Every Author Needs a Few Friends

Before I was published I might have daydreamed a little about the events I would do once I was . . . well, you know . . . famous. Signings, readings, interviews. Now, two years into this published author business, let’s just say the reality hasn’t quite lived up to the daydream. I’ve done signingsContinue reading “Every Author Needs a Few Friends”

True Love Stories and a Winner

Last week on SouthernBelleView I asked readers to share true love stories in order to be entered to win a copy of Until the Harvest. Just let me say, after reading the comments I realized this was a brilliant idea (which means the credit for it lies elsewhere!). I promised to share some of myContinue reading “True Love Stories and a Winner”

Appalachian Thursday–Better with Butter!

Until the Harvest officially released this week. To celebrate, my publisher put together a fabulous giveaway that I couldn’t have designed any better myself. Food is such an important part of my books. Families gather around the table. Friends carry food to loved ones in times of crisis. Feasts are prepared in celebration. Just asContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday–Better with Butter!”

Let God Write the Book

Saying that God wrote your book is something of a joke in Christian publishing. Because while really, hopefully, He did have an awful lot to do with it, you still want to walk that fine line between being inspired and sounding, um, nutty. While I certainly give God the credit for any success I’ve hadContinue reading “Let God Write the Book”

Appalachian Thursday–Fried Squirrel (and a deal!)

In about a month my second novel, Until the Harvest, will be out. As a lead up to that, the e-version of my first novel, Miracle in a Dry Season, is on sale for $1.99 through Sunday. If you’ve been meaning to get a copy, I hope you’ll grab it! But in the meantime, IContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday–Fried Squirrel (and a deal!)”

Appalachian Thursday–Chicken Eggs and Earlobes

I LOVE the cover of my second novel with its bowl of multi-hued eggs. There’s a hen-house in the story and the characters often gather the eggs. That was usually my job growing up and while it’s certainly easy enough I nonetheless whined about it more than once. Now I’m blessed to be able toContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday–Chicken Eggs and Earlobes”

Appalachian Thursday–Until the Harvest

My publisher sent me the cover art for Until the Harvest, book #2 in the Appalachian Blessings series, some weeks ago. And all I could do was gaze upon it, longing to show it to everyone I know. The rule of thumb is–don’t share the cover art until readers can order the book. Or, toContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday–Until the Harvest”

The Fear of Success–Book #2

Tomorrow, the e-version of Miracle in a Dry Season will release. By the following Tuesday, the print version should be available just about everywhere books are sold. Eep. This is both wonderful and terrifying. I’ve already seen a handful of reviews from early readers that have been very gratifying. It’s SO satisfying to hear readersContinue reading “The Fear of Success–Book #2”