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…

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…

Are you being controlled?

Are you in a relationship with a control freak? You know what a control freak is, and you know if you are in a relationship with one (a friend, a parent, a child, someone you’re dating, a spouse). Oh, you might not have noticed it at first–controllers are so subtle. They flatter then demoralize. They…

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…

Why did I start writing?

Great question! For years I was never that interested in being a writer. True, my teachers enjoyed some things I wrote in high school. True, I feel more comfortable writing a letter or sending an email to phoning or even carrying on a conversation with someone. Yes, homeschooling my children helped refresh my grammar skills…but…

Corn Chowder Recipe

One thing Claire eats in my book From Shards to Sea Glass is corn chowder. Have you ever had it? I don’t know about you, but now that it’s December, I think more about soups, stews, and chowders. There are many ways to make corn chowder and many other ingredients could be added to this…

Enter the Beach Glass Necklace Giveaway!

Above is a romantic, heart-shaped bottle necklace filled with beach glass that I have collected. Of course included in the bottle is a red piece because red sea glass plays such an important part in my Christian romance novel, From Shards to Sea Glass. One (1) winner will receive the exact bottle pendant above and…