What non-profits or charities do you support? I love that we are all nudged to help others in our own unique ways. Foster care is something I’ve talked about on here often. It’s a cause that will forever be dear to my heart. This year I decided to highlight another need and a way you can help. My husband is a dentist and has a love for dental outreach. There are children and adults all over the world with no access to dental care. They are left in pain, making it difficult to care for ... Read More about Giving Tuesday!
Stumped trying to think of the perfect gift for that hard to shop for loved one? Well look no further! Here are some fun gift ideas inspired by each one of my books. *links below are NOT affiliate links* Achillea Paisley Pashmina ShawlThe Complete Grimms' Fairy Tales BookBesportble Vintage Alarm Clock Retro Train Style Philip Whitney Family Tree Picture FrameKitsch Satin Heatless Curling Set Rifle Paper Co. Garden Party Tackle BoxRifle Paper Co. Garden Party Gel Pen ... Read More about Holiday Gift Guide!
The Letter Tree, like every book, comes about in its own unique way. I knew I wanted to write a feud book but wasn’t sure what that would look like. I spent time reading about famous feuds hoping to find something that would trigger ideas for a story. The research was fascinating! I had so much fun reading about Aaron Burr/Alexander Hamilton, Hatfield/Mccoys and Capone/Moran, but it wasn’t until I read about Adolf and Rudolf Dassler that I felt like I was onto something. I ... Read More about Inspiration Behind The Letter Tree
In foster care we often joke that nothing is official until the ink is dry. There is a lot of truth in that statement. Many times over the last seven years that we’ve been foster parents we’ve had unexpected things happen that affected us and the children in our care. As a result, it’s hard to believe “the system”. I tend to be a very trusting person, but foster care has put me on edge, never totally confident in what will happen next. When we were told that our little boy's case was ... Read More about The Ink is Dry
I’ve been absent on here for a while but wanted to update everyone on my recent publisher change. First I have to say, I have loved, loved, loved writing for Revell. My first five books were published there (how do I have five published novels already?). Have you read any of them? They’re all special to me for different reasons. The Hope of Azure Springs - Written during my son’s medical crisis. The message of hope and finding happiness after hard things was so close to home. I will treasure ... Read More about New Publisher, New Adventure