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All About Jo Robertson

Like many writers, I penned my first story at a young age. However, a family and a teaching career put my writing dreams on hold until my Advanced Placement seniors conned me into writing my first complete manuscript. That story, which subsequently won RWA's Golden Heart Award in 2006, was THE WATCHER.

From the moment I put my fingers to the keyboard, the
barrier between my brain and the paper lifted, the story flew from my mind, and I fell in love with everything about the process of writing.

Raised as an Army brat, I lived in Germany as a child, Northern Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Idaho, and Utah before finally settling in Northern California. Whenever I visit my sister in Virginia or my brothers in North Carolina and Florida, upon returning home I remember again why I love Northern California, home of the ancient redwoods, the fecund forests and the rugged Pacific coastline.


TRAILERS

I’m not thinking of a trailer home — the double-wide kind you live in. No, I’m talking about movie or book trailers, the kind of snappy, short video that gives you a peek at what the movie or book is about, piques your interest, and makes you intrigued and eager for the release. Don’t get me started on movie trailers (back in the day, they were just called coming attractions)!  If it’s a comedy or romcom, so many of them focus on the only truly funny jokes in the entire film.  Mystery-suspense trailers often give away important plot points.  So why should I
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Holiday Recipe Share

I always think of my mother, Betty Lewis, at this time of the year because she was such a traditional, old-fashioned cook, and I like using the recipes she handed down to me over the years. One Christmas gift I cherish came from my sister-in-law who copied and framed one of my mom’s recipes in her own handwriting.  It’s a lovely idea and a special gift. The holiday season is creeping up on us all too fast.  I’m not one of those who shops a little all year long, so at the last minute I have tons of crafts and
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Winner for Jo’s “Letting Go” Blog

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!          Congratulations to              Sally Schmidt for sharing her “unbucket list” idea on my “Letting Go” blog! Contact me at email hidden; JavaScript is required and I’ll gift you with “The Perfect Gift,” an e-book novella.


  • this-old-homicide
  • A Perfect Catch
  • A High-End Finish by Kate Carlisle
  • Christmas with a SEAL cover
  • Her Christmas Earl: A Regency Novella
  • Warrior_FINAL_3
  • Tiara Wars
  • A SEAL's Fantasy cover
  • What a Duke Dares
  • The Whisky Laird's Bed
  • A Perfect Trade final
  • Baby Steps
  • The Book Stops Here by Kate Carlisle
  • BOund by Moonlight
  • Sentinel_Final
  • Vanished final Bestselling w quote
  • Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00036]
  • marrying the cowboy
  • second-chance-seduction-150
  • A Cowboy in Her Stocking
  • A Perfect Distraction
  • Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000031_00009]
  • Close to the Edge final front only
  • Love in the Land of Lakes
  • historical romantic thrillers box 1
  • bigler county box 2
  • The Patrician final 800 by 500 (3)
  • Mad About the Earl
  • Deadly Little Lies
  • Heiress in Love