Dreaming of Dayton available as an e-book

I’m pleased to announce that Dreaming of Dayton is now available as an electronic book and will soon be available as a paperback from Amazon.

dayton-web-copyFurthermore, for the first few days, it will be available for the Kindle for the reduced price of 99 cents. If you’re interested, this would be a great time to download it.

Enjoy! 🙂

Dreaming of Dayton (The Barbourville Series)

Dreaming of Dayton now featured on my website

Thanks to Miss Heather, my very talented web designer, my website now contains information about my upcoming Barbourville novel titled Dreaming of Dayton. Here’s a screen shot of the home page:

Home Page

As of yet, I have no firm release date for Dreaming of Dayton, but it won’t be long now. In the meantime, I invite you to visit my website,, for details about the previous Barbourville books—the first, A Summer Sentence, then Falling for Dallas and third, Dealing with Denver.

The cover for Dreaming of Dayton revealed

I’m delighted to reveal the cover for my latest Barbourville novel, Dreaming of Dayton, which will be available in August. I’ll be running it on sale for a few days when it first comes out, so watch this blog and my Amazon and Facebook pages for further details.


But what are Barbourville books, you ask. This series of sweet romances set in Tennessee got its start in 2005 when Avalon Books bought A Summer Sentence, set in the fictional town of Barbourville. A year later, Avalon bought Falling for Dallas, also set in Barbourville and featuring some of the characters who were introduced in A Summer Sentence.

The series continued with the release of Dealing with Denver in 2009, and soon the most recent in the series, Dreaming of Dayton will be available. (FYI, in this series, the names Dallas, Denver and Dayton represent triplet brothers rather than cities.) I anticipate the publication of yet another Barbourville book later this year, probably around Christmas.

So if you’ve been following the lives of the good people of Barbourville, I hope you’ll watch for Dreaming of Dayton. And if you haven’t read any of the Barbourville books, try Dreaming of Dayton when it goes on sale. You might fall in love with the place.

Dreaming of Dayton (The Barbourville Series)

Lily for a Day is now in print

Several years ago I wrote a book that is set on a daylily farm in Tennessee. (Just in case you’ve never heard of a daylily farm, I should explain that a daylily farm is located just a few miles from me, and I’ve visited there on more than one occasion. They grow and sell hundreds of different varieties of daylilies.) My book, Lily for a Day, is what I would  consider Women’s Fiction. It involves a middle-aged woman, Marti Darnell, and her interactions with her adult daughters, who, as it turns out, are still in need of their mother’s wisdom, something Marti fears is in short supply.

Lily for a Day

Lily for a Day was first published in 2008 as an electronic book with a very pretty cover. But now, four years later, the publisher has decided to publish it as a trade paperback and has given it a brand new cover. It’s a lovely cover for what I believe is one of my best books, and I’m delighted to see it in print after all these years.

Following is the back cover copy, in case you’re interested:

Marti Darnell figures the time is long past when she could have bonded with her daughters, both of whom are now married women with lives of their own. But then her husband Harold falls on her and breaks her ankle, and she discovers that life has a way of simultaneously throwing curves and bestowing second chances. When a conglomeration of broken bones, shattered marriages, rekindled love affairs, and a mystery or two disrupt life on the formerly peaceful Darnell Daylily Farm, Marti is forced to rely on her maternal instincts and pray that she doesn’t inadvertently screw up somebody’s life, including her own.

And to give you just a taste, here’s the first paragraph:

The day Harold fell off the roof and broke my ankle, I knew our way of life was about to change. I just didn’t realize how much.

Lily for a Day is available on the publisher’s website and on Amazon.