Deep in the Heart of Texas

Last month, my husband and I were lucky enough to become the permanent stewards of four Texas longhorns. These beautiful creatures were seized from a ranch in the Texas Hill Country because they were neglected and starving. The owner was grazing 350 head on 43 acres. Mostly, you need an acre per cow. Here is…

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What I’m reading….

This week, I’ve been reading…er, listening…to Carolyn Brown’s SOMETIMES SISTERS and it is delightful. I know Carolyn, and I can hear her personality coming through in the feisty character of Granny Annie. Carolyn expertly spins a tale of three estranged sisters finding their way back to each other the summer of their grandmother’s death. It’…

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To Tame A Wild Cowboy

  Here’s the cover for the third book in the Lockharts of Cupid, Texas series. (Out in the spring of 2019) This is Rhett’s story and it’s the first time I’ve written the marriage of convenience trope. I found it quite challenging to write because it turns the whole “first comes love, then comes marriage”…

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Fun at Thrillerfest and RWA 2018

Hi All! For the past two weeks I’ve been out and about in the world. Hitting Thrillerfest in NYC and RWA in Denver. What fun we had. Here’s some pictures from the conferences. Just for fun, guess who I’m with…  

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Getting Real

I came across this passage today from the Velveteen Rabbit and it really touched me. Thought I would share.       “What is REAL? Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.” “Does it happen all at…

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Saving Allegheny Green

  Dear Readers,   I got the rights back from Harlequin on one my favorite books, Saving Allegheny Green. This book is actually a prequel to my Twilight, Texas series and it’s written in first person. It’s part mystery/part romance. My goal is to completely revise it for a modern audience and self-publish in ebook…

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Make Your Own Videos Easily with Animoto

Hey y’all! I just had to share this awesome software I found called Animoto. I downloaded some stock photos. (I used Fotolia and a picture one of my readers, Christie Conlee, made for me.) Came up with a few slogans and presto, in 10 minutes I created this video. From now on I’m making an…

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Welcome to My Site

Hi, my name’s Lori and I’m so glad you’ve found your way to my blog. I write books, teach writing, tend pets, do yoga, and run a writing retreat called Epiphany Orchards.   What to expect from this blog: Books, Books, Books! What I’ve read, what you’re reading, what’s going on with my books, and…

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