THUNDER SNOW in final stages

THUNDER SNOW in final stages

During a recent Writer’s Conference in Crested Butte, CO, I had the privilege of meeting and spending time with two wonderful ladies from The Killion Group. Among other things, Kim Killion and Jennifer Jakes are experts at cover design, formatting, editing, and generally getting your book ready for publication. We are embarking on a new and exciting relationship, and within the next few weeks I hope to have the cover complete and the book formatted for print. I’m enjoying the process . . .

These are a few of my favorite things

These are a few of my favorite things

With the recent spate of fires that we have had in Colorado Springs, evacuation has certainly been a topic of conversation. Often when I walk through my home, I will look at things with a new eye and wonder if THAT is something that I would take with me in case our house was threatened. There aren’t many things that I would pack, but it has brought to mind some cherished momentos, and the list is pretty short. With absolutely no explanation as to why, these tiny ice skates speak to my heart. They would go into the evacuation box.Tiny ice skates

Congratulations, Nick Hahn

Congratulations, Nick Hahn

So proud of you for following your dream and getting your book to print. Looking forward to its August 2013 release.

Political Thriller due August 2013

Political Thriller due August 2013

Nederland

Nederland

Just outside of Boulder, Colorado sits the hamlet of Nederland. Unique and breathtaking with its mountain ranges that overlook the water, Nederland is a step back in time that shouldn’t be missed.Nederland It is also the setting for my upcoming book, THUNDER SNOW, to be published in August, 2013.

THUNDER SNOW Ready for Submission

THUNDER SNOW Ready for Submission

My first novel, THUNDER SNOW, is now finished and will be submitted to agents and publishers over the next few months. Memorable characters and endearing storyline. Stay tuned.

Less than two hours from Denver, Nederland is affectionately thought of as a town where hippies grow old. Serious about its ‘live and let live’ attitude, this tiny town is the perfect hideaway for Jack Franklin to have escaped from the world for the past few years. He is a man with a secret who has become adept at ignoring tourists who trek through his refuge.

His peace and quiet is threatened when Callie Weston, a hotshot young realtor, seeks sanctuary in an enchanting cabin built into the hillside overlooking the water. Trying to elude her own personal demons, Callie retreats, hoping to find solace in this unique, picturesque hamlet.

Soon the locals are calling her Bella Roja and treating her like one of their own – except Jack. The more sparks fly between them, the more determined he is to drive her away. She’s tired of running and won’t back down from her plans of hiding in seclusion for the winter. But the deeper their relationship gets, the more their pasts converge to keep them apart.