Fall 2016   

DEAR FRIENDS,

How did fall arrive so quickly! The summer disappeared into revisions on my next book, travel, and the annual Romance Writers of America Conference. It was wonderful seeing fellow authors and meeting devoted readers.  Thank you for all of your support.  See some photos from the fun below. 

In book news, I just finished final edits on the third Royal Wedding Story and sent it off to my editor. This time, the wedding(s) in question are those of two of King Edward III’s younger sons, John, Duke of Lancaster, and Edmund, later Duke of York. The brothers married sisters, heirs to the throne of Castile (Spain).  And the hero of the new book is someone you may recognize: Gilbert from WHISPERS AT COURT.

Also, I'm thrilled to announce that WHISPERS AT COURT, Book Two of the Royal Weddings series, (see cover at right) is a finalist in the 2016 Book Buyers Best contest sponsored by the Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America! Winners will be announced on October 8, 2016 at the OCCRWA Annual Birthday Bash. For more information, visit their website at http://www.occrwa.org/bbbcontest/.
 
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Blythe and Sara
Celebrating Sarah M. Anderson’s RITA win for THE NANNY PLAN. I’ve known her since before she was published and she gave me a lovely mention in her acceptance speech.
 
Blythe Gifford and fellow Harlequin authors
A collection of Harlequin Historical authors, from left to right, Liz Tyner, Bronwyn Scott, Ann Lethbridge, me, Sophia James, and on the far right, the senior editor on the line, the wonderful Linda Fildew. This was taken just as we arrived at the Harlequin Party, always a highlight of the RWA Conference.

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Wishing you the beauty of the changing seasons!