Tennessee Trip & A New Book

In a few days, my husband and I are taking a trip to Music City USA, Nashville, Tennessee. This will be our second visit to see our son, the physicist, and his wife, the sweetest woman in the world.


The first time around, we walked through the downtown district and marveled at all the small bars and old buildings. The civil war era sites were exciting beyond measure for a history buff like me. And the time spent with our son and daughter-in-law was, as always, priceless.


Travellers’ Rest. Otherwise known as the Overton House, this is one of a very few period structures on what was once the battlefield.

This time we are visiting the Smoky Mountains for scenery and hiking, with a Tennessee Titans game thrown in for good measure. So different from our eastern Oregon desert, Tennessee is becoming one of my favorite areas.


What is your favorite place to visit?


I’d also like to let you know my newest book, Gimme Some Sugar, is now available on Amazon.


Pastry chef, Cary Crockett, is on the run. Pursued by a loan shark bent on retrieving gambling debts owed him by her deadbeat ex-boyfriend, she finds the perfect hiding place at the remote Circle W Ranch. More at home with city life, cupcakes and croissants than beef, beans and bacon, she has to convince ranch owner Micah West she’s up to the job of feeding his hired hands. The overwhelming attraction she feels toward him was nowhere in the job description.

Micah West has a big problem. The camp-cook on his central Oregon ranch has up and quit without notice, and his crew of hungry cowboys is about to mutiny. He agrees to hire Cary on a temporary basis, just until he finds the right man to fill the job. Maintaining a hands-off policy toward his sexy new cook becomes tougher than managing a herd of disgruntled wranglers.

Gimme Some Sugar is a short, stand-alone novel and will soon be available as part of the A Matter of Taste-Romance for Every Palate Anthology.