Many of you have reached out to inquire about the release date for Breaking the Cowboy. I’m thrilled that so many people are eager to read Brody and Louisa’s story, but I don’t have a release date yet.

My mother was diagnosed with dementia two years ago and was in the moderate stage of Alzheimer’s. As you can imagine, it was a devastating blow for our family. She has since declined into the late stage, needs around the clock care, and is on a waiting list for a long-term care facility.

Being a caregiver is exhausting and sometimes feels debilitating. It has interfered with my creativity, writing, productivity, and my mental and physical health as well. I wrote A Cowboy Charming Christmas in three months by writing before work, 3:00 a.m. 6:00 a.m., six days a week, but I no longer have the stamina for those long hours.

I am writing, but slower than before. To combat the stress, I paint between chapters. It's therapeutic and helps me concentrate on something other than the situation.

I apologize for the delay and will update you with a release date as soon as I have one.

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.



Rough Creek, my new four (possibly five) book contemporary western romance series, is set in the fictional town of Darrow, Idaho, and revolves around the McDermott family. Nestled between the Grizzly and Kingsman Mountain ranges, Rough Creek Ranch is the perfect backdrop for adventure, romance, heartbreak, and sometimes tragedy.


The first book in the Rough Creek series, A Cowboy Charming Christmas, was written from a character in the first book of my Coldiron Cowboys series.

Carter McDermott didn’t have a single line and was only mentioned by the hero, and... you guessed it. Sage Parsons. I had no idea Carter would have his own book or that a series would sprout from his story. But out of the blue, a character I’ve never shared a conversation with started talking to me.


Siblings, Morgan, Sawyer, and Lanie will each have a book. Harper, the youngest of the McDermott Clan, is keeping her story a secret for now. But I'm not complaining. I love a character who's quiet then suddenly wakes me up in the middle of the night because they're ready to talk.


Actor Morgan (McDermott) Prescott is a cad in the first couple of chapters of his book, Hollywood Cowboy. So much so that I seriously contemplated keeping him a secondary character and killing him off later in the series. But... after we talked, Morgan convinced me that he is hero material and totally redeemable. I believe him, and I may have accidentally fallen in love with the man he becomes. I haven't given many clues about his story, and it will be interesting to see who readers think his leading lady will be in Hollywood Cowboy. ​


Sawyer and Lanie’s story plots are emotional and moving. Grab a tissue! That's all I can say for now!


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