Archive for the ‘jack’ Category


Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Oh so much snow. This winter has been weighed down with it. Thick and heavy and seemingly never ending.

Poor Jack has barley been out more than a few moments at a time with the temperatures constantly below freezing so all we do are quick runs in and out. As we go along on our dashes we both look back out at the porch with longing. Dreaming of the days to come when we can once again sit out and have the sun shining warmly on our faces.



But from now on those lovely porch sits will be different forever changed. Our very good friend not by our side but always in our hearts.

Happy Birthday Nana.

With all our love.




and the Jackster

Many Faces…

Monday, July 21st, 2014

From me and all the many faces of Jack…

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We wish you a wonderful week and hope it’s filled with laughter, joy and many great books. We’d also like to once again extend an invite to our new private TEAM KMJ fan page where this week on Wednesday, July 23rd at 9pm we’ll be having a group chat about THROUGH THE LENS. I’d love to have you join us where the team and I will be discussing beach reads, office romances and I’ll be answering all your probing questions.  I hope so see you there!

through the lens


All the best,


Feeding the Beast aka Distraction Jackson

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Happy Monday!  Time to get the grind on, as if the grind ever stops when you’re in the creative arts. But honestly, I’m starting to feel the pressure as the words have not been flowing at a rate that I feel they should be, so grinding right now is what I need to do. Take what I can get and worry about it later. Just get something on the page. Everyday. Don’t overthink. Besides, all that can come later along with the internal editor.  She loves that job any way, so why should I deprive her of it?

The problem is it would seem that at this point I’d rather do just about anything but grind it out as I need to and get the words on the page. And to feed the beast of procrastination my good friend, Laura Curtis, was kind enough to gift me with some amazing needlepoint patterns and one of them just so happened to be a perfect match for my very own Jack. Isn’t it amazing? I’m finding it so hard to think of anything else right now but running to the store and getting thread to start on this project. Tell me what are ways that you procrastinate or ways that you don’t? Hmm… yeah, maybe I should start there. LOL



All the best,


Goodbye and Hello…

Thursday, March 20th, 2014


Goodbye Winter…


Hello Spring!


It’s been really real but I can’t say we’ll be sorry to see you go.

Take your time coming back.

All the best,

KMJ & the Jackster


P.S. there is still time to enter Sofia Tate’s giveaway from yesterday. A Winner will be drawn tomorrow.

Oh snow!

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Happy Monday! The DD has arrived in Paris and so begins a new chapter for her. Thanks for all the well wishes. Please join me in continuing to wish her well and safety.



So now it’s Monday and time to crack that Monday whip. For some reason with both kids now settled and getting into their pursuits and studies I’m feeling like this is as re-start to the New Year for me. I’m making my to-do list and checking it twice. Time to really grind it out.


But first…. I guess there is more snow to be shoveled. Both Jack and I are not amused (also someone needs a haircut. Spring please come soon).


Wishing you a great day.

All the best,



Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Happy Monday! The tree is finally trimmed. Now if I can only scoot Jack over and get a few presents under there…


Christmas tree 1



Wishing you a great start of the week!


All the best,


Being Jack

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

I had to give Jack a bath yesterday as well as the rest of the house since he got up high and got into the dangerous leftover Halloween candy. I swear having Jack around is like having a very bad teen. I’m thinking I may finally need a liquor cabinet with a lock to keep the bread and chocolate away from him. Yep, he got into it all and ended up sick all over himself and the house. Nope, things have not been fun for the past few days. Not fun at all. But, thankfully we’ve made it through fresher and cleaner.




And I’m glad to see in the end he’s thinking about his actions. Or maybe he’s plotting his next mission. Who knows?



All the best,


Squeak on!

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Jack says (in his own Jackster way) a big thanks for all the birthday wishes here and on FB. For his birthday he got a fun new ducky gift (sorry for the bad pic) that was supposed to be extra durable. We was in love with it and then quickly became obsessed with finding the squeaker inside.


The duck lasted all of 20 minutes before the squeaker was found and out. As you can see with Jack nothing is indestructible.

He never gives up until he achieves his goal.

We can learn a bit from the old Jackster.


Wishing you an indestructible week filled with knocking out all your goals.

All the best,


7 Year Itch- Happy Birthday Jack!!!

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Please join me is wishing a very happy birthday to the world’s cutest little terrible terrier muse ever!

Jack college  2013

We Love you Sweet Jackster! Thanks for being you!




Happy Friday from Me and The Jackster

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Happy Friday Friends!


We’ve made it through another week. Go us!

I wanted to say a huge thank you. Once again, THROUGH THE LENS made the Crimson Romance top 5 books for the 2nd week in a row. I’m so thrilled about that. And as an added bonus the trailer for SEDUCTION’S CANVAS made the USA TODAY HEA column yesterday. You can click here to see it. What a thrill! Also it’s finally here…. SEDUCTION’S CANVAS is not available in PRINT as well as e-form. So you hand sold it and feel it and read it any way you like! Order your PRINT copy today!

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It’s been gorgeous early fall weather here in the Northeast (I hope just a beautiful where you are) and Jack and I got to spend quite a bit of time on the porch while I worked in the old WIP (I’m in the final stretch now). This weekend will be spent probably, not out in the sun while I work, but down in the basement Bat Cave where the hubs will occasionally bring me down a bite of something for nourishment. He knows that trying to coax me out will only cause the beast to growl.

jack boo 2

I’m thinking my little muse may be down there with me since he’s been out of sorts lately. Moping around, not really eating much and just blah. I have a feeling he’s eaten something he wasn’t supposed to on one of our walks and it’s gotten to his sensitive stomach.

Here’s hoping we both make to Monday bright and shiny and new and with a story that sings. Jack and I are wishing you a happy weekend!

jack boo 1


All the best,