Check out these gorgeous romance trading cards Mia Marlowe had made for August’s Improper Gentlemen!

I’ve updated both contests this month. For a chance to win an ARC of Maggie Robinson’s Mistress by Marriage, go here. For a signed copy of Margaret Rowe’s Any Wicked Thing, go here.

So happy that the books and critique I donated to Brenda Novak’s auction raised $227 toward diabetes research! Since I made a few succesful bids myself, I’ll be writing some checks too. 🙂

I’m about half-way done with the current WIP, and am trying to get as much written as I can before I’m lured out to the lake by my family. I’ve already tried typing on the deck on my laptop but the glare makes it impossible. Any suggestions?

I’ve started to plan for RWA in NYC, which of course means a new wardrobe and shoes that won’t cripple me. I’m so lucky that I’ll have some of my favorite people with me again: two of my daughters, one of my granddaughters, and my friend Claudia. I’ve already ordered two books on what to do with kids in the city (Sadie is 3 1/2 going on 30). I hope to combine business with pleasure and pray it won’t be as hot as it was in Orlando.

Enjoy the start of the summer!