Thursday, March 26, 2015


I just want to take a moment to extend a huge congratulations to the 2015 RWA (Romance Writers of America) RITA and Golden Heart finalists! I see several of my favorite authors on the list of nominees, including Katy Lee, Nora Roberts (as JD Robb), and Julie Miller.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on July 25th at the 2015 RWA Annual Conference in New York, and I look forward to reading all about it. What a dream come true it would be to see my name on this list. Maybe someday. *grin*  If you would like to see the full list of finalists, click here.

Monday, March 23, 2015

A tribute to puppies everywhere ...

In honor of #NationalPuppyDay, here's our laid-back Peek-a-Poo, Amber, sound asleep in my husband's recliner. She is one lazy dog, but she's family, and I don't know what we'd do without her. Happy National Puppy Day!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Life in the Sullivan household ...

What a crazy week this has been! For the past couple of months, I have been waiting for a contest announcement by the Harlequin Love Inspired editors, which was scheduled to take place March 16th at 10:00 AM (CST). As I sat at my computer Monday morning and watched the last couple of minutes wind down before the contest started, I received a frantic phone call from my husband, Shawn. He said he was having chest pains and that he was on his way home from work so I could rush him to the hospital. Talk about how things can change in just a matter of seconds!

We ended up spending the night in the hospital so they could run tests on Shawn's heart, and we found out that he has minor blockage in one of his arteries. It's not severe enough that he would need surgery, but the cardiologist wants to treat it with diet and cholesterol medication. Shawn will return for a follow-up with the cardiologist on April 15th, but in the meantime we are working on making better food choices - not only for his health but for mine also. We are SO very thankful God spared Shawn from having a stent or bypass surgery.

As for the Harlequin contest, I sent in my entry yesterday morning, so I have my fingers crossed for a great outcome. In the meantime, I'll stay busy working on my new story while waiting to hear news from the contest and from my full manuscript that was requested by one of the Love Inspired editors last month. As soon as I find out something, I will update you all. Have a great weekend!