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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

For All Women on Mother’s Day

We all know someone. . . The sister who cares for her nieces and nephews while their mother recuperates from a serious illness. The single teacher who bestows love and affection on her classroom of students. The neighbor who opens her yard to the children next door to give their mother much needed respite. The […]

In Uncertain Times

The phone call signaled the beginning. The assisted living facility where my elderly neighbor resided had closed its doors. No visitors until further notice. That edict concerned me because said neighbor had recently spent time in the elder care unit at the hospital and had been sent back to the assisted living facility under the […]

Love–Not on store shelves

Reposted from February 2014   In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a work of which I am an ardent fan, Elizabeth Bennett wonders who first discovered the efficacy of destroying affection with verse. She declares that poetry must indeed kill love. In surprise, the oft maligned hero Fitzwilliam Darcy replies, “I have been used to consider poetry as […]