Thanksgiving Blessings.

Most everyone looks forward to Thanksgiving. It’s the day we commemorate the Pilgrims surviving another year in the new world. It’s a time of eating turkey and stuffing or perhaps a ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie, cranberry sauce, a multitude of vegetables and always serving corn. And then there’s the traditional pumpkin pie with […]

3rd book in Finding Sanctuary series – Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl

I enjoy sharing good books with you from authors that I know and respect as novelists.  Today you’ll learn about the newest suspense novel from Nancy Mehl, Rising Darkness, the third in her Finding Sanctuary series. Plus a free book drawing– details below. Sophie Wittenbauer left her strict Mennonite hometown under a cloud of shame and […]

The Right Word For Every Purpose

Whether speaking, writing a business letter, an article or a novel, finding the correct word that captures exactly what you mean is important. Many software programs have a thesaurus, and using a search engine can also help locate some of the possible words you might want to use, but as a novelist, I want the exact […]

A Troublemaking Charm Bracelet Fork in Romance By Design

A noisy charm bracelet plays an intricate part in my newest release, Romance By Design, a story with quirky humor and romance that pits two interior designers head to head as one fights to keep his top designer reputation and another only wants to bring a splash of Americana and charm to the well-respected company…and yes, […]

In 2 Days – Get Ready For A $.99 Launch

On July 15, Romance By Design will be available at the sale price of $.99 for one day only. The price will then revert to the regular price of $3.99. Romance By Design, is a novel I wrote  that didn’t fit my traditional publishers guidelines, but it’s one I love and wanted to see live […]

Free Book Drawing – A Mother To Love from Love Inspired.

A Mother To Love, published by Love Inspired,  is the first book in the Lilac Circle series and revolves around a cul-de-sac street in Owosso, Michigan, a real town. Each romance focuses on one or more residence of the street, and readers can continue to follow character’s lives in each book. Book two, A Husband For Christmas will be […]

What Makes A Successful Person?

Most everyone wants to be successful. Sadly more often most of us are unsuccessful — or sort of successful. So what does it take. Dan Barbow’s article on Elect To Be Successful appeared in early November lst year on Steve Laube’s Blog and focused on the election, but in that article an interesting study prepared by Mary […]

Leaving Winter Behind

My home is in Michigan, a beautiful state surrounded by water–the Great Lakes, inland lakes, rivers, streams, creeks and waterfalls. You can visit vast metropolitan cities, small towns, farmland, national forests, rocky coasts or sandy beaches, many lighthouses, and sand dunes. But in winter you are surrounded by snow and cold temperatures. My mailbox that […]

Visit Owosso, MI, the setting for Lilac Circle Series, And One Of Its Stores With A Sense Of Humor

Steve Laube’s Fun Friday introduced a Disney-type promo shows a novel view of the magic of a store in Owosso, Michigan (store 2772), the location of my next novel series, Lilac Circle. Owosso is a unique small town filled with interesting events, places and people. Lilac Circle is a cul-de-sac street made up of a variety of […]

Learning Through Adversity

My husband and I love to travel. We’ve enjoyed many foreign countries and also many beautiful and interesting places in the United States. For the past few years, one of our favorite places is Sedona, Arizona, where we enjoy part of the winter in a townhouse we rent. We golf, hike, visit the many amazing […]