Hey! How’s it Going?

I feel like I’ve been MIA from my website for a long time. Sure, I’ve had a Friday Reads post here or there, a recipe or two, even a cover reveal (So pretty!), but not much news from me directly. Of course, I love all of those other things, which is why I put them on my blog, but it feels like time to reconnect with all of you who come here to hang out with me.

So, hey! How’s it going with you? Whatcha been up to lately? Are you completely over winter as much as I am yet?

The last couple of months, well since October really, have just gone by in a blur.

I wrote 2 novellas in the fall and then submitted them to publishers in December. The whole writing process is fun and stressful all at the same time. But I’m thrilled that the hard work paid off and both books were picked up by the publishers I had them targeted to! It’s so awesome when stuff like that works out. PINCH OF ME, DASH OF YOU, will be out in 2015 with Fated Desires Publishing. It’s a delicious foodie romance about a food critic and chef. SURVIVE FOR MY LOVE is coming very soon from Decadent Publishing! I don’t have a definite release date yet, but I’m betting it will be in the spring or early summer. I’m nervous and excited for you to read the continuation (and conclusion!) to Sara and Dane’s prepper story. If you read ESCAPE TO MY ARMS, I think you will find Survive very exciting, adventurous and satisfying. And if you haven’t read Escape, you should because it’s really good! I don’t usually toot my own horn, but that book was just so different and amazing to write. I really love the characters, the situation and the journey they go through. I enjoyed that process so much, that I might even consider writing a full-length adventure romance novel some day.

Aside from that, I’m awaiting news and edits on a couple of projects. I really can’t wait until the announcements can happen. But all in good time I guess. If all goes as planned, I have some big things happening this year! I hate to be a tease, but I’m just not allowed to say yet…

Between holidays and snow days, I have maybe only had one or two full weeks with the kids at school. It’s been a treat to have them home to hang out with. We’ve done a lot of playing in the snow, cuddling on the couch with movies and video games, and reading books. I love having them home! But it’s definitely put a damper on my work progress. I’m not too worried, but it will be nice to someday get used to writing M-F again. Someday…

Speaking of writing, I’m hard at work—or trying to be, at least!—on Parker and Olivia’s story. I’m just starting chapter five and they have already found themselves in a few tricky situations! I’m looking forward to seeing how this all turns out for them. I mean, I sort of know because I did write out a full synopsis, but characters often surprise me along the way to The End.

Lately, hubs and I have been talking a lot about our overall health and wellbeing. We’ve decided to start making positive changes. For the last few weeks or so, we’ve been getting up 45 minutes early a couple of times a week to do yoga and short circuit training app. And we recently started adding in walking on the treadmill. I’m proud to say I’ve been getting 10,000 + steps each day for the last couple of weeks. I’m hoping it will help counteract all the sitting I do while writing! It certainly can’t hurt, right?

So enough updates about me. What are you all up to? I hope things are finding you happy, healthy and enjoying 2014!


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