Calling All Readers

Today, Monday February 25, I have a fun surprise I’d like to share with you. I’ve teamed up with 35+ fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of Inspirational Contemporary Romances to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a brand new eReader to the Grand Prize winner! Oh, and did I mention you’ll receive a collection […]

A Taxing Opportunity

February has opened its sleepy eyes and stretched, playing the role of leader as we head through winter to spring. As in flowers, birdsong, and taxes. Taxes? Yes. I’ve been busy gathering my receipts this week, preparing to meet with my tax consultant soon. Though this is not a job I relish, it has to […]

Returning the Favor

This week I had the privilege of gifting a copy of my second novel, Love Calls Her Home, to a person who had contributed personal insights into the foster parenting system, information  I incorporated into the novel. The facts I gained from her I used to track the journey of the young boy in the […]

A Holiday Welcome

 2018 Holiday Blog Tour Stop #18 “Welcome to Mountain Brook Ink’s 2018 Holiday Blog Tour! We’re so excited you’ve decided to join us on this journey of family, friends, traditions, and memories over the next month. You as our reader have done so much to pour into our lives, and this season we want to […]

If You Haven’t, VOTE

I sat down with my voter’s pamphlet this morning and read through the measures. What always surprises me when I do this is that the impressions I’d formed by the thirty-second sound bites on television are often quite different after I’ve read what the issues are in each proposed change to the state’s constitution. I […]

Release Time is Here!

The weekend has arrived. My third novel, A Kite on the Wind, will release today. The date moved up a day to correspond with another event, the free giveaway of my debut novel, An Anchor on Her Heart, on Kindle from Amazon. What a great way to get started on the series—the first book free. A […]

An Uncelebrated Birthday

This weekend my sister, the cute little girl in the front of the family photo above, would have turned another year older. I would have purchased a card and put money in it, then sent it as a surprise to her mailbox. I wrote about her untimely death in July, so I won’t repeat my words. Instead, […]

Retaining Brick and Mortar stores

The advent of online shopping and digital stores in recent years has increasingly threatened the existence of more traditional shopping in what retailers call brick and mortar stores. Watch the news and one regularly sees announcements of another store liquidating its merchandise and closing its doors, leaving behind a vacant, rectangular building made of stone. […]