May porch

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                        May porch. All winter I’ve been waiting till spring and porch-sitting weather. It’s here! Sometimes I write in the swing. Sometimes I just sit and drink coffee. Or read. Pen letters. Have quiet time. Sometimes I do nothing at all but listen to the birds and look down …

Kentucky girl

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                        It’s with a lot of joy that I share these new author images with you. A bit of Kentucky for this Kentucky girl. I’m ready to part with that very pink promo shot made in Monterey with the blooming bougainvillea of five years ago. I’ve shed a foot …

Nashville venue…

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I’m so excited to take part in this first ever, long awaited event in Nashville! No, don’t have a clue what I’ll be speaking about yet but I’m praying about the message and cannot wait to connect with readers and other authors but primarily DEAR READING FRIENDS! There’s always been something of a disconnect between my writing a book and …

April Bookshelves…

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                          Happy spring to you! Now that the redbud and dogwood are blooming, I’m often in my loft office working. The galleys for A Moonbow Night landed on my desk recently so I’m busy with those, the second to the last step before print. This new Kentucke novel …

Spring

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Happy Spring! I can’t believe it’s almost April. We were snowed in much of January and February, so March has been a welcome change. I began the first weekend of spring by speaking about “The Search for Authenticity” in writing and really enjoyed it.  I’ll soon be in Nashville, Indianapolis, Seattle and other parts which is fun as I love …

Cover Art

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Cover art update! The designer for A MOONBOW NIGHT is John Hamilton Design. Gotta love a designer who even reads the book! He created THE COLONEL’S LADY cover and also the other novels shown here, two personal favorites. I must confess to liking some of my covers better than others. Each designer is unique. Some are very private and I …

A new book title for you!

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Naming a book is a wee bit like naming a baby. You hope to get it write – right! While I was writing away on this new Kentucke novel that opens in the spring of 1777, I called it Moonbow Inn. But for historical purists, inns were referred to as ‘ordinarys’ in the 18th-century so the working title wasn’t historically …

Snowed in!

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I think this looks very Lael-like. For those of you who remember The Frontiersman’s Daughter, I’m thinking of that beloved character and her cabin in the Kentucke woods as the snow falls today.  I woke up early (thankfully not to milk the cow or gather wood!) but to move our car down the hill by the gate. It’s nearly impossible …

Cabin Fever

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Here I sit in my own little woods by my own little hearth waiting for snow:) Last year this cabin was buried beneath a couple of feet with record cold temps but this year nary a swirling flake! We did have a whiteout which looks more like fog than snow below. But the wind blew it all away and blue …

See JESUS

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I always start a new year with good intentions. In fact, my word for 2016 is ‘intentional’ because I struggle with a sense of balance in my life. I tend to approach everything with passion and have a hard time letting go of things, people, events. For example, we are involved and in love with with three churches right now! …