When Fiction Mirrors Real Life

The husband of one of my critique partners fell from a fork lift last week, severely injuring himself.  He was taken by ambulance to our local hospital and as each day progressed another fracture, wound, or bruise was discovered and added to his assessment. By the end of the week the list of problems sounded […]

What’s A Launch Party?

With the impending release of my fourth book in the Mended Hearts series, Love’s Autumn Harvest, I’m contemplating a launch party. Since this is the last book I’ll write for this series I feel the need to celebrate. Launch parties can be as different as the authors for whom they are given. Some choose online […]

God Bless the USA

  When I was a child, I celebrated the Fourth of July like everyone else—setting off firecrackers, picnicking, and attending the local fireworks display with my family. The Fourth of July represented only a day for fun. I didn’t know there were others around the world who couldn’t play as I did. But now, as […]

Have Green Thumb, Will Grow

When my husband and I moved into our second home in 1992, we landed across the street from a retired couple who enjoyed gardening. The man had grown up on an Oklahoma farm during the Depression. He said his family never had money, but they always had food because they grew it. The neighbor’s garden […]

The Secret is Out

Have you ever known a widow—a woman whose husband has been suddenly removed from her life?  Most of us know someone who has traveled down that road. After the initial shock of their loss and they return from the memorial service to an empty house, they struggle to navigate the rest of their tenure on […]

The Waiting is the Hardest

  To the casual observer launching a book doesn’t seem like a big deal. The book gets published, is uploaded to a book site like Amazon or Christianbook.com, and the author leans back and waits for the sales to roll in. Piece of cake. Nothing could be further from the truth. After devoting months, maybe […]

Are you ready?

Know what this is? Behind the green screen is the cover of my upcoming release, Love’s Autumn Harvest, which is set for August 1. Monday, June 15 the cover will be revealed. The eBook will be available for pre-order. The print books will follow in July. This has been a tough year for all of […]

Mischief Maker

  I called him Mischief. He deserved the moniker. All he’d done since he first invaded our patio late last spring was spread mischief. He is a squirrel. We’d first encountered his antics when the squirrel-proof bird feeder tempted him and instead of stealing seed from the seed tray, he popped the top off and […]

An Exciting New Offering

New this week is the Inspirational Romance Collection, Second Chances, from Mountain Brook Ink. The six-novel eBook set features MBI authors Miralee Ferrell, Teresa H. Morgan, Melanie Campbell, Janalyn Voigt, and Patricia Lee. The stories are varied by setting and by theme making the collection quite an assortment. Kindle Unlimited subscribers can read these for […]