Marrying Father Christmas

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Marrying Father Christmas

Marrying Father Christmas Airs November 4, 2018 Hallmark Movies & Mystery Channel “Marrying Father Christmas” is the third movie based on the characters in my Father Christmas novels. Erin Krakow, Niall Matter and Wendie Malick will warm your heart in this sweet love story. It was an honor getting to be on set with this talented […]

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Love That Lasts Podcast with Alyssa Bethke

Do you listen to the Love That Lasts Podcast with Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke? Alyssa and I met 8 years ago and snapped this photo. She grew up reading the Christy Miller books and recognized me. It felt so random at the time.   We never dreamed we’d stay connected, share many deep conversations, write a […]

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Christy Miller’s Birthday Month

Did you know that it took me 2 years to write the first Christy Miller novel and it was rejected by 10 publishers?  It would have made sense to give up. But at just the right time, with just the right publisher Summer Promise went into print and released on July 5, 1988. That first book led to a […]

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Happenings For You

  4 Happenings For You 1. Writers!   Is it time to get serious about your writing? Join me at the Oregon Christian Writer’s Conference August 20-23, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. Kim Meeder and I will be the Keynote Speakers. I hope to see you there! Click here 2. Gift Idea for Mother’s Day A Pocketful […]

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Springtime Dreams

I once heard my grandmother say, “Every spring God says to His creation, ‘Okay. One more time.’” That memory keeps falling on me like pink blossoms as I head out this week to be on set for the filming of the third Hallmark movie based on my Father Christmas novels. The third movie! In a […]

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New Gift Book – A Pocketful of Hope for Mothers

This new gift book is especially for you, Beautiful Readers I partnered with Tyndale House Publishers to create this special collection of personal stories, heartwarming quotes and favorite verses that will bring hope to mothers of all ages. You’ll find copies available for Pre-Order NOW in my Robin’s Nest BookShop  Release Date March 20, 2018 If […]

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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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