Your Summer Dreams Begin with Autumn Lady.

Travel back in time to 1870 San Francisco! Your summer dreams begin with Autumn Lady. http://www.simonandschuster.com/…/AnneMarie-D…/9781682992340 #PaintedLadies #SanFrancisco #TheBarbaryCoast #IrishImmigrants#BareKnuckleBoxing #Victorian #HistoricalRomance Synopsis: Mara McClain is a young Irish immigrant looking to begin anew in Victorian-era San Francisco, after the California Gold Rush. She struggles for both love and independence, as a budding businesswoman in … More Your Summer Dreams Begin with Autumn Lady.

Autumn Lady

Good morning, readers! I’ve been away from my blog for a few months. I’m happy to announce some very exciting news! My new novel, Autumn Lady, is now available to pre-order! Torrid Books will be officially releasing my book on May 9th, 2017. You can reserve your copy in advance. I’ve included some links to … More Autumn Lady

A Pig Named Charlotte

The story, Charlotte’s Web, will always be one of my favorite animal tales. As a child, I was immediately drawn to Wilbur’s plight. Pigs are raised for meat. It’s a simple fact. I’ve never been at peace with the idea. Sadly, current trends have caused a great demand for pork products. It’s America’s latest obsession. “Mmm….bacon.” I hear … More A Pig Named Charlotte

The Traveling Sock Monkey Visits: Butte Montana!

I recently visited the beautiful state of Montana. It had been nearly six years since my last vacation. It was quite challenging finding someone willing to watch our large menagerie at home. Happily, an amazing family  offered their services. Thank you, Amy, and your seven wonderful children, for making our vacation dreams a reality! So we … More The Traveling Sock Monkey Visits: Butte Montana!