Springtime with Calves and Books

Angus calf with cowAs part of our livelihood, my husband and I raise purebred, registered Angus cattle. The majority of our calves are born in January and February, so by March these babies are playing in the pasture. It’s so fun to watch them run and buck. One calf gets started and all the others bust a move, releasing all that energy that comes from mama’s milk, sweet grass hay, and spring sunshine.

And what’s happening with the books? I’m thrilled to tell you that HUNTING HOUR has been selected as a finalist in the Colorado Book Awards mystery category and in the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards for best mystery. I couldn’t be happier for this book, which began as a project of my heart. I know this sounds crazy, but it’s almost (although not quite) like having one of your kids recognized for an achievement. I’m so happy that others love Mattie, Robo, and Cole about as much as I do!

What’s happening in your neck of the woods this spring? I love hearing from you.

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8 comments on “Springtime with Calves and Books

  1. Do you have another book in the works? I read all four of your Timber Creek K-9 Mystery books in quick succession, having only recently discovered this brilliant series. I signed up for your newsletter but haven’t seen anything arrive yet. I look forward to your next book and think the relationship between Mattie and Robo captures the special relationship one can develop with a dog better than any other book I’ve read. And the complex plot lines coupled with your excellent character development puts you at the top of my list of favorite new authors.

    • Hi Janis,
      Thank you so much for reading the books, and I’m thrilled to learn that you love them! My newsletter comes out about six times per year, and the next one should arrive in your inbox in February. Thanks for signing up for it!

      My next book, Tracking Game, will release in the fall, but we don’t have an exact date for it yet. I’m working on revisions to it now, and hope I know more by February. Maybe I’ll even have a cover to reveal…fingers crossed.

      Thanks for taking the time to write. I appreciate hearing from you.
      All the best,

  2. Love all four of your Timber Creek K-9 mysteries!!! I cannot wait for the next book & will order it as soon as it is released! Each book is better than the last. I couldn’t put Burning Ridge down until it was finished! You are a spectacular writer! Keep it up, please.
    Susan Coe

    • Thanks, Susan. I’m so glad you enjoy the books! I really appreciate your interest in the series and hope you enjoy the next two books. Book five, Tracking Game, is available for preorder now, and book six will release fall of 2020. Thanks so much for sharing your reading time with me!

  3. Just started reading these books 2 weeks ago when I thought to try a new author. As of this date (6/7) I have completed 3 books, have no. 4 on hand and have pre-ordered 5 and 6! Love the books – like you I am an avid reader, love animals and dearly love a mystery. Keep ’em coming!

    • Thanks, Mary! So glad you enjoy the books! I’m working on book seven now which will be out fall of 2021. Thanks for ordering Tracking Game and Hanging Falls! Take good care,

  4. Hello. Working my way through the Timber Creek K-9 series. I’m so glad to find this series. I listened to the audio version of Stalking Ground. You found the perfect narrator. I’ll have to look up Wellington. I live about half way between Denver and Boulder.

    • We’re north of Fort Collins. Thanks for your interest in the books! The narrator, Nancy Wu, lives in Boulder, and I’m fortunate she got the assignment. I have nothing to do with my audio books, since the rights have gone to Blackstone Audio. They get the credit for creating them, and I’m so glad they’ve done such a great job. Hope the atmosphere where you live isn’t too smoky. It’s been bad here again the past few days. Take care!

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