Lights, Camera, Action!

After sharing my big announcement on social media, I was contacted by the folks at Loveland Magazine, an online platform that publishes news about Loveland, Ohio. David Miller and Cassie Mattia invited me to return to my hometown to do an on-camera interview, and I agreed with great excitement! Thank you, Loveland Magazine, for this …

IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE!

I am SUPER excited to announce that I have signed a three-book contract with Vinspire Publishing! I am sure I will have specific details to share with you in the near future, but for now, I would like to thank my agent Julie Gwinn as well as Dawn Carrington with Vinspire Publishing for believing in …

Unveiled and Unleashed

More than 150 years ago, slaves fleeing from the South crossed the river into Ohio, fighting for physical freedom. On three different occasions over the past eighteen months, I have camped on a slice of land along the banks of the Ohio River in search of spiritual freedom. In October 2017, I felt a nudge …

What to Write?

Since deciding to pursue publication for my manuscripts, I’ve been told the following: Write what you know. Write what’s on your heart. Write the story that scares you. I attended the ACFW Conference in September. Two editors requested my contemporary romance proposal while a third editor strongly encouraged me to write another Amish book. Despite …

Girlfriend Getaway Giveaway

At the end of the school year, my daughter’s teacher gave me this “vintage” wooden Amish family (dated 1985) and encouraged me to host a giveaway. While in Sugarcreek for the Girlfriend Getaway this weekend, I asked the participating authors to sign the back of each piece. Pictured below from left to right: Amy Clipston, …

#FictionFriday: Shelley Shepard Gray

Congratulations to my friend and mentor Shelley Shepard Gray! On November 7th, her 39th Amish title will be available for purchase. The Gift is the third book in The Amish of Hart County Series. The Schwartz family purchased property from the Vances in Hart County, Kentucky. They are happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm …