Saturday, August 30, 2014
Colleen and I are both setting our next series in Maine (Our towns are just down the road apiece, in fact!) So we took a research trip together. Her good-natured husband Dave carted us all over coastal Maine.
Maine is gorgeous with thick evergreen forests, rocky coastlines, and calm harbors, dotted with lobster boats and colorful lobster buoys. Some of what we saw was expected and some was not! So here's my list of 10 random facts I learned this week:
1. Lobstering is alive and well
2. There are almost 3,000 islands off Maine's coast.
3. Blueberry barrens are often found alongside the road
4. Puffins inhabit some of Maine's islands
5. Maine's coast consists of many peninsulas with calm harbors. Crashing waves are a rare sight.
6. Only the older Mainers seem to have a Maine accent.
7. The muffled boing
of a navigation buoy is my new favorite sound.
8. Weathered shaker shingle is the siding of choice.
9. Cranberry bogs are pollinated with honey bees.
10. Gifford's maple walnut ice cream is to die for.
posted at 8:21 AM
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Hey gang! If you own a Nook or Kindle and haven't read "Dancing with Fireflies", today's the day! It's only $1.99.
Nook: Download it here
Kindle: Download it here
posted at 9:04 AM
Monday, June 30, 2014
We've been talking about Diann's upcoming Hallmark movie for almost a year, and the time is drawing near! Her movie "For Better or For Worse" premieres July 19, at 9:00. We hope you'll be watching!
Moreover, we hope you'll join us in making it a huge celebration! For years we girls said that if one of us gets a movie deal, we're going to fly to Hollywood and attend the premiere together. It was a big dream, and praise God, he made it happen for our sweet Di!
She was so excited to know she had a Hallmark movie coming out, and even though she won't be with us, we're going to celebrate. She asked us to have a party and make the night fun so her family wouldn't be sad, but we're going one further. We're having our very own premiere, complete with limos, photographers, and red carpet!
If you live in the Fort Wayne (Indiana) area, we hope you can come! If not, please considering grabbing a few friends and watching the premiere together. Have a simple get-together or go big with a wedding theme and door prizes like we are.
Either way, we hope you'll share about your evening on Facebook and Twitter to let the world know about Di's movie.
Go to the Event Page for more details!
posted at 3:59 PM
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Some early readers are already raving about Seagrass Pier, book 3 in the Hope Beach series. Until July 1, you can preorder a digital copy for only $4.99. You can also enter to win a Kindle by clicking here.
Here's a little about the book. I can't wait to see what you think!
In a secluded corner of Hope Beach, one woman must decipher a stranger’s memories . . . before they cost her everything.
Elin Summerall was one of the lucky ones. Not only did she get a heart transplant, but the donor was a perfect fit. A miraculously perfect fit.
But when Elin begins having violent flashbacks—and vivid dreams of being strangled—she realizes that she has been the recipient of more than just a new heart . . . Elin is remembering her donor’s murder.
Her strange affliction has attracted some unwanted attention: from the press, from the authorities . . . and from the killer himself. Now, living alone with her young daughter and aging mother, Elin is being stalked—by a man she’s only met in her nightmares.
The police are dubious of her story, but one off-duty FBI agent is eager to help her: Agent Marc Everton whose partner was killed while investigating the story.
Now, in a remote cottage on Hope Island, Elin and Marc must probe the secrets buried in her borrowed heart. And there’s no time to waste. One man is desperate to silence her—before she remembers too much.
And to get you in the mood for the 3rd book in the series, a digital copy of Tidewater Inn is available for only $3.99.
posted at 6:26 PM
Monday, June 02, 2014
Wow, what a busy weekend we had! Our middle son, Chad graduated from high school, and we had loads of family and friends around us. I'm so proud of our baby and can't believe he'll be going off to college in just a few short months.
I hope your summer is off to a great start--or will be soon! In case you're looking for summer--or vacation--reads, here are a couple of my books that are on sale on Kindle for the month of June. I do love a good beach read!
Both novels are set on Nantucket (no particular order). The Convenient Groom
is a modern day marriage of convenience story, and Seaside Letters
is kind of a twist on "You've Got Mail".
I'm off to Alaska soon, so no beach for me, but you can be sure my Nook will be loaded with lots of good books to enjoy while I'm taking in the majestic beauty of Alaska!
Download Convenient Groom
Download Seaside Letters
posted at 4:12 PM
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Just wanted to let you know that we're giving away a Kindle HDX tonight! You can sign up here.
Winner will be announced at my Facebook Party tonight (8pm EST), where there'll be lots of fast paced fun: trivia, Q&A, more giveaways and a sneak peek at the next book in the Chapel Springs series. I hope you can make it!
posted at 12:53 PM
Friday, March 28, 2014
|Coming December 9, 2014|
I love getting a new cover! It's so exciting to see my story all boiled down to one image. I love what my publishing team came up with for The Wishing Season
. It's playful and loving, and the snowy background (while maybe grating on all our nerves now!) will be appealing come December! And is it just me, or does the hero look like Tom Brady?
What do you think of it?
I hope you enjoyed Dancing with Fireflies
and are eager for the next Chapel Springs installment.
Everyone has been asking me, Does The Wishing Season
feature Ryan or PJ McKinley? Find out here.
posted at 9:02 AM