The Message in a Bottle Blog Hop & Giveaway (stop #1)

The Message in a Bottle Blog Hop & Giveaway (stop #1)

Flames lapped at the monk’s robes. He raced down the corridors that crackled with the collision of dampness and heat, dodging fire-lit debris. So this was to be the end, then. The night the stones of Ballyfir Monastery would tell their last tale…  So...

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Hope in a Dry and Thirsty Land

Hope in a Dry and Thirsty Land

"I'm too sad to write." I heard a friend say this just the other night at a small writer's retreat we attended.  Too sad to write. Yes. I know this. She was referring to her own heart-trial, and though the words weren't spoken for me, it was the first time in a long...

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2 New Romances with Thomas Nelson!

2 New Romances with Thomas Nelson!

It's an absolute joy to get to team up with Thomas Nelson and Harper Collins Christian Publishing for a brand new Appalachian Romance series!   I’ve had the HONOR of signing with Harper Collins Christian Publishing for a new historical series - the 1st book releasing...

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A Trip to the Blue Ridge

A Trip to the Blue Ridge

For all of you who know me, you know that my historical romance heart goes pitter-patter at the thought of a love story woven in the midst of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This region has been a passion of mine for quite some time, but the only problem was, all my...

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Road Trips & Audio Books (plus a Giveaway!)

Road Trips & Audio Books (plus a Giveaway!)

Last year, I did the second craziest thing I've done as a writer - I wrote a contemporary novel. And a young adult one to boot! Throw in a story written exclusively from an 18-year-old skateboarder's point of view and I had officially lost my mind. 😉 But for those of...

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Book Club Day 2 & Reader Pics!

Book Club Day 2 & Reader Pics!

Yesterday on my Facebook page, we dug into a discussion question and it was so much fun to get to chat with you all who've been reading The Lady and the Lionheart! If you'd like to join us for this impromptu week of Q&A, please do! You can hop on over and answer...

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To Get to You ~ On Audio!

To Get to You ~ On Audio!

It's here! An audio book almost a year in the making. Friends, I am so excited for you to get to hear these characters -- their voices and their story -- come to life. Whether you're young, or young at heart, this story is meant to encourage you and bring a smile to...

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Rock of Ages and A Thank You

Rock of Ages and A Thank You

For one week, The Lady and the Lionheart has been out in the world and you all have positively blown me away. It's been seven days of sitting here in awe with the fullest heart and the most bolstered spirit. I cannot thank you enough for the gift of your reviews and...

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Sigh-Worthy Cover Awards ~ Summer 2016

Sigh-Worthy Cover Awards ~ Summer 2016

I've got a serious case of cover love this summer. So much so that I wanted to round up a handful that have recently caught my eye and that are deserving of a few sighs. Better yet, let's make up some awards! We can do that, right? 😉 BEST DRESSED ~ Keep Holding On by...

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Some Kind of Wonderful

Some Kind of Wonderful

Oh what a joy! The Lady and the Lionheart has received a 5 Star TOP PICK! review from Romantic Times Magazine. I was so surprised that I could scarcely believe it until a helpful source joyfully assured me that it truly is possible, just extremely rare for five stars...

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Behind the Cover for Lionheart

Behind the Cover for Lionheart

We stood in a meadow just before sunset. After months of prep and planning, it was about to happen. My lovely friend and cover model was transformed into a young heroine from 1890, the photographer was driving up in her car, and it was showtime.  I was a blissful kind...

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Folk Music Spotlight – the Sad & the Sweet

Folk Music Spotlight – the Sad & the Sweet

It's high time for a new Folk Music Spotlight! It's been way too long. 🙂 Since my list has gotten longer and longer over the months (eek, years!), I decided to spotlight three that are on repeat lately -- all a little sad and sweet. These are songs out of my writing...

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