Happy May! I'm sitting here looking out of my window at an absolutely gorgeous spring day - love this time of year. My daughter's wedding last month was absolutely beautiful and I feel very blessed to welcome a new son-in-law and two new grandsons into my family.
April was also the month for the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Luncheon. This is my second time to attend and, even though the trip home was a bit of a comic nightmare, I enjoyed the event immensely. It gave me the opportunity to visit with friends I rarely see in person and I to also meet some new friends that I'm looking forward to getting to know better in the days to come.
This month also holds some fun things to look forward to. There's Mother's Day of course, that day when we celebrate those wonderful women who raised us and had a lot to do with the kind of adults we grew up to be. I'm among those lucky ones who has her mother still here and I thank the Good Lord every day for having this special lady as such an integral part of my life.
And May is also the month of the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. This is an amazing annual gathering of Authors, readers and industry professionals with lots of opportunity to learn, mingle, make friends and party! I'll be participating in one author panel discussion and serve as one of the hostesses for two fun reader events while I'm there. I'll also be signing copies of my brand new release, Second Chance Hero at the booksigning on May 16th. It's open to the public, so if you're in the Dallas area that day, I hope you'll swing by my table and say hello. You can find out more info at this link: RT Convention Giant Book Fair
On the writing front, I'm getting ready to start on the eighth book in my Texas Grooms series. This one will feature uber-responsible lawman Ward Gleason and flamboyant dressmaker Hazel Andrews. This one promises to be lots of fun as I navigate what will undoubtedly be a bumpy courtship between these two different but perfect-for-each-other characters.
Don't forget to take a look at the great guests I have lined up for my Spotlight Interviews.
- This month Dana Lynn is stepping into my author spotlight! You can see her interview over on my AUTHOR VIP page!
- Lacy Williams, Managing Editor for Redbud Press, will remain in my Industry Spotlight through May. If you haven't checked it out already, look for her interview on my INDUSTRY VIP page.
And last but not least, here's my quote for the month. And for the record, I'm in complete agreement with Mr. Lewis!
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~C.S. Lewis