Category Archives: About the book

Nerve-racking Times, These (Plus excerpt of new book)

The eve of any book release is nerve-racking. The main goal, first and foremost, is to have a book that people enjoy reading. That is my heart’s deepest desire. The second realistic goal, on the other hand, is to also … Continue reading

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Like ‘Em or Leave ‘Em

Lately lots of fun stuff has been happening in my little writer’s world. One of the things that has me nervous is a workshop I’ll be doing for my home writer’s chapter of RWA this coming Sunday. My title is … Continue reading

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TOP PICK! YEAH, BABY!

I’ve reached a milestone in my writing career.  Yippee! HER PERFECT PROPOSAL, has received a 4 1/2 star TOP PICK review from Romantic Times Magazine for March: “Humor takes precedence in Marshall’s romantic mystery.  Her aw-shucks dialogue and quotable catchphrases … Continue reading

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Part Two – The Book That Almost Killed Me – didn’t

In early December I’d finally wrestled a difficult story onto the page and submitted to my editor.  I waited nervously to find out how extreme the revision letter would be.       One week before Christmas I received the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2015

Let me be the first to wish you and yours a Happy New Year 2015! It is always bittersweet to say goodbye to another year, but the beauty of celebrating the New Year is that it gives us hope for … Continue reading

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The Book That Almost Killed Me – #20

In fifteen years I’ve actually written 26 books counting twenty for Harlequin since 2005, three for the Wild Rose Press of which two are now indie published, and three manuscripts are still safely tucked away in my closet. I promise … Continue reading

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SWAG – What’s that you say?

I’m not talking about SWAG in the urban dictionary sense – short for swagger. Nope. Not talking to you, sideways ball cap wearer. I’m talking about the STUFF WE ALL GET at conferences. Promo items. FREE STUFF! SWAG is significant … Continue reading

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The Storyboard as an Anchor for Trilogies

It’s hard enough to keep track of people, places, and things when writing a standalone book, so when I write a trilogy I ALWAYS use a storyboard. Here is the storyboard for the new Heartlandia series: A DOCTOR FOR KEEPS … Continue reading

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Introducing Heartlandia

Dear Readers, Welcome to Heartlandia, the little town with a big secret.  I’m so excited to kick off the series with A Doctor for Keeps.   Sometimes a story comes to mind that challenges the heart and soul of the … Continue reading

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The Tortured Hero – the final Harley Street Story

  Reunited with his past… Running the Hunter Clinic’s charity operation has given surgeon and ex-soldier Ethan Hunter a new lease on life. His reconstructive work with wounded soldiers and civilians helps block out his army traumas. But when Ethan … Continue reading

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