Chain of Mercy … Six Months Later

It’s hard to believe that yesterday was Chain of Mercy‘s six-month birthday. In a way it seems as if it just released yesterday, but then it feels like it’s been out for forever. For the most part, it’s been a good six months. I’ve received tremendous encouragement from readers and writers alike. I’ve heard from Read More

Debut Series Observations

Before I share some of my observations from the 2014 Debut Christian Fiction series, I realized there’s one important novel I neglected to mention: my own! CHAIN OF MERCY released in April and has received very generous reviews so far. Readers have described it as “gripping” “a must read” “gritty” “awesome” “authentic” “not like other books” “mesmerizing” Read More

What’s Up Next?

First, I want to thank all my readers for supporting me on this writing journey. Your encouragement and prayers make this writing road trip much easier to navigate. (Sorry, couldn’t help the road trip analogy–I’ve just spent the last two days in the car!) Anyway, a number of people have been asking me What’s Up Read More

Ground-Cooked Turkey

Yes, it is book-talk Tuesday, and yes I will be talking turkey, and yes, the two do go together! If you give me a moment, I’ll explain. First off, on Sunday, my family celebrated my mom’s birthday. We’re talking 37 people counting my folks, siblings, siblings-in-law, nieces and nephews, and a couple of in-laws’ parents. Read More


Yes, you now have more opportunities to win CHAIN OF MERCY! Author Lena Nelson Dooley welcomed me to her blog today and asked some fun new questions. The deadline to enter is July 4, 2014. And on Goodreads, I’m having a three book giveaway! So hop on over to Goodreads, add Chain of Mercy Read More

Monday Update – Chain of Mercy Review

I’m so grateful to Kav (a fellow Inkspirational Messages contributor) for this generous review of Chain of Mercy! And she’s giving away a FREE copy too. So, if you don’t have your copy of Chain of Mercy yet, hurry over to Kav’s Best Reads blog and enter to win, or you could purchase the Read More

Blog Hopping Today!

No, I don’t usually post on Fridays, but I’m doing some blog-hopping today and thought you might want to come say “Hi.” At Inkspirational Messages, in celebration of Lorna Seilstad‘s new release While Love Stirs, we’ve been talking about birth order and how that affects who we are. I’m the third of seven in my Read More