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Hidden Falls Coming to Print!

Hidden Falls cover

A couple of years ago I wrote Hidden Falls, a long novel that was available in “episodes” you could download for an e-reader or audible book. I’m pleased to be able to say that the book will soon be available in print as a big fat book of 528 pages. I loved writing this book, […]

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #16


NOTE: The scavenger hunt has ended for this time around, so the prize offers are over. But if you’re finding this post later, you might still enjoy making your way through the sites that were part of the scavenger hunt to learn about new releases you haven’t seen or discover a new author whose books […]

Save the Date! Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt


It’s time for the spring 2016 Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. Get ready! It’s happening this weekend. So many great authors are participating! If you don’t recognize them all, the hunt is a great way to be introduced. PRIZES: 1st Prize: $300 Amazon Gift Card and all 32 participants’ newest books 2nd Prize: $125 Amazon Gift […]

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Hope in the Land cover

Hope in the Land just released. I’m still basking in the glow of my author copies sitting in the corner of my kitchen. When a new books comes out, I am always astounded that it actually happened! I know many of you keep up to date on my books. Thank you! Thank you! It’s always […]

Hope in the Land Released

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April 1 was the official release day for Hope in the Land. So all I’m saying here is “Yippee!” I’dve long wanted to write a Depression-era story, so this books holds a soft spot in my heart. It’s available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christian Book Distributors, and all the usual places where people like […]

Dorothea Lange Depression Photos


Growing up and living during my younger adult years in Illinois, I suppose I knew about as much about the Great Depression as anyone in my circles. Stock market crash. High unemployment. The Grapes of Wrath. Sometimes my mother told a story that drew me past the facts to the emotions. But it was after […]

Looking for a Valentine’s Read?


Today February begins. I did quite a bit of normal grocery store and Target kind of shopping over the weekend, and everywhere I went were reminders that February means Valentine’s Day. And it dawned on me I should let you know that my newest book, Peace Like a River, revolves around Valentine’s Day and little […]

Fresh Starts


Despite what you might think based on the title, this post is not about the new year or any of the familiar January themes. This is about a space I have not often found myself in the last several years. I’m not actively writing. But I’m actively dreaming up stories. In fact, I’m working on […]

“The peace of Christ be with your spirit.”

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I’ve been playing hooky. I admit it. I never did that when I was in school. Not even for senior ditch day. Not even for a mind-numbing class in college or a boring lecture in grad school. If I could take back all the days I went to class sick, I would. But even that […]

Peace Like a River

Peace Like a River cover flat

A couple of weeks ago I promised that as soon as I had the cover image for Peace Like a River, my first contribution to the Sugarcreek Amish Mysteries series, I would share it. And here it is! This is what’s called a “cover flat”—you see the front cover, the spine, and the back cover […]