A Scandalous Matter Debuts July 6th! Preorder for #Kindle available now.

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Why, yes, I AM getting a wee bit giddy (& nervous!) about A Scandalous Matter hitting readers’ Kindles and bookshelves on Wednesday, July 6th.

I hope you adore Amara and Matthew’s story. These two touch my heart, because I definitely know what it’s like to feel as if I don’t fit in (heck, doesn’t everyone feel that way at some time or another?).

Here’s the blurb:

Independent, spirited Amara Mattersley may live under scandal’s shadow, but at least the nineteenth-century Regency society judging her is familiar. That’s all about to change when she finds herself in twenty-first-century Charlottesville, Virginia—and locking horns with one very befuddling, very male, UVA professor.

Computer science professor Matthew Goodson has no time for love—no time for anything, actually, but his quest for tenure and his obsession with the screen. The last thing he expects is to get side-swiped by this adorably odd British miss. Yet something in her calls to him, pulls at him, in a way unknown—and uncomfortable.

Can the past and the present blend together into a mutual future? Or will old wounds and new complications sabotage any chance at a twenty-first century happily ever after?


Squee! I’m hoping you’re excited about A Scandalous Matteras well, and look forward to hearing what y’all think!

It’s A Man of Character’s Bookversary! #Giveaway

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That’s me the first time I ever held one of my books in my hands.

Holy cow. It’s A Man of Character‘s Book Birthday. That means I’ve been a published author for one year. Say what?

It’s been quite a ride, and I’m absolutely thrilled so many people have joined me on it.

I treasure every single Facebook exchange, email correspondence, tweet convo, and review left. Every. Single. One.

Because I couldn’t have imagined a year ago I’d have fans. Or that I’d publish two books in the space of a year, with the third debuting July 6th. Or that I’d final three times in the 2016 HOLT Medallion Awards

I’ve met amazing readers. I’ve met amazing writers. I’ve made lots of mistakes. I’ve learned lots more.

And I’m so very grateful for all of it.

Have you signed up for my newsletter yet? I sent one out this morning with TONS of giveaways as a Book Birthday present to you! You can check the newsletter out here: http://eepurl.com/b3gE8L

** Please note if you email me to enter a giveaway (or two or three or seven), I take that as consent for you to be added to my newsletter list. But don’t worry – I only email when I have actual news (such as a new release or a sale), and I try to include a giveaway every time!

MUCH LOVE to all of you. I wouldn’t be here without you. THANK YOU. 

A Man of Character and A Matter of Time

COVER REVEAL: A Scandalous Matter – Preorder Today!

Cover to A Scandalous Matter


Here it is, the cover for A Scandalous Matter. What do you think?
I’m in love with it, and so grateful to Joy from Lankshear Design.

And here’s the current blurb:

A Scandalous Matter

The past is always present.

Independent, spirited Amara Mattersley may live under the shadow of scandal, but at least the Regency society judging her is familiar, if not exactly beloved. That’s all about to change when this nineteenth-century duke’s sister finds herself in twenty-first-century Charlottesville, Virginia–and locking horns with one very befuddling, very male, UVa professor.

Computer science professor Matthew Goodson has no time for love–no time for anything, actually, but his quest for tenure and his obsession with the screen. The last thing he expects is to get side-swiped by this adorably odd British miss. Yet something in her calls to him, pulls at him, in a way unknown — and uncomfortable.

Can this odd couple blend the past and the present into a mutual future? Or will old wounds and new complications sabotage any chance at a twenty-first century happily ever after?

Wanna preorder the Kindle version? Find it on Amazon. Paperbacks will also be available on release day: July 6, 2016.


Thank you so much for your continued support! I’m excited and nervous and all of that good stuff, but, oh, do I hope you love Amara and Matt’s story!