Adventures in Writing a Novel

On Sale Today!! Guest Blog Interviews too! #amreading #romance #KindleUnlimited

It is with complete and utter joy that I announce that today, The Woman on the Painted Horse if finally on sale!! I would love to thank my husband. Without his encouragement and support, I would have given up years ago. He is the best husband and father, and is my other half. And, for my beautiful daughters who make my heart whole. Without them, my world would be nothing.

To my parents, Nick and Noreen, thank you for…well, for everything. I wouldn’t be who I am today without your love, support, and guidance. To my sister, Michelle, brother-in-law, Michael, my nephews, and to all my family and friends, thank you for your love and support, and listening to all my writing rants.

To my friends, Season and Aurora, thank you both for understanding and for never complaining about the numerous different drafts I sent for you to read, and for your unwavering love and support.

Writer friends are the Ethels to our Lucys in both friendship

and plotting out crazy, harebrained ideas….like writing a novel for instance.

To my friend, Sabrina, thank you for threatening me with bodily harm when I didn’t think I could or should continue writing. I never would have made it through the bad writing days without your positive attitude. You are my family, another sister, and I’m so proud of you for all your hard work on your own writing.

To my friend, Regina, thank you for your unfailing encouragement, support, and the thousands and thousands of hours you spent listening as I worked out plot and character issues. Most importantly, thank you for your unrelenting and sometimes brutal honesty when I needed it. Who would have thought after all these years….a Craigslist sales ad of all places would be where I would find one of my best friends.  

To my friend, Erin, from the moment you sat across the table and we talked about your character Vince, I knew I wanted you in my life forever. Thank you for your encouragement, support, and advice. You have been an inspiration.

To my friend, Bill, you helped me become a better writer and this novel would not be the novel it is today without you. I will forever be grateful for the gift and for your words of advice.



A young woman defying the laws of her country, a young man hungry with greed and power, a brave soul who falls in love with one he shouldn’t; all three caught in a country divided by war and a forbidden love torn apart by blackmail and disparity.

Alexandra Monroe is a slave smuggler, smuggling slaves north where they can live as free people. Her crime is sedition and her punishment, if caught, is death. The daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Montgomery, Alexandra lives a life not by her own accord, but a life she willingly accepts for her secret quest to save the lives of slaves. Her ultimate sacrifice is to marry the town’s most eligible bachelor, Thomas Ludlow—who has deadly secrets of his own.

One afternoon, Alexandra comes face to face with handsome William Graysden. Although, forbidden for his Creek Indian heritage, he captivates her. They fascinate one another, and ultimately find in each other a bond they don’t wish to ignore. After a series of events; however, William must face the choice to continue the dangerous pursuit of Alexandra’s affections or forget about her.

Today, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by three friends and fellow authors!!

Sabrina A. Fish, you can read my interview HERE.


Tamara Grantham, you can read my interview HERE.


Meggan Conners, you can read my interview HERE.

I hope you visit me over on their blogs!! They asked good and tough questions. I really enjoyed both interviews. Happy Writing, everyone!


12 thoughts on “On Sale Today!! Guest Blog Interviews too! #amreading #romance #KindleUnlimited

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Yes, it was a very long 4 years and 6 months. lol. My second only took me 8 months, though, and the third is even taking less. I consider them growing pains. 🙂 I’m excited for April, I’m almost all ready to start posting!

  1. Congrats! it’s a great feeling isn’t it. I wish you much success and good for you. Wanting to write a book and actually doing it–such an accomplishment!

  2. Congratulations on publishing your book! It was a delight to see it up on Amazon and the historical component sounds so fascinating. I will pick up a copy on Friday! Off to check out your interviews now. 🙂

      1. OOh that’s awesome. 😀 Thank you! That makes me really happy.

        And I was going to send you a message about having you on my blog as a guest blogger or we could do an interview to help spread the word about your book. Xx

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