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Happy New Year

by Nola on January 4, 2017

Hey Everyone! The past month flew by as I got involved up to my elbows in all-things-holiday. We had a busy and wonderful Christmas week, with three separate dinner celebrations, and of course the Christmas morning festivities. I always set out a finger food buffet for Christmas day. We all nibble as we chat, watch movies, and get the turkey ready. This year, at my younger son’s request, my famous meat balls in sweet and sour sauce were the star of the buffet. I also made a cheese cake from my never-fail recipe. For 2017, one of my goals is to adapt that recipe to a low carb-version. I went off my ketogenic eating regimen for two days at Christmas. I have to say it felt good to get back to it. Sugar no longer agrees with me.

There weren’t a lot of packages under the tree for me this year, and that was just fine. The holiday is more about getting together with loved ones and friends, sharing food, sharing memories, and making plans for the new year.

For ¬†myself, I set a specific writing goal: ¬†to finish Making Merri and shop for an agent for the Everfield Series. I have a specific agent in mind and a specific publisher I’m aiming for. Please keep your fingers crossed for me.

What about you? Any resolutions for 2017 you’d care to share? Feel free to post yours in the comments.

Wishing everyone a year of prosperity, glowing health and lots of love. Thanks for stopping by.

~ Nola
“Small town…big love”

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It’s Christmastime!

December 10, 2016

Hi Friends — Fall has just kind of dissolved into Winter here at my house. We’ve had snow twice already and it’s not even officially Winter yet. Our newest family member, Frank, had always been an indoor kitty until he came to live with us in late October. Since then he has discovered a whole […]

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It’s Release Day!!

November 1, 2016

It’s November already, and that means the holidays are right around the corner. Can you believe it? I myself am a huge fan of holiday love stories, so I was thrilled to be invited to contribute to Heating Up the Holidays. Six other romance authors and myself have come together in this collection of steamy […]

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WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF NOLA CROSS, ROMANCE AUTHOR

October 15, 2016
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Stormy Weather Fun

October 15, 2016

We’re well into Autumn. Here in the Pacific Northwest, today’s weather forecast calls for another nine days of rain. We’re also experiencing the tail end of a Pacific typhoon this weekend. High wind warnings are in effect. This morning I noticed that a neighborhood street that had boasted beautiful gold trees just a few days […]

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Cover Reveal: Heating up the Holidays

September 20, 2016

Hey there ~ It’s cover reveal day for our boxed set Heating up the Holidays. Six other contemporary authors and myself are already in the holiday spirit, and we’ve put together seven sexy Christmas stories that will definitely warm you up. My story — Ringing in the New — is the first book in my […]

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The Ink has Dried

September 14, 2016

I’m thrilled to announce I just signed a contract with Beachwalk Press for the publication of my full length novel, Hawk’s Promise. This New Adult Interracial story is a break-through book for me. At 72,000 words, it’s by far the longest novel I’ve written. Let’s hope the majority of those words survive the editing process. […]

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Almost Autumn

September 9, 2016

Temperatures have cooled here and the deciduous trees are beginning to turn color. This photo was taken from the road at the top of our property and shows a volunteer apple that sprang up several years ago, as well as some of the lovely grasses and brush that decorate the roadsides here. I’m taking a […]

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Looking Forward

August 26, 2016

We’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 […]

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