#Giveaway Monday 2

More giveaways for you (because I forgot I had already scheduled one!) LOL! I didn’t want these links to go to waste. Good stuff here. Enjoy!

Dangerous Justice by Terri Reed is an exciting book. It’s being released a chapter a week from Harlequin. It caught my eye because it’s about a K-9 unit. I just read the first chapter which is action packed! It’s really short, too. Check it out.


The following list of books aren’t free, but the list is free, and it’s a really good list. What I like about the list of 22 contemporary authors is the very short blurb approach. In a few minutes you can scan the authors and see whose work you’d like to read next:


Thanks to https://villagebookslg.wordpress.com/ for tweeting about that list. The Village House of Books is great at curating books. Speaking of which, here’s a link to a guest post from an interesting historical author whose very interesting book Rebel Queen is in book stores tomorrow: https://villagebookslg.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/guest-post-michelle-moran-author-of-rebel-queen/

I found this sweepstakes today. It looks pretty easy to enter. If you use Twitter and live in the USA, you can retweet this tweet and follow @AOL to be entered to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook (retail $149).



That’s it for today! Have a great Monday. I do hope to bring you some skiing pictures tomorrow, if I can tear myself away from my cozy condo and manuscript and brave the snow!


#Giveaway Monday

When Lighning Strikes, by Brenda Novak. This is a great book, and it’s short.

A few phone shots from the mountains

Yesterday we drove to Reno to see Al Stewart in concert. There were a lot of baby boomers in the audience and one teenager. I exaggerate but not much. I still listen to his album Year of the Cat when I’m writing. I first heard it around the same time I was reading one of my favorite novels, and the story and imagery of that song are forever linked in my mind with that book. I wrote a novel based on the idea from that book and look forward to getting back to it. I needed to mature a lot more as a writer to pull it off. I hope I do someday because I think you’d like it.

The drive to Reno is pretty.  I wanted to share it with you even though the phone shots out the window of a speeding car are a bit chaotic. (Don’t worry, I was in the passenger seat.)


Interstate 80 follows the Truckee River gorge. The views open up so you can see the transition from the west to the east side of the Sierra Nevada. I’ve always found the drive exciting. The change is dramatic. Once you’re in Reno you can look up and see stunning long vistas of the mountains.


Farad is a very little town along the way, still in California.

Sunset was spectacular today. The storm was breaking up, leaving puffy cotton clouds painted glowing orange. I couldn’t take pictures of sunset because I was driving, but twilight was also pretty.


Snow, snow, beautiful snow!

A recent Scientific American explained how the melting of the polar ice caps has reduced the temperature difference between the north pole and the equator which has reshaped the jet stream, locking in warm dry weather in the west of the US and cold wet weather in the east. But we finally did get some nice cold snow from Alaska last night. Here it is:


Soon you will even be seeing skiing pictures from me. After all, this is partly a skiing blog but for the past two seasons, my skiing posts have been few and far between.

Happy last day of February!


A sale, and it’s snowing! But…

I’m writing.

Sorry for missing a post yesterday. I had to get a newsletter out. If you haven’t signed up, I hope you will! I won’t use your email for any other purpose. Each month includes a recipe, a giveaway (Dianne won this time), writing tips, a pretty picture, and news. To sign up, click on the Newsletter and Contact Form where it says Newsletter in the left frame of this blog. Or just leave me a comment here.

Shhhhhh…things are happening in the newsletter that aren’t happening here…

Okay, since I am literally not taking any time to go outside today to get new photos, I just reworked a church in Oslo at sunset.


The Facebook party at The Wild Rose Press was wild yesterday! I had so much fun. They gave away a Kindle Fire and a lot of the Lobster Cove authors gave out free copies of their books. By the way, Love Caters All is on sale for $2 (usually $3.99) until midnight EST tonight! This deal is only at The Wild Rose Press, and it could be years before it goes on sale again. You can get it here: http://bit.ly/1FY1Zvj. Be sure to choose the right format. The default is PDF, which works on most devices and computers, but if you want Mobi (Kindle) or ePub (Nook), you have to click on the radio button next to that format.

I’ll have more news and pictures tomorrow…well actually tomorrow will be quiet, and I’ll probably rework another Europe picture, but I’ll have updates on Sunday (my time).

Have a great Friday evening.

News flash, Wild Rose Press Hook a Book Lobster Cove Facebook party happening now! #Giveaway

Just wanted you all to know that I’m on for a half hour, and giving away a copy of Love Caters All in a random drawing. Plus a comment gets you into the drawing for the Kindle Fire.

Here’s the link:


Plus all the books in the Lobster Cove series are half off for a limited time! Go here for the books: http://bit.ly/1DbXZ45

Here is the cover for LCA:


Hope to see you at the party.


Day moon

I’m again having fun photo editing.


Don’t forget there’s a Facebook party at my publisher’s today, lots of prizes including a Kindle Fire! It starts at 3 PST (5 hours from now). I will be there at 4:30 PST (6.5 hours from now). Here is the link:


In other news, I got my hair cut! Thanks for all the votes the other day!