Thanks for stopping by. Kick off your shoes, stay awhile, and have a look around. I write stories about small towns with larger-than-life characters and unforgettable heroes and heroines who I hope will take up a permanent place in your heart. There’s always something good cooking in my books (I used to be a food writer), usually a mystery or two, and lots of tender romance.

Right now I’m working on my Nugget series about a railroad town in the Sierra Nevada that helps the lost and lonely find their way back to happiness . . . and love. In late 2016, I’ll be launching a spin-off series about a funky ski village in the Northern California mountains called Glory Junction. I can’t wait to share those stories with you. Enjoy your visit and feel free to drop me a line. I love to hear from readers.


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What goes better with mistletoe and merriment than the sweet beginnings of romance?

christmas book“Christmas Passed” by Fern Michaels

Three years after her husband’s death, Brandy Heyers still finds that celebrating the holidays without him is anything but jolly. Then handsome widower Ryan Rogers shows her that moving on is possible, and her frozen heart begins to melt…

“A Glory Junction Christmas” by Stacy Finz
When Hannah Baldwin hears her ex is getting remarried, she’s ready to give up on Christmas, not to mention love. But the best gifts come in unexpected packages, and old friend Josh Garner is just the man to convince her that the coming New Year is going to be the happiest yet…

“Moonshine and Mistletoe” by Sarah Title
A holiday fling is all Emma Fallader expects when she meets gorgeous fiddler Abe Tate at her friend’s wedding-but after just days together, it isn’t all she wants. Can the spirit of the season work its special magic for two people separated by more than miles?

“An Apple Valley Christmas” by Shirlee McCoy
Now that her beloved dad is gone, Emma Baily is facing the holidays alone-until her ex, Jack McAllister, shows up to help her close her father’s estate. After four years apart, only the magic of Christmas will show Emma that joy is a gift meant to be shared…