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As many of you know, I love few things better than making new discoveries, however small.  I enjoy experimenting with fresh ideas, recipes, art techniques, etc., whether I fail or succeed.  Today, on Day 39 of my first 40 day round of practicing the amazing Vimala...

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I truly appreciate your patience

This illness has been rough.  The cough and congestion are long gone, but the bone-deep fatigue has been slow to fade.  I'm almost back to normal--as normal as I'll ever be, anyway--:) and I am eager to write and blog regularly. Our winners this week are Cheryl Gagne...

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Almost Out of the Woods

I think the c-diff is under control, and I am feeling much stronger, though I'm not quite there yet.  The trip to Atlanta was a marvelous experience, and I'm so glad I went.  I'm also glad I kept a low profile and returned home in fairly good shape.  Due to crowds and...

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My (Modified) Atlanta Adventure

Well, cowgirls, I managed, with a lot of help from my friends, to make it to the Romantic Times Conference after all.  Not bad for a woman virtually climbing out of a sick bed to board a plane!  I had originally intended to attend the entire conference, but...

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Winners and a Brief Update

Winners are: Valia Smith and Elma Lamoureux.  Congratulations, Valia and Elma!  New contest in progress; as always, just comment.  Two winners will be chosen at random, notified, and posted here.  Each will receive an autographed copy of my latest book. Now, for the...

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Back to the Blog

That flu everyone's talking about?  It's REAL.  I have been sick for over three weeks--as in, stay-in-my-pajamas, sleep-in-the-daytime, cough-and-snuffle sick.  I've been out of the house exactly twice, for very short forays, which always ended with Advil, more...

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Tomorrow is the day!

  Use coupon code LLMHERO1 to receive $1 OFF the print or ebook version of FOREVER A HERO on  In order to redeem this offer, please add the print or ebook version of FOREVER A HERO to your shopping cart and then enter the coupon code at checkout....

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As I am temporarily between projects, I am devouring new books.  Some, of course, are only new to me--you may well have read them.  Every Tuesday, I head for Today's listen is "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho, though I am nearly through.  On the playlist...

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Winners and More on the List of 20

Our winners are: Maria Sanchez and Candy Charville.  Congratulations, both of you.  To recap: each week, two winners will be chosen at random from the comment section of this blog.  Each winner will receive an autographed copy of my latest release, and their names...

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Makin’ A List and Checkin’ It Twice

No, I'm not getting ready for Christmas in March.  🙂  I'm making a list of things I need to do to work as efficiently as possible and write good books, plus more personal things, like consistent exercise, etc.  Examples: I'll be writing "The Wager" next, and this is...

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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

It's true.  My heroes have always been cowboys, and they probably always will.  #1, of course, is my late, great dad, Grady "Skip" Lael.   This month, on March 21, my new contemporary western romance, "Forever A Hero", will be available wherever books are sold, as...

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The Book is Done!

Well, mostly done.  There will be revisions, but the story is complete.  I finished yesterday afternoon, and I think I was in shock for the rest of the evening.  I made supper, took a relaxing bath, went to bed and listened to a good part of Naomi Judd's new book,...

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