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…

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…