“Lionheart” is Coming to the Stage!

“Lionheart” is Coming to the Stage!

  It was a surreal moment, when just a few days before Christmas, a message came in from the director of a dance company for children and young adults in Colorado Springs, inquiring about the possibility of adapting The Lady and the Lionheart for the stage. My...

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Thrift Store Christmas Presents

Thrift Store Christmas Presents

This year our family is doing something different for Christmas! As a single mom, and like many families who have experienced either a cut in work hours, or even lost jobs, we’ve had to be extra careful during these 2020 challenges. So, I talked to my kids about many...

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Cover Reveal! The Gold in These Hills

Cover Reveal! The Gold in These Hills

"Can I please have this cover!?" That's exactly what I said to my editor at Thomas Nelson when she showed me what they had come up with during the design for THE GOLD in THESE HILLS. She and the rest of the publishing team agreed that it was just the right one, and so...

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A California Historical Romance!

A California Historical Romance!

Coming 2021!! Dear reader friends, I’m delighted beyond measure to have the honor of writing an ALL NEW novel for Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins Christian. The contract is signed, first draft is nearing completion, and I can’t wait to share more. All kinds of...

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A Christmas at the Circus Celebration

A Christmas at the Circus Celebration

Welcome to the Christmas at the Circus Celebration! For those of you who've discovered the new short story, I hope you've enjoyed a December 24th visit to the circus with Charlie and Ella! This time of year seemed like the perfect season to swing open the...

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A Few Thoughts on “Getting it All Done”

A Few Thoughts on “Getting it All Done”

One of the questions I receive most often is “How do you get it all done?” As a single, homeschooling mom, I’ve long-since learned that there would be easier ways to have a day job than being an author, but God has been gracious in providing abundantly in...

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A Book Cover Photo Shoot

A Book Cover Photo Shoot

Have you ever wondered what goes into the making of a book cover? Join me and a few friends at the photo shoot for the cover of my upcoming novella, Something New!     Learn more about the story here, and the Kindle pre-order price is just $1.99!...

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The Courage Chronicles Giveaway

The Courage Chronicles Giveaway

Welcome to the Courage Chronicles blog hop and giveaway! I hope you’ve enjoyed visiting the first four posts of the giveaway! If you’ve missed any, you can read the stories about courage, plus, enter up to five times into our grand prize: A custom piece of...

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Setting Sail with the Prodigal Son

Setting Sail with the Prodigal Son

The ship dipped and sprayed. Water gusted against the sides, foamy and white. Though she was gaining speed, the last of her sails were being unfurled, running rigging pulled tight and laid over the pins. With easy foot placements, Haakon descended the few...

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A Faithful Leader

A Faithful Leader

About nine months after becoming a single mother, I attended my first swing dance. Imagine a room full of vintage-at heart people...newsboy hats, oxford shoes, pincurls and the prettiest dresses. All to the rock and sway of jazzy music. I fell in love with...

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The Making of a Book ~ Manuscript Galleys!

The Making of a Book ~ Manuscript Galleys!

Join me today in my writing space for the inside process of the final steps of book editing  – the galleys! Recently, the galleys for Daughters of Northern Shores landed on my porch. It’s always exciting to find one of those envelopes, to see the return address from...

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A Norgaard Orchard Giveaway

A Norgaard Orchard Giveaway

  Thanks to the amazing folks at Celebrate Lit and a slew of fantastic bloggers, there is a lovely story-inspired prize package that we'll be giving away to one special winner! Click here to enter! In the video below, I share a little more about each...

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