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Hi Folks!

Happy Winter! Here we are, January, 2011. Where have the months gone? If you've been subscribed to this newsletter for a while, you might be saying, "Oh, there she is. We didn't know she was still around!"

Well I am. And yeah, you're right. I've been little AWOL from newsletterland, but I've been mighty busy writing, and have some news to share.

So, enjoy the newsletter, and I hope you see something here that tickles your fancy!

Happily ever after,

Maddie's News

A CAPA Nomination

Better Than Chocolate
Better Than Chocolate
Better Than Chocolate, a novella in The Matchmaking Chef series, has been nominated for a CAPA Award from The Romance Studio. I'm very excited and honored to be nominated, particularly to be among the other authors in my category, contemporary romance. The winners are to be announced February 14 on the TRS web site.


Also at The Romance Studio, my recent release, Rawhide and Roses, is up for the 5 Heart Sweetheart Review of the week. Voting is open now!
rawhide and roses
Rawhide and Roses

Night Owl Reviews also reviewed Rawhide and Roses as a 4 1/2 Star Top Pick!

Web site

My web site has undergone a recent overhaul. Come by and check it out!
The Ladies of Legend Series
Bed, Breakfast and You

Bed, Breakfast and You

A few years ago, three of my author friends, Jan Scarbrough, Janet Eaves, and Magdalena Scott and I created a series called the Ladies of Legend. The first book in that series was a four novella anthology titled Ladies of Legend: Finding Home. That anthology is now out of print but I'm very happy to share that the novellas, and the combined novel, are going to be available again, this time published by Turquoise Morning Press.

What's different this time is that the four novellas will be available as separate eBooks! We all are so excited, and look forward to their new releases. All novellas and the novel have been updated and revised.

Here is the release schedule for all five of the books:
Finding Home

Finding Home

Claiming the Legend
by Janet Eaves, January 31
Midnight in Legend, TN by Magdalena Scott, February 7
Bed, Breakfast and You by Maddie James, February 14,
The Reunion Game by Jan Scarbrough, February 21

And, the new Finding Home novel (which incorporates all of the ebooks in one print volume) will release March 7, 2011

To learn more about the Ladies of Legend books, please visit the Legend, Tennessee web site.
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upcoming events

Booksigning at Karen's Book Barn, January 28,

La Grange, KY 


Tails, Veils and Rales

January 29, 2011,

La Grange, KY


Kentucky Romance Writers Pitch Workshop
February 19, 2011

Dogwood Writer's Conference, KYOWA RWA Chapter, April 29-30, 2011

Green River Writers Novel Writing Retreat, March 9-13, 2011

Lori Foster's and Dianne Castell's Reader and Author Get Together 2011, June 3-5


 Try a book by Mia Jae.


The Bachelorette Party 101 Series Coming in 2011!

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