Where the Road Bends makes its way into the world on June 7th (yay). I’m so excited for this book and wanted to share my excitement with all of you by having a fun contest. Grab your bingo board (down at the bottom of this page), a copy of Where […]

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 […]

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 […]

Life today looks very different from how it looked only weeks ago. If you’re like me (and my author friends) you are spending more time indoors, less time with people, and on occasion you might feel a little discouraged. Some of us aren’t working, some are physically sick or sick […]

Yours Truly, Thomas has officially hit shelves! In my recent newsletter I asked for ideas of ways to celebrate this book’s release. Some of my readers are so creative!!! I loved reading all the responses. Here’s how release day ended up going: Tyler snuck out for work letting me snooze […]

1. Model reading- Whether you read on your phone, tablet, or in print let your kids know you are reading a book. Let them see you get excited about it. Let them hear you say how good it is or what you’ve learned about it. Let them see you prioritize […]

I’ve had a couple of people message me for book recommendations for boys. I asked my eleven and thirteen year olds what some of their favorite books are or have been in recent years. These books have our approval but I’d still encourage you as the parent to make sure […]