FAQ Category: About the Books

Can I get an early copy of your book?

One of the best ways to get your hands on an early copy of my Harlequin Presents is to buy directly from Harlequin.com. In the UK, you can buy Mills & Boon Modern from Mills & Boon UK.

Both publishers offer their books one month before the official release day. Eg. If my book is releasing on April 1st, you can buy it from Harlequin on March 1st.

Other publishers have different schedules and arrangements, but if you are a reviewer, watch for my books on Netgalley. If I’m told my book is there, I will usually tweet it or add an announcement here on site. To be notified auto-magically, join my What’s New feed from my subscribe page.

Is Murphy a real dog?

Yes! Murphy, from On The Edge and the Blue Spruce Lodge series, is based on a goofy mutt who lives with my sister and her husband. Sometimes I refer to Murphy as a rescue, but as with many people who adore their pets, it’s a toss up who rescued whom in their family.

My brother-in-law was visiting his parents when he found Murphy running amok without a collar. He took him to the local SPCA who said his owner had tried to turn him over a few hours before. He was from out of town and seemed to have turned Murphy loose as a solution to his problem. Maybe the dog wasn’t traveling well? We don’t know.

In any case, my brother-in-law left him there, but he has a history of busting dogs out of jail. It didn’t take twenty-four hours before he was back there, bringing Murphy home.

Murphy was not fully grown, which became tricky at the apartment they were leasing. He was bigger than what they typically allowed, but a few life changes later, they moved into a house with a back yard and a dog park nearby.

He’s the kind of dog who needs his exercise or he goes squirrelly. Here he is acting like one–a squirrel, I mean.

You seem to write a lot of different types of romance. Why?

I tried a lot of things on my journey to publication, which gave me a taste for trying a lot of things. I wrote Hustled To The Altar, The Healer, and the Secret Dreams Duet long before I published.

Shortly after I sold No Longer Forbidden? to Harlequin Presents, I had an opportunity come up with Tule and wrote Hometown Hero for Montana Born.


I discovered I really enjoyed writing small town romance along with the high fantasy of Presents, but I also had a lot of manuscripts on the hard drive that didn’t fit either of those publishers.

I’ve now indie published a lot of those orphans because I can.