In the Name of Research

Right before school started, our daughters and I drove east on Ohio State Route 32 to Adams County. We wound our way through the countryside, crossed an old covered bridge, and soon spotted an 18-wheeler, loaded with wooden pallets, pulling away from a large lumber yard. Later in the week, my agent suggested I write …

#FictionFriday: Amy Willoughby-Burle

I recently had the pleasure to chat with my friend Amy Willoughby-Burle about reading, writing, and her most recent release. In The Year of Thorns and Honey, Amy writes about faith, family, and forgiveness. Her characters discover that “life can be as sticky as it is sweet.” If you enjoy a sweet romance, you’ll want …

#FictionFriday: Amy Hueston

Did you enjoy traveling to Pinecraft with Mariah and meeting Aunt Birdie’s spunky miniature schnauzer Sunny in Pockets of Promise? Then allow me to introduce you to my friend Amy Hueston, author of Paws for Concern. In her debut cozy mystery, you’ll join Samantha Armstrong in Palm Beach, where you’ll meet Sweet Pea, an adorable …

#FictionFriday: Susan Lantz Simpson

I’m thrilled to talk with Susan Lantz Simpson about reading and writing, her most recent release Lizzie’s Heart, and what’s in store for her later this year. Author Bio Susan Lantz Simpson has been writing stories and poetry ever since she penned her first poem at the age of six. She has always loved the …

Summer Harvest Part 2: Pasta Sauce

When Travis and I got married, my mother-in-law gave me the family’s secret recipe for spaghetti sauce. I promised her I would not share it with anyone outside of the family, and I have no intention of breaking that promise. Over the years, Travis and I have tweaked that recipe, and he recently came up …

Agency Siblings

During this time of uncertainty in the world, perhaps you need a way to escape, to fill downtime, or to learn ways to manage anxiety and relationships as we shelter in place. Through my agent Julie Gwinn, I am linked to a tribe of amazingly talented authors who have books scheduled to release soon or …

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the Pockets of Promise Blog Tour + Giveaway, hosted by yours truly! ABOUT THE BOOK Title                       Pockets of Promise Series Title       The Pocket Quilt Series (#1) Author                  Laurie Stroup Smith Publisher             Vinspire Publishing Release Date     April 30, 2020 Genre                   Amish A young Amish woman—torn between two worlds and two men—travels to Pinecraft, …