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 …

Royal Drop Scones

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With every book release I like to send along a little bling to my wonderful street team/influencers, those first readers who work so creatively to help promote my newest novel. This year I chose little pots of Bonne Maman cherry jam & a scone recipe. When Queen Elizabeth passed away last September at the age of 96, this recipe, said …

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 …

Brand New Year 2023

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I’m always excited to begin a new year with a new devotional. Years ago my mom read Streams in the Desert which may be my 2023 companion. I’m sad to say goodbye to New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp though happy to pass it on to my husband. Here are a few on my reading radar in this image. It would be …

Christmastime is here

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I’ve now celebrated so many Christmases I can’t remember them all! And I’ve realized over time it’s not a merry occasion for many. Amid all the brokenness, I’m so thankful to have a warm house, full cupboards, a beautiful family, & many other overflowingly good gifts. But the older I become the more sentimental & even melancholy Christmastime is for …

The Last of the Mohicans

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I’ve been thinking about the now old or classic film The Last of the Mohicans lately & can’t believe I first saw it 30 years ago. I was really young & had been writing for years but watching this movie had a lasting impact on me, much like a biography of the last Empress of Russia was a spiritual turnaround …