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Why I Write

Why I Write When I was a girl, I discovered a slender, mother-of-pearl fountain pen among my grandmother’s treasured belonging in an enormous cedar chest. “That was my mother’s writing instrument,” she told me, her voice ringing with reverence. This curious nineteenth-century artifact intrigued me—imagine, the writer had to dip it in real ink. Wide-eyed,…

Chicklit Romance novel box set

On Sale: Love California Romance Box Set

Everyone deserves a makeover from time to time, and my Love California romance box set is no exception. We tested several covers with fans, and this is the one that won. I just love the sassy pink car and the carefree flip-flops that are a staple in southern California. Endless blue skies and mountains rising in the…

Scent of Triumph Audiobook read by Earphone Award-winning narrator Erin Bennett

Audiobooks: Scent of Triumph Debuts

I’m celebrating because today is release day for Scent of Triumph audiobook from Ideal Audiobooks! I’m so excited for you to hear the fabulous Erin Bennett read this WWII historical saga — she is perfect as French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt. Erin is an excellent narrator, and she recently earned an Earphone Award (the equivalent to…

Italian edition of Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran

Release Day! IL GIARDINO DEI PROFUMI PERDUTI

  Excited to announce that the Italian Edition of Scent of Triumph is being released today:  Il Giardino dei Profumi Perduti (The Garden of Lost Perfume, if you’re translating). For my readers who also read novels written in Italian…grazie! This really means a lot to me since The Winemakers, which is set in Italy, was the first…

The Winemakers Audiobook

Historical Fiction Audiobooks: The Winemakers Debuts

This has been a year of firsts, and I’m excited to add first historical fiction audiobooks to that mix with The Winemakers from Ideal Audiobooks, read by award-winning narrator Erin Bennett and directed by Amy Rubinate, who founded Ideal Audiobooks in 2015 with the motto, “Stories with Heart.” It’s available on Amazon, Audible, and other…

Essence, A Love California NOvel

Introducing “Essence” A Love California Novel

When the heiress to an international perfume house travels to Monaco, she discovers long-held secrets about her birth mother and meets a Formula 1 race car driver, but can she find the courage to face the challenges ahead? This is the premise behind Essence, the latest book in the Love California series. I’m pleased to…