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Swoon Reads Author

I am so delighted to announce that Swoon Reads has picked up my manuscript, Unfinished: A Victorian Romance.  I just received my first edit letter and I eager to make it the best it can be.  The publication date has been set for July 9, 2019. 

This has been such a dream come true for me.  I've wanted to be an author since I read Anne of Green Gables when I was ten-years-old.  The path to publishing has sure been a long one, but I have learned so much on the way.  Mostly, that I love writing and that you can't give up on your dreams. 

So, when Swoon Reads emailed me the week of Thanksgiving in 2017, I started screaming.  My husband thought I'd hurt myself.  I could barely calm down enough to tell him.  I scheduled a phone call with Swoon Reads editors and they offered for my manuscript.  They swore me to secrecy until they announced it on their website (Feb 12, 2018).  It's been one of the hardest secrets I've ever had to keep.  But now I announce it to the world…

The Big 10

I can't believe it's been 10 whole years since I married my wonderful husband Jon.  They have been full of ups and downs and a whole lot of middles.  But, I am so grateful that on that cold February day, I had my own happily ever after.  Reality is truly better than fiction.  To celebrate this landmark in our marriage, I thought I'd share a post from an old blog that I kept 10 years ago.  This is what I wrote after he proposed in 2007:

The scene is Pride and Prejudice that you waited the whole book and movie for...the proposal. In the 2005 adaptation, Elizabeth says, "Your hands are cold." And I must admit on my first and only proposal of marriage I have received (Elizabeth Bennet received 3!) Jon's hands were cold and so were mine! Jon told me to dress warmly, and I kind of did. But when you think you are about to be proposed to you can't help but try to go for fabulous over flannel. Anyway, Jon took me to several places that were significant in our co…