Do you travel for Christmas? It’s been years since my crew has been away from home on Christmas. We have a lot of family we’re close to, which used to mean a lot of obligations over the holidays. As much as we loved everyone, it was exhausting. My husband and I decided early on that […]
Invitation to a Cozy Christmas
I’m a sucker for anything cozy. Crackling fireplaces, a steaming mug of coffee, or snuggling under a blanket when the temperature outside falls. Add a good book set at Christmas time and you’ve got yourself just about the perfect combination! I had the pleasure of joining together with three other CCR authors to bring readers […]
Have a Holly, Jolly … Romantic Mystery
Like a little cozy mystery with your Christmas Romance? Me too. Though I’m known more for my inspirational beach romances, I’ve also written a few cozy romantic mysteries that take place during the holidays. I was thinking about this the other day when I noticed Christmas trees up at a local store (already!) This reminded […]
Doin’ It Right by Mary Manners
“If you’re going to do something, then do it right.” Those words, spoken by my father, came to me the winter of my thirteenth year as I delivered newspapers along my route on the streets of Elmwood Park, a suburb of Chicago. It was the winter of 1976 and we were in the clutch of […]
Hey! What about Thanksgiving?!
Here in the US, it seems like the last wisps of smoke from the fireworks have barely begun to fade from the July sky when all the craft and hobby stores begin rolling out the fall and Christmas stuff. It never fails, immediately people begin lamenting it coming “earlier every year” and grousing about seeing […]
A “Bluming” Good Holiday!
What a sweet time the past two weeks in the UK have been. Starting with Autumn… No, not the season—the writer. I had the great privilege of spending two hours in London at the amazing St. Pancreas Station with fellow Inspy Romance author, Autumn Macarthur, when we landed in the UK on May 3rd. Meeting […]
A Trip Down Memory Lane
Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the colors of the season, the scent in the air, and the expectancy of the holidays. Thanksgiving in America is a pretty big holiday and one of my favorites. I will be hosting a crew of ten or eleven at my house. I’m so excited that […]