The Accidental Wife -  P&E Best Romance, Best Author & Golden                                                             Quill Finalist          

    Self-determined Jessica Brewster is wary of any emotional relationship, after being betrayed in a bet. When her beloved grandmother who raised her dies, she inherits a mysterious teacup which when rubbed, transports her back to 1886 in Old Fort Laramie, switching places with her look-alike great great grandmother-- wife to her ancestor's magnetic first husband and mother his charming nine year old daughter.
     Can she pull off the charade and find a way back, or will conscience and her twenty-first century "slips" expose her identity?  As true love and a gypsy derail her plans, her ancestor's brother shows up with his own dark secret. Is her future in the past? Her decision could save her life... and her legacy. 

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The Accidental Stranger -   A Rone & Golden Quill Finalist

Jessica Brewster is being watched...and things go missing from the remote Wyoming home she shares with her toddler.  In a freak accident, she shoots the bearded thief stalking her before she recognizes the mesmerizing green eyes that belong to the only man she ever loved. Has Mitch bridged time to find her? In a race to save his life and change hers forever, she takes him into her home and heart. But his memory loss and puzzling clues curry doubt and expose mystery and danger. Is he truly her son's father or an irresistible stranger in her arms?

 "Shooting him was accidental; loving him was not. Learning who he really was?  A heartstopper!"

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 Hot Stuff   How does a petty crime turn into a humorous arrest of the heart? 

Hot Stuff takes on double meaning when klutzy Kate is faced with rookie
looking for a stolen lawn statue. In her quiet, crime-free Wisconsin village, Kate has her hands full writing slogans for candy hearts and keeping her kleptomaniac brother with Asperger’s Syndrome inside the law. Even her grandmother’s famous snickerdoodle cookies can’t ameliorate the crime when a stolen lawn statue turns out to be a drug dispenser. Will Kate rise above her concern of what Dallas’s uniform represents and admit the charming Texas rookie is the man of her dreams?  

Review from Wild Rose Press author D.A.  "This is one adorable story.The play on words "Hot Stuff" is brilliant. I smiled the entire time I read this book.  I'll probably go back and read it again. Do yourself a favor and check HOT STUFF out!

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 Blossoms & Blizzards . . . Minnesota to the Bone
 Seasonal images from summer blueberries to a frozen stadium and the perverse pride of winter, the celebration of spring and the masterpiece of fall, two eccentric old women--each prolonging life with the help of feathered friends, a teacher red-lining papers in a time warp, a Norwegian farmer dancing with herons, a care-givers journey, a bonfire of roses, teasing the MN work ethic, a day at the track, and extolling Minnesota paradise are mere samples of the smorgasbord offered in Blossoms & Blizzards, a Minnesota Anthology. Proving Minnesota has more than two seasons: (Winter is coming; Winter is here) this feast of twenty-four MN authors is served up in 6 stories, 4 book excerpts, 3 essays and 20 poems -each falling into one of our four seasons. Home favorites such as Garrison Keillor, the late Jon Hassler, Carol Bly,  Meridel LeSueur and C.J. Fosdick are represented in this anthology.  Minnesota's beauty and imagery and the humor and strength of characters who populate her are edified in this powerful anthology of some of the best work from old and new writers... Minnesotans to the bone. 

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Distant Echoes by Cj Fosdick

Distant Echoes

new anthology of nineteen award winning and acclaimed historical fiction short stories.  Gripping and thought-provoking stories of people, places and times past by writers from the Historical Novel Society.

Distant Echoes brings you vivid voices from the past. This haunting anthology explores love and death, family and war. From the chilling consequences of civil and world war, to the poignant fallout from more personal battles, these stories will stay with you long after the last page.

This selection of winning and shortlisted stories from recent Historical Novel Society writing awards includes  The Holdup by Cj Fosdick, The House of Wild Beasts by Anne Aylor, Salt by Lorna Fergusson, and Fire on the Water by Vanessa Lafaye.

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