True North continues…

While I’m editing the next book in the Golden Shores series (more to come!), I’m working on my next project. Across the Lake is my last full-length novel in the True North series. I have loved this series and these characters and am not quite ready to say good-bye yet. So I’m in the midst of working on two novellas, hopefully to be completed and released in the fall.

The first novella I think of as Off the Dock (True North 3.5).

Eric’s story, On the Rocks, is a location change. He needs a break from Darcy and from the tiny island they live on. I was excited to take Eric back to his (and my!) alma mater in Bloomington, Indiana.

But…my heart is Anchored in the Bay. I couldn’t leave Madeline Island behind so easily.

The epilogue of Anchored in the Bay is Ed & Emily’s wedding. And due to Tawny and Francois’ takeover of the event, it went from quickie courthouse ceremony to grand affair and takes fifteen months to happen.

In between the last chapter and the epilogue, a LOT happens, including the events of Tiny Island Summer and On the RocksBut I still had more to add. Why is Francois suddenly leaving, as mentioned in the epilogue? And where is he going?

I hope you’ll enjoy my short interjection between On the Rocks and Across the Lake following Emily, Darcy, and Francois. Stay tuned for news and release dates and in the meantime…

Happy reading!



Comparison is the killer of joy

This is my favorite saying. It is so true and sort of goes with something I’ve mentioned here before. That being that how I measure success should not detract from how you measure success. And vice versa!

I firmly believe that everyone can achieve their dreams. I think there is room for every aspiring author to be published and read. I’m working hard every day to learn more about the craft of storytelling, to improve my work, and to encourage others.

So, in the vein of not comparing my work to others, I’m heading into another Kindle Scout campaign.

Working with the Kindle Scout team on Tiny Island Summer has been a great experience. Unfortunately, Tidal Patterns wasn’t picked up for publication, but that isn’t stopping me from trying again.

If you have a free second and can stop by and nominate On the Rocks (True North Book 3), I’d be forever grateful. On the Rocks (True North Book 3) is Eric’s story and revisiting both a favorite character and my own alma mater in this book has been a blast.

Check out On the Rocks (True North Book 3). If the book is selected for publication, you’ll receive a free Kindle copy as a thank you!

Kiss your fiance day

If you are currently engaged, be sure to pucker up to your bridegroom to be today (but I’m sure you don’t need a reminder at this stage!).

As I’m finishing up my True North series, I have quite a few engaged couples. Want to know who they are? Get started on the series here.

I will say that by the end of Across the Lake (True North 4) there are two married couples, two engaged, and two still figuring it out. (And yes, I’m including secondary characters in these numbers.) Do you know who they are? Can you guess?


P.S.  On the Rocks (True North Book 3) is now up on Kindle Scout. If you get a chance, check out the first chapter and nominate it. If it’s selected for publication with Kindle Press, you’ll get a free ecopy of the book delivered to your Kindle. Thanks for your support!