When Research Kills… With Cuteness!

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Many thanks to RT Book Reviews for posting about my time researching LAST CHANCE LLAMA RANCH, which drops August 25th. It was indeed a ridiculous amount of fun to write a book about sweet fluffy creatures, and I’ve never had more fun researching a story in my life.

Read the piece at RT Book Reviews here!

Three little alpacas are we...

Three little alpacas are we…

Llama, Llama, On the Web… Who’s the Cutest? Vote To Win!

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My latest novel LAST CHANCE LLAMA RANCH comes out on August 25th! I’m so excited for you to meet Merry Manning and all the fluffy faces living on the ranch. To celebrate the release of the new book, I’m hosting a contest!  Vote for the the cutest llama via ViralSweep and you will be entered for the chance to win these extra-special prizes including a signed copy of my book, coffee mug, and a hand-crocheted llama of your very own. (And yeah, I’m making it myself!)


Click here to enter the contest and pick the cutest llama!

After you’ve entered, you’ll be given the opportunity to earn bonus entries by sharing the contest on your social networks. Good luck!

Happy New Year!

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Hello friends and neighbors! Just a quick post to say happy 2015 and hey, I’m still alive and kicking.  Speaking of kicking, my llamas and alpacas are doing high kicks because I’m nearly finished with edits on LAST CHANCE LLAMA RANCH!  Huzzah!

More to come… meanwhile…


Book Two Needs a Name!

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I think it’s safe to share a little about the second novel I’m writing. It’s about a woman named Merry; six-foot-three, red hair, former Olympic skier from a high-expectations family. After a horrendous crash ends her career, Merry is looking to find her place in the world, and ends up becoming a travel writer for an online magazine. The magazine abruptly announces her column isn’t spicy enough, so they decide to send her off on “Don’t Do What I Did” missions–anything crazy, dangerous, or just plain gross. Her first mission lands Merry in the tiny town of Aguas Milagros, New Mexico… on a llama ranch. Her job? Muck stables, feed critters, guide tourists up and down the local mountains–anything that needs doing, Merry’s the new Gal Friday. Her bosses are Dolly the llama lady, who raises alpacas as well as her llamas, and spins a mean yarn (literally), and Sam, Dolly’s rough-and-tumble nephew, who’s not too keen on interlopers at the ranch.

The story’s all about finding your true home, coming to grips with your limitations, and challenging yourself to overcome the ones you can. Spitty llamas, adorable alpacas, and even a poltergoat roam the ranch. Wool, crafts, skiing, and naked hippie hot springs play a part–as does an unexpected romance with Surly Sam.

Now I just need a title.  Some early contenders are: Wild and Wooly, Unraveled, Making Merry, The Last Chance Llama Ranch. Maybe y’all can do better…?