Wilde Treasures has a new look!

Here’s the story behind WILDE TREASURES’ new cover. Though I like the original cover (photo on the right), it felt a little busy and hard to read–the title goes across the hair, there is a bright blue strap that doesn’t belong to anything, and the pink polka dots are distracting. And since the map doesn’t look like a treasure map, I felt this cover didn’t truly convey a treasure hunt story. Searching through pages and pages of stock images didn’t yield a better picture, so I decided to do my own photoshoot with the help of my dancer/ actor daughter in front of the camera and my amateur-photographer mother behind it. Both were super excited to join me in the project. Here is the picture of my daughter Julie we liked best from the photo shoot. There was just one problem, though. The eye goes to the model and not


Exciting News!

  I’m thrilled to announce WILDE IN LOVE is a finalist in the NJ Romance Writer’s Golden Leaf Contest for published books in the Short Contemporary Category (40,000-60,000 words). The books were judged by booksellers, librarians, readers’ groups, and romance readers. Thank you NJRW contest judges! And thank you, readers, for taking a break from your busy lives to sit back, relax, and enjoy a Wilde romance with me. ~ But that’s not all… Another Candlewood Falls novel, TAKING ROOT by Stacey Wilk, is a double finalist in the “Mid-Contemporary” category (60,000-80,000 words) AND “Best Book By A New Jersey Romance Author” category. Congratulations, Stacey! Keep your fingers crossed for Stacey and me. Winners will be notified in December.  



Today is release day for WILDE TREASURES: A Candlewood Falls Novel! I can’t wait for you to join Willow Wilde & Rick McKinnon on an adventure through Candlewood Falls as they chase clues on a hunt for 200-year-old buried pirate booty and discover some treasures are more precious than gold.   Rick McKinnon is on the hunt for booty… pirate booty, that is. With one week left to find the trove before his mafia boss investor starts busting kneecaps, Rick discovers the hidden location is inside a 200-year-old well on private property. Unfortunately, claustrophobic Rick gets stuck. The last thing Willow Wilde needs after moving away from her thieving ex is to rescue a sexy hustler from her well. But when the fortune hunter offers a piece of buried treasure in exchange for her help, Willow gets swept into an adventure sure to solve her money woes and add to


Book Signing at Piscataway Street Fair.

Today, Saturday, June 11th from 10:00 – 4:00, I’ll be at Piscataway NJ’s Street Fair with my Candlewood Falls “partner in crime,” Stacey Wilk. The fair is located on Stockton Street behind the YMCA at the Piscataway Community Center. If you’re in the area, please stop by and say hello.



My newsletter readers had the first look at the cover for WILDE TREASURES, my new Candlewood Falls book coming August 9th. The Candlewood Falls Readers Group on Facebook got the next sneak peek. Now I’m ready to release the cover to everyone. Here it is…     While searching for a hidden fortune, can two lonely adventurers discover some treasures are more precious than gold? Be sure to pre-order TODAY at your favorite retailers for an August 9th release!


Fully Booked Author Podcast

Fellow Candlewood Falls authors Stacey Wilk and Jen Talty and I are on Hidden Gem’s Fully Booked Author Podcast today discussing Collaborating in a Shared Fictional Universe. Come check it out! We had a blast recording the podcast and discussing how we came up with the idea for Candlewood Falls, and how we write the stories you love to read, including how we decide which of each others’ characters and businesses to include in our own books. The link goes live at 8:00 AM EDT Also, May 15, 16, & 17 will be the cover reveals for the Summer Releases at the Candlewood Falls Readers Group. My newsletter subscribers already got their sneak peek at my cover. The Candlewood Falls Reader’s Group is next. Then I’ll share it here and upload my cover to book retailers. Have you seen it yet?


Book Signing at the Mall

Hey, Gang! I’ll be back in my former hometown of Rockaway Township this Saturday, April 30th from 10:00-5:00 signing books with fellow Candlewood Falls author Stacey Wilk at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall’s Crafter and Maker’s Event. Come stop by and say hi, get your books signed, and buy a few extras as gifts. What better Mother’s Day gift is there than a good book and a little free time to let her enjoy reading it? Plus, as a bonus, we are giving away a free gift with purchase! We hope to see you there!


Craft Fair Book Signing

Fellow Candlewood Falls author Stacey Wilk and I will be at the White Meadow Lake Clubhouse Spring Market in Rockaway NJ selling and signing books on Sunday, April 24th from 10:00-3:00. I grew up in Rockaway Township and spent many miles running up and down the hills of White Meadow Lake while training for track and cross country, thinking up stories to pass the time. I’m thrilled to be back in my hometown selling my stories at the WML Women’s Club Spring Market. Stop by and say hello! Free gift with purchase! For more information on the WML Spring Market click here.


WILDE IN LOVE Release Day!

Today is Wilde In Love’s release day! I can’t wait for you to meet romance writer Brielle Wilde and Stuntman Luke Sheridan. If you love a wounded bad boy hero who isn’t quite what people think he is, then Luke is the book boyfriend for you. I love how Luke helps Brielle face her physical fears, and how Brielle helps Luke face his emotional fears. Together, they heal each other’s hearts. To celebrate the Candlewood Falls Spring Releases, I’d like to invite you to a NIGHT AT THE MOVIES release party tonight (Wednesday, April 6) at 7:30 PM EDT on Zoom. Come hear about the new releases, listen to short excerpts, and tell us which movies you’d pair the book’s theme with. (Hint: Mine has to do with weddings. I’m sure you’ve seen a wedding movie or two.)  Click the picture below for the Zoom link to the party.    

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