All posts tagged The New York Times Best Seller list

On Being Published: 5 Years Later


I was first published five years ago and my life changed. It didn’t make me wealthier, more popular or stunningly beautiful, though I am thinner (5.5 years in the gym), far more tired (far less sleep)and more harried than I was raising children. I even drink coffee, which I eschewed for my entire previous life. […]

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Margaret Brownley: 12 Brides of Christmas

Margaret Brownley

Margaret Brownley always starts out with laughter:  “How many bullets have you taken out, Miss Langdon?” “Yours was the fourth, or maybe the fifth.” She spoke in the same straightforward tone he’d already come to expect. He stared at her. “That many?” “Yes, and they weren’t all accidents.” –The Nutcracker Bride (The Twelve Brides of […]

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A Pioneer Christmas: a Cookbook Gift, a Raffle and the Stories!

The Pioneer Christmas Collection writers are running a raffle (autographed copies of both A Pioneer Christmas Collection AND the New York Times best-selling A Log Cabin Christmas Collection) AND giving away a free recipe booklet via PDF for all who enter. Introducing A Pioneer Christmas Collection! When Barbour Publishing announced they were looking for novellas […]

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A Log Cabin Christmas Collection Gift Basket Contest

Log Cabin Christmas gifts

What? You don’t feel like Christmas yet? It’s only 104 days (or less) until that reason for the season occurs: Jesus’ birthday. To help you get organized, early, this year, my co-writers on A Log Cabin Christmas Collection have put together a gift basket that includes a copy of the New York Times best seller […]

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12 Days of Christmas: What’s Inspirational About These Collections?

Published NYTimes best seller Log Cabin Christmas

Both my September 1, 2013 releases are Christmas books shelved in the “inspirational fiction” section of your bookstore–if you still have a local bookstore. But what does “inspirational fiction” mean? The Charlotte and Mecklenberg County Public Library in North Carolina defines it this way: “Any good book can be an inspiration, but many of these […]

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