HILDIE MCQUEEN IS SOOOO MUCH FUN TO BE AROUND. THIS LADY ALWAYS HAS A SMILE ON HER FACE. HER EXUBERANCE COMES OFF IN HER WRITING AS WELL. I FIRST GOT TO MEET HILDIE AT RT IN KC IN MAY AND THEN SEE HER AGAIN AT LORI FOSTER'S READER GETAWAY IN OHIO IN JUNE. SHE IS A SUPER TALENT AND I ADORE HER WRITING. IF YOU HAVEN'T READ HILDIE MCQUEEN, YOU REALLY SHOULD! I STARTED WITH HER AWESOME WESTERNS, WHERE THE FOUR WINDS COLLIDE & WESTBOUND AWAKENING AND CONTINUED WITH HER AMAZING SHADES OF BLUE SERIES. THESE ARE DEFINITELY BOOKS FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES WESTERN ROMANCE.
Let's see, my family and I always host a crazy Christmas party on the 24th of December. Each year people squeeze into our small home wearing crazy hats to take part in a gift exchange and a silly play acting game. We always have a blast. A new tradition we just started is to visit our neighbors and drop off a small gift with a note that reminds them God loves them. This year is was holiday themed hand soaps. It's fun and our Chihuahuas love to go for the short walk.
My favorite Christmas song is Mariah Carey's version of "All I want for Christmas." Makes me bop along with the music every time.
This year my favorite gift was the three hardback books my husband gave me that completes my set of my favorite author, JR Ward's Fallen Angel series (up to now anyway)
If I could have anything in the world, I would have a cottage on the shores of Loch Carron in the highlands of Scotland, where I'd live part time and write.
2014 is going to be a great year. I am attending about six conferences and traveling to Las Vegas twice! My husband and I are going to Montana to explore Alder Gulch where my Shades of Blue series takes place. Maybe I'll find more inspiration for some cowboys *wink* As far as writing goes. I will be releasing two contemporary romances in February, and two sequels to the Shades of Blue series, Josiah and Mitch's stories. Lastly around November I am planning to release A Cole Christmas, where you'll get to visit with the main family again!
My Advice: Resolutions are great, but it's best to just set goals and that's what I'm doing in 2014. Setting my goals to be healthier to take each moment at face value and not keep looking to 'what's next' because while we're waiting for a special moment to happen, we may have just missed it. Live for the now and be thankful, always.
Happy 2014 and a big hug and thank you to everyone for supporting me.