A @SecretCravings Author @SandyNachlinger Does #NaNoWriMo. Do You?

Welcome Sandy Nachlinger, author of Bluebonnets for Elly and co-author of I.O.U. Sex.

I started writing BLUEBONNETS FOR ELLY during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) with the goal of creating a love story. However, as I got into the plot and began to know my characters better, Elly's grandmother keep butting in. That kind of thing seems to happen during NaNoWriMo. The characters take over! I finally gave up and let Granny have her say. The end result is a book that not only shows the romance between a man and a woman, but also the loving relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter. I hope readers enjoy the interaction between these two women, as well as the sparks that fly between Elly and Derek.


When Elly moves to Shannon Ridge, Texas, she expects to fill her days helping her grandmother—doling out medications and running errands. Still smarting from her fiancĂ©’s betrayal, the last thing she needs or wants is a man, especially a good lookin’ one. She’s been down that road before.

Derek White’s wife left him without a word, and he’s reluctant to get involved with another woman. But Granny Macauley’s granddaughter sure is tempting. He still doesn’t understand why Jeanette left him, so how can he explain that to Elly? And can he be sure he’s legally free?

Granny says some things come along only once and you have to grab them while you can. But when Derek’s past threatens and Elly’s ex-fiancĂ© reappears, she must decide—give her former love a second chance or gamble on a man whose history may ruin everything.

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Sandy's book is available in paperback and ebook formats

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