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 …

A new novel & a new imaginary world

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This time of year is always exciting as I’m busy with promo, release prep, podcasts, etc. I’m also busy polishing that next historical novel due to my editorial team the same day The Rose and the Thistle releases on January 3rd, 2023. Then there’s the holiday rush, decorating the house (Christmas tree on the deck this year, little white lights everywhere …

The Rose & the Thistle cover reveal!

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This past spring my publisher, Revell, gave me the delightful but very challenging choice of picking from two different designs. A first for all the novels I’ve written. Usually I have just one cover to admire, not two! There were elements of each cover that I loved as both are very striking and fit the story well.  That said, I …

Cover Reveal Week

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  Happy summer solstice today! Despite that, it feels a little like Christmas – a bookish Christmas – when cover reveal time rolls around on the publishing timetable. Some real beauties are appearing all over in every genre though I’m most excited about historical fiction. I’m especially excited to share my second Scottish cover. Revell’s art team really captured the …

Scotland in May!

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What a whirlwind of a trip! Reading friends who traveled with author Pepper Basham & I in May to Scotland were the most wonderful, fun, edifying group! We ate & fellowshipped & laughed our way through the Lowlands, Highlands, & Islands, beginning & ending in Edinburgh, my favorite city. Some of us even got sick together which required an extended …

France & Dr. Lucy Worsley

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So, I’ve just returned from the Lucy Worsley tour. France has never been on my bucket list but that’s entirely my mistake. If I was younger, I’d become fluent in French & move there! While there, thanks to my hosts, I was blessed to visit the chateau that opens this upcoming Scottish novel releasing next January 2023. It was interesting …

Cover Reveal!

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So happy to reveal the cover for my 13th historical novel releasing January 4th, 2020, compliments of my publisher, Revell. Thanks also for the novel excerpt & video! E-reader, Audio, & Large Print versions coming soon… It is 1755, and the threat of war with France looms over colonial York, Virginia. Chocolatier Esmée Shaw is fighting her own battle of …

Tidewater Bride

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There’s something magical about a new cover. When that file pops up in my inbox from my publisher’s art director, it’s indescribable! Now that it’s May and catalog time for booksellers, I’ve just seen the cover for my 12th novel, Tidewater Bride, releasing from Revell in January 2021. This cover echoes the story well and has a romantic, painterly texture. …