Archive | January, 2015

Accidentally for the Best

Olivia Newport yoga pose

Have you ever literally stumbled onto something you didn’t even know you were looking for? About a year and a half ago I had that experience with yoga, of all things. I attend some regular exercise classes at the local gym. You know: weights, resistance bands, cardio blasts. One day, after missing one class, I […]

Wonderful Lonesome—Free Download

Meek and Mild cover

Wonderful Lonesome, which released September 2014, is a free download right now (Amazon and until January 19. It’s the first of a set of historical novels called Amish Turns of Time. The second book, Meek and Mild, is just weeks away from release. The stories are independent with separate sets of characters, but if […]

Why Everyone Says “Happy New Year!”

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I admit it. This year (well, technically last year) I pretty much ignored New Year’s Eve. I have nothing against it. I just was busy doing regular stuff and it was ridiculously cold and my kids are grown up. For many years we met the neighbors outside at midnight to watch the fireworks going off […]

Meek and Mild Release Day


Meek and Mild is book number nine for me. (A couple more are in process for later this year.) And with every book come a variety of happy moments: turning in the manuscript; finish the edits; smiling and the galleys; receiving advance copies. And most of all, release day! The day when you can share […]