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Wild Rose – Book 1 of The Late Bloomers Series

Wild Rose e-book

Successful landscape designer and single mother Rose Quinn races to Italy to save her 19-year-old daughter Rachel from making a huge mistake with an older man – the same mistake Rose did at the age of 20. When secrets are revealed on the shores of Lake Como, Rose faces her own lifelong misconceptions about love and the illusion of control, relying on her lifelong best friends the Late Bloomers to see her through this transformation.

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For the Woman Who Always Takes Care of Everyone Else

Is that you? It was certainly me for a long time. And I know a lot of fantastic women who still put themselves at the end of a very long to-do list. This exact scenario is what led me to Wild Rose’s story, the first book in The Late Bloomers Series: What if a woman […]

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Writing My Own Love Story (How I Became a Romance Writer, Part 2)

(Just coming into the How I Became a Romance Writer series? You can go back to the beginning here.) When I started writing seriously, it was on serious topics: decluttering, saving money, learning how to say and get what you want, planning for a big dream. The how-to of it all was not difficult to […]


Wanting vs. Doing (How I Became a Romance Writer, Part 1)

People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that’s all there is to it.” – Harlan […]