For Readers

A little bit more about my books from reviews to sneak peaks.

Welcome to the New JKBooks!

The Noble Dog and his excitable little friends say hello! They are shocked – shocked, I tell you – that I have neglected this website for so long. I have excuses, of course. For one thing, it got terribly outdated (my fault) and my first-choice designer was booked on other projects. So I waited patiently […]

Today’s the Day!

Blue Sky Cowboy Christmas is now available both online and in stores. It’s my first Christmas book, and one I’m very proud of. Here’s the cover: And here’s a little summary of the plot – one that’s a little more detailed than you’ll find elsewhere: Weary from a long deployment, Griff Bailey seeks sanctuary at […]

New Release coming soon!

My very first Christmas romance will be available September 29th! Blue Sky Cowboy Christmas just might be my favorite out of all my books, mostly because it stars Riley James, the tough-but-tender heroine from Wynott’s hardware store, and Griff Bailey, Jess’s long-lost brother from Cowboy Summer. These two characters have a harder road to travel […]

Cover Reveal!

I woke up this morning to a white, wintry world. It’s been a snowy winter and I couldn’t believe I was snowed in again – and I’m out of cocoa! I wasn’t sure how I’d keep myself warm, but then I opened my email and found this guy waiting for me! I think I’ll be […]

Show Me the Belly

You know when you find a frightened dog—maybe at a shelter, or maybe on the street—and you spend a long, slow time getting it to trust you? You have to crouch down and speak softly, holding out scraps of food while you pray in your head that it will give you its heart. You don’t […]

Attack of the Giant Finch!

Stillwater Diary, May 21, 2019 This photo freaked me out! If you look carefully, you can see what appears to be a giant goldfinch trudging up from the creek.  Apparently, I caught this bird flying toward the feeders at the moment his wings closed. At first, I thought I’d serendipitously snapped a fox or some […]

First Review for Cowboy Summer!

Publisher’s Weekly: “Kennedy’s delicious contemporary series launch is filled with nostalgia as a woman returns to the Wyoming ranch of her childhood and reunites with her first love… Wit and charm suffuse this well-plotted story about remembering what’s most important in life.” Reviews make me crazy! It’s hard to put my heart into a book […]