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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Reluctant Smuggler

The Reluctant Smuggler, the third installment in Jill Elizabeth Nelson’s To Catch A Thief series, takes the reader from the snow covered landscape of Boston to the tropical jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula, to archaeological digs.

While trying to find flaws in the Mexican museum’s security system, Desiree Jacobs finds herself chased and the false artifact she carries stolen. Back in Boston, her fiancĂ©e, FBI agent Tony Lucano is almost killed during a raid and lies in a coma. Page turning thrills and suspense tie these two incidents together and threaten to jeopardize Desi’s and Tony’s upcoming wedding.
In The Reluctant Smuggler, Jill Elizabeth Nelson digs deeper in Desi’s and Tony’s love for each other, the dangers of crime-solving and protecting precious antiquities, and shows us the strength of true-love. The Reluctant Smuggler was my favorite of the three books in the To Catch a Thief Series. Full of romance, danger, suspense and God’s sovereignty. I’m looking forward to more adventures written by Jill Elizabeth Nelson.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


A critique partner asked me which of the three Summer Meadows books was my favorite. Here's my response:

Wow! I guess I'd have to say my favorite was the second one, Candy-Coated Secrets. It takes place at a county fair and Summer ends up being befriended by a nasty-tempered elephant named Ginger. It's silly, twisted, and fun. Of course, the first one, Fudge-Laced Felonies will always hold a special place in my heart because it's the one that got me the contract.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Finished First Draft!

Finished the first draft of book three in the Summer Meadows series. Feels good. I'll be having final edits of Fudge-Laced Felonies coming any day now, and I'm working on the first chapter of my new series. Marsha (Mars-Bars) Calloway inherits her father's doughnut business. Someone is using her doughnuts to poison people, them robbing them. When they wake from the medication, no not a killer this time, they can't remember the last hour of their life. What do you think? Sound interesting?

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Heartsong Presents Mysteries

Yippee! The website is up. Go on by and join the club to read the funnest cozy mysteries around. May's release will be my very own, Fudge-Laced Felonies. Be one of the first to receive it!
Just click on this link.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year!

Wow, the beginning of another year. Resolutions? Oh, yeah. Lose thirty pounds, finish book two and three, write another one, get through the age of 16 with my son, write on my blog more, quit smoking...sounds daunting, doesn't it?

And, to top it off, my son got a restraining order served against him by his ex-girlfriend's parents. She got made when he broke up with her, didn't leave him alone, filled his head with "I'm sorry's" until I feel ill, and now the silly boy has to go to court for violation. Never mind she follows him around. And calls. And finds out where he's going to be and shows up. He believed her lies. Oh, the power females have over males. Especially ones with raging hormones. Well, my son's eyes are being opened--painfully. I pray God gets us all through it. My son's court hearing is February 1.

We still don't hear from our adoptive daughter who will be 19 on January 4th. Still praying she turns back to family and God.

The rest of the family is doing great and we celebrated a very happy Holiday season.

Here's to a blessed 2008 to all of you.