My books have traveled to locales much more interesting than the ones I've visited myself. A few for instances...
THAT BOSS OF MINE
for Silhouette Desire
HOW TO TRAP A TYCOON
HER MAN FRIDAY
THE THING ABOUT MEN
HOW TO TRAP A TYCOON again
THE RING ON HER FINGER
The Comet Bob books for Silhouette in one convenient edition.
YOU'VE GOT MALE
DR. MOMMY for Silhouette in a 2-for-1 edition.
DESTINATIONS SOUTH for Silhouette
CAUGHT IN THE BILLIONAIRE'S EMBRACE for Harlequin
AN INDECENT SUGGESTION for Harlequin
Recipe of the Month: Curried lamb stroganoff with raisin rice
I found the original recipe for this on Cooks.com, then made my own modifications. It is SO delicious, with such an interesting mix of flavors. I've actually started doubling the recipe, because the way it is here, it's just enough for three people (which is how many we are when my son is away at college), and we like having leftovers. Enjoy!
1 pound ground lamb
1 small apple, peeled and sliced in thin crescents
2 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tblsp. curry powder
1 tbsp. all purpose flour
1/3 c. plain yogurt
1/2 c. vegetable or beef broth
1 c. water
1/4 c. golden raisins
1 tsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. Basmati rice
In a large skillet, cook apple wedges in the 2 tablespoons butter until crisp tender (about ten minutes), then set aside. In the drippings left behind, brown lamb. Add onion, garlic and curry powder and cook until onions are translucent. Cover and simmer another 15 minutes. Remove meat and onion from skillet. Combine flour and yogurt and stir into drippings. Stir in broth, then cook and stir until thickened (do not boil). Return the apples slices and meat mixture to the pan and heat through. Serve over Raisin Rice. (Cook rice, then add additional ingredients and let sit covered for five minutes. Stir before putting on plate.)
My writER life, as opposed to my writING life. (Yes, the two are very different. For instance, in my writING life, I seldom get out of my pajamas. And I for sure never wear cocktail dresses. That's what the writER does.)
With best writer buds Barbara O'Neal and Christie Ridgway at an awards presentation in 20something. (All those conferences run together ya know.)
At a booksigning at The Bookstore in Radcliff, Kentucky with friends Toni Blake, Patricia Rice, Teresa Medeiros and fellow Louisville writer Beverly Bartlett.
With Toni Blake again (she's in Kentucky, too, so we see each other a fair bit) and fellow Louisvillian (and New York Times List regular) J.R. Ward.
At Kentucky Book Fair with Teresa Medeiros (who is also in Kentucky--yay for KY writers!) and Randall Wallace, who's written some wonderful historical fiction. Oh, and he's also an Academy Award nominee for his direction of "Secretariat" and his screenplay for "Braveheart." He's a super nice guy.
In a limo headed to dinner with my editor in New York City. No, really. I am. These things actually happen when you become a writer. Just, you know, not very often. (That's fab writer Cathy Maxwell in the foreground.)
Why I Google myself. So I can find a cool pic of a bookcase in Poland with my book The Wedding on it. I am awed that I can sit at a computer in Kentucky and write a book that someone reads in Poland. To quote Spike the vampire, "That's just...neat."
The lovely booksellers of my local Doubleday made me a front window feature when My Man Pendleton came out. (Of course I was only a feature long enough to take this photo. The book stayed there a bit longer.)
When I did a signing for He Could Be the One at A Thousand and One Paperbacks in Louisville, the very inventive booksellers turned their front window into a recreation of the book's cover. I loved that.