"I create experienced, funny, and smart women characters and drop them in locations all over the globe to see what happens. They never fail to entertain me."

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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I started my romance writing career officially in Tangier, the creative zone of famous twentieth century writers and dropouts like Paul Bowles and William S. Burroughs, as well as rock stars like the Rolling Stones. And now, Betsy Talbot. Though I’m not much of a dropout yet. I think that comes after the fame and fortune. Must consult fame […]

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Today is my 11th wedding anniversary. We’ve had some fun celebrations over the years: Wine tasting in Napa Valley B&B in Kennebunkport, Maine Beach house in Maui Sunrise mountain climbing in Mexico Beers on a rooftop restaurant in China Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean Today we’re going to the beach for paella in Spain. The […]


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I should be happy, but I’m not. Wild Rose is enjoying a 4.7 star average rating on Amazon. Book two in The Late Bloomers Series, English Ivy, is half-written and may be released ahead of schedule. I did a 24-km hike yesterday and can still move today. What’s not to be happy about in my world? […]