A Gilded Life

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Authors have vivid imaginations which is why I envision the rest of the story with my 6th great-grandfather, George Hume, the inspiration behind my new release A BOUND HEART. As I was researching and writing this story of my heart & heritage, I kept wondering what might have happened to me as a direct descendant if ‘Immigrant George’ as he …

Christmas Punch

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A family favorite! 2 (2 quart) bottles chilled Cran*Raspberry juice (no-sugar-added but sweetened with fruit juice), 1 (1 liter) bottle of chilled club soda, 6 cups orange juice (we like fresh squeezed but that’s a lot of oranges!) Fresh oranges {thinly sliced}, raspberries or cranberries for garnish In a large punch bowl, mix together Cran*Raspberry juice, soda and orange juice. …

George who?

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Every century has its name preferences. The 18th-century is full of Marthas and Anns and Janes. I even have my hero jest about it in novel 11 when he meets the heroine whose name is more uncommon. As far as manly names, George reigns! Indeed, King George fought a war with America over its independence and now there’s the present …

Fashion Friday

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There are so many periods of dress that shine and the Edwardian era is at the forefront. This lovely wedding ensemble from the House of Paquin is crafted from silk, cotton, and beads. Downton Abby fans rejoice! This creation is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was gifted to them by a private donor in 1969. …

Books, chocolate, snow and a few of my favorite things

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Only 5 more Tuesdays till A BOUND HEART releases! Cover art is like chocolate to me and so this image makes me smile. Add in snow, one of my favorite things, and I felt prompted to start a Tuesday countdown till release day. This 10th novel has a cover that even my agent called ‘sumptuous.’ It’s so true of the …

The History of the Christy Award

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Since 1999, The Christy Awards™ have honored Christian novels of excellence, imagination, and creativity. The Christy Award™ is designed to nurture and encourage creativity and quality in the writing and publishing of fiction written from a Christian worldview and showcase the diversity of genres. The Award is named for Catherine Marshall’s enduring bestselling novel, Christy, published in 1967. When I …

Nashville Reader~Writer Breakfast!

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Excited to be in Nashville for THE ART OF WRITING CONFERENCE and CHRISTY AWARD GALA. To kick off that memorable Wednesday, we’re having a reader writer breakfast! Author Becky Wade says it best: Join me, Laura Frantz, Jolina Petersheim, Bethany Turner (and hopefully a few other Christian fiction authors) for breakfast and/or coffee! I’ll be traveling to Nashville in early …