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Day 11 – moving on

Texas is facing a cold front. Yuck! Found a good deal on a beachfront hotel in Galveston which is less than an hour from my conference in Houston later this week. So we slept in then packed up, said goodbye to San Antonio and made the 4 hour drive to Galveston. But...

Day 10 – a cold and windy downday.

This is day 10 and we've been running non-stop since we left. 12 states in 10 days. It was time for a break! While we awoke to a warm 70° day, it was cloudy and overcast, meaning we had little desire to venture out. I got some work done on my next book, the older two...

Day 9 – It’s Rachel Day!

Rachel Young is currently in San Antonio, Texas going through AIT for the National Guard. She is Hope's best friend and like a bonus daughter to me. We haven't seen her since she left for basic in July. The first week of our trip was in high speed to get here in order...

Day 8 – After the Highs comes the Lows

On a multi-week trip there's bound to be a couple snags along the way. Let me back it up a little on a couple things I didn't mention already. Arizona has the BEST sunsets! New Mexico has really terrible roads! And,, things got strange as we entered Roswell. This...

Day 7 – Living my best life

We awoke early (on purpose) and headed back to Yavapai Point to watch the sun rise on the Grand Canyon. It is a spectacular thing to see and I highly recommend if you ever get the chance. Watching the canyon come alive in the morning light will be another...

Day 6 – Arches National Park

After a good night's sleep in Moab, Utah we were up and ready to go. Breakfast was good...bacon! Most hotels tend to serve sausage so it felt like a treat. It's the little things! To save money we rarely eat out twice, so free breakfast means we can easily snack...

Day 5 – Mesa Verde

Before we get to the beautiful cliff dwellings of southwestern Colorado, Hope and I started our day at sunrise with a walk around the resort in 23 degree weather. Anyone who knows me at all, knows I despise the cold, BUT it was truly amazing and I'm glad I did it....

Day 4 – Pagosa Springs

After a relaxing night in Alamosa, CO at a really great Comfort Inn & Suites, we headed west. We started in the Rio Grande National Forest and somehow came out in the San Juan National Forest with no idea when or where it changed. I believe they said we took Wolf...

Day 2 & 3 – the ups and downs

I tried numerous times to update yesterday, but internet was spotty at best and I kept losing it until I finally gave up. So here's an update of the last 48 hours. At last post we were leaving Kentucky head west. It seemed to take forever to reach St. Louis. We...

Day 1 – Trettel Girls Fall 2019 Roadtrip

We were supposed to leave November 1st. That was the plan, but none of us had any motivation to do so and everyone slept in. Sometimes you just need a down day, especially before an undertaking like this. Plus, it’s vacation...sort of! This isn’t supposed to be a...

Saturday Snippet – Collier Pack highlight

I've gotten out of this habit and I'm trying to restore my routine a bit. Today's Saturday Snippet highlights Collier Pack. My next PNR book releases in January, so I'm focusing on my backlist at the moment. Collier Pack - 5 books all in KU. Read them in order or not....

Stones of Amaria

Stones of Amaria is a shared world project I'm in alongside this super talented line up: Nicole Zoltack, Tara Brown, Jen L. Grey, Nicole Kelley, and Lindsey R. Loucks. Each author is writing and publishing a 4 book set. 6 authors, 6 kingdoms, #24booksin24weeks The...

Saturday Snippet from Coming Home

ME: Sorry I missed your call. Pity party and early bed.ME: I’m fine!WALKER: I’m on parameter detail today. Call anytime if you need to talk.ME: Thanks. Working today too.WALKER: Thought you were taking it off.ME: I know. Hiding. Just call me a coward.WALKER: You’re...

New Release – Coming Home

Coming Home is officially LIVE!!! mybook.to/Collier5 Shelby's story concludes the Collier Pack 5-book series. I know some of you are sad to say goodbye to Collier, but really you're saying hello to Westin Force, the next 5-book series coming in 2020! In case you...

Saturday Snippet and Cover Reveal

The final book in Collier Pack releases August 20th! It's Shelby's story and it's a second chance romance. Here's a snippet and a first look at the cover for COMING HOME. “Ben’s here,” I spat out. “Your Ben?” she asked. “Yes, my Ben,” I said. Mine, my wolf agreed....