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Few men are as well shaped as a horse.

Adapted from Christopher Morley

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN “ARC” READER?

Would you like a free advance reading copy of my books? Well, here is what I’m looking for in an ARC reader:

  1. Have you read and reviewed any of my books?
  2. Do you have a good review status at Amazon? (Reviewers who are honest and fair and not someone who always gives five stars.)
  3. Are you willing to read and leave a timely review on Amazon?
If you’re interested, please email me. Once you’re accepted you stay on the list unless you stop asking for ARCs or miss your review deadline. You do not need to re-apply for each new release.

News:

September 4, 2017  Release day for Shadows of the Mountain, the first book in the Mustang River Ranch series. Loved writing this book. Felt like I was on a trail ride the entire time.

April 2017  Thrilled to hear that Millionaire’s Shot was selected as a finalist in the Reader Views Contest for Best Romance.

January 2017  Writing a new series set at the fictional Mustang River Ranch in Montana. Cowboys, romance, intrigue…all that good stuff!

Sept. 16, 2016  Release day for Millionaire’s Shot! Enjoyed the chance to use a polo setting. We lived close to the Calgary Polo Club and it’s surprisingly difficult to connect with that little ball, even on a good horse! (The first polo game in Canada was held in 1878 by British officers in Halifax, Nova Scotia.)

March 17, 2016  Release Day for Strange Behavior, one of the launch novellas for the new Sydney Rye Kindle World. This short story was a lot of fun to write as I could combine my racetrack characters with Sydney and her trusty sidekick, Blue. Emily Kimelman has a great series going here!

June 6 Thrilled to watch American Pharoah win the Belmont. The roar of the crowd was incredible. Congrats to all his connections.

August 25  Travelled to Saratoga for Travers week and to watch a Triple Crown winner show his grit. Thanks to the Zayats and Bob Baffert for giving East Coast fans a chance to see American Pharoah again. So great for the sport. 

September 6  Backstretch Baby released today. A courageous trainer, a badass investigator and of course, a horse or two. 

October 31 What a horse! American Pharoah wins the Breeders Cup Classic and retires as the first Grand Slam winner at the end of a legendary campaign. Hope to visit him at Ashford Stud.

Nov. 15, 2014  A Pony For Christmas hits the shelves. This holiday novella is set in Montana and tells the story of a young girl who desperately wants a pony for Christmas. Readers of A Christmas Crossing or Studs and Stilettos might recognize the Barrett ranching family.

October 1, 2014  Had a great time writing REPENT, a mystery/thriller short story for Kindle Worlds. Naturally I slid some horse action into Lizzy Gardner’s investigative series… And pigs, although these hogs had a different diet than the ones we raised in Alberta.

April 6, 2014  Excellent publishing/marketing seminar in Halifax with Mark Lefebrve of Kobo.

April 18 & 19, 2014  Enjoyed Marie Force’s visit visit via RWAC. She’s full of helpful tips and advice, along with great books.

June 24, 2014 Release day for A Scandalous Husband! Celebrating with a riding trip in Ireland. Lots of racetracks there to research, and I hope a pub or two.

November  26, 2013  Studs and Stilettos released.

November   18, 2013 Sweetwater Springs Christmas released.

July, 2013 – Finished short story for Montana Sky Christmas anthology, western romance in the 1890’s. Different but what fun!

June, 2013 – Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash and Horses and Heroin both final in the National Readers Choice Award. Winners to be announced at the RWA conference in Atlanta. Good luck to all the other finalists.

August, 2012 – Horses and Heroin, final edits. Release October.

July, 2012 –  Jockeys and Jewels, finalist, National Readers Choice Award, Best First Book

June 2, 2012 – Authors at the Astor, Liverpool, N.S. Tribute to Joyce Barkhouse

March 2012 – Big month! THOROUGHBREDS AND TRAILER TRASH released along with Racetrack Romance Box Set (books 1 – 3)

February 14, 2012 – Television feature on CTV’s Live at 5. Romance writers and Valentine’s Day.

February 9, 2012 - Hearts on Fire at The Halifax Club, NS, 6 to 9 pm.  Join Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada. Event generously sponsored by Charlie Mac Media and Dogwood Consulting.

December, 2011 -  FILLIES AND FEMALES released. Joins Jockeys and Jewels and Color My Horse on Amazon Kindle’s Bestselling category lists. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

October 20, 2011 - Book signing and celebration at Lane's Privateers Inn, Liverpool, Nova Scotia. 7-9 pm. If you're in the area, would love to meet you!

September, 2011 - Vacationing in Norway. The trotters are definitely a big change from the Thoroughbreds.

August, 2011 - Color My Horse released. Big thanks to all my wonderful readers for putting both books on the Amazon Kindle Bestselling Lists. Your letters and reviews are sincerely appreciated.