My Favorite Movies - "A" is for Annie

When you ask my children what my favorite movie is, they will most likely say Annie. This movie has been a part of my life since I was a little girl. I remember sitting in front of the television watching this movie every time it came on. I was instantly transported to 1930's New York, an orphan myself, singing my heart out and adopting a dumb dog named Sandy. I loved the Cinderella feel to the movie, the songs, Annie's big heart and the melting of Daddy Warbuck's heart. This is such a wholesome family movie and it holds a special place in my heart.

Natalie's Getting Married by Rosa Temple

Career minded, Natalie Spencer, had never been in love. She could never understand what all the fuss was about. But when she met Jackson Humphries during Fresher’s Week at University, that all changed. Utterly infatuated, Natalie quickly discovers the meaning of love and, before she knows it, she's heading up the aisle – for the first time, that is.

This is a tale about four wedding dresses, a runaway groom and a girl who got so carried away, she couldn’t see true love staring her right in the face.

Emily's Choice - Cover Reveal

I know it's been a while since I've stopped in here at my blog, and one of my resolutions this year is to write more. So to start the New Year off, I have some exciting news!

I've just put my third novel up on Amazon Kindle for pre-order: Emily's Choice. My release date is set for March 8, 2016!!

Are you ready for some more exciting news? Today is the Cover Reveal!

Here's a short blurb about Emily's Choice:

Sex, Snow & Mistletoe by Laura Barnard

Melinda is already having a crappy Christmas. Forced to attend some snotty bitch's wedding is not the way to start out the holidays. But when a car crash pushes her into the path of a handsome stranger she's glad to follow his snowy, sexy and seductive path. But is he too good to be true? And will she make it to the wedding before her best friend loses her mind with worry?

Have you ever sat down, read something all in one sitting and been like That was just what I needed? Well, that's what this cute novella did for me.

Writing Emotions

I was reading through some old blog posts and I came across the one I wrote when I finished To Love Twice. In it I described the emotions I was feeling, calling them a "kaleidescope" of emotions. It struck me because I do not recall having those same emotions when I finished writing Back to December. In fact, all I felt was relief and a giddy sense of "Thank God it's not my problem anymore" as I hit send and sent it off to my beta readers. All this gets me wondering about the emotions we go through as writers.

Best Laid Plans

I'm sure you've had this happen to you before: you wake up on Monday morning with a long list of items to accomplish and by the end of the day, not one of those items has seen the light of day, let alone been accomplished. For the past three months, that has been my life.

It all started with pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel and ended with a newborn baby. Little V was born on January 10th. 6 pounds 2 ounces and 18.25 inches long. She's wonderful and we love her to pieces...but life with a newborn is anything but easy (as most of you know!).

My Top Five Books of 2014

I read 43 books in 2014 - and they were a very eclectic group of books. I can say there was only one in the group of 43 that I disliked immensely and I probably won't pick up another book by that author ever. The other 42 kept me entertained and I'm glad I decided to read them. Some of them I read in hours, some took a little longer, but overall I can say I enjoyed 42 of the 43 books I read this year. It was very hard to pinpoint my top five, but here they are - in no particular order.

Top Five Books of 2014

...Hello 2015!

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2015! My wish for all of you is that 2015 is YOUR year and that it delivers everything your heart desires!!

2014 was a Roller Coaster of a year and 2015 promises to be much the same. A new baby will be making her appearance sometime this month and I have at least one (but I hope two!) books to publish this year.