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Cover Reveal of Christmas at Sugar Plum Manor
It's Time!For Another Cover Reveal!!Last week I revealed the cover for An Honorable Deception and also shared pre-order links for both it AND this one...which actually releases first. 😉  I know, I know, I'm so out of order! LOL. But it made sense in my little head...
Cover Reveal of An Honorable Deception
It's Time!For TWO Cover Reveals!!Say what? Yes, that's right, I have TWO new covers to show you. First is the one you might be expecting...book 3 in The Imposters, An Honorable Deception. With book 2 releasing in a few short weeks, it's no surprise that the cover for...
Awakened Series Title Vote
Welcome to the world of the Awakened, where magic has been gifted from heaven and combined with nanotechnology to create a world where amazing things can happen...but only where enemies meet and find love. There is magic in the meeting, and many adventures await as...
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas, everyone! I imagine most of you will be wrapped up in celebration rather than checking on blogs, but I wanted a short message of peace and praise and good will on here in case you happen by. First, a quick reminder. Christmas Day is the BEGINNING of...

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An Invitation to the World of the Awakened

An Invitation to the World of the Awakened

Join me as I journey to a new world…a world of faith and romance, a world where technology and gift of God have met to create “magic” and wonder…but only where those who are different are willing to meet.

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It’s Release Day! A Beautiful Disguise

It’s Release Day! A Beautiful Disguise

Welcome to the Launch Day Celebration for A Beautiful Disguise!If you've been hanging out with me much online in the last couple months, you likely know how excited I am for the beginning of this new series, The Imposters. The concept is just so...much...FUN. I mean,...

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Cover Reveal – A Noble Scheme

Cover Reveal – A Noble Scheme

A missing child.Friends (or more?) turned enemies, forced to work together to save him.Disguises and theater training and hidden, buried corridors beneath a manor house. Welcome to a new aspect of the world of the Imposters! Here, nothing is quite what it seems, but...

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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #14

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #14

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes! The hunt BEGINS on 6/15 at noon MST with...

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Release Day for Yesterday’s Tides!

Release Day for Yesterday’s Tides!

It's release day for Yesterday's Tides! In this post you'll find:The story behind the storyThe official back cover copyMy Wonderful ReadersWhat People Are SayingRelease Day FunGiveaway The Story Behind the Story I feel like I say this a lot, LOL, but this is one of...

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Black Friday Sale 2022

Black Friday Sale 2022

It's that time of year again! Our thoughts begin to turn to Christmas and the gifts we want to give to those most dear to us. And if you have a book lover in your life (or are one and need to provide some ideas for your family and friends), then you are in the right...

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Cover Reveal – A Beautiful Disguise

Cover Reveal – A Beautiful Disguise

Edwardian circus.Aristocratic private investigators spying on their own.A brother and sister using acrobatic feats to get into--and out of--impossible situations for their investigations. Welcome to the world of the Imposters! Here, nothing is quite what it seems, but...

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Giveaway – Worthy of Legend Release Day!

Giveaway – Worthy of Legend Release Day!

It's release day for Worthy of Legend! Thank you for joining me on this journey as we explored the Isles of Scilly together. I hope you enjoyed this adventure as much as I did. Read on for some reader fun and GIVEAWAY! About the Book 1906 After a summer of successful...

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Cover Reveal! Yesterday’s Tides

Cover Reveal! Yesterday’s Tides

It's one of my favorite days in the life of a book--the day I get to share the cover with the world! And I am SO, SO excited to share this one with you! Yesterday's Tides is a book that has been with me since the summer after I graduated college (so, you know...a...

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Journey Through Prayer

Journey Through Prayer

One of my goals for the year was to spend more dedicated time in prayer. So every morning, I've been doing my Bible reading and then taking about half an hour to focus on communing with God. Not just the on-the-fly prayers I send up through the day, but time when I'm...

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Shadowed Loyalty Release Day!

Shadowed Loyalty Release Day!

Welcome to the launch celebration for Shadowed Loyalty!   I'm so excited to be welcoming Shadowed Loyalty into the world and so excited to be welcoming YOU into the world of Sabina and Lorenzo! This book has been many years in the making. I first wrote it when my...

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Be Our Valentine ~ Giveaway!

Be Our Valentine ~ Giveaway!

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! And how better to celebrate than with a fabulous Christian Historical Romance novel, am I right?? I'm teaming up with some of my favorite authors (and friends) to bring you a super fun giveaway opportunity! Just enter the...

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Giveaway – To Treasure an Heiress Release Day!

Giveaway – To Treasure an Heiress Release Day!

