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With my recent BookBub promotion of HER ROGUE TO TAME, I was under the mistaken impression the book would remain FREE for a week or two. Alas, my wonderful Tule Marketing Team is trying something new, and that means some of you who tried to download a free copy this past weekend, found the book had returned to its original price.

I apologize profusely. Totally my fault for not checking.

Happily, Tule has made HER ROGUE TO TAME #free at the Tule Bookstore for the rest of this week for anyone who missed the BookBub promo.

at the Tule Bookstore HERE!

And, if you enjoy the story, I would be so grateful if you could leave a brief review to encourage others to check out Rogue and the other two stories in this series.

My family likes to host a NOT NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY. It’s a tradition about 13 or 14 years in the making. Sadly, we’ve had a number of drought-killed trees to dispose of in recent years. We also include scrap lumber from our construction jobs, and we invite friends to bring their Christmas trees to include.

Here’s a video of the BEFORE: (Naturally, my ham of a hubby makes a cameo.😉)

Our winter has been pretty balmy so far and everyone enjoyed the clear, mild night. AFTER:

To my surprise, we had a group of African drummers show up (my son is one of them), along with a renowned local pan flutist and a young woman who played the melodica—an instrument I’d never seen before. We also met a daring young man named Cerro who entertained us with fire twirling. (Thank you, Barbara Cone, for the photos. I was too mesmerized to pick up a camera.)

All agreed it was one for the books. Hmm…books…I can use this, can’t I? 😉

(Apologies to my many friends in Australia, if this seems insensitive to your anguish, but winter fires are one way to help protect our homes from summer wild fires. We are definitely praying for rain here, too. Be safe and take care.)

Last week’s Q&A was: Have you ever been on a zipline? Yes or No?

The winning answer by a landslide was: NO.

I was sort of expecting this response, but it was fun to hear from those who had tried it—especially as good memories of their childhood. My first ZIP LINE adventure was in Mexico. We’d traveled to Puerto Vallarta with our friends, Fred and Colleen. The bus drive alone was worth the price of admission, but it occurred to me when I was flying on a tiny cable across a dry riverbed at least sixty feet below that maybe I should have upped my life insurance. LOL.

Happily I survived to ZIP again—in California, which felt considerably safer. First, in the foothills near Sonora and then in Mariposa, which bills itself as the Gateway to Yosemite. We introduced Paul’s brothers and one of my sisters-in-law to the thrill of zipping. We still talk about it when we get together.

My two randomly selected winners this week are:

Mary (kk@y) – NO
Jodi Bobbett – NO

(Mary and Jodi congrats. Please email me your pick of either a $5 Starbucks or a $5 Amazon gift card.)


This week’s Q&A: Do you send Valentines? Yes or No?

(Two winners will be chosen by random drawing to receive either a $5 Starbucks gift card or a $5 Amazon gift card. Please reply the usual ways: email or on my DebraSalonenAuthor Facebook page.)

Happy reading,


Next week: The toy train story—sorry, ran out of steam this week—bad pun intended 😉 & my favorite Valentine.



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