The holidays are over, the decorations are down (Ok, most of them, since I leave up a pencil tree in my dining room year round) but January has arrived and wow, is this year going to be busy!!
First and foremost, and totally on-writing related–I am looking forward to being a first time grandmother!! Little jellybean is due at the end of March!! Not sure what flavor yet,(they aren’t finding out until birth) but praying for a healthy little bundle, of course!
On the writing front–I have a number of road trips planned this year, starting with the Romantic Times Booklovers conference being held in Atlanta, Georgia this year! (hopefully the snow will be melted by then!) The conference runs from May 3-7, 2017 and offers readers and authors a chance to mingle, party, and of course, celebrate our mutual love of books! Learn more at: www.rtconvention.com
June 10 I’ll be on the road north to visit Deadwood , South Dakota and meet up with an array of authors that is building into a absolutely wonderful weekend!! Not only is there a multi-genre booksigning on June 10, from 10 am-2 pm at the Holiday Inn/Gold Dust Casino, but readers and authors will also have the chance to hang out together and take in some of the wonderful sites in Deadwood and the surrounding area!! Planned for the weekend , starting on Thursday will be the opportunity to join authors for a couple of ghost hunts of historical hotels, an 1880’s train ride through the Black Hills, a visit to Mt. Rushmore, a motorcycle trip to Sturgis, pub crawl and my personal favorite– the PBR Rodeo being held Friday night in Deadwood! if you love history, cowboys and books–this is the place to be the weekend of June 10, 2017! Registration is open! Discounted rooms are limited! Learn more at: https://wilddeadwoodreads.wordpress.com/
July 14-16 is Sandy Sullivan’s “A Weekend with the Authors” being held in Nashville, Tennesse! I’ve never stayed in Nashville and I’m looking forward to seeing and hanging out with readers and author friends at the Nashville Airport Marriott. Party with the authors, attend the book signing, and enjoy a fun-filled , relaxing weekend with the authors–those attending include; Sandy Lea Sullivan,Merry Farmer,Callie Hutton, Lily Graison, Linda Mooney, Darcy Flynn, Jeanne Hardt, Elaine Meece, Heidi Vanlandingham, Peggy McKenzie, Maxine Douglas, Miranda Lynn Wyatt, Michel Prince, Lynda J. Cox ,Lyssa Lane, Donna Michaels, Julie Castle, Michele Shriver, Kandi Silvers, Violet Howe ,Charity Parkerson, Regina Puckett, K.J. Coakley, Hildie McQueen, Sable Hunter, Amanda McIntyre, Tamara Hoffa, Pam Ackerson, Lucy Kelly ,Laura Hawks, Kim Law , Terri Osburn, Reana Malori, Christina Tetreault, Chandra Crawford, Kishan Paul ,A.L. Long ,and Shannon West, with special keynote speaker, Sabrina York! Affordable, fun and not to be missed! Learn more at: http://www.aweekendwiththeauthors.com/
In between all of these road trips, there will be books!! Georgia On My Mind is due out in April, for the Magnolias and Moonshine event at RT. And along with my holiday story-LOST AND FOUND-debuts my new END OF THE LINE, Montana series about the characters who love, love, work and play in historic End of the Line,Montana!Many of these characters are intertwined in the Last Hope Ranch books, which continue to feature Jed Kinnison’s dream and his son’s legacy to make the ranch into a place of healing and second chances. WORTH the WAIT–due out this summer–is the next in my Last Hope Ranch series and picks up with Julie and Hanks story after her daring rescue from a domestic hostage situation in No Strings Attached.
A busy, fulfilling year both personally and professionally! I look forward to hopefully meeting some of you while on the road! Until then, remember–