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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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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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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 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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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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Happy 100th Birthday, National Park Service!

Many of you know that I’m a H-U-G-E fan of our National Parks, and that I used to work as a seasonal park ranger. But did you know today is the official 100th birthday of the National Park Service? On August 25, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill into law to create the National Park […]

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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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BIG “Cozy Reader” Gift Giveaway!

Love to read? Know someone who does? This may be the perfect giveaway for you. As a way to thank all of you readers out there for supporting me, I’m doing a massive giveaway. Ready? I was trying to come up with all the things you might need to make for a cozy reading experience, […]

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Book Pick: Lori Benton and Rebecca DeMarino

Ever since I was little, I’ve been fascinated by stories involving Native American characters. Unfortunately, good choices were few and far between. Rarely did any author feature American Indians as point-of-view characters. In today’s Book Pick, I want to introduce you to two of my favorite authors, Lori Benton and Rebecca DeMarino, who both featured Native […]

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