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critique photos 1923 cropped for kWhen I saw how long it had been since I posted, I was horrified! I keep up with people on Facebook fairly well, but I’m awful about making sure I post things here!

So, belatedly, I am making a new year’s resolution! I’ll stop by twice a week. Once, either Friday or Saturday, I’ll just be here to chat about whatever’s happening. On Wednesdays, I’ll stop in to mention what I’m reading right now…and I hope you’ll share your great finds, too! If you’re like me, you’re always on the lookout for a great new read!wild for the sheriff cover 235

I’m working on the third book of the Sisters of Bell River series right now–Penny’s book. She’s the youngest of the three sisters, and I’m having such a terrific time with her. She’s lived a very isolated, quiet life, and she’s ready to break out of her cell with a heck of a yell, to paraphrase the old limerick my parents used to quote! 🙂 Letting a heroine find her true self after years of repressing all genuine emotion–that’s sooo much fun! I hope it is as much fun to read!

The first sister, Rowena, has her story out right now. WILD FOR THE SHERIFF is a February Superromance, and I hope you’ll give it a try! In fact, anyone who posts here today will be entered to win a free copy! Just my way of saying thanks for still stopping by after all these months of silence!

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I’ve always been intrigued by little things. I am awed when a craftsman of any kind can reduce something to its smallest possible perfect form. Uncluttered, unbloated. Stripped of the unnecessary. Beauty you can hold in the palm of your hand, or absorb in sixty seconds.

Exquisite miniature things, like…

Russian lacquer boxes
Tiffany eggs
Bonsai trees
Haiku

And modern, sassy shorts, like…

Movie trailers
Superbowl commercials
Clever Tweets
LOLcats

Or…coming back to the world I work in…well-written short stories and novellas! 🙂

I’ve been doing some of that short writing lately, and it’s definitely given me a new appreciation for how hard it is to capture emotion, texture, richness and excitement in a limited space!

I have two short online reads coming up soon on Harlequin’s website, eHarlequin.com. The first one starts Monday! It’s called Hideaway Hero, and it features Greta Kinyon, a young real estate agent struggling with commitment issues, and a hunky hotelier who is haunted by his own past. Greta is one of the secondary characters from my upcoming March Superromance, THE VINEYARD OF HOPES AND DREAMS. It was great fun getting to give her a romance of her own!

Then, in May, I will have a Mother’s Day novella online—so watch here for details of that! Both online reads are offered FREE by Harlequin. (Another great small thing…price! 🙂 )

I hope you’ll come read along with Hideaway Hero, and join in the online discussion. I’ll post the link here Monday, so that you can zip over with ease!

Meanwhile, I’m celebrating the fun of the online read by offering some giveaways here. I’ve written several novellas in the past, and anyone who posts a comment on the Hideaway Hero pages at eHarlequin.com will win one of my backlist novellas! Each one is part of an anthology, so you’ll be winning a chance to read several other writers, as well—ladies who are so talented it’s an honor to share a book with them!

Here are the titles you can choose from:

Mysteries of Lost Angel Inn, a Gothic novella with Evelyn Rogers and Debra Webb.

More Than Words, with Linda Lael Miller, Sherryl Woods, Curtiss Ann Matlock, and Jennifer Archer.

That Christmas Feeling, with Brenda Novak and Karina Bliss.

Pretty awesome line-ups, right? 🙂 Remember, when you join me for the Hideaway Hero discussion at eHarlequin.com, make sure you send me your choice of titles, and your snail mail address, either here, or privately at KOBrien@aol.com, and I’ll get your book off asap.

Hope to see you there! Meanwhile, happy weekend wishes from one of my favorite tiny things…my Wee Forest Folk cutie, “Best in Show.”

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