On Thursday morning, my husband and I traveled to Northern Wisconsin to visit a dear friend and her husband–Lyn & Steve Cote. The hours fly by so quickly when we get together! The photos here are some that I took on my iPhone while we were out on the lake. Such a beautiful day! On Saturday, we all traveled to a local WisRWA meeting, where I had the opportunity to speak at a local WisWA writers’ meeting, and enjoyed meeting the members.
Lyn, who you very likely know as a successful, wonderful author and I go waaaay back to 1991, when she’d been writing already, but I was just dipping my toes into the pond of possibilities. In those early days, we attended a critique group together, then learned about a writing organization (RWA) that we joined so we could learn more…though I’ve long since found that the learning process, and the work at writing better, never ends!
Lyn and I have been friends through good times and bad, through successes, struggles and the wild expansion of the publishing world with indie books. She is always a few steps ahead of me, though. :) For instance, during our visit, she gave me a lot of tips on the ever-changing world of social media and online book promotions–great timing, because I have a new book out this month and of course, hope to write many more in the future. In fact, she explained how to create a meme and even made me one!
Falling for the Rancher is a June Love Inspired release. I loved writing this book because it touched on so many things that mean a lot to me. The hero and heroine are both vets, so I got to incorporate some animals (if you’ve followed the blog on my website, or friended me on Facebook, you know how much I love animals!) I also address some of my favorite themes–family bonds, overcoming betrayal and heartbreak, and the emotional struggles faced by children who have been touched by a great loss. I was adopted at the age of three, so the latter really touches my heart. Here’s a quick blurb:
All veterinarian Darcy Leighton wants is a secure life for her daughter in the pretty little Wisconsin town of Aspen Creek. She’s been running the local vet practice and hoped to purchase it, but when it’s bought by newcomer Dr. Logan Maxwell, she could lose her position completely. Recovering from betrayal, the handsome Montana cowboy wants a fresh start at his own veterinary career, not anything more. No stranger to heartbreak, Darcy denies her mutual attraction—but can’t walk away from this job, either. Is what they have together is strong enough to last?
Best Wishes to you all for a wonderful summer!