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Happy KwanzaaDec 26, 2023

Today is the first of the seven days of Kwanzaa, which will end on January 1st. Happy Kwanzaa to my friends who celebrate it!

Merry ChristmasDec 25, 2023

Dear friends, we wish you a very joyous Christmas and hope that you can spend it with friends and loved ones.

Cranberry Christmas CakeDec 21, 2023

This Cranberry Breakfast Cake has become our Christmas morning tradition. It goes into the oven first thing. By the time we are done opening our stockings, it's pretty much ready. It's simple and delicious!


3 eggs

2 cups sugar 

2/3 cup margarine or butter (softened) 

1 tsp vanilla 

2 cups all-purpose flour 

12 oz/340 g fresh or frozen cranberries (one bag)   

Preheat oven to 350 F. Beat eggs and sugar until mixture is light and fluffy.  Add butter and vanilla. Mix well again. 

Stir in flour until just combined. Add cranberries and mix in thoroughly. This batter will be very thick and cannot be poured from the bowl; you must scoop it into the pan.

Bake in a 9” x 13” non-stick pan at 350F for 45-50 minutes. An inserted toothpick should come out clean. If there is batter sticking to it, bake for 3 more minutes and try again.

Welcome to your Christmas Coffee BreakDec 4, 2023


You've been running around all day. Settle in for a Christmas coffee break. Every day this week - Monday to Saturday - some friends and I will be offering a trio of themed sweet Christmas romances - all priced for only 99¢. That's not even the price of a coffee!

Mondays are for cowboys, but I'm not going to spoil the themes for the rest of the days. You can check them out every day here.

The ultimate Hallmark gift basket (with a copy of Noel and Merrily)Nov 9, 2023

Hey, my fellow Hallmarkies, have I got a contest for you!

You can win a copy of NOEL AND MERRILY as well as 29 other sweet Christmas romances AND a Hallmark Movie gift basket in this amazing contest. Click here, sign up to subscribe to an author's newsletter (like mine if you haven't already), and be entered to win this fantastic prize pack!

NOEL AND MERRILY hit the road todayNov 7, 2023


This book started out being inspired by a conversation about Burt Reynolds and his "Cannonball Run" and "Smokey and the Bandit" movies of the early 80s, but turned into a sweet Christmas road trip romance that was so much fun to write. How can you not root for a former pop-star princess and a race car driver turned IT nerd when they are stranded on the wrong side of the country a week before Christmas.

Fall in love as they put on the miles and get your copy today from

Amazon -- Apple Books -- Barnes and Noble -- Kobo -- Google Play

or ask your library to get a copy from Overdrive, Libby, or Hoopla.

Have a spooktacular HalloweenOct 31, 2023


Hello my little ghosts and goblins (and princess and superheroes),

May your mask fit properly and your jack-o-lanterns be filled with candy.