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Welcome Dear Friend,

Summer is here! Maybe not officially, but the ninety degree temperatures that descended over North Carolina are proof enough for me. Everything is just so…green. I’m not a huge fan of heat. Call me a wimp, that’s OK, but I do enjoy pulling out the shorts after wearing long pants most of the year and, well, this…

summer cabin family

Hanging out with my family!

What do you enjoy most about summer?

Why don’t you mix up a tall iced chai latte and join us on the deck? Sit back and relax. Kick your feet up.:)

Am I the only one who thinks 2016 has literally disappeared, gushed over the edge like Niagara Falls? Half the year’s over. What happened? Yikes! I feel like I’ve been slacking.

Roping the Marshal, the second book in the Kester Ranch Cowboys series, released on February 2, and Where Wishes Live, an inspirational winter novella released on April 22. I finally braved and weathered revamping my website, dismantled and combined my blogger site with my wordpress site. Now both my personas, Dora Hiers & Tori Kayson can be found in one place, here! Yay! I hope you’ll check out my monthly articles for Sibyl Magazine: For the Spirit and Soul of Woman, powerful messages written by women willing to expose their souls and share their personal journeys, and be encouraged. I even managed to squeeze in some writing during a trip to Europe for hubby’s BBQ judging events and to Indy for a fire conference.

OK, so maybe not exactly slacking, but not much actual book writing accomplished. I hope to finish and release Roping the Daddy, the third and final book in the Kester Ranch Cowboys series, on October 11. Yay! I don’t want to tell ya’ll how many times that book’s been yanked and stowed. So many interruptions, but this fall, Kierra and Hawk will finally experience their happily-ever-after. :blissful sigh: Kissing Santa Nic is next in line. It’s written, just need to incorporate some helpful comments/changes suggested by my awesome writer friend/critique partner. Expect Kissing Santa Nic to come out around Thanksgiving. That’s the goal, anyway. Phew! I’m tired already. Lol.

So, what’s going on with you? Any travel plans? New job? New house? Any additions to your families, babies, grandkiddos or pets? Click on over to the contact page and jot me an email or click the about page and link up on your favorite social media site. I’d love to know!

Thanks for stopping by, dear friend. I hope you’ll come back often. Enjoy the sunshine!

With all my love,

Dora Hiers, also writing as Tori Kayson

“A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.” ~Lyndon Baines Johnson