Lovely St. Andrews, Scotland

St. Andrews has a charm that goes well beyond its fabled golf course, university, castle, cathedral, or the beach scene from Chariots of Fire.

One of the things about the town that captivated me was the doors. The variety was incredible and reflected the town’s long history.

I’m looking forward to a return trip someday soon!

Glorious Scottish Spring

It may be summer here, but in Scotland, it was springtime and it was glorious.

I will admit to having been just a wee bit obsessed with finding bluebells. After all, they play such a central role in Heart of Stone, how could I resist? Before this trip, I could only write about them based on what I read on the internet. So to finally get to see, feel and smell them? Trust me, online research is not the same as holding them in your hands. Lucky for me, they were in bloom nearly everywhere we went.

Of course, there were daffodils and tulips and beautiful, new green leaves on the trees and shrubs.  For an East-coaster transplanted to (usually) dry-as-a-bone Texas, spring in Scotland was lush, colorful and refreshing.

Check back soon for more pictures from my trip!

More Scotland!

Due to a problem with my iPhone (thanks a bunch, Apple), we made an unexpected trip on the train from Pitlochry to Edinburgh to go the the Apple store. Fortunately, the problem didn’t take long to fix, so that gave us a couple of hours to revisit some of the city before catching the return train.

Besides a return visit to the Makars’ Court (a Scots word for poet or author), where inscribed flagstones celebrate Scottish authors from the 14th century to today, and the Writers’ Museum, both just off the Royal Mile, we met some raptors and a bagpiper.

We also got a chance to duck into St. Giles. I recommend a visit if you get a chance. What a gorgeous kirk!

I have lots more pictures, so keep checking back to see more of my trip!

Scotland, Again!

Being in Scotland again was wonderful! Driving around on our own was fun and incredibly easy, though at times hair-raising if we met an oncoming lorry on a narrow two-lane road. Fortunately, those encounters were rare. It was springtime in the Highlands and everything was either green or blooming.  Lamb twins bounced around their mothers in the fields, yet snow still capped the tops of the Munros.

The vistas would steal your breath. I’ll share some of my photos in this and several following posts, so check back often to see what I’ve added!


As you can tell from these pictures from our first afternoon, the weather was changeable, but we never let a quick shower deter us.  There was too much to see and do!

Check back later for more pictures!


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April Newsletter Contest Winners

11037221_1569169023333373_1891550683844629032_nCongratulations to the winners of my April newsletter contest! Carol Smith, Jennifer McFalls and Amy Hart each get a signed copy of one of my books.

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Re-Release Day!

I’m so excited! Today is Release Day for the new AmazonEncore-published versions of Highland Healer and Highland Seer! Full of romance, adventure, men in kilts and women with very special talents, not a word has been changed. Just the covers, and the publisher, of course. Read a description and excerpt for Highland Healer here, and for Highland Seer here.

If you don’t have your copies yet, this is great news, because they’re now available at a lower price: $3.99! Get yours today!

A New Chapter!

I’ve just entered a new chapter in my publishing career! Amazon Publishing bought the rights to Highland Healer and Highland Seer from The Wild Rose Press, and will release them on 31 March under Amazon Publishing’s AmazonEncore imprint. Prior to that date, they are available for preorder.

AmazonEncore helps readers discover extraordinary, previously-published, overlooked books from emerging authors.

I’m thrilled to be under contract with this publishing powerhouse. This will mean some changes, of course–good ones. Along with Amazon’s promotional reach, the most visible change is that my first two books are now sporting fabulous new covers! 


Available in print and on Kindle exclusively from Amazon, Highland Healer and Highland Seer have not been modified in any way other than the new covers. The audiobook versions are still available from Amazon, and Tantor.

I’m thrilled to join Amazon Publishing’s exclusive family of authors. And I’m eternally grateful to The Wild Rose Press, not only for making this new arrangement possible, but for buying Highland Healer three years ago, launching my career as a debut published author. I look forward to continuing my long and successful association with The Wild Rose Press, and to my new relationship with Amazon Publishing.

I’m now a hybrid, multi-published, multi-publisher author. Wow.

Scavenger Hunt!

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