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Rock of Ages and A Thank You

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in My Journal, The Lady and the Lionheart | 24 comments

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 emails that put a lump in my throat of the happiest kind. Thank you for sharing what this book has meant to you.  This gratitude is something that I can scarcely put into words – but Charlie is sweeping his hat from his head, and giving you all the...

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Sigh-Worthy Cover Awards ~ Summer 2016

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in For Readers | 28 comments

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 Melissa Tagg Can the designers of this cover please come and give me and my hubby a fashion overhaul. Seriously! I want to give these two a closet raid and impeccable style aside, the adorableness of this is...

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Some Kind of Wonderful

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in News and Updates, The Lady and the Lionheart | 20 comments

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 to be given. It makes the honor all the more deep and has me completely in awe and filled with gratitude. When I shared the news with my mom, she sent me this verse: “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and decisions...

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Behind the Cover for Lionheart

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Covers, My Journal, The Lady and the Lionheart | 28 comments

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 of happy. It was a moment, heaven sent. May I tell you the story? Kind of like the circus itself, there’s a little more to it than what meets the eye…   March 8th! Jotted down on a calendar with a star. The big day. I was like a little kid,...

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Folk Music Spotlight – the Sad & the Sweet

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Folk Music Spotlight | 9 comments

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 mix that are perfect for all the feels. ;) Some you may have heard before and some may be new to you. I hope you enjoy...

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The Lady and the Lionheart ~ Cover Reveal!

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in The Lady and the Lionheart | 26 comments

The Lady and the Lionheart ~ Cover Reveal!

When I sat down to write a story about a courageous young man in the Victorian-era circus and the lives that are touched by his own, I had absolutely no idea that it would grow into what is my most favorite story ever. EVER. It became a dash of Les Misérables and a hearty sprinkling of Beauty and the Beast, all mixed within a most magical setting that’s meant to illustrate the freedom that comes from Christ’s love and sacrifice for us. This is the novel of my heart, friends, and the most romantic romance I’ve spun to date...

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The 2016 Christy Awards

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Mason Jar Books, To Get to You | 2 comments

The 2016 Christy Awards

What a delightful surprise to wake up yesterday morning to an email from the Christy Award coordinator that To Get to You was a finalist in the YA category! The press release went live shortly after and it’s a thrill to see so many author friends on the finalist list. Congrats to everyone!! And thank you to so many friends and family for all the warm wishes and excitement. You all make this experience extra special!   This is my third time finaling in the Christy Awards and my second time...

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{ A Delightful } Month in Review!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in News and Updates | 10 comments

{ A Delightful } Month in Review!

It’s been a good month. Busy, but good! While a few happenings are just hinted at below, there is much to come in the next few weeks including a cover reveal and more! It’s a joy to get to sit down and officially catch up with you all today and be sure to catch the question at the bottom, so we can hear how YOUR month went. So here we go – a month in review …   The month of April began with my birthday. Well, actually it began as usual with April Fools Day…my b-day just happens to be two days...

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The Lady and the Lionheart – Proofing Time!

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in For Readers, For Writers, The Lady and the Lionheart | 18 comments

The Lady and the Lionheart – Proofing Time!

It’s been a busy but fun season of going through The Lady and the Lionheart one final time before sending the book off for copy edits. Part of this process has been pulling out a few favorite research books for this story and doing some careful fact-checking. I have a short attention span (yes, I just confessed that :) ) so often struggle through non-fiction books. In school, I was the kid daydreaming that the textbooks on my desk were a raft I could float away on instead of something that actually had to be studied. But now, and as most...

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We’re Giving Away a Case of Books in 2016!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in For Readers | 10 comments

We’re Giving Away a Case of Books in 2016!

You may remember that last week I shared a surprise on the way and today I’m excited to share that for the year of 2016, we’ll be giving away 2 signed paperbacks every month. If I’ve done my math right, that’s 24 books which is a whole case just awaiting to find homes! :) All the details are...

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