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Letting Go is a Contender for the Award of Excellence

via GIPHY It’s official…Letting Go is up for the Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence. Woohoo! Thanks to the chapter for putting on the contest and the judges for taking time out of their busy schedules to read. The formal announcement is here.

April 13, 2016

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My “Super Secret Project” Revealed

So I’ve been sitting on one heck of a secret for a while now. I’m talking so secret I didn’t even tell my family. And here it is… I’m collaborating on a book with James Patterson! James FREAKING Patterson!!!!!!!!!!! I’m not a believer in multiple exclamation marks, but if any […]

March 21, 2016

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Introducing My Alter Ego

I’m super excited to introduce my alter ego, Jessica Linden! The Jessica Linden books are faster paced and a lot sexier, hence the need to separate them from my Jessica Ruddick books. The first Jessica Linden book will be coming soon from St. Martin’s Press.

January 15, 2016

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News–Josh gets a story!

One of my early beta readers for Letting Go told me I needed to tell Josh’s story. I was like “huh?” But the more I thought about it, the more I realized it was true! He’s a totally fun character and a lot deeper than he seems on the surface. […]

July 17, 2015

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School’s Out For Summer! School’s Out Forever!

Today marks my last day as a teacher. It’s the end of an era for me. I’ve spent the past eleven years as a public school teacher, the first two of those at a middle school and the remaining nine at the same high school. Before that I taught college […]

June 11, 2015

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Release Day for Letting Go

Today’s the release of Letting Go, my first book! Okay, I lied, on two counts. I’m writing this the night before my release date because I still have a day job—those teenagers won’t teach themselves—so I won’t have time to write a blog on my actual release date. Count two? […]

May 26, 2015

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The Eagle has Landed–I Have a Cover!

It’s here! It’s here! I have a cover! I’ve been working toward this moment for years–the day I get to see my name (my name!!!) on a book cover. It’s a little surreal, yet oh-so-satisfying. What’s mind-numbing is what this means–soon actual people, other than my friends and family, will read […]

April 6, 2015

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A Night at the Maggies

This past weekend, I hopped on a plane bound for Hotlanta for the Moonlight and Magnolias conference. (Okay, that’s simplifying it a bit. There was TSA to deal with. Not to mention the luggage. There wasn’t a whole lot of hopping involved. More like a lot of waiting. And overpriced […]

October 14, 2014

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The Wait is Over

Big news! I can now call myself a professional author! That’s right, people! My Golden Heart book has sold to Entangled to be part of their Embrace line. I have waited years to make this announcement. It took a lot of time, tears, and effort. As any writer can tell […]

October 6, 2014

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