Hello! Welcome to the tenth and final post in my blog mini-series: The Creation of a Novel, where I’ll be sharing behind-the-scenes information about my upcoming debut novel, Waltz in the Wilderness. I hope you’ll join me on this journey toward launching my story into the world and leave your questions and thoughts in the comments section below. I love connecting with readers!


If you’ve missed any of the previous posts in this series, you can find them here: post one, post two, post three, post four, post five, post six, post seven, post eight, post nine.


This is it! The final day before my debut novel Waltz in the Wilderness releases to the world! I am SOOOO excited! I hope you’ve preordered your copy and are looking forward to diving into the world of 1850s California with Eliza Brooks and Daniel Clarke.


Did you know that you could be receiving not one, but TWO new stories tomorrow? That’s right! If you preorder Waltz in the Wilderness and email me your proof of purchase before midnight tonight, then tomorrow I will send you a FREE copy of my Chaparral Hearts prequel novella, Ribbons and Beaus which shares the story of how Eliza’s parents got together.

Here’s the official description:




Nora Taylor was the little girl who followed Jim Brooks around the fields asking too many questions. So when his brother, Henry, announces Nora’s return from a trip to Boston along with his intention to court and marry her, Jim thinks he’s joking. Until he sees for himself how much Nora’s grown up.

Suddenly staying out of his little brother’s way doesn’t seem so easy.

The man Nora loves thinks she deserves better. Can she change his mind? Or will his brother change hers?



What are you waiting for? Today is the last day to preorder! Grab your copy now! Then come back to email me your proof of purchase at this address.


Whether you’ve ordered your copy of Waltz in the Wilderness or not (although I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t!) you are invited to join me and my reading buddies for a super fun launch day celebration which I’ll be hosting tomorrow on my Facebook Page.




I hope to see you there! Invite your friends! Click here to join the party!



One more time, here’s the full description of Waltz in the Wilderness:




She’s desperate to find her missing father. His conscience demands he risk all to help. 

Eliza Brooks is haunted by her role in her mother’s death, so she’ll do anything to find her missing pa—even if it means sneaking aboard a southbound ship. When those meant to protect her abandon and betray her instead, a family friend’s unexpected assistance is a blessing she can’t refuse.

Daniel Clarke came to California to make his fortune, and a stable job as a San Francisco carpenter has earned him more than most have scraped from the local goldfields. But it’s been four years since he left Massachusetts and his fiancé is impatient for his return. Bound for home at last, Daniel Clarke finds his heart and plans challenged by a tenacious young woman with haunted eyes. Though every word he utters seems to offend her, he is determined to see her safely returned to her father. Even if that means risking his fragile engagement.

When disaster befalls them in the remote wilderness of the Southern California mountains, true feelings are revealed, and both must face heart-rending decisions. But how to decide when every choice before them leads to someone getting hurt?

Ebook preorder links: 

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | Kobo

Paperback preorder links:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million




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