Book Anniversary Giveaway–Week Two (July 8-14)

It’s week two of July, and the celebration of the one-year publication of my book, From Shards to Sea Glass, continues. This week’s (July 8-14) giveaway item is a pinecone and tassel teacup and saucer. While this is not the set that inspired me for the scene at the Soames’ house, it is very close….

Book Anniversary Giveaway–Week One (July 1-7)

It’s July, and this month I’m thrilled to celebrate the one-year publication of my book, From Shards to Sea Glass. For the next four weeks I’ll be offering a special giveaway (some book-specific) to commemorate the event. For week one (July 1-7), I’m giving away this pair of sterling silver, Adirondack chair shaped, pierced earrings…

One Year Anniversary Celebration and Giveaways

It’s almost July. A year ago this coming month, on July 21, 2018 to be exact, I published my debut novel, From Shards to Sea Glass. I’m grateful for and humbled by those who have read it and expressed how much they like it. It has even won an award. There is certainly much to…

The Romantic and the Book of Ruth

I love the book of Ruth. When I come to it in my Bible reading, I always try to read it all in one sitting. The historic, prophetic, and spiritual lessons are numerous, and other than its obvious account of the lineage of King David and the establishment of Bethlehem as the birthplace of the…

Do You Leave Book Reviews?

Are you one of those? I was. In the past I rarely if ever left product or book reviews. If I did, the item had to be amazing and the reviewing process¬† easy. Some companies bug you several times to leave a review, and I’d comply if they happened to catch me at a convenient…

A Lesson From Two Pennies

I was sorting through pennies last week when I came across these. Both were minted in Denver in 1988. Both started out fresh and shiny and beautiful. One obviously has had a rough time of it, and the other has fared reasonably well. I wonder why? Whose hands did they pass through? Where have they…

“…whatsoever things are lovely…”

When I fold laundry, I like to fold as many things into drawers as possible. This saves time and prevents piles from tumbling and having to be refolded. While placing items in a drawer the other day, my gaze fell to this beautifully wrapped bar of soap. My senses were immediately pleased–it smells dreamy and…

Book Review–The Tunnels Under our Feet

I purchased the book, The Tunnels Under our Feet by Tracy Beach, for research for my upcoming novel (notice the sticky tabs!). I couldn’t get the book through the library and couldn’t find any other non-fiction books specifically about tunnels, so I ordered this through Amazon. (You can purchase a copy of this book HERE)….

First Place Readers’ Award Winner!

I’m very honored to announce that From Shards to Sea Glass won first place in the inspirational division of the 2019 Wisconsin Romance Writers of America Write Touch Readers’ Award contest. To God be the glory!

Seeing One’s Potential

In From Shards to Sea Glass the protagonist, Claire, held a teacup decorated with pinecones and tassels and saw it as more than just a vessel to sip tea from–she saw potential that doubtless no one previously had even considered.¬† If she had been able to act upon her idea, the teacup would have retained…