New Release

Book #2 in the Peach Logic series is headed your way this Friday, October 13th!

Get to know Jesse more in depth and spend more time with Peach Logic as they come home.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Riding on a natural high from headlining their first tour, Jesse Alston is enjoying being back in her home state of Georgia. That is until she literally butts heads with rodeo favorite Tyler Austin.

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He thinks she’s a diva. She thinks he’s a conceited thrill seeker.

Tragedy brings them together, opening not only their eyes but their hearts for one little girl. Tensions rise as sparks ignite between the country princess and the rodeo cowboy. Purpose brings them together. Outside forces threaten to pull them apart.
They’re both married to the road. There isn’t room for anything or anyone else, is there?

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10 Thing You May Not Know About Me

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10. I love to glamp. Okay, it’s camping on wheels…my mobile hotel. I love it. I have never felt more relaxed than when we park for a weekend and let the world just slip away. My favorite meal is breakfast, cooked outside. Bacon, eggs, sausage and pancakes. Yum!

9. I’m a Yankee that has been converted to a Southerner. Y’all is standard vocabulary. Although I have not accepted collard greens as a staple, I do love butter beans and squash. Family is everything. Biscuits go with everything. Bless your heart. We are always a polite group, even when we are setting you straight. Sweet Tea. ‘Nough said.

8. I do not cook. Remember the Southern husband I mentioned? He’s an amazing cook and the complete reason I have gained so much weight since we married 17 years ago. Everything is fried and absolutely delicious.

7. I have four children (17-26) and three grandchildren (6 mo – 3 years). I know, right? I’m too young for that. LOL

6. I’m a Pride and Prejudice junkie. I have read the book a gazillion times and watched the movies (black and white and the Kiera Knightley version) just as much. I never tire of it. It was THE book that made me fall in love with Jane Austin and cemented my hopeless romantic status in the tenth grade.

5. I hate writing love scenes. (Face palm). I’m pretty much a fade to black kind of writer. Don’t get me wrong. I read lots of other genres and love them, but I am not comfortable writing the hot and heavy sex scenes. Nope. Not gonna happen.

4. Met my husband in a country music chat room (back when those were the thing). Yes, it is true. My children cringe at the story and even lecture at how crazy that would be today. I agree. It was definitely fate intervening. One day I might make a story out of it.

3. I work with a bunch of pigs…literally. I’m a manager in a bacon manufacturing facility by day and a writer every other free hour.

2. I’m an organizational freak. I make lists. My lists have lists. Notes on my phones. A file for everything. The challenge is remembering what I was thinking when I named the file. Everything in its place. I can do that at work and in my writing cave. Life raising for children did not allow for that. We lived in our home, so my outlet for my obsessive organizing was in my own space.

1. I hate water. I have to have it flavored somehow. Thank goodness Crystal Lite started making a Pure label brand without artificial sugars and ingredients.

Just Stop

This morning as I write, I was allowing myself to be irritated by interruptions. Breakfast. Okay, I do like to eat. My grandchildren playing – it was noisy. My husband asking me a question about laundry or  the grocery list.

Hello, family! I’m trying to write.

Then I went to make my morning post to social media and saw my friend’s post about her husband who is dying from cancer. It sounds like it could come at any time, and my heart hurt so much for her and her family.

I also felt childish and unappreciative of the blessings I have in my own life right now.

My friend and her husband have been fighting this battle for a long time. Every since I met her at a book signing two years ago.  They are two of the most gracious, thankful people I have ever met. They live life to the fullest and appreciate ever moment.

She does not complain. She is positive and thankful. She has many friends, for who wouldn’t appreciate a friend like her? She has been an amazing example of strength and a poster for what love looks like.

This morning I stop and ask any who would to say a prayer for my friends and her family as they face losing a husband, a father, a grandfather…

My family has been where they are, and I know how difficult this time is.

I also took a moment to apologize to my family for being irritated and impatient with them. I love them so very much. I sat and listened to my three-year-old autistic grandson playing with his ball and laughing, my seventeen-year-old daughter talking wit her dad at the breakfast table, and my five-month-old granddaughter testing out her newfound sounds as she tested the octaves of her vocal cords.

I said my own prayer of thanks this morning for my many blessings surrounding me and asked God to help me remember them and keep them in the forefront of my mind always.

I pray for my friend and her family this morning that God will give them peace and surround them in his hedge of protection through this hurtful time of loss.

My grandmother always said God never gives us more than we can handle, but sometimes we wish he didn’t think we were so strong.

I send so much love to my friend, Anna. Hug your loved ones and tell them how much they mean to you everyday, for we are not promised tomorrow.

 

Second Chances

Newsletter subscribers received it first, but now you can read about Sam and Lilly too.

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Sam and Lilly were high school sweethearts destined to be together…or so they thought until life threw Lilly a curve ball. Her dreams were put on hold while she forced Sam to go after his without her.

 

Five years later, Sam has returned to Granite Falls. Only feelings buried deep and locked away are threatened to be uncovered, risking additional heartbreak.

Will Sam and Lilly get a second chance at love, or did fate have different plans?

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