Let’s Hear it for Girl Power


The following appeared in Keynotes published by NYC Romance Writers of America- #6

My heroine starts out open to love but guards her heart because of past experiences.  When a chance encounter with her former high school sweetheart goes sour, she vows never to let another man hurt her again.  She really cared for Rocco.  He stepped on her heart by trying to take away her dignity.  When Mark enters her life, she sets the ground rules for their relationship.  as she gains confidence in the work world and sees what her friends are giving up to have a man in their lives, my heroine is resolved to make her career her main priority.  She emerges as a women of substance who will not be taken for granted.



Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance- Joan’s bottle is a celebrity!

The North Carolina Arboretum is proud to introduce its newest traveling exhibit, Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance, on display May 26th through September 3, 2018. In my last update, my bottle, Oh Lola by Marc Jacobs, was to be included in the traveling exhibit.  Now, it has also been chosen as the featured bottle in the Arboretum’s IMovie Images show because it is so photogenic.  If you are in the area, do stop by and take a look!