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The RITA Awards!

The last week of July, I went to New York for the RITA Awards Ceremony at the Romance Writers of America Conference. The RITA Award is the highest honor a romance novel can receive, and just being nominated was humbling and so exciting. Home on Huckleberry Hill was my book that was nominated. Though I didn't win, I had a wonderful experience in New York. Here are some highlights.  
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Like Audio Books? You’ll Love Home on Huckleberry Hill!

Do you love listening to audiobooks? Home on Huckleberry Hill, Book 9 in The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series, was recently released on audiobook, and I think you're going to like it. :) Click here to listen to a sample. I'd love to know what you think.
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Summer Easy Key Lime Pie

I hope you are having a wonderful summer. I am! With family and friend get-togethers, it seems I'm always trying to think of something delicious to fix. I've shared a similar recipe before, but this one is super, super easy and delicious. The perfect summer dessert! You can find the original recipe here. And yes, we ate half of it before we remembered to take pictures. :)
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Jessie and James is here! Join the Party!

My first Western historical romance is now available on ebook and paperback! You can get it here on Amazon for only $2.99 in ebook and $8.99 in print! Jessie Madsen is up to her eyeballs in trouble. A fast-talking con man, a pair of bandits, and a persistent claim jumper are only a few of her problems, and newcomer James Kelsey is too handsome by half. What's a girl to do but start pointing her...
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The I-Spy Picnic Quilt

| by Allison Sharp,Jennifer's sister | Have you ever wanted a picnic quilt that looked bright and inviting on one side, but had durable, water-resistant fabric on the other? I have, so I decided to make one with a pieced top, polyester batting to resist water, and backing made from heavy-duty, water- and sun-resistant fabric. For the quilt top, I found a great pattern, Twisted Happy Blocks, by...
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A Father’s Wisdom

| By Richard Gappmayer, Jennifer's father| My father was wise. He told me that complaining serves no useful purpose. And nobody wants to hear my complaints. If I was in a situation that I did not like, I should either get out of it or change it, but in no way should I complain about it. We experience these situations almost daily. It is either something that I created or a situation that I have...
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Andrew Now Available!

Andrew, the first book in my new series, is here! You'll laugh and cry, and you'll fall in love with Andrew, Mary, and two incorrigible twin brothers who just want their old bedroom back. Things at the Petersheim house are getting too crowded for eight-year-old twins Alfie and Benji. As if things weren’t bad enough with three older brothers hogging all the bacon at breakfast and using more...
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The Baby Boy Elephant Quilt

| By Allison Sharp, Jennifer's sister | If you are going to have a baby, and I'm invited to your baby shower, I will probably wait until about two weeks before the shower before starting the baby quilt. I'm not sure why I do this, but this usually necessitates picking an uncomplicated pattern. The Baby Boy Elephant Baby Quilt is one of my favorite last-minute quilt patterns. (Some of you might...
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