Proxy Bride books

I realize I have been remiss in listing all of the books in the first round of this series. There are ten of us writing in the series. Mine, A Bride for Carter, was book six. There are four more to follow and we’re planning for at least one more round. Check out these great reads )

A Bride for Jeremiah by Christine Sterling

A Bride for Clay by Marianne Spitzer

A Bride for Nathan by Barbara Goss

A Bride for Abel by Cyndi Raye

A Bride for Finn by Linda Ellen

A Bride for Carter by Wendy May Andrews [mine ūüėČ ]

A Bride for Charles by H. L. Roberts

A Bride for Sterling by Parker J. Cole – coming soon

A Bride for Henry by P. Creeden – coming soon

A Bride for Braylon by George McVey – coming soon

Proxy Brides – my new series

According to Merriam-Webster:


1: the agency, function, or office of a deputy who acts as a substitute for another

2a: authority or power to act for another

b: a document giving such authority

And according to Wikipedia:

Beginning in the¬†Middle Ages, European monarchs and nobility sometimes married by proxy. Examples include the marriage of¬†Mary, Queen of Hungary¬†to¬†Louis I, Duke of Orl√©ans¬†in 1385, the wedding at Eltham on 3 April, 1402 between Henry IV and Joan, the daughter of Charles II, King of Navarre, that of¬†Catherine of Aragon¬†to¬†Prince Arthur¬†in 1499, while a¬†famous 17th-century painting¬†by¬†Peter Paul Rubens¬†depicts the proxy marriage of¬†Marie de’ Medici¬†in 1600.¬†Charles I of England¬†married¬†Henrietta Maria of France¬†by proxy on 1 May 1625, and a well-known example more recently involved the marriage of¬†Napoleon I of France¬†and the Austrian Archduchess¬†Marie Louisein 1810. By the end of the 19th century the practice had largely died out.

As of 2015, various Internet sites offer to arrange proxy and double-proxy marriages for a fee, although the service can generally be set up by any lawyer in a jurisdiction that offers proxy marriage.¬†Video conferencing¬†allows couples to experience the ceremony together.¬†A unique “space wedding” took place on August 10, 2003 when Ekaterina Dmitriev married¬†Yuri Malenchenko, a¬†cosmonaut¬†orbiting¬†the Earth in the¬†International Space Station, by proxy in¬†Texas, US.

So that’s the history ūüôā Now on to what it has to do with me:

I was invited to join a multi-author project several months ago. We’re ten authors all writing in the same series. The premise is everyone is writing about a couple who, for various reasons, need to marry by proxy. It’s like mail-order brides but taken to a bit of an extreme – they haven’t even written to each other for the most part. Someone else stands in as the groom for the legalities. I’m fascinated by the different stories the other authors have come up with.

The books are releasing every two weeks. My first one comes out this Thursday!! I can’t wait to hear what you think of it. And tell me, can you even imagine marrying someone like this?


New Exciting Project

This weekend will be the official launch party for a multi-author project I’m involved in. I’m really excited about the opportunity. Along with nine other authors, I’ll be writing a stand alone book in a related series. They will all be Sweet Western Historical Romances. If you’re interested, here’s a link to a little preview video:

And if you’d like to come to the FaceBook launch party, please visit our reader group and find the link in Events. There will be some great prizes!

My first book in this series launches at the end of November but book 1 is releasing next week!! There will be a new book every two weeks.

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on these books. And I’d love to visit with you at the FB party ūüôā

Orphan Train Series


I’m so excited about this new series. My first time to truly write a series – from the beginning I had planned it to be a series whereas in the past I’ve decided to write a sequel after the first book was already written. It’s an entirely different experience. Also, with these books, I’ve set them in 1854 America which is 50 years later than I usually write and a different country. But I have been really enjoying them. I’m sad to say, I’m almost finished with the writing of the series. Book 3 will be releasing next week and Book 4 is in Second Draft state. I’ve really enjoyed taking tragic circumstances and developing happily-ever-afters for these characters. And the setting allows for all the possibilities. It was such an exciting time! People were only limited by their imaginations in a certain way since technology was slowly exploding onto the scene and the entire vista was suddenly opening up with train travel from both directions in the US.

If you could pick a different time period in history to live, what would you choose?

While I love my Regencies, I think I would pick 1850’s America over Regency England because there were far more opportunities. In the Regency, and in England, it still really mattered who you were born. In America, you could be anybody, your birth didn’t necessarily limit you. No wonder immigration was exploding at that time! Who wouldn’t want a fresh start back then??

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