Monthly Archives: June 2015

Oh, the things I’ll learn…a novelist researches the delicious

Beginning a new series is an intimidating endeavor, but this one promises to be delicious. I’ve begun what I’m tentatively calling, The Wainwright Series. Contemporary Romances set on a Virginia Plantation being used as an inn. Natty, the star of the first book, is a pastry chef who concocts some amazing creations in the inn’s kitchen. Dan, her boss and co-owner, doesn’t eat dessert. I think she’ll be able to tempt him to indulge in a variety of sweet morsels before the book’s end.

For me, I get to research and experiment with fancy desserts. I read about and even already wrote about how Natty forms apple slices into roses. This morning, I tried it. There’s a slight learning curve, but the below rose was only attempt number five. Thanks to From My Impossibly Tiny Kitchen for inspiration and instructions. Check them out here:


Perfect for summer reading….The Michigan Moonlight Series

I’m delighted to share my new series with readers. In Animal_prints_FB_ad, book one of The Michigan Moonlight Series, Photographer Ian Kroft’s dream is to finish his book on fellow veterans. When his father offers him the funds he needs in exchange for persuading a family to sell their farm, it sounds simple.

Then Ian meets Colette and in a flash everything changes. Cherry Ridge Farm is home to Colette’s family—and to her animal rescue center. The slim, gorgeous veterinarian has no intention of selling.

Soon Ian’s chasing after her runaway dog and laughing at her jokes, and he knows that if he lets slip his real purpose, she’ll never forgive him. Ian’s torn between his book and his new romance…all while his father is clamoring for him to seal the deal.

Colette can trust a dog to come back when she calls, but a man? Colette’s been burned more than once. Then a sweet, athletic photographer pops into her life and makes her wonder if it’s time to picture a new future.

Happy Summer Reading, everyone!