The Blackbird Mountain Series

Dear reader friends,

I’ve recently turned in the first manuscript of my upcoming historical romance series to the editing team at Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins Christian (yippee!!). We’ve just officialized the title of book 1 – Sons of Blackbird Mountain and I am so eager to introduce you to the Norgaard family and in particular, a character that is extra dear to my heart – Thor Norgaard – a Deaf man living in 1890 Appalachia. Just around the bend is the tale of this man, his rough-and-tumble brothers, and the dear women that God has brought into their lives. It’s a story of love and brotherhood and the gentle changing in our lives as God molds us and shapes us. A growing up of sorts, that sweetens with time and understanding.

For now, I am joyously at work editing the first book and writing the second. As always, your prayers, support, and enthusiasm are such a blessing. It’s with you and your hearts in mind that I weave these stories across the pages.

Warmest wishes, my friends!



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Coming 2018: Two new romances with Thomas Nelson

Appalachia Research adventures: A Trip to the Blue Ridge


Norwegian American books


More details to come! 

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