Tag: a melody for james

How a Country Song Changed My Life

In the early morning of January 1, 1999, I had a dream inspired by a Toby Keith song called “Dream Walkin'”. The song is about a man who had a one-night stand with a woman who he never saw again, but he dreams about her. I don’t know what made me dream about that song, but when I did, I developed an entire story around the song. I woke up at two in the morning and started writing it down. Six weeks later, I had the original version of A Melody for James.

Did You Get An eReader for Christmas?

If you received an ereader for Christmas, I’d love to introduce you to my books!

Monday Morning Coffee and Chat Episode 138

Happy Monday Morning! Welcome to Monday Morning Coffee and Chat. Today I’m answering the question, “What do you want the reader to come away with from your books?”

First in Series is Free!

I pulled them all from free a couple of years ago and priced them, but never really saw a great return on that. After spending the last week at a novelist convention, I decided that having the first book in each series free is right for me and my readers, despite any kind of unlimited reading programs out there.

James’s Fresh Garlic French Bread

In A Melody for James James cooks Melody a home-cooked meal consisting of salad, bread, pasta with red sauce, and cheesecake. Here is that bread recipe.

Did You Get an E-Reader for Christmas?

E-readers are wonderful! You can load them down with thousands of books and just binge read to your heart’s content.

Here are a couple of options from my library:

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