A Blonde Moment

True story, I don’t look like anyone else in my family. We all have blue eyes, but where my button nose and rosebud mouth* came from is a mystery.

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Late Nights in Bookstores

I’m having a book hangover. Unfortunately the source is said hangover is my own book. You guys, I’m plotting out The Set Up, and while I’m excited for all the sexy juice bar goodness (and you should be too), I really miss the guys from The Hang Up and the cozy world of their bookstore.

And then the Facebook gods bestowed this little gem on me, and you should all watch it right now!

I saw this video five years ago, and it’s just as magical today. This bookstore is even in Toronto! I might go check it out and pretend Seb is lurking just behind the next shelf!

What’s the last book that gave you a hangover?


2018 – New Adventures, More Good Stuff



Not an actual picture of my house, but with this cold snap, it sure feels like it.

On this day last year, I wrote a post about my goals for 2017. It wasn’t a resolution post, because resolutions are about what you want to change, and I wanted to focus on keeping up the things that were working in my life. A lot has changed on its own since then, but the good stuff remains, broadly, the same. So here’s how I did and what I’m going to do about it this year.

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Follow the Instructions


Time for everyone’s favourite topic! Resolutions! Or, in this case, lessons learned. Gather round, pretend I know what I’m talking about, and listen closely!

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It’s Here!

It’s here! Thanks to The Novel Approach for hosting my cover reveal. You guys, I can’t tell you how excruciating it has been to sit on this adorable cover for the last month. So cute! The flailing in this house when the proofs came in was extensive!


The Pick Up is coming March 5 from Riptide, but you can pre-order now! I’ll post links to Amazon and the rest of the crew as soon as I have them!

Don’t Freak Out

I already freaked out for you, so don’t bother.

But The Pick Up is available for pre-order on the Riptide Website. Would do you me a favour and go check it out?

Kyle’s life is going backwards. He wanted to build a bigger life for himself than Red Creek could give him, but a family crisis has forced him to return to his hometown with his six-year-old daughter. Now he’s standing in the rain at his old elementary school, and his daughter’s teacher, Mr. Hathaway, is lecturing him about punctuality. 

Adam Hathaway is not looking for love. He’s learned the hard way to keep his personal and professional life separate. But Kyle is struggling and needs a friend, and Adam wants to be that friend. He just needs to ignore his growing attraction to Kyle’s goofy charm, because acting on it would mean breaking all the rules that protect his heart.

Putting down roots in this town again is not Kyle’s plan. As soon as he can, he’s taking his daughter and her princess costumes and moving on. The more time he spends with Adam, though, the more he thinks the quiet teacher might give him a reason to stay. Now he just has to convince Adam to take a chance on a bigger future than either of them could have planned.

The cover is coming soon (and it is ADORABLE), but you really want to read this book, right? Coming March 5!!

Coming Down from GRL



Holy smokes am I tired! Years ago, JK Hogan, after her first GRL, told me that if I ever went, I had to remember to take an extra day off when I got back. As I was falling asleep last night, I had the thought that I could probably go to work today and function reasonably well.

Then I slept until 10:30 this morning and nearly burned a grilled cheese at lunch so…

Thanks, Kristen, for your excellent advice!

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… To the Sublime

Funny story: Jay (Mr. Temple says I can call him Jay) is a city boy, born and bred. I am a small town girl in my heart, despite over a decade in the city. And yet, when it comes to camping, Jay is down for it and I am…

I am a princess, okay? Camping is cold and damp. It involves eating two-day old cold cuts being kept marginally cool in an increasingly soggy cooler. It’s lying awake at night, wondering if the noise outside your tent is a raccoon, a moose, or a bear with a taste for the flesh of nervous romance writers.

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