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…

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…

For the Love of the Beach–A Giveaway

Looking out my window, all I see is a sea of white. It has been a very snowy February here in Wisconsin, and we’re expecting more in the next few days. Though certainly not impossible, searching for beach glass this time of year can be challenging, and for me it would be difficult, cold, and…

Blog Review and Giveaway

Many thanks to Phyllis Helton who has reviewed and blogged about From Shards to Sea Glass on her blog, Among the Reads. There is also a giveaway included in this, so please feel free to check out her post here.  

Now Published!

I’m so happy to announce that my novel, From Shards to Sea Glass, is now published and available as a paperback book (via Creatspace) and as an e-book on Kindle via Amazon and on Smashwords. I’m beyond thankful for all the people who have helped me make this possible and most of all for God and…

Writing from Experiences

My book, From Shards to Sea Glass, is being formatted, and I hope to have it available to the public within the next few weeks. It really is a great read for summer, so the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Speaking of summer, I’ve been reflecting on some of my past experiences and how they’ve affected…