I decided to splurge and hire Kim Killion to redesign my cover for The Cowgirl Ropes a Billionaire. I'm so thrilled with the results. I love Kim's painterly style and her typography is to die for. Now that we've figured out fonts and placements of the various design elements, she's going to go back and re-do my old covers, too. Can't wait to get the whole lineup of them.
It will be especially fun for my print versions to have these new covers. I wasn't happy with the way my old ones translated to print.
What do you think? Do you like the upgrade?
I love just about everything about writing, except the fact that I have to sit while I do it. Before writing became my career, I was pretty active, but a combination of getting older, moving, and sitting in front of a computer daydreaming up new ways to torture my characters has left me out of shape.
Luckily, I have an 11-year-old daughter who loves to walk, too, and what's better--loves to walk with me. Now I'm getting up in time to shower, do some yoga, journal, and walk the 2 miles to her school and back. Then picking her up in the afternoon, too.
That's four miles a day. I'm aiming for five, though. Just need to add in another short walk in the evenings and I'm golden.
I plan to start taking along my camera, too, so brace yourself for lots of "early sun on the mountains" type pictures....
Okay - that's not a "sun on the mountains" picture. That's a whole different story. ;)
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Rob Mathesonâ€™s a fighter. Flattening enemies with his fists or with his legendary practical jokes, heâ€™s a tough enemy, and a troublesome friend. But Rob doesnâ€™t know how much longer he can keep up the act. As his buddies get married one by one, heâ€™s left with his lonely life â€“ and the sinking feeling he lost more than his dreams when he traded them for a thick skin. Now Robâ€™s father has issued a challenge â€“ heâ€™ll give 200 acres of prime Montana ranchland to the first of his four sons to wed. No conditions, no meddling. Could this be a chance to become the man he really wants to be?
Morgan Tateâ€™s worked for years to climb the ladder to a top job at Cassidy Wineries, but Duncan Cassidy, the bossâ€™ son, always stands in her way. Now heâ€™s issued an ultimatum; marry him or heâ€™ll make sure she never works in the wine industry again. Morgan wants marriage â€“ and a family â€“ but not with Duncan. A certain cowboy in Chance Creek, Montana, has stolen her heart.
When Rob offers Morgan a proposition â€“ marry him and split the…
I love Brussels Sprouts, and as I've said earlier, I had no idea you could just grow them in your garden. I spent a decade in Santa Cruz, California, where farmers grow them on the cliffs beside the ocean up Highway One, and I'd always supposed it took that exactly climate to be able to grow them correctly.
Happily, I was wrong! They grow just fine in my own garden here in Northern BC. And to prove it, I harvested some, steamed them, slathered them with butter and dill, and ate them yesterday as part of a harvest day attempt to process (and eat) everything in my garden that was piling up. They were yummy. The only question I need to answer is that they're supposed to be harvested after a frost, and there's no way the ones I picked yesterday would make it that long. I either need to plant later, or do something differently. Or maybe freeze the sprouts before we eat them? Not sure, but will find out.
I also harvested a bunch of cayenne peppers off a plant we bought this spring at the farmer's market. I guess I didn't really believe they were cayenne peppers.…
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