Happy New Year! To Treasure an Heiress is NOW AVAILABLE! I'm thrilled to be kicking off the new year with this book, the second in the Secrets of the Isles Series! This story picks up chronologically right where book 1 ends, but the focus is now on the "other...

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Cover Reveal ~ Shadowed Loyalty

Cover Reveal ~ Shadowed Loyalty

Back in August I shared the announcement about Shadowed Loyalty, my 1920s Chicago story, that will be coming from Chrism Press in May of 2022. Well, not long after that, I had the joy of working on the cover for it! It isn't often that I get to design my own book...

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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt ~ Stop #17

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt ~ Stop #17

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #17 Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes!...

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Introducing the Bookish Things Shop!

Introducing the Bookish Things Shop!

Okay, guys, I am sooooo excited to tell you about this today! For the past month-ish, I've been working on expanding my shop, and finally, the results are ready to show you!! It started when we were on vacation. For us, "vacation" is really just the best brainstorming...

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Ordinary Women of the Bible Blog Hop

Ordinary Women of the Bible Blog Hop

Welcome to the Ordinary Women of the Bible Blog Hop!   The authors who have written books for Guideposts's Ordinary Women of the Bible series are excited to team up and tell you a bit about our stand-alone biblical fiction. Each book focuses on a woman in the...

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Announcing My Next Series ~ The Imposters

Announcing My Next Series ~ The Imposters

I'm so excited to tell you a bit about my next series from Bethany House, which will begin in summer 2023. I know that sounds like a long way away, but in the publishing world, that's how far ahead we plan, LOL. I just signed the contract a few weeks ago, and though I...

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Announcing…Shadowed Loyalty!

Announcing…Shadowed Loyalty!

I'm apparently in a season of sharing book news instead of my usual Thursday musings. 😉 And today I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you about a book that will be coming out next May, called Shadowed Loyalty. So, let's rewind about, oh, 13 years. It was the...

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Cover Redesigns ~ The Culper Ring!

Cover Redesigns ~ The Culper Ring!

Earlier in the summer, I tried to order some more copies of Ring of Secrets, only to learn that they'd gone out of print. As in, forever. No more paperbacks would be produced. Noooooo! So naturally, I immediately emailed my agent, and we struck up a conversation with...

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Announcing my next stand-alone!

Announcing my next stand-alone!

I know, I know, book 1 in my new series just released. But in this industry, we're always working years ahead of what you see to guarantee more fun reads in the future. =) And I'm so excited to announce that I've just signed a contract for a stand-alone that will come...

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How about serialized reads?

How about serialized reads?

I've been giving some thought lately to serialized content and wanted to get the input from you, my darling readers...since it would be all for you anyway. =) To explain a bit what I'm thinking, when I say "serialized reads," I have in mind episodic fiction, based in...

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Giveaway – The Nature of a Lady Release Day!

Giveaway – The Nature of a Lady Release Day!

There's a lot of information here, so here's a quick list of what you'll find in this post! 1. How I came up with the idea for The Nature of a Lady and why I love it 2. The "Hunt through the Pages" is on, and it has some awesome prizes 3. A science and faith resource...

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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #10

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #10

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes! • The hunt BEGINS on 3/18 at noon MST with...

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It’s HERE! Dreams of Savannah Release Day

It’s HERE! Dreams of Savannah Release Day

I first came up with the idea and wrote the manuscript way back in 2011, fully expecting it to be published in the next year. But God (thankfully!) had other ideas. Nine years later, it's finally coming out, and let's just say a lot has changed in those nine...

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Cover Reveal ~ New Jewel of Persia

Cover Reveal ~ New Jewel of Persia

This has been...quite a month. I have this vague recollection of coming home from my writing retreat bursting with ideas for Thoughtful posts and other website work. Super excited about classes and workshops and tea parties and T-shirts and all the many things I have...

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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt – Stop #8

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt – Stop #8

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes! The hunt BEGINS on 10/15 at noon MST with...

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Cover Reveal for The Nature of a Lady

Cover Reveal for The Nature of a Lady

My new series, The Secrets of the Isles, releases summer 2021 and it's time to share the cover for the first book! Are you ready?  .   .   .   .   .   But first.... .   .   .   About the Book  1906 – Lady Elizabeth "Libby" Sinclair, with her love of microscopes and...

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It’s Release Day!!!

It’s Release Day!!!

It's Release Day! There are some books that flow so easily from imagination into the world...and then there are the ones we really have to work at. A Portrait of Loyalty took a lot of hard for me, LOL, but the result is a story that I am SUPER excited about! I love...

