Post-Chemo Hair

14462846_10207564052075945_8098908718771189890_nWell, my post-chemo hair is slowly coming in. (At the amazing rate of about 1/4 inch per month … sheesh.)

It’s a little distressing how slow it’s growing.

And, of course, how grey it is. (I mean, I knew it was a little grey under my usual color, but c’mon!!)

But then I became so happy that I had hair at all — and that I didn’t have to wear hats on hot days — that I just kind of shrugged my shoulders and went with it. I figure it’s probably just as well to have easy-peasy hair when you’re still racing around to doctor’s appointments and have to constantly be changing clothes in doctor’s offices or lying down on tables. And now I’m quite liking the ridiculous ease of it all. (Basically wash, run a towel through, and you’re good to go.)

When a friend of mine called it “silver” the other day instead of “grey,” I even started to come to peace with the color.

I’ll still probably color it and grow it out eventually. (I mean, I did just turn 50. I’m already sensitive.) But for now it’s so easy and convenient that I’m going to leave it while I finish my treatments.

And I do have a bit to go.

I’ve been lying low since my surgery in July, but for whatever reason my incisions just didn’t heal. Continue reading

Launch Day and a Giveaway!

So excited that LOVE ON LAVENDER ISLAND is launching today!

Here’s the blurb:

Love on Lavender Island Cover MedWhat’s worse than Paige Grant getting stuck in a window while breaking into her late grandmother’s Lavender Island ranch? Being discovered—and saved—by next-door neighbor Adam Mason. The Grants and Masons haven’t exactly been friendly in recent decades, despite Paige’s teenage crush on handsome, standoffish Adam. But the down-on-her-luck actress now needs more than saving: she wants to use part of Adam’s property to pull off a dramatic wedding for her idol, screen legend Dorothy Silver, in exchange for a movie role that could make her dreams come true.

Adam has been struggling with emotional and financial burdens inherited from the recent death of his father. Yet he reluctantly agrees to help Paige prepare the ranch for the wedding. As they continue to spend time together, sparks fly. But Paige is troubled by a secret that could ruin any hopes they have for a future together. When fire destroys the land that holds the key to both their dreams—and the secrets they carry make tensions run even hotter—can love rise from the ashes on Lavender Island?


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And to celebrate this week’s launch, I’m giving away an “Island Life” prize to one randomly selected winner. The prize includes:

  • 1 purple beach bag
  • 1 beach towel
  • Sunblock
  • Fun sunglasses
  • A flip-flop keychain
  • And your choice of TWO of the following six items: Either a signed copy of THE KISS ON CASTLE ROAD, a signed copy of LOVE ON LAVENDER ISLAND, an MP3-CD of THE KISS ON CASTLE ROAD, an MP3-CD of LOVE ON LAVENDER ISLAND, a 9-disk CD set of THE KISS ON CASTLE ROAD, or an 8-disk CD set of LOVE ON LAVENDER ISLAND.



To enter to win, all you have to do is leave a comment below answering this question:

Do you remember your first crush? What would you do if you saw your first crush today?

I will randomly select the winner from the comments on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Pacific, and I’ll announce the winner here on the blog, so come back on Thursday or Friday to see if you’ve won! 

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