Saturday, May 22, 2010

Another Book Cover!

Love Finds You in Silver City, Idaho is set for release October 1 this year. I had so much fun researching this setting, and what I learned makes me want to visit the old mining town one day. Around 75 of the original buildings are still in this ghost town, many of them refurbished and maintained by private owners. Visitors can even spend the night in the old Idaho Hotel to get a taste of the old west. Sounds fun to me but I doubt my husband would go for that.

I love this cover!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Recommended Read!

The Anonymous Bride, by Vickie McDonough

From rock-flinging and bride-bringing to contests and outright pests, you're sure to enjoy this Texas tale about a poor marshal's dilemma of too many women and so little time. It's a fun and entertaining story you won't want to miss.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


I just had to share the cover to my novel by Harvest House titled, When All My Dreams Come True, set for release in 2011. It's always exciting to get the first glimpse of an new book cover and this is no exception. This is the first novel I wrote, and to see it come to fruition is my own dream come true. Thank you Harvest House for believing in me and this story.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Oh Deer

I had an amazing morning and just have to share. I was out in one of our fields and it was so foggy I could hardly see a thing. As the fog lifted and I was leaving, I looked out across the field and noticed some shapes that looked like deer. I immediately squatted down. For a good twenty minutes, I watched as six bucks pranced and played their deer games.
No, that isn't a picture of the deer I saw, though I was kicking myself for not bringing my camera. But for some reason, I can only think of it as a blessing, those deer started wandering my direction. About fifty yards away, they finally noticed me. Curious, they continued closer, hesitant, their heads bobbing up and down and side to side trying to get a better look at me and see if I was friend or foe. About 35 to 40 yards away, they stopped and eyed me for a good five minutes before the biggest of the bucks snorted, making them all run off. Though my legs were asleep and the tingling was awful as the blood once again surged when I stood, I wouldn't have traded my morning for anything. Our God of all creation gave me a scene I'll never forget.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

For Love of the Family

I recently returned from a trip to the frigid see my family.

Okay, so the picture isn't recent, but I got to see some of our old photos for the first time in many years and I absolutely love them.

It's been colder up there on other trips, but it's been years since I've seen so much snow up there in December. Eight inches of the big, wet, fluffy flakes kept us in the house Christmas day, postponing our gathering. It snowed about sixteen, or more, inches while we were there. When we left, they had about two and a half feet of snow on the ground.

Quite the winter wonderland. But as beautiful as it is, it has a tendency to hinder travel. So we broke out alternate modes of transportation.

I'm not overly fond of that cold white stuff, which is why I moved south, but I wouldn't trade that trip for anything. In fact, I'd do it all over again...for love of my family.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I always enjoy a chance to get together with fellow writers. The fun and fellowship we share is priceless. Not to mention that writers are the only ones who understand other writers...the oddities and little quirks, or even the unique way we think. For example, I was told by my friend, my pastor's wife, (you know, one of those 'normal' people) that my thought process is quite interesting. Never mind the fact that I had just told her the dark, narrow road we were on would be a good place to dump a body. But since she is an avid reader and has come a little closer to understanding me, she puts up with my odd statements. (though I did notice she hugged the passenger door a little more)

MTCAN (Meet The Christian Authors Night) provided the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle with other authors. But that's not all it did. The funds raised from our book sales helps Grace-Full Ministry provide back-to-school items for children of single moms as well as fix cars to help those moms get their kids to school on time. The funds also allow children to attend camps and helps with home repairs. I would like to thank the ladies of this ministry for the opportunity to help serve in these activities, even in such a small way. I know what this ministry does for these families is such a blessing, and I'm blessed to be even a small part of it. Thank you, Linda Kozar for inviting me to be a part of MTCAN. And I also thank Janice Thompson for doing such and excellent job as emcee of the event. One more special thank you goes to Karen, who has become a dear friend and is without a doubt the most incredible PR person I know. There's not a question in my mind that without her enthusiastic praise of my book, none would have sold. She's a gem.

We are here to praise, worship, and serve our Lord. Whenever you get the chance, help God's loved ones. They're not the only ones who will be blessed.