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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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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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 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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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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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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