Happy New Year!

 
Not actually a picture of me...

Not actually a picture of me...

Hi there! Sorry things have been quiet. I hope you won't assume that I haven't been hard at work -- I have. I've also been moving (yikes. Moving at Christmas. Not for the faint of heart, friends.), hosting holiday guests and doing all the normal stuff -- including getting a book out for publication!

I'm really excited to announce that a fun work of short romantic fiction will be released through Carina on January 5th! The book is called Prohibited!, and it's a novella centered around Evelyn McKenzie, a NYC debutante living in Manhattan in the 20s. I cannot tell you how fascinated I am with this period, and this place -- and this was an exploration of that. Better yet, there's a follow-up novel (in revision...argh) coming later this year featuring the same characters and more of their story. 

The book is available for pre-orders now, and I hope you'll enjoy it. Please do let me know your thoughts! I'm always so excited to hear from readers who aren't my mom. (I like hearing from you too, Mom.) 

The weirdest thing about Prohibited! is that the cover was a total surprise to me, but I've had lots of friends ask if I posed for the picture. People have asked that about the wine country covers, too, but I think they're just trying to flatter me -- I'm not nearly that thin. (And I kinda wish those models weren't, either, but that's another story.) But on this cover...the girl does look a lot like me. Or I look a lot like her. It's kind of freaky really, because none of my Carina editors have met me, so they have no idea what I look like... I'll see if I can pose similarly and post a side-by-side to show you! (I'll have to have an excuse to get all made up...) 

Anyway, get more info on Prohibited! here...