A Fun Halloween Scavenger Hunt


One of my favorite parts of writing the new release Sea Glass Memories (women’s fiction with a splash of romance) was creating the “Great Big Seahaven Halloween Scavenger Hunt” and then sending Elana out with a surprise date on a chilly October afternoon to search for some really fun things.

I won’t say what they had to search for (read the book, you’ll love it!), Continue reading →

Sea Glass Memories is Here!

Today’s the day!

Sea Glass Memories is in the world at last and I am full of joy to share this new release with you all.

This is the second book in my Seahaven Sunrise series, but it works beautifully as stand-alone women’s fiction.

A cozy novel with the charm of small-town life
and the reassurance that we are resilient
and capable of love…

I love this quote from the Independent Book Review site because Elana Jeffries, along with Aunt Kit Gilmore, show tough yet tender resilience in the face of difficult losses. Continue reading →

This is Dedicated…

I love coming up with the dedication page for my books!

I dedicated Feathers in the Sand (Seahaven Sunrise Book 1) to my older brothers John and Joe, because of the special relationship that Eva has with her big brother Micah. I know a lot about big brother-little sister good relationships! Continue reading →

Those Powerful In-Between Times

There’s a word I’ve come to appreciate over the years. Liminal comes from the Latin word līmen, meaning “a threshold.” Liminality is the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of some kind of transition, when you are metaphorically standing at the threshold between your previous way of life, and a new way of life. Continue reading →

Micah Joins the Army

In my upcoming novel, Feathers in the Sand, one of the characters (Micah) unexpectedly joins the Army and his decision affects his mother Tess and little sister Eva in huge (and also unexpected) ways.
 
My brother John served in the Air Force after college and my stepdaughter Amanda did the same right years right out of high school.
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Dragonflies at Night: Meet the Characters #3 Deirdre Rose

Deirdre Rose Adams is the late mother of our heroine, Savannah Rose Adams, in my upcoming novel, Dragonflies at Night: More Than a Love Story (landing 9/22/20).

Please note that Deirdre Rose— and all of my characters—are entirely fictional, created by my imagination and a hefty dose of magic from my creative muses. Continue reading →

Dragonflies at Night: Meet the Characters #1 Savannah

Savannah Rose Adams is the wounded yet brightly positive heroine of my novel, Dragonflies at Night: More Than a Love Story (landing 9/22/20).

Please note that Savannah is entirely fictional, created by my imagination and hefty dose of magic from my creative muses. I know that she isn’t real (!) Continue reading →

My First Novel- Age 12

That’s right! 52 years ago I wrote my very first novel, called “The Cat Colony.” Jiminy! When I say it like that, (52 years ago, gees!), I feel really old. But I digress.

It started out as a 6th grade assignment from my English teacher, Mr. Ballentine. Write a short story. Continue reading →

This is Dedicated to…

One of my favorite things to do when I’m getting a book ready for publication is to write the dedication.  I kindof think of the dedication as a little stream of love and gratitude heading out into the world towards whoever/whatever inspired me.

But I also love reading the dedication page whenever I begin reading something new. Continue reading →