New Release – Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop

captureI am so thrilled to have Isabella Louise Anderson on my blog today with her lovely new release, Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop. Now available on, here is the synopsis: As the owner of a successful florist shop, Khloe Harper trusts her instincts. She has a strong bond with her family and friends, but after being betrayed by her last love, she’s kept herself at arms’ length from romance. When dashing entertainment attorney Derek Thomas walks into her store, Khloe’s interest is piqued. What at first seems like a business relationship quickly turns into romance, and Derek slowly plucks away the petals she’s been hiding behind. Just as Khloe lets down her guard, she discovers that Derek may not be worthy of her love after all.

Frumpy Connie Albright has a faux fascination with an imaginary man named Walt, thinking that by sending herself flowers from him she’ll feel less out-of-place with the “mean girls” she works with. When she comes face to face with her possible prince charming and thinking she might have a happy ending, when a truth is revealed, she wonders if she’ll ever have a Cinderella story.

A recently widowed senior, Gabby Lewis, isn’t ready to give up on love—which means releasing herself from survivor’s guilt and taking a chance on finding happiness and companionship again. After signing up for an online dating site for senior citizens, much to her surprise, she’s matched with Harry, an energetic and loving man, who quickly eases himself into her heart. Will Gabby take the leap of falling in love again, knowing it’s possible to have two loves of her life?

Delightful, right? And the cover is probably the prettiest I’ve seen in a very long time. Do yourself a favor and head on over to to pick up a copy of Isabella’s book! And while you’re waiting for it to load, go ahead and link up with this talented author online:

Isabella Louise Anderson
Books: Amazon   Barnes & Noble







My Writing Companions

For years now, I have had the two best writing companions a writer could ask for. They’ve listened to me vent about my novel, they’ve let me run ideas by them without offering any sort of criticism, and they’ve always warmed my feet during those long, cold winter nights spent in front of the computer. Are you wondering who they might be? Well, they’re my doggies, Max & Sammy, of course!


One lesson I’ve learned from National Novel Writing Month…

I did it you guys! I finally reached 50K on my new novel and I don’t think I could be any happier.

I’ve got to admit, early on, reaching my goal seemed daunting, but looking back, I can tell you that it was definitely doable. I just needed to get into a routine of writing, which is something I’ve lacked the last few years as a writer. But now, I am so glad that I’ve gotten into the habit of sitting down and writing away, even when I don’t want to. And, I’ve got to say, it is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

And as the month closes and I find myself finishing my novel, I can say without a doubt that the one thing I’ve learned this month is that if you really want something, you have to put in the time, and make it a habit. No one else is going to do it for you.


And … it’s time to party!

133Wow! I can’t believe that it has been two weeks since my debut novel, LOVE IN TRANSLATION, went on sale! I have been blown away by the massive amounts of love and support that everyone has sent my way and I feel like the luckiest gal on the planet right now. I am about to go on my blog tour in mid-March and am planning on having a few official book signings in April and May. Can someone pinch me please? This all still feels unreal.

And, to celebrate my book publication, I got together with my family in San Antonio to celebrate. We meet up at a place called THE COVE (which is very Austin-like) and I had the best time hanging out with all of the people that I love so much! I thought I would share some pictures with you all.

A picture of me and my momma

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A picture of me with my brothers and dad

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And finally, the party animal (aka the Sheriff)


Fun right? I had such an amazing time and am so thankful to my family for making it out and for all of their love and support.

And to close, here are the links to purchase my book.

Amazon: Print or eBook

Barnes and Noble: eBook

Kobo: eBook