From Scotland to Acadia & back to Scotland again!

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I’m currently in the release whirlwind of The Rose & the Thistle & don’t talk much about future publishing projects. I will say novel 15, set in Acadia or present-day Nova Scotia & colonial America, releases next January 2024. It’s currently on my editor’s desk which means an official title is coming soon & cover art will start. For a …

The Rose & the Thistle releases!

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Nay, it never gets old! Releasing a novel remains a unique experience even for someone who’s been writing stories since age 7. I’m always felt so at home with my writing & it’s always been a joy, a bit like the best friend I never had. Releasing it for public consumption has been a learning curve as it does feel …

Podcasts for A Heart Adrift

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At some point in my publishing career, podcasts became the thing. I’m having fun talking books with a variety of podcast hosts so if podcasts are your thing, too, please have a wee listen… Billie Jauss – Start Small Believe Big Nicole & friends – The Unending TBR Ruth Douthitt – A Writer’s Day UP NEXT: Liz Tolsma – Christian …

Reader Interest Survey!

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Dear readers, I would love to get to know you a bit better! To help with that, my publisher, Revell, put together a short survey for you to share a bit more about your interests and hobbies. It should only take a few minutes to complete, and the best part is that everyone who responds can enter a special giveaway …

Historical Fiction Unpacked

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I really enjoyed my time on HISTORICAL FICTION UNPACKED despite being camera & microphone shy:) It’s always fun talking books with another bibliophile. Alison has a voice made for audio & asks all the right questions. Have a wee listen as my new hero might say. Just click on the link below… Podcast

Pocahontas

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I’m awaiting the final pages for Tidewater Bride, a last review/reading before the book goes to print. My last visit to Jamestown was solo on an overcast spring day. Solo research trips are one of the most wonderful things on earth! I took these pictures, including the statue of Pocahontas, a historical heroine of mine since childhood. But who was …