Before there was Spavinaw Junction, the quirky little Oklahoma town in my recent novel, Waking Up Joy, there was La Rosaleda. La Rosaleda is a fictional town in the Sonoma Valley of California and is where my first two novels are set. While those novels are Women’s Fiction, many of my readers have loved the romantic threads that weave through the lives of the women in Ruby Among Us and Rose House.
Recently Waking Up Joy received the honor of being named a 2015 HOLT Medallion finalist in the “Best Novel With Romantic Elements” category, more evidence that I keep weaving romance into my Women’s Fiction novels. To celebrate my being a 2015 HOLT Finalist, I’m having a contest! I’m giving away a signed copy of each of my first two novels in the La Rosaleda Series: Ruby Among Us and Rose House.
Click Here to Enter: La Rosaleda Giveaway
Thanks for entering! If you don’t want to wait, remember that Ruby Among Us and Rose House are both available to purchase at your favorite online store, or you can order them from your local indie bookstore. Find your store at Indiebound.
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I recently took over the blog at Tule Publishing, so I invite you to head over and read about how I wrote a good portion of Waking Up Joy in Northeastern Oklahoma where the novel is set. The only thing better than writing by the pool would be reading next to it.
Here is the link to the post –
Writing Waking Up Joy: Front Porches, Swimming Pools, and Flip-Flops
I am thrilled that WAKING UP JOY is a finalist in the HOLT Medallion Award Contest for Published Authors in the Novel With Strong Romantic Elements category. This is the first time one of my books has been a finalist in a contest and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you to the Virginia Romance Writers and the HOLT Medallion Award judges and coordinators.
I am so happy that Publisher/Author Jane Porter and Tule Publishing gave WAKING UP JOY a chance, and that Editor/Author Amy Sue Nathan was there every step of the way as the editor. It takes a team to bring a novel to readers once it is written. I’ve been blessed with an amazing team of people at Tule.
Congratulations to all of the other finalists. Here is a complete list if you would like to take a look: HOLT Medallion Finalists 2015
Please head over to Southern Writer’s Magazine for my new post at their blog, Suite T:
Southern Writer’s Magazine Post: Being True to the Writer Within
Click Here to Enter This Mother’s Day Giveaway!
This Contest has ended. Thank you for entering! Our winner, Brenda Dickson, has been notified. I hope you all will continue to learn more about these 8 wonderful novels, and check back more for contests and more book talk!
It’s time for another giveaway and this time I’m getting together with 7 other Women’s Fiction authors to give away 1 big prize! The lucky winner will receive all 8 of these compelling women’s fiction books. Will it be you?
Instructions: Just click on the link above and it will take you to the Giveaway at Rafflecopter. Enter by tweeting and/or visiting and liking each author’s facebook page. You can send a tweet every day if you want!
Palmetto Moon by Kim Boykin
Ruby Among Us by Tina Ann Forkner
Finding Emma by Steena Holmes
The Delicate Nature of Love by Wendy Paine Miller
The Glass Wives by Amy Sue Nathan
Before I Go by Colleen Oakley
A Watershed Year by Susan Schoenberger
The Hatmaker’s Heart by Carla Stewart