On a Personal Note

Well, as all of you know, life around here has been a bit crazy thanks to Sandy.  Fortunately for us, we didn't lose power or any property.  But it was still a wild week between power outages in other parts of the city and closing public transportation.  So we just hunkered down and waited it out.  New York (and New Jersey) are still reeling, however, and so if you can find it in your hearts, please give generously.  There are many places accepting donations, but I always think the Red Cross is a great way to go. 

Been traveling a lot over the past few months.  If you follow me on Facebook you know that I had an absolutely fabulous trip to London with Julia London.  We saw so many wonderful things.  And also just kicked back and enjoyed being in England.  I also spent an amazing weekend with some great women at a writer's retreat on the Jersey Shore.  And took a trip to Arkansas to Hendrix College to accept an award--a really thrilling day and a chance to catch up with some wonderful old friends and professors.  Then after the hurricane, I had to scramble to reroute myself to Atlanta for a board meeting and my brother's 50th birthday.  Where is the time going?

Thanks to my wonderful editor and friend Alex Logan, I did get to see Into the Woods this summer.  Was really amazing to see it outdoors.  Central Park was the perfect setting.  And my husband and I also got to see Nice Work if You Can Get It with Matthew Broderick and Kelly O'Hara.  It was hysterical.  The perfect Broadway fare.  If you're nearby or coming to the city make a point of seeing it.  Coming up we're going to be seeing Idina Menzel (rescheduled from the hurricane) in January, and Donald Fagen and Michael MacDonald at Lincoln Center.  And also in January we're going to see Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella.  So good things coming down the pike.

In a bit of sad news, our corgi, Max is gone.  It all happened really fast, and I'm still reeling, but he had a wonderful twelve years and we were so lucky to have him in our lives.   But it's a bit lonely around here these days.  No one to lie across my feet.

That said, the holidays are upon us, and that is always such a joyful time. Looking forward to time with my mom over Thanksgiving, and then my daughter will be home for Christmas. 

Writing News

On the writing front, Double Danger, the sixth book in my A-Tac series will be out on December 18th.

Here's the back cover copy:

As the newest member of A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, ex-SEAL Simon Kincaid races against the clock to save lives—and outrun his wrenching past. But preventing a major terrorist attack will plunge him and the one woman he's never forgotten into a desperate fight for survival.


Ignoring his instincts once cost Simon a vital op—and the life of his best friend, Ryan. Now as escalating, violent attacks hit A-Tac, another person he loves is in danger. Homeland Security agent Jillian Montgomery's investigation has brought her back into Simon's life, and unless they can learn to trust each other, their dangerous mission will fail.

After her husband Ryan's death, Jillian dedicates herself to saving others. She can't afford to be tempted by Simon, even though his every touch reignites the desires they once shared. But in the last desperate minutes before disaster strikes, their second chance at love might be the most lethal trap of all …

And I'm happy to announce that Avery's book, Dire Distraction will be coming in July of 2013.  It was alot of fun to finally give the commander his day!  And I hope you'll enjoy reading his story as much as I did writing it!

And don't forget that my Last Chance Series has been re-issued in digital format and is available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon now!!!


Also look for a new Last Chance e-novella (Escape) in February as part of a great new project called Lunch Hour Love Stories ( ).  Enjoy a short-story romance by one of your favorite romance authors.  New stories every week.  Check out the launch now!   There are some great authors involved.  And how fabulous to be able to read a great new romance story on your lunch hour!?!

What I'm Watching/Reading

Read the Winter Lodge by Susan Wiggs and thoroughly enjoyed it.  As well as The Great Coat by Helen Dunmore.  Also reading a new Susannah Kearsley.   And up next, The Distant Hours by Kate Morton.  On the television front, am spellbound by Homeland.  And also loved Call the Midwife. So looking forward to the Christmas Special. 

Contact Me

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Here's to Happy Reading.

 Remember, dreams can come true,