How long do I get to consider myself a newbie author? In my mind, I am brand new to this published author world, but the reality is I have four published novels and more in the works. I still feel like a little fish in a big pond (or however that saying goes). I am so grateful for all of my readers and their enthusiasm; it makes this crazy adventure so rewarding. Thank you for coming along for the ride and championing my published novels along and being excited for my new novels. Speaking of ... Read More about My Next Book’s Title
A Lady in Attendance released June 1, 2021. In honor of its one month birthday, here’s some trivia! Gilbert’s name came from my love of Gilbert Blythe and desire to name one of my children Gilbert. I never got that chance, so I decided to name a character Gilbert! Originally the book did not have the reformatory scene at the beginning and I held the secret of her past for longer. Ultimately, I decided it was better to let readers know and experience the holding of that secret with her. ... Read More about One Month Birthday = Time for Trivia
As Norah King surveys her family land in Iowa in 1880, she is acutely aware that it is all she has left, and she will do everything in her power to save it--even if that means marrying a man she hardly knows. Days before her wedding, Norah discovers an injured man on her property. Her sense of duty compels her to take him in and nurse him back to health. Little does she realize just how much this act of kindness will complicate her life and threaten the future she's planned. Norah's care does ... Read More about Where the Road Bends
For me this doesn’t feel like a new book because I wrote it so long ago (my books aren’t coming out in the order I wrote them). I'm so thrilled that this June A Lady in Attendance will finally be in readers' hands. Here are a few of my favorite things about this book - There's a woman with a secret (who doesn’t love a touch of mystery), a quiet hero (ah, the silent type), dentistry in the late 1800s (hey! I see you rolling your eyes but this book will show you that a dentist can be a sweet ... Read More about A new book is coming!
Book clubs hold a special place in my heart. When my husband was working on his doctorate I was often alone in the evenings. Having a list of book club books to read, gave those nights a purpose. My mind grew from the thought-provoking stories, my heart sighed over happy endings, and I wept over the sad ones. Every month those meetings were a highlight. I would count down the days between meetings and every month we’d spend hours talking books and life. We all felt rejuvenated (despite the lack ... Read More about Book Club Extras!