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Welcome to Canyon Mines

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I moved to Colorado 23 years ago. I’ve lived in California (twice) and the Pacific Northwest (gorgeous!), but the Midwest, where I grew up outside Chicago, seems to be in my bones (Go Cubs!). A number of times when I’ve written about small towns, they were situated in the Midwest, such as here or here […]

Tree of Life Website

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The Tree of Life series begins with The Inn at Hidden Run on May 1, 2019 and continues with a new book every six months through the end of 2020. If you’d like to keep up with alerts on news about the series, you can sign up at the series website here. Also, please enjoy […]

Meet Nolan: Can’t Shop, But He Can Cook

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If you missed reading about Jillian from The Inn at Hidden Run, you can meet her here. Nolan Duffy is her dad. They share a restored Victorian Home in Canyon Mines, Colorado, where they have settled into their grooves where Jillian works from home all the time and Nolan commutes three days a week to […]

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #20

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Note: This Scavenger Hunt is expired and prizes have been awarded, but many authors leave the links up on their sites. You may yet enjoy making the rounds and learning about new-to-you authors and their new releases. Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at […]

Meet Jillian, Genealogist Extraordinaire

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In a few weeks, The Inn at Hidden Run will release, and right there on page 1 you’ll meet Jillian Parisi-Duffy. This is the first book in my new Tree of Life series, so as I created Jillian, I settled in to get to know her not just for one story but four. A few […]

Save the Date

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If you’ve never done one of the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunts, think about giving it a try! Dozens of authors, lots of giveaways and prizes. It’s a great way to discover new authors. I’ll be participating. (See the green cover with the tree? That’s mine. The Inn at Hidden Run.)

The Inn at Hidden Run

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Let’s get excited! I certainly am! The Inn at Hidden Run, the first book in my new Tree of Life series, releases May 1, which is starting to feel like just around the corner. I love this fabulous cover!

I Am Monochromatic (Or Metaphoric)

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The other day I got dressed for church (I know. Some Sundays that in itself feels like an accomplishment worth celebrating!) and my mind started wandering as it so easily does. As I was flipping through my closet, I heard a voice from my past. “Your wardrobe is too beige.” The voice belonged to a […]

Just for the Record

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Just for the record, in my last post, which I realize was…um…er…uh…a while ago, I specifically did not technically resolve to post on my blog more often. I merely said I might. Since then, ongoing shoulder pain only got worse while I was awaiting surgery, I had the surgery, I’ve been rehabbing, I will be […]

“A Year is a Very Long Commitment”

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I admit I am not much on making New Year’s resolutions or choosing a word for the coming year. If those are meaningful practices for you, I do not mean to diminish them. I simply have never connected to them. One year, in talking about this topic with my mother, she said something like, “A […]