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 …

Novel news!

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I am always so pleased & surprised when my novels are translated for foreign language editions. Today I received three pieces of good news from my publisher. First, a backlist book – Courting Morrow Little – is being translated into Slovakian. Thanks to author friend, Grace Hitchcock, for the lovely photo! Also, my upcoming Scottish release – The Rose & the …

When Covers Collide

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Not long after I received the final cover for The Rose & the Thistle, my upcoming Scottish novel, I saw an author friend’s beautiful Polish edition for one of her novels on her Instagram – which happens to be the top half of my new cover! Cover designers do fascinating things when creating book art and here’s proof. Both images …

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 …

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 …

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. …