Friday, February 16, 2018


Wow! I can't believe it's been two years since I've written on this blog. It feels that a lot of this blog business is going out of style as there are so many other platforms, but I still feel a slight leaning towards having a place to share some writing thoughts. I put down my "pen" or rather, "computer" for a bit to follow another passion of mine. Acting. So my writing has come in bits and spurts. Right now it is spurting quite well, which is why I am here. I wanted to share a little about my next book, title still undecided. It has taken quite a while, but that is because I have had to do some research, soul-searching, and of course, I've also spent time on the stage instead of the office. Or living room couch, or kitchen table. All places I have spent today as I've written. I need a change of scenery often!

I came to let you know that I am writing....drum roll please, a sequel to my first published novel, The Sand Bar! In this story we rejoin Marlo and Luke as they take on another challenge to help save an historic St. Anthony building, and save an unknown life. They travel back to 1927 to accomplish both these goals. I'm having such a blast writing this story that I thought I'd share a few photos of old time St. Anthony I have gathered on this journey. I better not say too much more about it, but I hope to have the story finished sometime in the next few months. Then it's on to editing for however long that takes. But hopefully it won't take more than a few months. So my goal is to have the book ready for publication by the end of the year. Sooner hopefully.  Happy February or whatever month it might be when somebody actually reads this! :-) I'll keep writing so that you can keep reading! Talk soon!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Thank you for your support!

As March comes to a close I'd like to say thanks to all those who have supported me during the blog tour, the book signing, and my week long sale blast on Amazon. It's been a very busy month, but also a lot of fun. I've added many friends on facebook, and splashed my blurb about my book all over the internet. I've met  fellow writers at the book signing, along with Idaho Falls patrons who were willing to take a chance on an unknown writer. Thanks to all of you! I really had a great time.

I'm excited about the future. I love writing and I hope that you enjoy reading my stories. And the best part is I have an idea for my next story. The wheels are turning! The best advice I heard this week was from new friend and fellow writer, Phillip Nolte. "The best ideas come from the crumbs you left in a previous book, little things you added to make the story more interesting. Go back and pick up those crumbs. They have the power to lead you in a whole new direction. "

And that is just what I'm about to do! Thanks Phillip! Thanks everybody and happy spring cleaning to you all!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Blog tour

March is almost here and that means it is time to celebrate my dear friend Constance's birthday.

Constance Fenimore Woolson was born March 5, 1840 in New Hampshire. Even though I've never met this wonderful writer, I've done enough research on her and read enough of her letters to feel that she is a kindred spirit. So in honor of her birth and her life,  I've chosen to push my novel, Becoming Fenimore, in the month of March.  And though my husband has suggested I simplify my life, I plan to officially celebrate her 176th birthday with cake and everything. Boy you say it like that it makes her seem kinda old. 

To start it off I'll be on a blog tour from the 29th of February to the 18th of March. the first stop on the tour is with Megan Morgan. Her link is here. Throughout the tour you can enter to win a 20 dollar gift certificate to Amazon. So please check out the blogs as the month moves along. I'd love it if a friend actually won.

One last thing. A big thank you to those who have read my book. And an enormous hug to those who have taken the time to write a review. That means so much to me, you have no idea!

Much love friends and happy March,


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Website, booksignings, and such

Hello friends!

I have so many exciting things in the works! First, my website is finally up. 
Here is the link.

From here you can find out all about my books and order them! Pretty exciting to have it all in one location.

Secondly, I have a blog tour scheduled from the middle of February to the middle of March. During that time you can enter a drawing for a 20 dollar gift certificate to! Cool huh? So keep your eyes open for that.

Thirdly, I have a book signing scheduled for March 26 at the Barnes and Noble in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Inside the Grand Teton Mall. Please, if you know me at all be sure to stop by and say hi. I will have physical copies of all three of my books. I'll be the person at the table that everyone else is avoiding. :-)

Lastly, I am planning at least one author reading at the St. Anthony library. Date still  pending. I will let you know as soon as that is scheduled. I need to schedule a few more of these things. Anyone have suggestions?

Have a great day and be sure to check out the website!


Monday, January 11, 2016

And we are live!

Becoming Fenimore is available on Amazon and other retailers. So excited to share this story with all my friends. Planning book signings and blog tours etc in the near future. It's hard when you are doing everything yourself. It's also fun. If you would like a book signing party in your area please contact me through email at

Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Drum roll please...

I am excited to announce Becoming Fenimore is now available on Kindle, and will soon be out in hard back form on Amazon, and other fine retailers. Get yours now! And Merry Christmas. And Thank you!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Major announcement forthcoming! But first, a little history lesson

Many people in literary circles have heard of Henry James, a famous nineteenth century writer with credits not limited to, Turn of the Screw, Portrait of a Lady, Daisy Miller and The Wings of a Dove. But few know one of his equals during his lifetime, a Miss Constance Fenimore Woolson, a writer with a list nearly as long of well-publicized novels in her time. In fact, many, including James himself, agreed that in the late nineteenth century Miss Woolson was a greater success than Henry. So what made her nearly obsolete while Henry went on to become one of America's most respected writers?

I first learned about Constance while researching on beautiful Mackinac Island in Michigan. She not only had lived on this island as a girl, but had based one of her first major successful novels, Anne there. I read it and thoroughly enjoyed it. I dug deeper into the history of Miss Woolson and learned of her close friendship with Henry James. I grew more curious as to why I'd never heard of her only to come across an article explaining her suicide in 1894 from a third story window in Venice.  I went on to read that after her death Henry tried to drown her dresses, and I knew that I had to write about this person. 

So that's what I did. 

Yes, my third novel, Becoming Fenimore, a paranormal historical romance, will soon be published! I am so excited for you to read it. While not strictly about Woolson or James, their story is important to the main character so I wanted to give you a little history lesson and a couple pictures.

Henry James

Constance Fenimore Woolson

Stay tuned for a cover reveal, and publishing date! I'm so excited!!!