Release Day!

 Wahoo! It’s a cold, wintery day (yep, I woke to -20C) but Under a Calico Moon is available today! So far I see live buy links at Kobo and Amazon (go to my book page for the updated links) but I’ll update others as I see them come in.

Did I say it was cold? Oh my goodness, yes! And it’s only the beginning of November. We’ve had lots of snow these last few days, and it’s too dang cold for my liking for this time of the year. We don’t usually get this weather until late December/early January. Global Warming my arse!

Anyway, back to Calico. Y’all know how much I love this town and the people in it. And no, not just because  it’s a might warmer than Canada this time of year! This was an exciting story for me to write because not only did I get to return to Calico, but I was able to bring two people together who deserved happiness. And who doesn’t like to see the demise of a real, honest-to-goodness bad guy? But is Austen’s legacy really gone for good? Hmm. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, I’m plotting out a new Calico story, as well as working on another short story in the Calico world.

Off to tweet and post my excitement over the new release. If you see me, say hello!


Coming Soon-Under a Calico Moon

 When everything you love has been taken, sometimes all you have left is revenge.

We are just going through the final editing and formatting stage, so it won’t be long before Under a Calico Moon hits pre-order status. With a release date of November 6, we are well on our way and I’m so excited to share the new artwork, created by Trisha FitzGerald, the same talented artist who did New Prints in Old Calico. I love it!

Recovering from the death of his brother, Chet Bowman is finally finding a sense of normalcy. He’s through hiding from the world on his ranch, and he’s tired of being alone. He’s ready to act on his long-time attraction to Lil Kersey, the sultry saloon owner who runs his favorite watering hole.

While his relationship with Lil blossoms, their courtship comes under fire from the former marshal of Calico, now gone rogue. As Austen Riley ramps up his revenge on the cowboy who thwarted his plans to control Calico, Lil struggles to survive Austen’s unwanted attentions.

When the dust settles after one final gun fight, will Lil and Chet find their happily ever after? Or will Austen’s maniacal revenge tear them apart forever?

In this book, you’ll briefly see Brianna and Sean James, whom you met in Calico Bride. You’ll also get to revisit Amy and Matt, who are still just as much in love as they were when you last met them. You’ll also be introduced to one of Lil’s girls, a feisty saloon gal named Ginnie. Ginnie comes with her own story, which I’m working on now. Not sure if it will be a novella or the next full length, but I’m leaning towards a full length story, since she’s got a lot to say.

But for now, I’m so happy to share Lil and Chet’s rocky road to romance. They both deserve all the happiness they can find. Under A Calico Moon, coming soon to retailers everywhere, from Champagne Books.



Almost Done!

Working diligently on Under a Calico Moon. And it’s paying off, I’m three quarters of the way through now, and it’s really getting exciting! My goal is to finish by the end of the month, so I have two weeks to get another fifteen thousand words in.

Today I shared the shiny new cover with my newsletter subscribers, and I’m dying to post it here, but that won’t be for another week. It’s been really hard keeping it under wraps, so I’m really excited to share.  Here’s the tagline:

An old adversary seeks revenge on a lonely cowboy by ruining his chances for love and happiness.

Life’s been hectic the last few weeks. I’ve moved from our home in High River, and am now living exclusively in our house in Climax, except for a few days a week, when I’m in Calgary with the day job. When I’m there, I’m staying with a friend. I found the expense of maintaining two homes was beginning to be a bit much.

Am I happy about being at home? Oh for sure! I get to spend more time home with Bruce and my furry babies. But since I’ve spent so little time here lately, it’s going to take some time to get used to things and make my writing space my own again. I’ll post pictures once I have an actual dedicated place. Right now, I write at the kitchen table, or in the living room, with a tv tray. Not ideal because if the television is on, it can be distracting, and the chairs in the kitchen are not the most comfortable. Dying to get the basement renovated so that I can have my office built, but that won’t be for a while yet. We just had the roof done in the fall, so another big project has to wait.

In the meantime, I’ve got some gardening to worry about, which you may see me comment on if you follow me on Twitter. I’ve got several pots of potatoes growing, as well as onions, radishes, tomatoes and lettuce. Next year, I’ve got a raised garden to put in, just didn’t have time to get it in this year. My father was an avid gardener so I blame my need for growing my own food squarely on him. Learned a lot from dear old dad. And I’m slowly teaching hubby how to keep an eye on things when I’m not here! He’s a reluctant learner, but he’s doing well.

Anyway, that’s the update.  If you’d like to be the first to hear about new release information, contests and giveaways, don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter–link on the right side.  I have it on good authority that my subscribers will be eligible to win a special gift celebrating the release of Calico Moon.

Until next time,