Cover Girl Experience

Sometimes life brings you wonderful surprises…like this one I experienced last Friday, just as I went into the writing cave to work on a looming deadline.

In January, I was contacted by an editor with Suburban Life Magazine in DuPage County outside of Chicago to see if I’d be interested in doing an interview. They had heard about the “Romance Writing” class I teach through ed2go, but were happy to find out that  my MATCHED TO PERFECTION series is set in and around Chicago. I spoke with a friendly journalist for about 45 minutes a few days later and was looking forward to a small article on the inside of the magazine (my assumption as I later realized that I didn’t specifically ask where the article would go).

Flash forward to last week when the magazine tagged me in a social media post and….WOW! I’m on the cover!

The journalist did a fabulous job with the article and I love that the tone was a friendly, professional mix. More importantly, we were able to shine a positive light on romance, especially diverse romance.

Here’s the cover, but check out this link and the one in the magazine’s name above for the full article!

Source: Suburban Life Magazine; Berwyn Suburban Life;

Suburban Life Magazine Feb 2018 Cover


14 Days of Romance Giveaway

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14 Days of Romance Giveaway

February 1 – February 14


Whether you’re currently with the love of your life or going it solo, no one should be without a little love on Valentine’s Day, particularly not our favorite romance readers. Let us show you our appreciation!


From February 1 to 14, we’re giving away goodies galore for the romance reader in you. Enter for your chance to win ebooks and other surprises, including Godiva and Lindor chocolates, luscious Victoria’s Secret fragrance lotion, a magic romance candle, booklover’s mugs and chick flick DVD 4-packs. Check our website daily for new giveaways or a FREE book for you to download immediately and enjoy.


No purchase necessary. Let us make your Valentine’s Day sweet!

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Military Spouse & Kensington Publishing Partnership


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As the daughter & sister of US military veterans, I’m proud to share the news that my publisher, Kensington Publishing, has partnered with Military Spouse as part of the site’s Book Club.

Our military men & women & the families who support them sacrifice much for our freedom and safety. Military Spouse is a website that provides a slew of info, advice, insight & more. It’s a space where they can connect, hear from others in similar situations, and find resources that can help.

To our military spouses, the active duty members & veterans, I say thank you for all you’ve given and continue to give. Your service and commitment are recognized and sincerely appreciated.

To my readers, I ask you to please share the site’s address with any military personnel or family you know. And please, pass along my thanks to them.

A Kensington Books Author & Multiple Golden Heart® Awards Finalist

Represented by Rebecca Strauss DeFiore & Company


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