So sorry to go all gooey, but this is my debut book, and it’s been a LOOOONG time coming (14 years, but who’s counting?)

It’s funny, I’m discovering that a first sale is so big, it seems you can’t absorb it all at once. Its a series of milestones, each more exciting that the last.  This step though, makes me feel that it’s real — next May, I’ll finally realize my dream. I never wanted to make a million dollars writing(well, I wouldn’t turn it back in,) or wanted to become a household name (well not back then, anyway.)

My dream has always been to hold a real live book in my hands, with my name on the cover.  And now I have a cover to imagine myself holding!  Whoop!

The Sweet Spot will be released May 2013, from Grand Central.  Here’s the cover blurb:

A Love as Big as Texas . . .

Charla Rae Denny was the perfect wife with a perfect life, content to keep the home fires burning while her husband, JB, competed as a champion bull rider. Then their son died in a tragic accident-and everything fell apart. Divorced and saddled with a hill of bills and a failing ranch, Charla must now cowboy up to put her life back together.

James “JB” Denny doesn’t stay where he isn’t welcome. So when Charla shut him out of her grieving heart-and their home-a year ago, he took comfort where he could find it. Now after seeing beautiful Charla again, he wants it all back. She can’t work the ranch alone, and deep in his heart he knows he can be the man she needs. But after so much history and heartbreak, can JB convince Charla to take a risk and give their love a second chance?