It’s that time of year when those of us who live in certain regions of the U.S. are told to be prepared.  We’re told to have enough water for three days, canned foods, batteries, flashlights, and a generator if you can afford one.  From June


The back flap copy of the book cover says, “Wallis Ann is as practical and sturdy as her name.” An early reviewer who posted on Goodreads, said, “Wallis Ann is a fantastic main character. She is strong and can work like a man but she


The mind can play tricks on us, usually when we’re at our most vulnerable.  I told a story a while back on the blog here about traveling home late one night.  I remember I was really tired, and driving along on two lane country road,


I absolutely love these giveaways!  Kensington is holding this one, and you’ll have a chance to win one of FIVE copies of THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET! Contest begins tomorrow, July 6th.  All you have to do is…wait for tomorrow, then ENTER HERE!      



I’ve already mentioned parts of THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET have some historic fact, and it was the flood in western North Carolina in 1940 that became the launch point for my story. A flood is something I’ve only recently become a little more intimately familiar


Years ago, my husband to be and I went on a hike in Doughton Park.  If you click on the link you’ll see a list of trails for the some thirty miles one can wander through, and never get lost.  (see what I did there?) 


Welcome to First Sentence Friday for THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET! When I set out to write this story, I knew I wanted it to take place in one of my favorite spots to visit, the Appalachian region of North Carolina.  This area is stunningly beautiful


I’m excited to share that in two weeks, on June 16th, I’ll once again start First Sentence Fridays as a way to introduce readers to my next book, THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET.  Just like with THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE, once a week, I’ll post


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Sacrifices

For this, we honor and thank them.


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