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 of...

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Sons of Blackbird Mountain ~ Release Week Fun!

Sons of Blackbird Mountain ~ Release Week Fun!

This week, Sons of Blackbird Mountain went out into the world and what a week it has been. Every bit of it was made magical by all of you, the most wonderful reader-friends a gal could have! I wish I could tuck all that goodness into this post so you could...

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NEW Norwegian-American Romance

NEW Norwegian-American Romance

Set in 19th Century Virginia, the Norgaard family saga is in full swing! Book 1, Sons of Blackbird Mountain releases in just 10 days!! And now, the team at Thomas Nelson and I have the joy of sharing with you the upcoming sequel, Daughters of Northern...

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A Very Bookish Photoshoot

A Very Bookish Photoshoot

A few months back, I chatted with the worship leader at our church who just happens to be a wonderful photographer and we both had the idea of doing a bookish photo shoot! I was in need of some new head shots and he had the idea of putting together...

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Spring greetings + a 10 book giveaway!

Spring greetings + a 10 book giveaway!

Happy April, friends! My how the time has flown. It's been a few months since my last blog post -- the reason for that? I've been hard at work on the second book in the Blackbird Mountain series and oh...my...goodness. It was an adventure through and...

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Loved and Not Forgotten

Loved and Not Forgotten

          On what had been a particularly horrible day, a faithful friend invited me over for a long walk through the woods to talk and to be bolstered. Afterwards, she invited me for dinner with her and her family. Together, she and I crowded into her...

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