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 …

Mississippi River Readers Retreat!

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So, I’m getting excited about 2023 travel already! If you’re in the area or want to be, please join me & these wonderful other authors at the Mississippi River Readers Retreat! I’ve never been to Minnesota before, land of 10,ooo lakes. I’ve only heard and read about it. We’ll be at historic Linden Hill, a beautiful estate built by timber …

Preorder sale ~ The Rose & the Thistle!

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There’s no better buy than books from Baker Book House! They’re having a preorder sale right now for 40% off & free shipping. Since they’re tied to my publisher, they get the freshly printed books straight from the warehouse so are usually first to ship, often ahead of the January 3rd, 2023 release date. I’m signing some beautiful, custom bookplates …

The Gift of Giving

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  If you’re like me, sometimes looking at someone else’s Christmas list is fresh & inspiring. Here are a few ideas you might find helpful for you & your loved ones this season…   You probably already know, unless you’re in the 5 unfortunate states bereft of Cracker Barrel, that the restaurants have delightful giftshops with ideas for the entire family. …