The Road to Paradise: A Vintage National Parks Novel

THE ROAD TO PARADISE: A VINTAGE NATIONAL PARKS NOVEL Coming June 6, 2017 from WaterBrook & Multnomah, Penguin Random House. Available for pre-order now. [ISBN-10: 0735289549  ISBN-13: 978-0735289543] An ideal sanctuary and a dream come true–that’s what Margaret Lane feels as she takes in God’s gorgeous handiwork in Mount Rainer National Park. It’s 1927 and […]

Through the Shadows: The Golden Gate Chronicles, Book 3

THROUGH THE SHADOWS THE GOLDEN GATE CHRONICLES | BOOK 3 Brand new from Abingdon Press. (ISBN-10: 1426781458, ISBN-13: 978-1426781452) Available now! As San Francisco rises from the ashes, an age-old battle looms between corruption and the promise of new beginnings. The devastating earthquake is just two years past, but the city of San Francisco is still trying […]

Beyond the Ashes

BEYOND THE ASHES THE GOLDEN GATE CHRONICLES | BOOK 2 Published 6/2015 by Abingdon Press. (ISBN-10: 1426781415. ISBN-13: 978-1426781414) She’s had her love and lost it. He’s still missing his heart’s desire. Is it really better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?  Where better to rebuild and face one’s fears than […]

Out of the Ruins

OUT OF THE RUINS THE GOLDEN GATE CHRONICLES | BOOK 1 Published 5/2014 by Abingdon Press. (ISBN: 9781426780578,ISBN: 9781426787331) A shaky prayer. A shattered faith. A city in ruins. What–or who–will bring Abby back to God? “God save her. I’ll do anything. Just make her better. And You’d better be listening, God, because if You dare take […]


MISTAKEN  (Published 2013, Abingdon Press). ISBN-10: 1426774494,ISBN-13: 978-1426774492 First impressions are never what they seem. Since booze and prohibition have made criminals out of every man in her world, Laurie Burke resolves to find at least one honorable man to fill her life. Convinced that handsome newcomer Daniel Shepherd is connected with her brother’s rum-running […]

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Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

I’ve been running a fun cover reveal today (Wednesday) over on my Instagram page! Remember those little plastic hand puzzles we used to do as kids where you’d move the tiles around one by one trying to form a picture (or a line of numbers)? It was sort of like that, except much less frustrating. […]

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On the road with The Road to Paradise: Mount Rainier

This week I took my new novel, THE ROAD TO PARADISE . . . on the road! My son and I traveled to Mount Rainier National Park, the story’s inspiration. In celebration of TRTP’s launch, I decided it would be fun to put together a video tour of some of the places visited in the […]

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The Road to Paradise is HERE!

The long-awaited release day has arrived for the first of my Vintage National Parks novels, The Road to Paradise!  I’m so excited to see this book get out into bookstores, libraries, and especially into the hands of readers. I’ve dreamed of this novel ever since my days working as a ranger at Mount Rainier. Hopefully […]

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Pre-Order Bonus and “Unboxing” The Road to Paradise

It seems like spring just arrived and already summer is rushing toward us. Can you feel it? I can, because I’ve been eagerly waiting for the release of The Road to Paradise: A Vintage National Parks Novel.  Writing a historical romance set at Mount Rainier National Park is a dream come true–and release day (June 6, […]

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