Sunset Lullaby

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Sunset Lullaby

I’d like to tell you a story. When I was writing Sunset Lullaby, the 3rd book in the Christy & Todd: The Baby Years series, I had serious back issues. I finished the last few chapters lying on my stomach with my arms extended to the laptop keyboard. One afternoon my husband heard me sobbing. […]

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Gardenias For Breakfast

Have you ever said, “Hey, we should take a road trip!” And you did? Gardenias For Breakfast That’s what happened when my daughter and I trekked from Portland, Oregon to Louisiana to see my grandmother. My cousins all called my grandma “Great Lady” and she was a great lady indeed. Our trip became the inspiration […]

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Dancing From the Stomach Up

“From here!” Our Flamenco dance instructor pressed her open palm against my stomach. “This is the place where the music comes from in a woman who dances Flamenco.” I pulled my stomach muscles tighter, lifted my chin and glanced up at my raised hand. Lydia, our 70 year old teacher leaned in closer. “This is […]

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Christy & Todd News

The question I am asked many times a week is Will there be more stories about Christy and Todd? The other question I’m asked all the time is Will there be a Christy Miller movie or TV series? First, the answer to your question about more books is YES! A new 3-book series about Christy […]

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What is Your Daughter Reading?

What is Your Daughter Reading? I have to ask this question because of something that happened last month that I haven’t been able to shake. I met a mom and daughter at a book signing I did after a speaking event. When the twenty-something daughter handed me her vintage copy of Summer Promise she started […]

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My Original Sisterchick

Fat Chicks in a Finnish Sauna Yes, that was my original working title for the first Sisterchicks novel — “Fat Chicks in a Finnish Sauna”. You can see why it didn’t hit the right notes with the two publishers that rejected it at first. The revised title of Sisterchicks on the Loose was inspired by […]

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Woodlands Song

Have you been rejected? Overlooked? Not wanted? That’s how Leah felt in the 7th Glenbrooke novel, Woodlands. She was never quite enough for anyone. Not remarkable enough to stand out from her sisters or be praised by her parents. Not enough to receive attention from the few men she was drawn to. I found it […]

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Awakened Heart

Dream Again Wildflowers came to me after a humbling disappointment. I’d written 7 books in the Glenbrooke Series  and finished the 8th book on deadline. I turned it in to my new editor at the publishing house and never expected her response. “I know you have something more in you. I want you to start […]

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Gentle Whispers

Listen I asked God for a word for this year and the word He impressed upon my heart was listen. So simple but such a challenging thing to do. Don’t you agree? We are never alone with all the words and sounds and visual impressions at our fingertips every day. To sit alone in silence […]

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Secrets of the Heart

A gentle love story just for you. When I wrote about Jessica and Kyle in Secrets I wanted to show how love can come find you even in the rubble of failed plans. It’s always good to be humbled, as Jessica was in this story. God knows the secrets of the heart. He brings light […]

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