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Coming this June. Where the Fire Falls: A Vintage National Parks Novel

WHERE THE FIRE FALLS: A VINTAGE NATIONAL PARKS NOVEL Stunning Yosemite National Park sets the stage for this late 1920s historical romance with mystery, adventure, heart, and a sense of the place John Muir described as “pervaded with divine light.” Watercolorist Olivia Rutherford fashioned her image as an avant-garde artist to appeal to the region’s […]

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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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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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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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Cover Reveal and first #GIVEAWAY for The Road to Paradise

The Road to Paradise

I AM SO EXCITED to reveal the  cover for my upcoming “vintage national parks” novel set at Mount Rainier! The Road to Paradise is a book that I’ve longed to write since I worked as a ranger at Rainier many years ago. The novel releases June 6, but it’s already available for pre-order (pre-order links available here). […]

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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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Enter now: Book Giveaway and #BookSelfie Contest!

Hello, readers! I wanted to catch you up on some of the fun book giveaway contests happening in celebration of the launch of Through the Shadows. Over the next week or two you might see several popping up online as I guest post at various book blogs around the Internet. Here are two of the big ones! Litfuse […]

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Setting Goals for Fall

I don’t know about you, but it’s been a super-busy couple of weeks for me. I’m ready for a book and a hammock. Who else feels that way? Instead, I’m going to do a little organizing and let you know what’s happened this month and what is coming up this fall. Ready? WINNER First off, I need to […]

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One Family’s Link to the 1906 Earthquake

One exciting thing about being an author is meeting readers who connect with your books because of their own family histories. After publishing my Prohibition-era novel, Mistaken, I heard from readers who remembered their parents or grandparents telling stories of illegal stills, a family bootlegger, or having worked as federal Prohibition agents. Many of these stories […]

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