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Challenge Accepted!

This week on Nitty Gritty Romance, I decided to accept the blog challenge for romance writers – sure I was supposed to begin in January, and okay, I’m a little late, but why not celebrate New Year in June…?!

I like thinking of each day as a new beginning and a new opportunity (that’s the yoga teacher in me!), so why not New Year in June?

So here goes. My fellow romance writers gave me my first theme:

A Few of My Favorite Things


Well this one’s easy. First off, my hubby and my two young girls.

From there: My favorite things include yoga (it really, really makes you feel better! Promise!); Luna Bars ( I would be lost without them!); reading; writing; and the works of Hemingway and Bukowski.


My go-to Luna Bar in my favorite flavor, Caramel Walnut Brownie!






I also adore the band Train – actually Malcolm Angel, the rock star at the heart of Summer of Irreverence-The Rock Star, the first book in the New York Artists Series, was inspired by Pat Monahan’s voice. And I love going to outdoor concerts on summer evenings with my husband and my girls – we bring a blanket and a picnic dinner, and it’s just perfect.




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I also love autumn, snuggling in sweaters and walking through the falling leaves…






Oh! And since this is a romance post, did I mention I love short facial hair on men…? Almost all of my male leads have a short beard at one point or another.

You can check out my Pinterest boards to find the men who’ve been the inspiration for my stories! Including this Sneak Peek for my latest novel (scroll down to meet Trevor Hughes) : Pinterest Sneak Peek

How about you? What do you love? Favorite season? Favorite foods? Facial hair or not?

We love to hear from you!

-Happy Reading!




In Love With Autumn…

Today on Nitty Gritty Romance we’re talking about a season to love—Autumn…

I’ll admit it. I don’t love summer. Although I love having more time to on-pointspend with my girls, I don’t love the heat, not a huge fan of swimming, don’t love the sand between my toes, mosquitoes, or the seven layers of extra heavy sunblock.

That’s why, when I drove past a farm stand filled with pumpkins, my heart fluttered. I love Autumn, or Fall if you prefer. A season so great they’ve given it two names. 😉

What is it about Autumn that makes so many of us so very happy? Of course the cooler temps and the colors. The crispness in the air. But it’s more than that, the Autumn air seems to be charged with an electricity belonging to no other season—the feeling of possibility.


To me, Autumn is also the most romantic season, a season of bundling up in oversized sweaters, and snuggling outside by a warm fire on a chilly evening.



To welcome in Autumn and September, I want to share a quote I read at my yoga studio.

September 2016:

“Each of my thoughts is like a raindrop. When I think the same ones over and over again, it is as if I am creating this incredible body of water. If my thoughts are negative, I can drown in a sea of my own negativity. If my thoughts are positive, however, I can float on the ocean of Life.”

So as we near the beginning of this wonderful season—I hope each of us can embrace the beauty and possibility of Autumn, as we float on our own oceans of positive thoughts.

Happy Autumn!

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