News and Updates

2 New Romances with Thomas Nelson!

Posted on Dec 28, 2016 in News and Updates, Sons of Blackbird Mountain, Thomas Nelson | 45 comments

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 summer 2018 from Thomas Nelson! The story sets sail when a young widow leaves Norway for America to make a new start housekeeping for her late husband’s cousins—three rough & tumble brothers who brew cider in the hills of Appalachia. It’s a beauty-from-ashes tale, a swoon-worthy...

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Some Kind of Wonderful

Posted 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 and how unfathomable and untraceable are His...

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{ A Delightful } Month in Review!

Posted 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 later. ;) THANK YOU for all the warm wishes on...

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Heirloom Brides ~ Now Available!

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 in News and Updates, Novellas | 4 comments

Heirloom Brides ~ Now Available!

This month Kim Vogel Sawyer, Mona Hodgson, Tracey Bateman and myself are all celebrating the release of Heirloom Brides, a collection of four historical romances from Barbour! My novella, Something New, opens in the spring of 1893 as Tate Kennedy is just returning from sea to his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and his childhood friend, Wren. Each of the novellas in the collection centers around an heirloom given to the heroine. In Something New, Wren’s heirloom is none other than her grandmother’s heirloom seeds, brought to her all the way across...

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“To Get to You” ~ Cover Reveal!

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 in Mason Jar Books, News and Updates, To Get to You | 21 comments

“To Get to You” ~ Cover Reveal!

Yesterday, you may have seen my video update which means that you are probably ready for that cover I promised! The book is To Get to You… and it’s coming this August! To get to the girl he loves, Riley Kane must head off on a road trip with the father he never knew. Then pray for a miracle. Most teens would love to have a pro surfer for a dad. Just not Riley. Abandoned as a kid, he hates the sound of the ocean and the man who gave himself to it. When the eighteen-year-old learns that his best friend is stranded at a New Mexico hospital as her father fights...

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“To Get to You” – video blog

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in News and Updates, To Get to You | 14 comments

“To Get to You” – video blog

This week, I’m excited to share with you news about my next release which will be coming this August! It’s called, To Get to You, and tomorrow, I’ll introduce you to the story, characters (and cover!) and today, would love to give you a little behind-the-scenes glimpse of how this story was born… http://youtu.be/OHzTEPaQWtQ See you...

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Oh, Surprises!

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in News and Updates | 29 comments

Oh, Surprises!

Today I have a few to share with you, and since this is my last post for 2014,  I want to say thank you for being here and for hanging out with me over the course of another year. :) Now back to those surprises….not only did this one bless me, but it was for 25 teenage girls. Pictured here are my amazing aunt and cousin, Marcia and Jennifer. A little bird told me that two of Santa’s elves were hard at work in Illinois…buying 25 copies of This Quiet Sky for the girls in their church youth group. Oh, boy was I stunned. And when I got this picture? Well… those two elves...

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