Friends, 2022 began with a bang! The release of A Heart Adrift in January was a wonderful way to start a new year. Here’s a look at what’s happening in my world this spring & I’d appreciate your prayers. I really depend on them. So much happens when we pray, both seen & unseen. With the pandemic nearing an end, we hope, but the shattering situation in Ukraine taking place, life continues to remind me that we can make personal plans but truly, our times are in God’s hands.
Soon I’ll be traveling to France, my first trip there. Amazingly enough, I’ll be taking a nonstop flight from Seattle to Paris. That’s a long time in the air so hope to write & read to my heart’s content. This is my very first trip to France & the castle where my upcoming Scottish novel opens. I’d planned to visit pre-pandemic before beginning the novel but … nay! Guess I’ll see how my research lines up with reality. Plus, while there, I’ll be a part of the Lucy Worsley tour, one of my favorite UK historians & maybe yours, too. She brings history to life in such unique ways. Here’s her fun, informative website & also Author Fan Travel for the inspiring itinerary:
In May I’m off to Scotland with reading friends & author Pepper Basham, another lass with Scottish roots. We’re both at work on novels set there and will be visiting the places in our books as well as other historic sites. Scotland, more than any country I’ve visited, has my heart. Here’s a favorite photo from the Isle of Iona, said to be the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland in AD 563.
When last there I took way too many pictures of tea & confections, including the one below. Not a one of them was chocolate. Sorry, Esmée! Watch for more photos on social media & do a little armchair traveling with me, if you like. I especially love Instagram
I’ll give a writing update soon. Excited to share a new title & book cover, a new website, & other goodness…
Till next time, haste ye back!