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Reon Laudat
January 9, 2022 @ 9:57 AM


Hooked On You has a new look.
It debuted in June 2021 with a cover similar to the other books in the Mistywood Lane series, but the plan had been to switch it up after a few months.The time has come. 
How cute is this one?
Cupcake and Twinkle!
 Much thanks to the awesome Leni Kauffman. Straight out of the gate, she nailed my vision.
 I consider Hooked On You a milestone novel. I thought it deserved  a special cover. ; D 
Busy working on the fifth book in the ............

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January 2, 2022 @ 10:16 AM

Happy New Year!
2021 wasn’t as wonderful as I’d assumed it would be.  I chuckle to myself when I think back to calling 2020 a "dumpster fire,"  so sure 2021 would be all sunshine or rainbows... *in comparison.*
Covid said, “Hold my beer! I gotta lotta mo!!!”
2021 had tests on a few fronts. And my word for 2021 and 2022 is resilience. 
 Though we are in the midst of another Covid surge with Omicron, I believe 2022 will eventually ease into the much-better category.
Writing: Busy working on the fifth book in the Mistywood Lane series, but as always, it’s slow going. If you&#.........

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November 16, 2021 @ 10:12 AM

National Novel Writing Month is well underway.  
Participants aim to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. 
See link below for more information.
If you’ve read Hooked On You (Mistywood Lane Book 4), you know which couple I’m working with now.  These two are the most fun. Okay, I feel this way about all my WIP couples. Because I started this project months before NaNoWriMo, I'm not officially participating this year. 
I wrote rough drafts for two of my Mistywood Lane novels during National Novel Writing Month.  He Could Be the One (Quinn and Lance) and Hooked On You (Zoe and Preston). 

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September 18, 2021 @ 3:09 PM

Borrowed the title of this post from one of my notebooks.
This is how I try to start each morning.  I slip here and there, but my daily habit of journaling helps. My track record is decent. :)  Can't recommend the practice enough. It also keeps the focus on  blessings and what's truly important, especially when tested. 
Though Hooked On You has been available for about two and a half months, I'm still celebrating its release. (Any excuse to buy more crafty stuff I don't need.) lol See Sassy Squirrel sock project bag and the latest enamel pins. Can never have too many cute mugs, project bags, or pins. 
Thanks to all who purchased a ............

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August 10, 2021 @ 11:43 AM

Can you believe it’s August? Summer is winding down quickly, but I’m looking forward to fall, my favorite season. 
 I love everything about it –the leaves changing, sweaters, sunny days with cooler temps, and yes, more pumpkin spice!
It gets dang hot in these parts. If we could have fall all year long I would be perfectly happy.
The  ebook version of Hooked On You -Mistywood Lane Book 4 made its debut a little over a month ago. If you've already purchased and read your copy, don't forget to rate on the platform of your choice.
The print edition of Hooked On You  is available for those who prefer to hold an actual book in their hands............

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June 25, 2021 @ 7:27 AM

Ready to return to Mistywood Lane? If so, Hooked on You (Mistywood Lane Book 4) is available on Amazon.

Yay! I'm so excited to share this one. 


And, honestly, I'm kicking myself for dragging my feet for so long.  :D

Here's the novel's description:

Mistywood Lane neighbors Preston Holmes and Zoe Rollins have been besties since the epitome of friendship meant sharing your Pokéman bubblegum cards. 
Now Zoe, crochet designer/owner of Hot Off the Hook/yoga instructor, is engaged to school teacher/up-and-coming assemblage artist Dante Gregory. 
Bucking the norm has been her style, so of course, she sidesteps a ............

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May 17, 2021 @ 10:02 PM

Color me surprised when my St. Martin’s Press editor reached out and told me they were rereleasing If You Just Say Yes as a trade paperback with a fresh cover.

The first version was published years ago asa mass market paperback. It had an illustrated cover with shades of purple and pink. Back then illustrated covers were all the rage for romance. And the trend has returned in a BIG way in romance. 

Oh, by the way, I was a phenom, writing If You Just Say Yes at ten years old. ; )

It’s been a while, so I had to read again to refresh my memory. Here’s the blurb:

When two journalists collide in the middle of a scandal, so does love and trouble-with a capital T.


Manhattan journalist Michelle Michaels just can&............

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May 17, 2021 @ 9:39 PM

During the dumpster fire that was 2020, it was wonderful to have stress relievers you can always count on.
For me, it's exercise and crafting.
 The world of yarn crafting  is one of my Happy Places!  Crochet!  Knit! Yarn! A trifecta!
When I’m in a bad head space I whip out my hook or needles. About a half hour later, I’m good--all zen- again. Seriously magic! :)
 Thought I’d share how I got into it and convince someone to give it a try. Be sure to read the articles linked below.
I started crocheting in third grade. A childhood friend taught me. We used to make purses. Little crocheted ............

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