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Whether it’s romantic thrillers in exotic, foreign locales or exciting mysteries in familiar places, I love creating stories that leave you on the edge of your seat, but touch your heart in memorable ways too.

If you enjoy danger, mystery and romance –  check out my sizzling romantic suspense series set in sultry Singapore: The TENDER Series. If you long to escape and dream of romantic beach vacations (and love pets too), then my new sweet romance series, Summer Beach Vets is for you!

If you have kids (or are a dog lover of any age!), check out my award-winning BIG HONEY DOG MYSTERIES – featuring a slobbery Great Dane and her group of canine friends who tackle sinister puzzles and exciting adventures. Think Nancy Drew meets 101 Dalmatians! ;-) These books are action-packed, page-turners with lots of humour and suspense. Parents and teachers love them because they excite reluctant readers and even have kids begging for bed time so they can read one more chapter. ;-)

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Wanna choose a character name? I'm writing #3 in my Summer Beach Vets series, which stars a little tabby kitten. Any ideas for what to call her? (pic of her on the cover below) The storyline involves cars so I was thinking of a name to do with mechanic/engines/cars? :-) Hsin-Yi ... See MoreSee Less

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Pink DaisyLemon!4 days ago   ·  2
Sophie ValeTurbo, Aston, Chevy, Bonnet...4 days ago   ·  1
Tiffany KernRadio. C'mon who doesn't want a cat named Radio? ..I might name my next cat that actually. That's clever!4 days ago   ·  2
Jeena ManneringMy friend calls his cat Desmo, short for desmodromic valve4 days ago   ·  1
H.Y. HannaOoh - thanks for the great suggestions, everyone! :-) Ha! Ha! Tiffany - you should get top prize for coming up with unusual pet names! I really like Mini and Sparky. (Maybe I can make the car a Mini in the story?) And I think Melissa's Muffin for Muffler is very clever! Sandra - you're not serious about "tailgate, gauge, clutch"?? LOL! :D Hmm... the one I don't get is Gremlin. Why is that associated with cars? (I never saw the movie so maybe it's an in joke?)4 days ago
Jay Bluey HydePurr4 days ago   ·  1
Carol ColquhounSpark plug (Sparky)4 days ago   ·  1
Melanie G. HoweI'm gonna put in another vote for Gremlin -- love it!4 days ago   ·  2
Amanda HensleyI like Gremlin and Mini both.4 days ago   ·  2
Stephanie RebelMini4 days ago   ·  2
H.Y. HannaYeah, Kylie - I really like Sparks or Sparky. It's a toss up between Mini and Sparky/Sparks at the moment... ;-)3 days ago
H.Y. HannaHah - another of those funny British vs American English examples. Sophie suggested "Bonnet" which I thought was cute - but I immediately thought of those old-fashioned hats worn by Laura Ingalls Wilder and couldn't figure out what it had to do with cars. We call them "hoods" ;-) (also a type of hat - how weird!)4 days ago
Kylie NichollsSparks4 days ago   ·  1
Jennifer BormannYou beat me to it Dale Amidei :-)4 days ago   ·  1
Jennifer BormannHaha H.y. Hanna, b/c there was a car called Gremlin. :-D4 days ago   ·  1
Jeanice Johnston AumullerPiston ?4 days ago   ·  1
Helen WiumDipstick ;)4 days ago   ·  1
Sharryn ReidSprocket4 days ago   ·  1
Sandra BockstalDiesel, trunk, bonnet, fender, gear, tailgate, gauge, clutch...4 days ago   ·  1
Jennifer BormannJaguar4 days ago   ·  1
Stephanie RebelPorche4 days ago   ·  1
Melissa Tibbals-GribbinMuffin [for Muffler]4 days ago   ·  1

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So funny the differences between British & American English. Got my edits back on 'Playing Santa' (Summer Beach Vets Xmas) and my editor pointed out that the American heroine wouldn't have said "I haven't got you anything" - she would have said "I didn't get you anything". The latter just sounds so odd to me! :-) Interesting how it's not just different spellings & vocab but even the way you put words together! Hsin-Yi ... See MoreSee Less

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Kathy Heare WattsLOL, and then if you want Southern English it might have read, Bless Your Heart "I ain't gotcha nothing!" just sayin'2 weeks ago   ·  2
Stephanie RebelFunny that they both say the same thing but one using a different version. In a way, it the a really good example for how languages morphed.2 weeks ago   ·  2
H.Y. HannaVeronika - I think you got it - I think they're both the same meaning but maybe the British version sounds more "proper" and formal ;-) Or maybe it's me!! My editor does keep pointing out phrases where it's grammatically correct but he says it's quite a formal way of saying things and not the way most people would casually speak... and I think that's just me :P Never realised I speak in such a formal, old-fashioned way! Maybe I ought to be writing a historical Jane Austen type thing - ha! ha!2 weeks ago   ·  2
H.Y. HannaOh no, Tiffany - I don't think the US version is "uneducated" at all! It's just different :-) And to be honest, I often switch between "got" and gotten" - which is probably even worse - ha! ha! I have to remind myself when writing my manuscripts to be consistent. It's like the forward and forwards thing - although my editor says that isn't British vs. American...2 weeks ago   ·  1
H.Y. HannaAh - I see, Jessica! :-) Thanks for letting me know. Yes, you're right - I have seen "disoriented" - now that you mention it - although to me, it looks like somebody forgot to write the end of the word - ha! ha! Actually, this is one reason I've started adding an "Author's Note" at the beginning of my books saying they're written in British English - coz otherwise I get negative reviews sometimes from American readers complaining about poor editing & spelling mistakes over words like "neighbour" and in this case, "disorientated"... they're not all as good as you about looking it up in a dictionary! ;-)2 weeks ago
H.Y. Hannayes, you're absolutely right, Jessica! :-) I don't think the U.S. version sounds less educated at all. And that's fascinating about "disorientated"... so what would people say in the U.S. if they're feeling that way? What other word would they use?2 weeks ago
Jessica PrescottWe might also say, "I haven't gotten you anything." I think it's just what you're used to that makes something sound more proper or educated. For example from the same book, I saw the word "disorientated," which is in the Webster's dictionary but is not something I've ever heard anyone say on purpose. It is not in the dictionary on my phone or tablet, though, both of which are set to U.S. American English.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Tiffany KernI prefer your version. Ours sounds like we are uneducated12 weeks ago   ·  1
Veronika Lawsonbut the first version sounds so cool *proper* ! :D2 weeks ago   ·  1

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Aw... look what my lovely husband brought home for me today! :-) ... See MoreSee Less

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H.Y. HannaHa! Ha! Yeah, after 17yrs, I think I'm beginning to suspect that...! ;-)2 weeks ago   ·  2
H.Y. HannaYeah, Stephanie - and I was really touched that he remembered I don't like boring cliched "red roses" - I always like things a bit "different" ! ;-)2 weeks ago   ·  1
Stephanie RebelThat he remembers that is even sweeter2 weeks ago   ·  1
Melanie G. HowePaul's a keeper..... You know that, right?? :-)2 weeks ago   ·  1
Stephanie RebelSo sweet!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Karen Buddensick GalanteBeautiful!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Frances ChowIs today your Anniversary?2 weeks ago
Diane TaylorBeautiful! Nice job Paul😃😃2 weeks ago
Dee LovegroveWhat did you do to deserve that? ;)2 weeks ago
Jaana TreloarHow nice, roses of any colour are gorgoeus.2 weeks ago
Veronika Lawsonthat a man ^_^2 weeks ago

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