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 …

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 …

Character Wounds

I recently attended the ACFW Conference in San Antonio, and I had a chance to pitch my book Operation Reins for Warriors to editors. This is the story God gave me as I drove home from Nashville after last year’s conference. The same story He has used to transform me over the past year. And …

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 …