce six years ago, she remained devoted to her children and their home in Ohio. Now her youngest child is off to college, and June faces her future with a mix of anxiety and excitement.

The Walker Horse Ranch in isolated Peakview, Colorado, provides the perfect setting for Jeff Walker to hide from the pain of losing his wife to cancer eight years ago. He’s raised his sons and now his ranch and horses are his life. It’s just simpler that way.

Avoiding making any long tern decisions about her life, June embarks on a cross country road trip to visit her son and grandchildren in California. After car trouble strands her in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, she lands at the Walker Ranch, where she encounters the handsome, rugged rancher, Jeff. While neither is looking for a relationship, they can’t deny the chemistry that draws them together.

Can they drop their barriers and take a second chance at love?

That’s it in a nutshell.  Sound like your kind of book?  Tired of reading about heroines and heroes the age of your daughters and granddaughters then my book is for you. We are never too old for romance.

March 17th

cover_art_thanks to my momIf you are one of the 99.9% of my readers, you probably looked at the title and assumed I am going to talk about the green holiday of St. Patrick’s Day. I like St. Patrick’s Day, its a chance for normal people to consume alcoholic beverages mixed with green food coloring, and wear  shamrocks and bright green clothing with buttons that read “Kiss me I’m Irish!”  I’m not Irish, but my flaming red hair and green eyes might lead you to believe that I am, so I’ve been known to wear such a button a time or two. Its a fun and silly holiday.

But back to my point, I am not here to write about St. Patrick’s Day.  This year March 17th is also the release of the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul book entitled, Thanks to my Mom.  It is a wonderful book filled with 101 stories written by those of us that owe so much to our moms.  I am honored to be one of the writers in this collection.  Nine years after my mother passed away, it was a joy to be able to write something honoring her memory.

Please read this book. We all have mothers. And even if you didn’t have a great mother of your own, I’m sure you had one or more women in your life who played a mother role for you. Join me in honoring these great women by picking up a copy of the book.