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Looking Forward

by Nola on August 26, 2016

20141005_102343We’re having temps in the 90s this week here in the Pacific Northwest, so Autumn feels like it must be months away, not a mere three weeks. After two bouts with cancer, I tend not to want to hurry time along. Every day is precious to me. But I have to admit I’m really looking forward to the cooler weather and the slowed pace of Fall. Like most people, I love the colors of nature. Not just the gold and red trees, but also the subtle tones of the brush at the roadside, the textures of snow berries and grasses.

Autumn is great reading weather too. A cool, overcast day is perfect for curling up with a good book and getting lost in a story.

And it’s a good time for writing. I’ve been getting up most mornings at six and working for two or three hours before going to my day job at our computer repair shop. I’m working on Ringing in the New, a 30,000-word Christmas novella that will be part of the Heating up the Holidays anthology to be released this fall. Ringing is also the intro story to my four-book Everfield series. I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally be writing about the town and the characters that have occupied my head for the last three years.

I hope you’re enjoying the last few weeks of summer, and looking forward to the blessings of Autumn. What’s your favorite thing about this season?

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Nola
“Small town…big love.”


It’s a Book Birthday Giveaway!

July 15, 2016

This weekend marks the one-year birthday of Psychic Seductions, the fun and sexy anthology from Beachwalk Press. My story, A Hint of Heaven, pits a pet psychic against a no-nonsense fire fighter. You are going to want to see what happens when the spirit of Jake’s boyhood dog shows up. For a chance at a […]

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Everfield – Here I Come

July 8, 2016

Well — *dusts hands* — I’ve just sent my latest manuscript — Hawk’s Promise — off to my critique partners. If they give me the go-ahead, I’ll be submitting it to Beachwalk Press for consideration. Fingers crossed that Beachwalk will want another book from me. Hawk was a break-through book for me. It’s over 72,000 […]

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Love is Love

June 16, 2016

This past weekend, a hate-filled young man took the lives of 49 people in Orlando. I admit I was glued to the television for a whole day, mesmerized. I was trying my best to understand what motivated him, and how anyone could do something so heinous. My first thought was that he must have been […]

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Patiently Celebrating

March 24, 2016

Well guys, the big news for me is that my cancer treatment (chemotherapy) has worked. I had a CT scan last week that showed no cancer remaining in my body. You can just imagine me and my family doing the happy dance that day. I even had a couple of glasses of wine to celebrate. […]

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Vows of Pain and Passion

February 1, 2016

I don’t read very many historical romances, but I’m anxious to introduce you to Leigh Lee’s excellent medieval story Vows of Pain and Passion. The cover has been freshly re-designed, and isn’t it beautiful! It really seems to capture the essence of this classic love story. Official Blurb:  She refuses to trust…he refuses to love. […]

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Perking Along

January 16, 2016

We’re halfway through January now. The weather has warmed up a bit, so we’re getting our usual rain instead of snow. This photo shows the rain this morning outside our computer repair shop in Battle Ground, Washington. I’m already tired of it. I’m a light weight when it comes to wintry weather. I wish I could […]

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Here’s to A Fresh New Beginning in 2016

January 7, 2016

Can it really be 2016 already? Christmas paraphernalia has all been packed away, and my family has settled into the “can’t wait for Spring” mode that comes with our cold, dark winter weather. We had our first snowfall in Washington state the other day. I didn’t get a decent picture, but suffice it to say […]

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Ready to Hop?

December 9, 2015

Hi Everyone: So glad you stopped in to check out the Under the Mistletoe Holiday Romance Hop. Here’s how it works: Visit the 16 participating authors’ Facebook pages on each day of the five days of the hop and look for the post with #UndertheMistletoe at the top. Authors will be sharing holiday posts and […]

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