Friday, April 9, 2010


Good morning y'all! It's a beautiful day here in south Texas. . .the perfect day to announce the winners in my "Weddings by Bella" book contest. (Drum roll, please!) And the TWO free books go to MMYBELL78 (who entered here on my blog) and to CHRISTA DORSEY (who entered on my facebook page). Congratulations, ladies! Please send your mailing address to me at You'll be getting the very first copies of "It Had to be You" when it releases in a couple of weeks. Woo-hoo!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Contest Announcement

Today I want to announce a new contest that I'm hosting in honor of the release of my next "Weddings by Bella" book, "It Had to Be You." This is the third and final book in the Bella series. It was tough to write because I knew I'd be saying goodbye to Bella, D.J., Rosa, Laz and those silly sequined ladies from Splendora once I wrote that last line. An interesting thing happened as I penned the book--the story took a bit of a turn. Yes, it's still light-hearted, but there are some really tender and deep moments, too.

Oh, what a lovely ride it's been, spending time with the Rossi clan. And how fun, to get to know so many new readers! I don't think I've ever seen the kind of reader response that I have from these books. (Turns out, there are a few people out there who love comedy! Go figure!) In honor of the outpouring of love and support, I'd like to host a contest. It's going to end on April 15th, tax day! (Woo-hoo!) On that date, I'll be hosting a drawing to give away two copies of the book. All you have to do is leave a comment after this post, telling me your favorite scene in one of Bella's stories. I have my favorites, and I'll share them at the end. (Honestly, some scenes were such joy to write that I laughed my way through them!)

So, that's it, readers. If you want to enter the drawing to win a free copy of "It Had to be You," just leave a comment sharing your favorite scene. And while I'm thinking about it, let me thank you - all of you - for the way you've supported me as I've marketed these books. What a blessing you are!

Friday, April 2, 2010

It Had to be You!

Hi everyone! Happy Good Friday! Just wanted to let my readers know that I received my first author copy of "It Had to be You" yesterday! That's the third book in the "Weddings by Bella" series. The first person to tell me the theme of Rosa and Laz's wedding will win a copy of my new devotional.