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In the fall of 2014, I went on European book tour and visited Venice, Milan, Hamburg, Lyon and Paris. To say it was a dream come true would be inaccurate, because I never even imagined such a trip. Thanks to the foreign branches of Harlequin for being so wonderful, warm and gracious.

 


 

 

 

Part of my job involves a healthy admiration of good-looking, lovely men. On my trip to Oz in March 2013, what was an author to do when presented with such opportunities as the Land Down Under provides? Snap away, of course...

Someone's gotta do it. ; )


The setting for the Blue Heron series is a combination of Fulkerson Winery in Dundee, New York, and Hammondsport, which is on the shores of Keuka Lake.

 

 
 

This lovely man is NOT Santa Claus…he’s Michael Hauge, author of Writing Screenplays That Sell. He’s a frequent speaker at writers’ conferences, because novels and screenplays actually have a lot in common. 

 

 

With my fictional boyfriends.

 

 

 


 


 

More of the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Here’s some of the foliage the area is rightfully famous for…

 

 

 

 
 

 

And here’s the view from the grape harvester! Wicked fun! I think I’ve found my retirement job…

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
  Learning about the process from the owner of Fulkerson Winery (the best rieslings!)
 
 
  A decidedly unglamorous shot of the author…this was taken in July during our wonderful vacation to Blue Mountain Lake, NY, and I had just injured my leg before leaving. Long story.
 
 
  Here we have yours truly; Jill Shalvis,  Robyn Carr, and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, NYC 2011.
 
   
 
  The lovely author Michelle Willingham and yours truly. 
 
 
  Here are my two beautiful RITAs, one of Catch of the Day, the other for Too Good To Be True. I put them on the shelf with McIrish’s Firefighter of the Year statue…he dragged an unconscious man from a fire, saving his life (right in front of our son and me, no less!). You can also see the flag from my grandfather’s casket; he was a WWII veteran and POW who escaped, rejoined his regiment and helped liberate Dachau. So the ladies are in very fine company indeed!
 
 
 

Here we have Gretchen and Kate, who were serving with my friend, Bill, in Iraq. In addition to sending a crate of books to the troops with each release, I also donate a portion of sales to Fisher House Foundation, which provides a home away from home for military families when a loved one is in the hospital.