Snow, snow, snow, snow

Well, it is February 22nd and it is snowing here on Vancouver Island. I have been catching up on my reading list with a lap blanket and a cup of tea. Love my tea. I have recently been reading quite a few paranormal cozy books. Have also been reading some Joy Fielding, Dean Koontz, and Tricia O’Malley.

If you are a Kindle Unlimited member and are getting snowed in like I am today, give one of my books a boo. I have middle grade and teen horse stories for ages 8 – 14 as well as my adult funny cozy mystery series. Here is the link to my Amazon Central .com.

Stay warm. Read lots. Hot cocoa with Baileys is a pretty good substitute for tea too. lol

2023 update

Much of 2023 is going to be focusing on recording the audio books for the last two books in The Gumboot & Gumshoe Series, mainly Gertrude & The Sorcerer’s Gold and Chasing Santa, as well as the last two books in The Silver Spurs Series, Bandits, Broads & Dirty Dawgs and Who Killed Cade. The final book in the latter series is still a work in progress as I wasn’t happy with the original story line and am reworking it. I am also thinking of changing the title.

I plan on illustrating The Unicorn Daze Series. I have had several requests from readers. These novels are currently written in an easy to read play format and I will probably revise that formatting. This may take me into 2024 as that is a lot of paintings and I don’t work that fast anymore given I have finally learned to stop and smell the roses, or in my case, sand and salt water. lol

So, it is going to be a busy year. I hope your 2023 is successful and filled with laughter, friends and joy.

Update on a 4th book to The Silver Spurs Series

I had a bit of writer’s block and took some time off to decide where this ‘special edition’ to the Silver Spurs Series would go. I have the outline done and am now working on a 4th book which will take place ten years in the future from the trilogy finale, Who Killed Cade. Right now, fans, it is a slow go because of other commitments to it may not be ready until January 2023 even though it is a Christmas story. Sorry about that. 🙂


Mark it on your calendar for October 24th

On October 24th, The Silver Spurs Home for Aging Cowgirls will be FREE on Amazon worldwide. READ NOW AT:,, Amazon.UK, Amazon.AU.

A dead guy, a Saint Bernard and an old lady walk into an outhouse – okay two out of three do!

The Montana family just wanted to save their ranch!

When the Montana family take in four saucy senior ladies and their horses, life gets complicated indeed. Turns out three of the four women aren’t cowgirls and all of their horses are stallions. Throw in a cheating husband and a jealous mistress, the word ‘baggage’ takes on a whole new meaning. Oh, and then there is the wanted felon on the loose in the hills and two men vying for the hand of a pretty widow.

If you think senior living means the party is over, then you haven’t spent a night at the Silver Spurs Home for Aging Cowgirls where romance is in the air and flirting with another woman’s man can be murder. Do you know what your grandmother is up to?

WOOT! WOOT! The audio book is here!

JUST RELEASED in Audio Book – The Gumboot & Gumshoe Series – The Complete Trilogy

Sgt Betty Bruce wants to retire, now if only her pot-belled pig, Gertrude, would stop finding bodies… or parts of them. As Betty delves deeper into three bizarre deaths plus a severed foot & body found on the beach, she discovers the answers may lay within the pages of one of the victims murder mystery books.

Now available in e-book, print & audio book. Includes: Gumboots, Gumshoes & Murder, The Dastardly Mr. Deeds & Murder Most Fowl. BUY NOW on Amazon:,, Amazon.australia

Also available in audio book on Audible – LISTEN NOW:


Enjoy the start of the summer holidays with a series of Hallmark style adventures for children and middle grade readers with some FREE and $0.99 e-book promotions for horse and unicorn lovers.

June 4 – 8th: GUS – a short children’s bedtime story is FREE on Amazon worldwide. Find out more here at or and

June 3 – 10: One Frosty Christmas – a heartwarming hanky waving Hallmark style family classic is only $0.99 on and

June 11 -18: The Great Pumpkin Ride – a rollicking fun ghostly adventure is only $0.99 on and

June 11 – 18: The Complete Unicorn Daze Series: Books 1 – 6 – a six pack of short children’s bedtime stories is only $0.99 on and Amazon.UK

June 19 – 26: A Filly Called Easter – an action packed adventure for horse lovers of all ages is only $0.99 on and

Peace and wellness to all.

New Releases planned for 2021 / 2022

Thanks to reader responses on Amazon, I am planning a third book in The Silver Spurs Series. The seeds were sewn in Bandits, Broads & Dirty Dawgs. The title will probably be: Who killed Cade, but I haven’t completely settled on that yet. Yep, the ladies will be back and there will be a few twists and turns related to what happened to Cade’s body at the end of The Silver Spurs Home for Aging Cowgirls. LOL The planned release will be Spring of 2022.

It has been tough getting inspired now that we are in the second year of COVID lock downs, but with a little help from Facebook friends and Beta readers, I am working on a story that has been gelling in my head, and my dreams, for a few years. The cover was chosen based on the feedback to several mock up drafts on my Facebook page. Just hit ‘like’ on my Amazon Author page or follow me on my website to find out when it will be released. You can also follow me on Facebook or Bookbub.

In the meantime, peace and wellness to all. Stay safe in these turbulent times.

Valentino – a new novel by Laura Hesse

I am hard at work converting the screenplay for Valentino into the last book in The Holiday Series. It was with great satisfaction that I was able to announce the screenplay’s third place status (family category) in the 8th Annual StoryPros Screenwriting contest earlier this year. The third place win was the kick-in-the-pants I needed to get back into writing.

While Valentino will be written for YA and teens, it will definitely have as broad a family appeal as Two Independents, but with a distinctly west coast flavour.

I will also be reworking my whole Holiday Series line-up with new covers and possibly a teen edition, based on the current screenplay under option, for One Frosty Christmas, as well as the renaming of Two Independents.

Stay tuned for more updates and a preview of Valentino over the next couple of months.

There is no time like the present to follow your heart and pursue your dreams.

Campbell River Totem