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RomanceDreamsCelebrating today because Romance of My Dreams has officially moved from the coming soon page to the available now page!  Yippee and yuck!  Glad it’s out, but that means I need to struggle through getting the cover image in a text widget and up on my sidebar.  Sometimes it really sucks to be a computer moron!

Anyway, this is a great romance anthology and it includes my short story, Third Time’s for Keeps, along with nine other short stories.  All romance!

Here’s the blurb for Third Time’s for Keeps:

Jan Garnett and Keith Sanders fell in love in high school, but went their separate ways after graduation.  They reconnect briefly in college, but are torn apart by a secret only Jan knows.  When they meet again over twenty years later, the love is still there, but they’re leery of getting involved with each other because of painful and mistaken impressions from the past.

Jan knows she hurt Keith when she left, but she felt she didn’t have a choice at the time.  She’d give anything to have another chance with him, except he’s involved with another woman.  Or is he?

Keith loves Jan, but before he can chance getting involved with her again, he has to know the truth.  Did she leave because she couldn’t handle an interracial relationship?

This is their third chance for love.  Can they get it right this time?

Available in print at Amazon (no cover there yet but it’s coming!), in ebook for the Kindle and at Fictionwise.  Grab your copy today and enjoy!

My sister, niece, mom, and I went on a mini-vacation last week to Cherokee and Hot Springs.  The whole trip was wonderful but I enjoyed the day we spent in Hot Springs most of all.  It was fascinating to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors, so to speak.  And every single person, from the librarians in both Hot Springs and Marshall who shared their wisdom and allowed us to look at records from the late 1800’s where we found quite a bit of information on the Daniels and Henderson families, to the owner of the hardware store in Hot Springs who steered us in the right direction for the cemetary where our great-grandmother was buried–we didn’t find it, but that was no fault of his–to the administrative assistant of the court house in Marshall where my great-grandfather conducted quite a bit of business while he was constable of Hot Springs, was incredibly helpful and friendly.  Whew!  How’s that for a run-on sentence?

Anyway, we have a ton of connections in Madison County, NC, and I’m so glad we found them all.  Our acknowledgement page for this one is going to be long.  I just hope we don’t leave anybody out!

Over the weekend while I was still working to clear out my email inboxes–I tell you, I used to hate getting junk-mail and I hate even more getting junk-email!–I got a bit of happy news; a contract from L&L Dreamspell for Winds of Fate!  Snoopy dances all around! 

Next up for me is the release later this month of the LLD anthology, Romance of My Dreams, with my short story, Third Time’s for Keeps.  After that, late this year or early next year, will come Storm Shadows, the second book in my Eternal Shadows series.  Winds of Fate will be my seventh book–or eighth, if you count Unwilling Angel twice since it was released by two different publishers.  Nah, I think I’ll go with seven.  After all, seven was considered a sacred number by my Cherokee ancestos.  So, seven books!  Can you believe that?  Not too shabby for someone who started writing as a way to deal with depression after learning she had MS.

So now I’m thinking about changing my blog name again.  The last time I did that, I seriously considered using the name Cait-of-Nine-Tales but I only had four–or maybe it was five–books out at the time.  I still like that name, and next year, when my seventh book comes out, I think I just might do it–hopefully, it’ll inspire me to get the next two finished and submitted, which will truly make me a Cait of nine tales!  Providing a publisher accepts them, of course!

I’ve been ignoring this blog for the last week or so as I set up a new blog for the Dames of Dialogue on WordPress and transferred all of our posts from our other host to the new site.  We had a few problems getting it up and going, but with the help of Sheri at WordPress Support, those are all behind us now and the blog is–at last!–live.  We’re at http://damesofdialogue.wordpress.com/.  Drop by and say hi!

Other than the glitches with setting up the blog, the last week has been a good one–well, if you don’t count the weather.  We’ve had days and days and days of rain and I don’t think it’s ever going to stop.  I thought April was the month for rain, but this year, March has been like a monsoon season.  Beyond the misery it causes my dogs, I’m ready for a few days of sunshine so I can get my garden started.  Dare I hope that since March has been so rainy, April will be full of sunshine? 

A couple of important happenings this week in my writing life.  First, Snow Shadows is now available at Mountain Lore Books and More in beautiful, historic downtown Hendersonville!  Yippee!  I’m in a bookstore!

Second, I received the contracts for the two anthologies I have stories in with L&L Dreamspell; The Secret Life of Alice Smitty in PMS: Poison + Murder = Satisfaction and Third Time’s for Keeps in Romance of My Dreams.  Which means they should be coming out soon.  Double Yippee!

Other than that, I’m still editing Storm Shadows.  Bleh!  I’m beginning to think I’m never going to get this one to the point where I feel comfortable sending it to my publisher.  That sucks, especially since I got the proof file of PMS the other day and Lisa and Linda were nice enough to edit the bio I sent them to include mention of both Snow Shadows and Storm Shadows.

I’m hoping that might work as inspiration for me to get that thing finished!

Whistling Woman by CC Tillery

Winds of Fate

Storm Shadows

Snow Shadows

PMS Anthology

Romance of My Dreams