December 1, 2019


It’s HERE!! My Book Baby has finally arrived!

(And, coincidentally… there is a birth scene in this book, but let’s not camp on that topic just yet, since you probably haven’t had a chance to read the book. But soon, I hope to get some conversations going about the journey each of the characters take in this story, including a couple of intense scenes…)

Needless to say, I’m so excited to finally be able to share Anna’s story with you!

1. You can enter a DRAWING for a signed copy of Wings Like a Dove HERE. Just follow the link and leave a comment about someone who inspires you, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a paperback or e-copy of the book (US only, sorry). Winner will be announced December 11th.

2. You’re Invited to TODAY’S “BOOK BIRTHDAY” PARTY! Since today is Launch day, I’m celebrating by hosting an “in real life” party, so if you’re in NW Oregon, come on over to Sandy Assembly of God Church between 3 – 5pm (PT) today.

Note: this party is NOT limited to local folks. We are also hosting a Facebook LIVE “virtual”party which will magically coincide with the “IRL” party, so you can celebrate with me from wherever you are. We will be giving away some great prizes, both in person and online, so I hope you'll join us! If you do, be sure to say HI! and let me know you’re there! All attendees will be entered in our drawing pool – online attendees just need to check in on the PINNED post & let us know you’re there. It should be fun!

3. If you can’t make it to either party, or are more of an introvert (totally get THAT), did I mention that the book is now available (yay!)? So another way you can join me in celebrating its release is to read the book and then EMAIL ME to discuss Anna’s story and some of the topics & themes in this novel. I’d love to hear from you!


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I've published five novels and 2 novellas (more about those on my website.) I've been writing all my life, but decided in 2007 to get serious about being published.

I love action movies and Jane Austen. (she’s dead, I know. I found that out when I tried to get her to endorse my novel)

They let me play Bass guitar and sing in a worship band.

I can produce 4 dozen homemade cinnamon rolls in a flash for a crowd of drooling young adults. Or publishing house editors.

I used to have a Harley. Now we have six (going on seven) grandkiddos. Decent trade, really.

I am a proud Grammy. Don't even think about taking candy from my babies.

I hate shopping (Yes, I'm aware that I'm a girl)

I've lived in Oregon all my life, spent time in Eugene (Go DUCKS!), Springfield, Reedsport, and Smith River. Which is not really a town, but a river, about 70 miles long, a tributary of the Umpqua River in southwest Oregon.

Although it's not a town, it is a community with a strong sense of pioneer history. It's cool to say you've lived there, especially if you lived there during the days when you had to take a boat to school. No joke! The old farmhouse my grandfather and my mother grew up in still stands, nestled into a narrow, pasture carpeted valley, complete with a swimmin' hole and its own 'crick'. It may turn up in one of my novels.

There's a rumor that my ancestors had a connection with the Mafia back in Sicily. I used to fantasize as a kid about a big black limo with tinted windows pulling up and whisking me away from school. Ahhh. So THAT'S why I'm having so much trouble conjugating my dangling participles now.

NOT RANDOM: I am challenged by the truth and amazed by the grace of God. And it's either in spite of or because of that grace that I hold a PhD in Learning Stuff the Hard Way.