Parties and Prizes!

Celebration Time! Pieces of Granite officially relaunches this coming Wednesday with a party you’re all invited to! There’ll be fun and games and book talk and prizes. On top of that, the Kindle version of Pieces of Granite is only 99¢ through this Wednesday! Even more exciting, I’ll be partying alongside writer friend, Lorna Seilstad! Read More

Happy Release Day, Planting Hope! +Giveaway!

Congratulations, Deanne P! Winner of Planting Hope Book Giveaway! Happy Release Day, Planting Hope! Welcome Everyone! Thank you for joining in my celebration of Planting Hope‘s Book Birthday! As always, I have plenty of treats on hand, including several varieties of chocolate! My hero, Luke, who owns a candy store, insisted on only serving the Read More

CAPTURING BEAUTY at Clash of the Titles

Vote for CAPTURING BEAUTY at Clash of the Titles Hi All! Capturing Beauty is waging war over at Clash of the Titles! Competition is fierce, soI’d love your vote for favorite book! Go here to vote:  

MOSES at Sight & Sound Theater in Branson

Last week I joined four other ladies (Stacy Monson, Sarah Anderson, Dawn Ford, & Mari Keisling) on a writing retreat in Branson, Missouri (read about it here). We wanted to cap off our week with a show, as Branson is renowned for its diverse theatrical, musical, and entertainment venues. My daughter recommended Moses at Sight Read More

Summer Bucket List

Five activities on my summer bucket list, in no particular order: See a movie at a drive-in theater Take in a few Minnesota Twins baseball games (in spite of how absolutely awful they’re playing this year!) Go to Orchestra Hall with my daughter to hear Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana sing Broadway tunes ( Hike around Read More

Easter Artist Fiesta!

Many thanks to book and entertainment blogger, Miranda A. Uyeh, for a meet-the-artist Easter Fiesta! I was on vacation last week, so I’m a few days late in posting this, but you still have several days to talk with authors-actors-screenwriters and more! I’ll be chatting live on Sunday, March 20 along with author K. Victoria Chase Read More

Happy Book Birthday, MEMORY BOX SECRETS!

MEMORY BOX SECRETS is now available! Amazon | Barnes & Noble Please join me in celebrating the birth of book number three! I’m serving virtual cake, bars, mixed nuts, & punch and it’s all calorie free! And for one lucky commenter, I’m giving away the first three books in my Coming Home Series: Pieces of Read More

Starting With a Blank Canvas

–I interrupt Book Talk Tuesday to talk painting–although, if you think about it, painting and writing novels are very similar. Both start with a blank canvas and end up telling a unique story!– Last Friday my lovely daughter and I had a fantastic evening out at Wine and Canvas. It’s a brilliant business that makes artists Read More