Thanks for stopping by. I know I’ve been slow to update this page. Busy summer is my excuse. But I’m back in California after my annual month on the east coast. I had a wonderful time seeing family and friends, and I was also researching my new novel, which, I’m excited to say, will be a spin-off of Princess Charming.
For those who haven’t read Princess Charming, it’s about three best friends, all divorced, who take yearly vacations together. They decide to go on a seven-day cruise to the Caribbean on a mega-ship called the Princess Charming - only to find out that one of their exes has hired a hit man to kill one of them on the ship. The suspense is in trying to figure out which passenger is the hit man and which of our three heroines is the target. I decided to bring back Elaine, Jackie and Pat for another week-long trip together. They’re hoping for a vacation that’s free of drama after what happened last time, but instead uncover a murder plot they must solve before it’s too late. I’ve just started writing the book and plan for an entire series of them featuring Elaine, Jackie and Pat (AKA the “Three Blond Mice”). Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, the hush hush project I mentioned in my previous home page update is a book that was an absolute blast to do. My friend, Rhonda Friedman, who produces the Emmy-winning soap “The Bold and the Beautiful,” told me several months ago that the show had partnered with Pan Macmillan Australia to publish a series of novellas that were inspired by the characters in the show. Apparently, B&B is as hugely popular in Australia as it is here in the States and in Europe. The Australian publisher had already released two novellas in the series and they were looking for other authors to contribute. Rhonda said, “Are you interesting in writing one of these? We’ll tell you which characters we want paired up as the romantic couple and you come up with a story for them.” I immediately said, “Sure! Sounds like fun.” And it was fun. Now the book, which is called Blindsided by Love and which I wrote under the pseudonym Hilary Rose, comes out in December. Cool, right? Here’s the cover.
In between writing the Princess Charming spinoff and promoting Blindsided by Love, I’ll continue to speak about caregiving and my book, You'd Better Not Die or I'll Kill You: A Caregiver's Survival Guide to Keeping You in Good Health and Good Spirits. Given my experiences with my husband Michael and my 97-year-old mother, caregiving is a subject near and dear to my heart. Contact my lecture bureau, Speakers on Healthcare, if you’d like me to speak to your group. And watch the video below for more about the book.
Till next time!
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