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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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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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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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Binge Reader Giveaway

Binge Readers Giveaway

Do you ever have those weeks when events collide and blessings overflow? As most of you know, I’m currently writing a new book series, The Vintage National Parks novels. Maybe you also know that my last series was set around the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. What you might not know is that this week is […]

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Reading and Writing Challenges for 2017

Writing Challenge 2017

I’ve spent today thinking about what lies ahead for 2017. Here are a few things on my list: Our oldest will graduate from high school We’ll be sending that same child off to college! Our youngest has ten gazillion dance competitions and performances coming up I have a book deadline . . . . . . and […]

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The winner of A Novel Gift

A Novel Gift

I’m excited to announce that the winner of the giveaway of “A Novel Gift” is . . . Cyndi Wilson! Congratulations, Cyndi! I hope you love this boxful of goodies and the copy of Through the Shadows. I had such fun picking out five special treats that would enhance the story, helping readers experience it at […]

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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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Cozy Reader Giveaway — WINNERS!

I’m excited to announce that our Cozy Reader Giveaway is complete and we have eight winners! I’ll post the results below, in case you’re straining your eyes trying to read the photograph. But, even if you didn’t win–I still have good news for you. Just before typing this announcement, I received a text from my […]

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Top book picks for Christmas gifts

Normally I scatter my book picks on random Fridays throughout the year, but this time I decided to save them up for one special gift recommendation post! You have fiction-lovers on your shopping list, right? You know the ones–folks who could build a Christmas book tree just from the stacks towering near their bed? (Yep, that’s what […]

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Are you ready for a cover reveal???

I’ve been getting a lot of emails and private messages from those of you who were treated to the special subscriber-only cover reveal for Through the Shadows: Golden Gate Chronicles 3 in Tuesday’s issue of the e-newsletter. Your excitement over the new cover has me dancing with glee! I’d hoped readers would like it, but the […]

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