The Lowdown


40! The winning temp pick is 40 and that’s MartyK! Click the Contact button above and email me your pick from my contemporary backlist and your address!

Cold weather moving in for good, it seems. This is Morgan with her cousin Madison on the last good day to play in the creek with Flash-the-dog there in the brush. We’re snuggling up inside reading this weekend. What about you? I just started Dating the Mrs. Smiths by Tanya Michaels, one of the new Nexts.


  1. Shari C says:

    It sounds like in central Minnesota we are going to enjoy our last couple of days in the 40’s which has presently melted the couple of inches of snow we had on the lawns. No more white stuff for now, so it is great to walk outside or to drive to the malls and try to do some holiday shopping as lower temperatures are on their way and also a few snow flurries are expected. Winter is determined to try and arrive here and stay. To me that means a hot cup of coffee or chocolate, a fluffy warm afghan and a good book to read while cuddling up on the sofa.

  2. Robyn says:

    congrats to MartyK.

  3. mary beth says:

    Enjoy the book. I’m writing, revising and revising some more this weekend. DD’s going to see Harry Potter. I’m so jealous. First time she asked to go without me!!!!

  4. Fannie M Wiggins says:

    Looks like the kids are enjoying themselves. I haven’t done that in years. It was about 20 F here this AM so, it cup of hot coffee, good book and fleecy throw and couch potato time here today. Congratulations to Marty K:thumbsup: Have a good week end all of you Hugs

  5. Carol says:

    Congratulations MartyK!

    I’m reading The Lonely Girls Club by Suzanne Forster this weekend.

  6. Marcy says:

    I’m trying to stay warm with a hooded sweatshirt and a good book, too. 😉

  7. Lis says:

    Well we’re supposed to have *gasp* warm weather this weekend but really windy so I’m staying inside. Finishing my Xmas cards, watching a hockey game and tomorrow going shopping then doing some more writing.
    Exciting huh? lol

  8. Mary says:

    Aren’t their feet cold?

  9. Alyssa says:

    Congrats, Marty!

    I’m reading Blood Kiss by Mechele Armstrong.

  10. Chris Keach says:

    I’m reading my CP’s brilliant work for Golden Heart and I’m also reading Romancing the Renegade by Ingrid Weaver.

  11. catslady says:

    Congratulatons, Marty.

    I’m reading Julie Garwood’s “Guardian Angel” and hoping to watch “Walk the Line” tomorrow.

  12. TeresaH says:

    Congrats Marty:bananadance:!

  13. Laurie says:

    We’re getting lots of rain and wind down here in Florida thanks to tropical storm Gamma. GREAT TIME FOR READING! I started Jill Shalvis’s ARC of “Her Sexiest Mistake” last weekend and will finish it today. Highly recommend it!!

  14. Toni Lea Andrews says:

    Well, I’m pretty sure it hit 80 here today. Cool weather sounds perfect to me–I am just starting “the hot flash years.”


  15. Michelle says:

    When I returned home this weekend, all my plants were dead! Poor things had a hard freeze. 🙁

  16. Angie says:

    I am finishing up “Hostile Makeover” by Wendy Wax. I have never read her before and I am thoroughly enjoying it! Now I have to look up her backlist!

  17. Kendra says:

    Cute kiddos!:yes:

  18. MartyK says:

    Cool! I’ll be reading my LAST book for my Arab History class! I could not be happier.:bananadance:

  19. armywifetoddlermom says:

    These pictures of the kids make me cold….brrr…I miss 100 degree days already….