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What We’ve Been Reading – August 2020

What We’ve Been Reading – August 2020

It's been a great summer for reading for me! This isn't always the case, so that's been a real treat. Of course, it means other things haven't been getting done, but let's not focus on that, LOL. For now, here are a few highlights, though not my exhaustive list!Can...

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Announcing Chrism Press!

Announcing Chrism Press!

An exciting announcement for writers and readers who are Catholic or Orthodox! WhiteFire Publishing is acquiring titles for a brand new imprint ~ Chrism Press! Chrism Press is a brand-new imprint of WhiteFire Publishing dedicated to stories informed by Catholic and...

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Summer Reading!

Summer Reading!

Summer is in full swing and I thought it would be fun to share with you some fun Book News and some Deals that you won't want to miss out on!eBook DealHead to your favorite eBook Retailer to snag The Culper Ring series ON SALE!Coming Soon! I am excited to...

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Cover Reveal!!!

Cover Reveal!!!

I am so very excited to share his cover with you today! Dreams of Savannah will release in January 2021 and is a stand-alone novel set in Savannah, Georgia during the Civil War. A quick history--I've had this book sitting in my digital drawer for nine long years. I...

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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #3

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #3

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes! • The hunt BEGINS on 3/12 at noon MST with...

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Cover Reveal! A Portrait of Loyalty

Cover Reveal! A Portrait of Loyalty

Happy Valentine's Day!  And how better to celebrate love ... and love stories ... than by putting a face to my next book. 😉 Ahem. Or at any rate, when I was told I could share this week, I decided that doing a Valentine public reveal would be super fun! I can't...

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The Be Our Valentine Giveaway!

The Be Our Valentine Giveaway!

It's Valentine's Week! So how better to celebrate than with six English-set historical romances? I'm thrilled to be teaming up with some of my favorite authors to bring you an amazing giveaway! How It Works It's beautifully simple. =) Just enter the giveaway form...

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It’s Release Day for On Wings of Devotion!!!

It’s Release Day for On Wings of Devotion!!!

It's January 7 -- and that means it's Release Day for book 2 in the Codebreakers series, On Wings of Devotion! In This Post: A little bit of behind-the-scenes Official blurb and cover LIVE video tonight! Link to the Quiz - how closely were you paying attention when...

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Holiday Book Buying Guide – Non-Fiction

Holiday Book Buying Guide – Non-Fiction

Time to wrap up this series! I'm not traditionally a big non-fiction reader, but thanks to listening to a lot of audiobooks as I exercise, I've broadened my horizons quite a bit in the last year. 😀 And since we all know those people who only read non-fiction--or just...

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Holiday Book Buying Guide – Contemporary Fiction

Holiday Book Buying Guide – Contemporary Fiction

Time to get back to book recommendations! This week I want to focus on contemporary fiction, and then I'll wrap up the series on Friday with non-fiction. Contemporary Fiction Hold the Light and Shine the Light by April McGowan The second of these books released last...

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Should Mean BOOKS!

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Should Mean BOOKS!

Do you brave the crowds for Black Friday shopping? I've done it a few times, but I admit it--I'm not a shopper. I hate crowds, and I'm not a browse-until-you-find-something-for-someone kind of girl. I'm instead a think-of-exactly-what-you-want-and-hunt-it-down kind of...

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Are you ready for a Sneak Peek?

Are you ready for a Sneak Peek?

Are You Ready??? I am so happy to announce that Bethany House granted me permission to host a Sneak Peek Serial again for you! If you were hanging around here when The Number of Love was released, this will sound familiar...And I HOPE you are excited!!! To...

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Holiday Book Buying Guide – Historicals

Holiday Book Buying Guide – Historicals

Last week I shared some fun book gift-ideas for the kids in your life (or the adults who still enjoy kid books!). Next week I'll cover contemporary fiction, the following week will be non-fiction. But for now, the genre nearest and dearest: Historical! Wings Like a...

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Holiday Book Buying Guide – For the Kids

Holiday Book Buying Guide – For the Kids

I'm departing from my usual thoughtful post this week to share some books I'm excited about that I think would make fabulous gifts this year. Some of these are from my company (there will be a coupon code coming on Black Friday for those!), some are just ones I've...

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Announcing: Dreams of Savannah!

Announcing: Dreams of Savannah!

Even as I was typing up the news about the Isles of Secrets Series, I knew I'd be getting to announce some other exciting news soon too. 😁 I'll also be having a book come out from Bethany House between the end of the Codebreakers and the beginning of the next series!...

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