Ichabod Crane and the Van Tassel Feast

Because it’s almost Halloween, I thought I’d do something different for today’s blog post. I grew up close to Tarrytown, NY near where the Dutch settled in the mid-seventeenth century and the story of Ichabod Crane and his headless horseman took place. We took many school trips to Tarrytown in the fall, but I never…

Second Hand Gratitude and Love

Did you know that a few weeks ago the nation celebrated Second Hand Clothing Day? If not, don’t worry. I don’t think many people noticed. But I will admit that in our house, it’s a holiday that we all love. And it all has to do with a tiny hamlet, deep in the Virginia mountains,…

Memories in Lavender Fields

I once had a best friend. The kind of friend who felt more like a sister, was one of the best critique partners I’ve ever had, and would do anything for you regardless of the time of day. Unfortunately, this friend, Karen, died a few years ago of brain cancer. And her loss is still…

A Study in Summer: Hide and Seek

“Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare, And left the flushed print in a poppy there. ” ~ Francis Thompson, “The Poppy,” 1891 (This is a repost of a blog journal entry I wrote years ago, pre-pandemic. But I wanted to share it because while it’s slightly melancholic it’s also filled with hope. I hope you…

2020 Mid-Summer Middle Grade & Young Adult Book List

I’m so happy about the new direction this blog has taken, and we’re all working hard behind the scenes to make this a place of beauty and courage and perseverance. One of the things we’re all passionate about is literacy. So, with that in mind, I’m posting my bi-annual reading list for preteen and teen…

IN SEARCH OF TRUTH has finally arrived!

I’m so excited to announce that IN SEARCH OF TRUTH, the third book in the Deadly Force series, came out on Tuesday!   “This breathless romantic suspense novel provides equal amounts of heat and intrigue.” – PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY “Twisty plots, fantastic characters, and pitch perfect pacing. Fabulous!”—ALLISON BRENNAN, New York Times Bestselling Author “Sexy Green Berets, dark secrets,…

ONE DARK WISH is on Sale!

Today is a great day for many reasons including the fact that IN SEARCH OF TRUTH, the third book in my Deadly Force series, comes out next Tuesday. The second reason is because ONE DARK WISH, the second book in my Deadly Force series, is on sale for $1.99 or less at the following retailers: Amazon: http://bit.ly/OneDarkWishAMZ…

A Deadly Force Primer Part 1: The Fianna

To celebrate ONE DARK WISH‘s recent release, I’ve put together a primer about the Deadly Force Series. In today’s post, I’m discussing a secretive group of men that is threaded through these stories as both friend and foe of the ex-Green Beret heroes who populate the series. This group is known as the Fianna.  In all…

Cover Reveal for IN SEARCH OF TRUTH

IN SEARCH OF TRUTH, and its cover, have been a long time in the making. The book and the cover went through tons of revisions and I think we’re finally at the end point–I hope!!! Especially since this book comes out February 24!! IN SEARCH OF TRUTH is the third book in the Deadly Force…

Favorite Scary Movies Just in Time for Halloween!

So it’s almost Halloween and I’m trying to get into the mood by watching my favorite Halloween movies. Some are scary, some are silly, and some have nothing to do with Halloween but they’re just creepy. This isn’t a complete list, just some of my go-to October spooky viewings. All of the synopses are courtesy…