A Book Raffle Fundraiser

Maddy Freeland, the daughter of my dear friend Lori Freeland, is taking a gap year next year and going on mission with YWAM to New Zealand. So she is currently raising the money to cover her costs. Several of Lori’s author friends have banded together to help.  For just a few dollars per entry, you […]

Debut Novelist Kimberly Duffy

  Today I’m giving my spot on Inspired by Life … and Fiction to debut novelist Kimberly Duffy. Come on over and read the heart behind her fiction. And then maybe you’ll want to go buy her book for yourself!   

April Reads

April Reads

  Sorry this is a day late! I was having some updates done on my website. But better late than never, right?  I’m plugging right along with my reading-in-the-time-of-pandemic. Another several books logged for the month of April. So let’s get right to them! City of Thieves by David Benioff My husband read this book […]

March Reads

This is going to be a loooooong one, folks! Because to me the words “quarantine” and “social distancing” translate to “guilt-free reading time.” So here goes for March! First, a couple of dense but fascinating history/biography books: My brother-in-law, who lives with my sister and their boys in Kurdistan (Iraq) left this book for me […]

Mysteries of History

  I’m on the Inspired by Life … and Fiction blog today. I’ve got a documentary and a book you might want to check out if you enjoy the mysteries of history–as well as a little bit of mystery from my own family history! Come visit me over there! 

February Reads

February Reads

This month I tended to go back to authors I know and love. In fact, the only new-to-me authors this month were my non-fiction read, so let’s start there.  Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi I think this is definitely my most important read this month. This book is based on the Bored and Brilliant […]

Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal!

I love finding obscure bits of history that I can build a story around. My soon-to-come novella came about in just that way. As I was looking through some history timelines, I came across a reference to The Toledo War in Ohio. With a little more digging, i discovered that the state of Ohio and […]

Announcing . . .

    The print version of No Small Storm is now available! Woo-hoo! Get your copy here.      And to celebrate . . .  Be sure to share with your friends– and to leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads. 

It’s Here!

Honestly, there were many days in the past 3 years when I wondered if I’d ever see another of my stories in published form. And now I know.  No Small Storm, a historical romance novella, released quietly at the end of this week, right on schedule. Yet how in the world could I have known when […]

“I Cannot Live Without Books”

The first time I saw the Thomas Jefferson quote, “I cannot live without books,” it was on a t-shirt in the Library of Congress gift shop. It resonated so strongly with me that I plunked down the money and bought the shirt. That was around 20 years ago. I still have (and wear!) that shirt, […]