INSPY Shortlist – Beowulf & Raptor 6

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Wow!! God knew I needed some encouragement (my husband has been without a job for four months, my daughter is married off, and my “middle” daughter is moving to DisneyWorld to work in the college program) this week! I’m DELIGHTED to discover that Beowulf: Explosives Detection Dog and Raptor 6 were shortlisted by the judges for the 2015 INSPY Award!     These are the other finalists in each category: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense Mystery & Thriller

Cover Girl!

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It’s an extreme honor so humbling to be the cover feature for FamilyFictionEdge (January 2015). This is the first time I’ve been the cover “model,” and I have to say–it’s pretty awesome! Many thanks to the incredible folks at FamilyFiction, including Deidra Romero, for this feature.   Please take a moment to stop by ( ) read the interview, as well as the whole magazine. If you aren’t subscribed, please consider subscribing. They always have such fascinating interviews & stories. (When you follow the link, it will lead you to the regular edition of FamilyFiction–just scroll down to the Edge edition (they’re dual-packaged).)

#32 Author Scavenger Hunt Stop #27 – Heather Burch Interview

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Having fun yet? It’s my great pleasure on this hunt to host/feature amazing YA author, Heather Burch, who is featuring Avengers, the third book in her Halflings series. So, you know how it works–read the interview, grab the clue, then continue on to the next clue. once you have been to all 31 stops, then return to and enter the entire clue text! Now…without further ado, heeeeerre’s HEATHER!   First, I want to thank the amazing Ronie Kendig for having me drop by. Scavenger Hunt! So fun! Q: Everyone seems to have a “how I got published” story. What is yours? In 2005, God spoke to me that it was my year to do things that were important to …

Great Minds Think–and Decorate–Alike!

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Just a quick little fun for y’all. A while back I posted the picture below on Facebook, tagging my mother-in-law/father-in-law (the small framed print is of them) and my aunt (who’d given me the marble elephant). Then I get an email from friend and stellar author, Lynette Eason titled “No Freakin’ Way!” … check out her kitchen window. Great minds think alike, eh?  

WOLFSBANE wins 2011 Lime Award

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This morning I received an email from the marketing and publicity director at Barbour, informing me that Wolfsbane, Discarded Heroes #3,was named to The Christian Manifesto’s 2011 Lime Awards–their top ten fiction picks of the year. I am so tickled!! Thank you, Melissa Willis & TCM! Here is the full list: 1. DAY OF WAR by Cliff Graham If ‘Day Of War’ is any indication of what is to come, ‘The Lion of War’ series is going to be absolutely epic! – TCM Fiction Editor Melissa Willis 2. FAIRER THAN MORNING by Rosslyn Elliott Fairer than Morning is easily the best historical fiction novel I have read this year. I look forward to reading more books in this series and …