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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway — Day 11

On the 11th day of Christmas, my favorite authors gave to me . . .  Welcome to Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, where 10 authors are giving away more than 78 prizes — including a Kindle Fire HD 8! All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter form below. Choose […]

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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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The Women of Mount Rainier National Park

In celebration of Women’s History Month (March) and International Women’s Day (March 8), it seems like a fitting time to talk about the amazing women who impacted the history of Mount Rainier National Park. While writing my upcoming novel, The Road to Paradise, I was inspired by the incredible stories of women who both challenged themselves […]

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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 […]

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Introducing “A Novel Gift” (and a Giveaway)

A Novel Gift

I’m excited to introduce “A Novel Gift” for all of you book-lovers out there! I’m a bit of a Grinch when it comes to Christmas shopping. I get frustrated trying to find the “perfect item” for someone and usually procrastinate until it’s nearly too late. Not this year. I’ve shopped early–for you! I’ve put together a special […]

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Have you heard? It’s a Book-Selfie Giveaway!

Book-selfie giveaway

The last couple of months have been packed. Plenty of crazy mom stuff, like dance competitions, prom preparations, overnight field trips, and–get this for wild–putting blue dye in my teen daughter’s hair. As a writer, it’s been equally crazy: conferences, writing, editing, and deadlines. Here are a few of the big highlights and a fun book-selfie GIVEAWAY! BOOK […]

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More Books in My Future?

Have you ever sat on good news so long you felt like your heart was going to burst? I’ve been keeping a secret “under my hat” for months, but now I can finally let you in on the celebration! I’m busy writing more books! Yesterday, I signed a contract with Waterbrook Multnomah (a division of Penguin Random House) to write a […]

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