Spring Book Celebration Facebook Party!

Spring Book Celebration Facebook Party

Mark your Calendars!

Our Spring Book Celebration on Facebook is happening
Wednesday, April 18th!


Come join the fun at https://www.facebook.com/events/1928639030511018 to chat with your favorite authors from Sweet Americana Sweethearts Blog. Each half-hour a new author will join in to talk about their books and answer questions.
There will be chances to win prizes and books all day long!
I’m up at 12:30 Central Time but come early and stay late
to chat with all the authors of Sweet Americana Sweethearts!

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Scenes Drawn from Life


Scenes drawn from life and an excerpt!

To create a scene, quite often authors draw on their life experiences and the emotions they felt at the time. That is how Katie O’Rourke’s “date” with Doctor Graham became a scene in The Prairie Doctor’s Bride.
When my husband took his first job as a school principal, he moved our family to a remote rural area in western Illinois. We rented a big, old farmhouse on a hill surrounded by fields of corn and wheat and woods, three miles from the town where he worked. The picture above is similar to the house, except the condition was much better! I enjoyed living in the country, but there was no hospital nearby for me to work in my profession as an obstetrical nurse. I took a position at the closest place ~ a nursing home. I didn’t last long. Those lovely elderly men and women reminded me too much of my grandparents — one of which had recently passed away. My emotions were frayed after only one day of working there.




That is the memory I drew on when I envisioned Katie O’Rourke and her past.
I’ve posted the excerpt HERE on the Sweet Americana Sweethearts Blog. 


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Release Day for The Prairie Doctor’s Bride!

It’s the official release day for The Prairie Doctor’s Bride!

Now available in both ebook and print form!

Promo for The Prairie Doctor's Bride

If you enjoyed the first book in the Oak Grove Series ~ Mail-Order Brides of Oak Grove,
I think you will really like The Prairie Doctor’s Bride!
It is a stand-alone book, but made more enjoyable by being a part of the Oak Grove Collection
and the wonderful people that make up the town of Oak Grove, Kansas!

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Join in the 4th annual celebration to raise funds and awareness
for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund!

 The JCCF is a non-profit organization that assists rodeo athletes
who’ve sustained catastrophic injuries
and are unable to work for an extended period.
To RSVP or for more information click or tap HERE.


Amazon Gift Card

Invite your friends!

Besides books, prizes, and fun, there is a chance to win a
$25 Amazon Gift Card.
Check out the details HERE.


Party DecorationsHelp Decorate for the Party!

What’s a party without decorations and delicious food? Help us get ready for the celebration by sharing photos of your favorite western-themed decorations or treats. One lucky winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card. Winner announced November 9th!

Click on the picture at left to help us decorate!


Party includes a new release from USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield, giveaways, games, free books, guest authors and more!

Guest Author Schedule: Pacific Time!

10 a.m. – Melanie D. Snitker, Author
10:20 – Julie Lence Author
10:40 – Caroline Lee
11 a.m. – Kay P. Dawson
11:20 – Author Kit Morgan
11:40 – Margaret Brownley Books
Noon – Cindy Caldwell
12:20 – Magdalena Scott
12:40 – Cissie Patterson
1 p.m. – Kathryn Albright
1:20 – Linda Broday Author
1:40 – Marvelous Mystery Project Authors

I’ll be giving away copies of my newest release ~
Mail-Order Brides of Oak Grove! I hope to see you there!

New Book Cover Reveal!

The Prairie Doctor's BrideNew Book Coming!

The Prairie Doctor’s Bride

I am so very happy to share the cover of my next new book ~ another in the Oak Grove Series!
It is exciting to see what the art department at Harlequin will come up with.
I have never been disappointed. They are a super team!
The Prairie Doctor’s Bride will be released January 1, 2018!
It is available NOW for preorder HERE.