On a Personal Note

So it's empty nest time here.   So far we're doing pretty well, although I'll admit from time to time I stand in her doorway and just reflect on life with and without a daughter in residence.  But we spent a fabulous weekend in Boston for family weekend at Emerson.  And had a wonderful time.  So I think the new life is suiting us well.  And Boston is such an amazing city.  Ate at two really great restaurants, Union Oyster House (a fav of ours) and a new place Papa Razzi (Say that together fast and you'll get the name). 

Had a wonderful trip in August to Boulder.  Much fun seeing the family.  Although I missed seeing my aunt and uncle.  But all in all it was a great time.   My bil and sil have a wonderfully remodeled house and another bil and sil had us out to dinner on the back deck of their mountain surrounded home.  My idea of pure heaven.  And they just had snow in Boulder--early and quite beautiful.

Also had an amazing trip to Sante Fe.  First up though was a wonderful week in Albuquerque with my mom.  And then on to Bishop's Lodge for some much needed R&R with writer and BFF Julie Kenner.  We had so much fun.  Shopped and ate 'til we dropped.  And had a great drive up to Taos as well.  All in all a perfect vacation.  

Fall is here in Manhattan although it was slow coming this year.  But the heat turned on today and it's 44 outside.  Football weather.  Although my Longhorns aren't having the best of seasons.  My Cowboys either for that matter.  And the Yankees lost.  So not my best year in sports. But there's always next year...right?

Writing News

On the writing front, I've just started writing the sixth book in my A-Tac series.  Double Danger.   Coming out in January of 2013, it promises to be an event filled ride for Simon and a woman from his past--Jillian Montgomery.  Stay tuned for more.

Out on shelves now Tucker's book Deep Deception.  Here's the back cover blurb:

After spending years in prison under deep cover, black ops agent Tucker Flynn joins A-Tac, an elite CIA unit masquerading as faculty at an Ivy League college. Nothing can shake him-except a vulnerable young woman marked for death.


When Tucker is assigned to protect-and secretly investigate-Alexis Markham, he expects a routine mission. But this mysterious beauty has a past even darker than his: her father created a horrifying new biochemical weapon-and was murdered to keep it secret.

Alexis has spent the last decade racing to stay one step ahead of the shadowy operatives who will stop at nothing to possess her father's formula. She can trust no one, not even her handsome new bodyguard. But the heat that flares between them is impossible to resist. Will giving in to passion bring her the safety she's always craved, or will her love for Tucker draw him into a killer's sights?

Check out my website for excerpts, reviews and links.

Also on cyber shelves now, and just in time for the holidays--my re-released novella (Originally in the anthology Silent Night) Still of the Night: 

Christmas is coming and Jenny Fitzgerald couldn't care less. She's getting divorced, and her life is in tatters. And just when she's thinking it couldn't possibly be worse, her husband is killed on the job, an undercover operation gone bad. In the midst of her grief, Jenny is confronted with a killer. A hunter who will stop at nothing to see her dead...

You can order it through Smashwords and Amazon and it should be up at Barnes and Noble soon.

Also coming later this month the re-issued versions of my Time Travel Trilogy; Everything in its Time.  Wild Highland Rose, and The Promise.  I'm really excited to be brining them back into print (albeit cyberly) Can't wait to show you the new covers!  So check out my website! 

Had a wonderful time at Rom Con in August.  Met some fabulous ladies both authors and readers.  And  got some really amazing bling! If you haven't been to Rom Con, you really should go! 

What I'm Watching/Reading

As usual totally behind on my reading.  But I did read Julia Quinn's latest.  And also Tina Fey's bio, as well as a book called Alice I have Been, an historical reimagining of the life of the real-life Alice and her relationship with Lewis Carroll.   Really good read.  In TV news, totally caught up in the new season.   Besides old favorites I'm also watching new shows, Ringer (not that good, but strangely compelling and I love Sarah Michelle Geller), Person of Interest (show really grows on you), and Homeland (really good new show on Showtime with Claire Danes.)  Am just now checking out Revenge and also enjoyed opening of Once Upon a Time.  Also finally caught up in real time with Criminal Minds and How I Met Your Mother.    

Contact Me

As always, write and let me know what you think of my books, upcoming releases, or just writing in general. I love hearing from you!!!! You can reach me at  Or by snail mail at P.O. Box 7231, NY, NY 10150   And if you're interested you can follow me at  both Twitter and Facebook.  Or check out my personal blog at and my group blog with fellow whine sisters, Jacquie D'Alessandro, Julie Kenner, Sherri Erwin, Julia London, and Kathleen O'Reilly at

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