Books Sold Out in Burlington, Iowa

We sold out of LOST BUXTON before the book signing at Burlington By the Book was over! A fun time was had with Chris Seven Murphy, owner, and Jerry Johnson, Executive Director of Capital Theater, and all who stopped by!

Burlington By The Book Bookstore

Oskaloosa Herald

The Oskaloosa Herald mentioned the Buxton presentation at Nelson Pioneer Farm & Museum. Several dozen people attended the event.

Oskaloosa Herald - Nelson Pioneer Farm

100 at Lewelling Quaker Museum Tea

Approximately 100 people attended the Lewelling Quaker Museum Annual Tea and “Buxton, Iowa: A Coal Mining Town Ahead of Its Time” presentation.

Lewelling Quaker Museum Tea

A Book Club Read

The Book Discussion group at the Forest Avenue Library in Des Moines, IA chose LOST BUXTON for their July 2017 book. The club will meet on July 12, 2017, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. to discuss the book.

KTVO News at Six

KTVO included my January 24th Reminisce Society presentation at the Ottumwa Library–which attracted 80+ people–in a news segment.

Iowa Public Radio

I was thrilled to be on Iowa Public Radio’s “Talk of Iowa” with host Charity Nebbe, talking about Buxton, Iowa and LOST BUXTON.

Rachelle Chase and Charity Nebbe

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble was added to the list of retailers carrying LOST BUXTON.

Lost Buxton at Barnes & Noble

50 Books Sold to Overflow Crowd @ Book Vault

Fifty copies of LOST BUXTON were sold to a standing-room-only crowd! Chris Rhea, Head Staff Writer at the Oscaloosa Herald, wrote a really nice article titled, “Overflow crowd attends ‘Lost Buxton’ signing, presentation” after my event at the Book Vault on February 20, 2017. Chris also wrote a nice article prior to my event entitled, “‘Lost Buxton’ author to talk book at weekend signing”.

Book Vault book signing


I was on KBIZ’s “Mid-Morning Magazine with Mike Buchanan” chatting about Buxton, Iowa.

Rachelle Chase interview on KBIZ

Ottumwa Courier

The Ottumwa Courier has been kind enough to include articles on several of my events:

Ottumwa Life Magazine

LOST BUXTON was included in the “Notable Iowa Books” section of the Winter edition of Ottumwa Life Magazine.

Lost Buxton in OL mag

Front Page of Albia Union-Republican

LOST BUXTON made the front page of the Albia Union-Republican.

Lost Buxton in Albia Union-Republican

The Courier

HOT DREAMS was featured on the front page of the TV/entertainment insert of The Ottumwa Courier!

Hot Dreams in Courier Newspaper


My article, “Gardening Indoors All Year Long”, appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Pathways Magazine (now called Ottumwa Life).

Gardening All Year Round

CBS Interview

I was thrilled to be interviewed by Mike Sugerman on CBS regarding erotic romance novels. Check out the interview below — and the blog post.

(Unfortunately, the interview was in 2010 and CBS has removed it. I’m trying to find a copy.)

A Paper in Italy

A photo of Mary Leo, translator Carla Calimani, and myself appeared in Italy’s equivalent of the Wall Street Journal.

The delightful Elizabeth Jennings, author and co-founder of the awesome Women’s Fiction Festival (which I paticipated in) in Matera, Italy, sent it to me.

Italian financial publication

In New York

At the time I interviewed supermodel Beverly Johnson on my talk show, I’d been seriously thinking about my fibroids. Which is why I was thrilled to appear live on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet to discuss them.

Stop by and check out one of my resolutions that Bonny Albo included in her article, Top New Years Resolutions for Singles.

Guest blogger

I was honored to be a guest blogger on Lorelle VanFossen’s site. Using the SEX LOUNGE Finding Derek CONTEST as an example, I talked about the importance and challenges involved in making a site interactive. Please visit “What Inspires Your Readers to Interact With Your Blog” and “The Challenges of Creating an Interactive Blog.”

Double Finalist

Two of my women’s fiction projects – RUNNING AWAY and TO CATCH A CHEAT – were finalists in The Sheila Contest.

I’d entered for feedback on these projects and was absolutely stunned – and thrilled – to discover that they had both placed in this competitive contest.

New Release Shelf

It was exciting to see SIN CLUB sharing “New Release” shelf space with bestselling authors Diana Palmer, Heather Graham, and Sherrilyn Kenyon.

I just had to stop and snap a photo.

SIN CLUB on New Release Shelf

In England

Author Saskia Walker snapped this photo of SEX LOUNGE on the shelves of a Borders in Leeds, Yorkshire – right above Saskia’s KINK release. Cool, huh?

And, speaking of cool, SEX LOUNGE went into its second printing after being out a little over 6 weeks! That news made my month!

Sex Lounge in UK Borders Photo

Lonesome Losers

Terry and Todd have discovered the secret to romance and dating – by reading romance novels. SEX LOUNGE is used to provide expert guidance in episode #3.

And, speaking of “The Lonesome Losers,” check out the interview I did with Todd and Terry on “Chatting with Chase.”

Writer's Digest

An excerpt from “Out of Control“, my erotic romance novella in SECRETS VOLUME 13 is being used as an example on increasing sexual tension “… because of what the couple doesn’t do” in Writer’s Digest’s On Writing Romance, by Leigh Michaels

On Writing Romance Cover

Web Site Award

In 2005, when I launched my original site, I placed third in a contest which awarded prizes for the best web site. I got the Silver Rose Award.

Silver Rose Award Image