Such exciting news, friends! I am doubly honored to announce that not one but TWO of my titles have been nominated for the prestigious RITA ™ Award given by the Romance Writers of America. Barefoot With a Bodyguard and Barefoot With a Stranger have been nominated for Best Romantic Suspense! Could I be more thrilled? A RITA is like winning an Oscar or an Emmy, and quite simply the highest accolade a romance writer can received.  And there’s more! Icing on my cake, I’ve been asked to emcee the Awards ceremony, which will take place at the RWA National Conference in San Diego this summer. Looks like a big night for me — better get dress shopping!

In other news, I’m still flying high on the Barefoot With a Bad Boy (have you read it yet?!?) love and am enjoying all the positive feedback from readers and fans! Many of you have written to ask if there will be more books in Barefoot Bay and I’m happy to tell you YES, there will be! I’ve got a major (very exciting) announcement at the end of this month for a new and fresh take on the island life, and a new trilogy that will be announced in May and launched this summer! So much happening — if you want up to the minute news, be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook! I’m there everyday!  In the meantime, welcome to my website. Feel free to poke around, read about the books, check out the excerpts…just kick off your shoes and fall in love!