Holiday Magic in NYC

December 13th, 2017
I was very lucky to get to visit NYC this December.  Yes, I did travel through the Times Square subway station, but two days before the latest act of terrorism. I am both sad and angry that people were hurt and frightened.  My thoughts and prayers go with the injured for a speedy recovery.  I always use the NYC subway and would not let any possible threat stop me from having a city holiday excursion.  I love New York and encourage everyone to visit.  Manhattan is stupendous anytime of year but is completely magical at the holidays.

NYC Central Park and NYPL in the snow

We had snow, a beautiful sticky snow, that coated the trees in Central Park and the Bethesda Terrace  Fountain, with the famous Angel of the Waters statue atop.  I’m certain that you have seen this spot in many, many movies set in NYC.

MET art museum’s famous tree.

I usually visit the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and love to see their tree covered with paper mache Venetian angels and a huge Nativity that encircles the tree and has to be seen to be believed.

NYC’s most famous Christmas tree at ‘The Rock’

I had a long walk down Fifth Avenue and got to see the holiday windows and the Rockefeller Christmas Tree.

The Nativity at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 5th Ave in NYC

Across the street from Rockefeller Center is St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  I always stop in to light a candle for my father and to see the Nativity scene which is life-sized.  You may notice a golden retriever beside Joseph.  This is the only nativity scene that I have seen with this particular animal, but it seems right for New York.
Another favorite stop is the main branch of the NYPL, New York Public Library.

Their tree, museum, reading rooms and gift shop are wonderful.  But don’t forget to stop in the children’s area downstairs.

The original Winnie the Pooh and close-up of Eeyore’s tail.

They have the original Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Piglet, Kanga and Eeyore.  Eeyore’s tail is tacked on, just as you would expect!

Need more holiday cheer?

I’ve got a Christmas collection out this year that includes all my favorite holiday novellas.

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Happy Holidays everyone!


Cover Reveal – Tribal Blood

November 17th, 2017

Tribal Blood #2
Apache Protectors: Wolf Den

TRIBAL BLOOD #2…April 2018


In the throes of labor, Kacey Doka escapes her captors and their underground surrogacy ring to find Colt Redhorse. Though he’d sought seclusion on the Apache reservation for months, Colt and Kacey share something that goes deeper than tribal blood. Colt’s time as a marine left him with nightmares, but his training also gave him a certain set of skills. No one is taking this woman…or this child.

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You Think You Know Someone…10 Things I’ll Bet You Don’t Know…

November 15th, 2017

Jenna Kernan  is sharing some secrets about herself with us that you may not have ever guessed!

1) Information Specialist: I once worked the information booth at Book Expo America in New York City’s Javitts Center, after it was technically closed, because there was no other place to sit and eat lunch with my editor. I fielded questions which I had no authority whatsoever to answer, all through the meal. Mostly this involved telling attendees that they were out of tickets for author events, which seemed obvious to me, since the booth was unmanned.

2)  Ukulele Lady I’ve taken up playing the ukulele since arriving in Florida because it seemed to be the thing to do. I’ve collected three ukes including my first one which was purchased at a flea market for $8. I told my husband if I learned to play three songs I’d buy a good one.

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Cover Reveal – Apache Protectors: Wolf Den is coming soon!

November 7th, 2017

Apache Protectors: Wolf Den #1

After the dam collapse on his reservation, things have been crazy for rookie tribal police officer, Jake Redhorse. But they are about to get worse, when he returns home late from another double shift to discover that someone has left a newborn baby in the bed of his pickup.

I’m so thrilled to introduce you to my newest hero, Tribal Police Officer Jake Redhorse.  If you read The Warrior’s Way in my last Apache Protector series you have been introduced.  Jake is one of four brothers and he’s the only law enforcement officer.  His story kicks of the new series, Apache Protectors: Wolf Den.

There’s more trouble on the Turquoise Canyon Reservation when the recent uptick in runaways is discovered to be something far more sinister.

Surrogate Escape is coming in March 2018.

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Enter the world of Apache Protectors: Wolf Den

A riveting new series begins!

A newborn abandoned in his truck? Tribal policeman Jake Redhorse immediately summons nurse Lori Mott–his former fiancée–for help. But Jake jilted Lori and now must regain her trust while fighting awakening desires neither can deny. The infant they adore offers them a second chance…if they can discover why she’s the target of kidnappers.


Do You Love Audiobooks and Audible?

October 28th, 2017

I sure do! I’m deep into Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series.  Love the narrator, Lorelei King.

This month, I’ve been listening to a lot of audiobooks.  I love them when driving and also when I’m exercising, with the exception of swimming! I’m on book #2 of Patricia Briggs’, Mercy Thompson series (Blood Bound #2) and also just started Sky Woman Falling by Kirk Mitchell.  This was surprised to learn it opens in my corner of Upstate New York!  I also have Sleeping Beauties: A Novel by Stephen Kin and Owen King.  That one is appropriate for Halloween, I’m certain!

Part of my current obsession with Audio is the convenience.  I used to have those cassette apes rattling around in my car wheel wells or have to change the CD while driving on the highway. No more!  I can listen uninterrupted for hours, as I did with the first Mercy Thompson book that took me from PA to GA while I drove on I-81.  Sweet!

Another function I love about listening to Audible books on my iTouch is that I can set the sleep timer to say 15 minutes (how embarrassing) or ‘end of chapter’.  This prevents me from waking up at 3 AM and discovering that I am now on Chapter 9 when I last thing I remember was Chapter 2.

Perhaps you are not yet an Audible member.  Well, good news!

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