Upcoming Events I'm Attending
• April 28, 2014, Virtual Traces Book Launch Party, Facebook Event
• April 29, 2014, Weaving Historical Facts into Fiction Talk, Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, Fayetteville, TN
• June 14, 2014, Heart of Dixie Romance Readers Luncheon, Huntsville, AL
• June 28, 2014, Helen Keller Festival Coldwater Books Authors/Writers Fair, Tuscumbia, AL
• July 23-26, 2014, RWA National Conference, San Antonio, TX
• November 1, 2014, Southern Magic Readers Luncheon, Birmingham, AL
Site last updated on April 19, 2014
To read an excerpt, please click the link on the right side of the screen to access the PDF file.
What's it about? Here's the short description:
Architect Meredith Reed aims to demolish her family plantation to bury her grief. But her conniving sister, a hunky lawyer, and a spectral Lady all have other ideas. Can she carry out her plan before they teach her the lessons of family and love she so desperately needs?
I hope you'll check it out and let me know what you think of Meredith's story. Thanks!
Howdy! I'm glad you're here!
I'm a romantic at heart. Pure and simple. I see the romance or love story in just about everything. I also love to delve into the mysterious, the inexplicable nuances of living in this world of ours. Add to that my love of history, which hasn't always been the case, but as I've grown older I've noticed the interconnectedness of the present with the past and how that informs the future. Thus my interest in romantic historical and/or supernatural stories!
I am currently working on a trilogy of romantic historical stories set in Charleston, SC, in 1782. My dream is to bring these stories to readers who love romantic fiction as much as I do. If you’d like to be among the first to learn of news related to my upcoming releases and book events, please subscribe to my newsletter Betty’s Broadside. And by the way, I'll send out a newsletter only when the "occasion" warrants, so don't worry about me bombarding your inbox.
For my young adult fans, Hometown Heroines: True Stories of Bravery, Daring, and Adventure, is an updated re-release of a collection of 19 historical short stories based on real American girls living in the 1800s who have landmarks across America dedicated to each of them. On April 14, 2014, the 2012 edition was awarded the Literary Classics' Seal of Approval, saying in part, "The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design." In addition, the 2001 edition received two awards: an Honorable Mention in the 2003 Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards contest, and an Honorable Mention in the 2000 Writer’s Digest Writing Competition for “Minnie’s Promise,” the story of Minnie Freeman’s heroic rescue of her students during the Blizzard of 1888 in Nebraska. For more information and FAQs about this book, please visit my Books page.
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