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 (Releasing June 6).

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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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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Sign Here: The Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. (The Declaration of Independence).  As an American and a history-lover, I encourage you to take a quiet moment today–before the […]

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Visit the Story Setting: Donaldina Cameron House

Every novel has a seed of inspiration that launches the author into storytelling mode. For Through the Shadows, it was the story of the great San Francisco missionary, Donaldina Cameron. Cameron, a tireless servant of Christ, rescued as many as 3,000 victims of human trafficking in Chinatown in the early 1900s. While most people turned a blind eye to […]

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