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May 5: Mirehaven Community Showcase, 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Estates at Mirehaven, Albuquerque

Minnesota/South Dakota Book Tour: 

  • June 6: Pipestone-Meinders Community Library, 4:00 pm 
  • June 7: Sauk Centre Public Library, 1:00 pm
  • June 7: Upsala Public Library, 6:00 pm 
  • June 9: Lake Lillian Public Library, 10:00 a.m.
  • June 9: Spicer Public Library, 6:00 p.m.
  • June 12: Tracy Public Library and Wheels Across the Prairie Museum (at Wheels), 7:00 p.m. 
  • June 13: Slayton Public Library, 6:30 pm
  • June 17: Fort Sisseton State Park, 2:00 p.m.

Western Writers of America Conference (presenter): June 21-24, Rapid City, South Dakota

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (presenter): Sept. 7-10, Denver, Colorado

Women’s Fiction Writers Association Conference: Sept. 20-23, Chicago, Illinois



NECESSARY DECEPTIONS received a First Place Laramie Award (Americana Fiction)

NEVER LET GO was honored with a gold Will Rogers Medallion (Traditional Western Fiction) and received a First-Place Laramie Award (Americana Fiction). 



NECESSARY DECEPTIONS received a 2023 First Place LARAMIE AWARD (Americana Fiction)

NEVER LET GO was awarded a 2022 Will Rogers Gold Medallion (Traditional Fiction).

NEVER LET GO received a 2022 First-Place LARAMIE AWARD (Americana Fiction).

NEVER LET GO was a dual finalist in the 2022 FEATHERED QUILL AWARDS! It placed in two categories: Historical Fiction and Women’s Fiction.

NEVER LET GO made the short-list for the 2022 GOETHE AWARD.

ESCAPING YESTERDAY’s cover won first place in the 2015 Affair de Couer Cover Art contest (Uniquely Yours category).

CHANCES was named one of the “Top 101 Romance Books of the Past Ten Years” by Booklist Magazine.

CHANGES was mentioned in a Romantic Times article:  Modern Flair:  Historical Romances with Modern Issues.  See the full article at



CHANGES received the 2014 Colorado Book Award for genre fiction as well as a 2014 HOLT Award of Merit!!


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