England

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England in June is especially beautiful! More on social media if you follow me there! Tea at Chatsworth was elegance personified. Opulent surroundings is an understatement! My favorite site is the Oxford Botanical Gardens, circa 1621! Bath was charming, clean, & so historic! My honeymooning hero & heroine go to Bath in The Indigo Heiress coming releasing next January. Cover reveals …

Daughters of the American Revolution & KSDAR Reading List

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  I’m thrilled to learn The Seamstress of Acadie has been chosen for the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution reading list for 2024. As a DAR member, this is meaningful to me on so many levels. I’m also a huge devotee of DAR’s American Spirit magazine which is beautifully done & award winning. Many Americans have Patriots in their lineage …

Patriots, Ancestry, & Books

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Rarely do I speak but the DAR – Daughters of the American Revolution – is dear to my heart. The ladies of Franklin – and a few gentlemen! – welcomed me warmly in a special meeting for their Old Glory Chapter. I’m blessed several of them have taken time for my books. I gave a brief talk which was followed …

The Seamstress of Acadie is arriving!

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Hard to believe novel #15 is out there in the hands – & hopefully hearts – of readers everywhere! Hardest novel I’ve ever written. Hardest novel to research because this is hidden history, so to speak. The late Queen Elizabeth issued a formal apology to the Acadians for the part the British played in their history during her reign centuries …

Novel news!

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Time for a writing update! Good news should be shared! ✍️ I signed a new contract yesterday! The plan is to bring you a winter novel & a summer novella in future. Two books a year for several years to come! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Cover art & titling are underway for this finished January 2025 novel about a 1774 colonial American heiress …

My Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe

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KENTUCKY SUGAR COOKIES Cream together: 1 cup butter and 2/3 cup sugar Beat in: 1 egg Add: 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2-1/2 cups sifted, all-purpose flour Mix all ingredients until well blended. Chill dough 3-4 hours before rolling. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters. Bake 8-10 minutes or until …

Christy Award

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Theres’s nothing like a little encouragement on the publishing path, or in this case, tremendous encouragement! The Christy Award is an unparalleled honor in the industry & to me personally. Inspired by Catherine Marshall’s novel by the same name, this literary recognition of excellent fiction has several categories. I’m thrilled & thankful my publisher, Revell, thought enough of The Rose …