Category: Book Events

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Letters to the Lord: A Bestseller List, an Interview, and A Giveaway

Dear Readers, I so appreciate all of your enthusiasm for and reviews and photos of ‘Moonlight’! I heard from my publicist a few days ago that ‘Moonlight’ was on the Parable Group’s Bestseller List for last week. That felt like a big hug from the Lord! This lists the top 50 selling items (books, media, music, etc) in Christian bookstores. The Parable Group National … Read More Letters to the Lord: A Bestseller List, an Interview, and A Giveaway

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Good News, Bad News, and Amazing News

In an unexpected twist of events, you all did such an amazing job helping to spread the word about my new book and preordering from Baker that we ran out of signed book plates and we won’t be able to get more before the books are shipped out on release day. So, thank you all for helping spread the word! Sadly, this does mean … Read More Good News, Bad News, and Amazing News

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Letters to the Lord: A Countdown Q & A

It’s countdown time–two weeks before the release of my new novel, By Way of the Moonlight. Yikes! The months and weeks preceding the launch of a novel can be a bit stressful for us authors. We wonder will my readers like the book? What about reviewers? So I was absolutely delighted to receive a lovely review from Publishers Weekly. You can read the whole … Read More Letters to the Lord: A Countdown Q & A

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Letters to the Lord: Signing My Life Away

One of the great joys for an author, at least for this author, is meeting my readers in person. I have had the privilege over the past twenty-five years of signing books in bookstores across the Southeast and many other states as well in France, Germany, The Netherlands, and Norway. I’ve also been in churches , conferences, the den of a book club gathering, … Read More Letters to the Lord: Signing My Life Away

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Letters to the Lord: Thankful Tuesday

Thanksgiving Week passed in a delightfully chaotic and joyful blur, Lord. At one point on Thursday, twenty-five of us ranging in age from 20 months to 87 years were spread around my father’s house. We managed to gather all the family in the front yard before eating the meal. The sky was cobalt blue and the mood was high. And we were deeply grateful. … Read More Letters to the Lord: Thankful Tuesday

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Letters to the Lord: It’s a Wonderful Christmas

Bonjour, dear ones, from Atlanta! I’m jetlagged and a bit heartbroken as I’m here with my precious father who has pancreatic cancer. So grateful to be able to be back with him after our 7 weeks in France. We’ll be here in the States indefinitely as we navigate this season with my dad and also attend two conferences with our mission that have been … Read More Letters to the Lord: It’s a Wonderful Christmas

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Letters to the Lord: Savor

As we are packing to return to the States for at least four months, my mind is a blur of emotions. Such a short time in France, yet so rich. In seven short weeks, we’ve soaked in the wonder of Your people and Your work in France, Lord. My spiritual director has often encouraged me to savor the good, good gifts that come our … Read More Letters to the Lord: Savor

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Letters to the Lord: The Transfer Ticket

Two Crosses, the first novel I wrote way back in 1995, is on sale for $.99 as an e-book today. I thought you might enjoy reading the story I penned in 1994 that tells of the events leading up to receiving my first contract for my first book: The Transfer Ticket                 A few weeks ago, I flew from Atlanta to Chicago to attend … Read More Letters to the Lord: The Transfer Ticket

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Letters to the Lord: Georgia Author of the Year Finalist

All I can say is “Thank you”, Lord. And Merci! I had no thought of receiving this honor, especially since I was entered in the category of Literary Fiction with very talented authors from the general market–not the inspirational market. But on Saturday, as I lay sick in bed at a lodge in Western Kentucky (where I was supposed to be enjoying a family … Read More Letters to the Lord: Georgia Author of the Year Finalist

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Letters to the Lord: Jill Steenhuis, an Atlanta Artist in France

We were destined to be friends and soulmates before we ever met. Our dads knew each other, waving across the golf course at the Capital City Country Club in Atlanta. So I paid attention when my father said, “You need to meet the artist Jill Steenhuis. She grew up in Atlanta, rode and showed horses, moved to Aix-en-Provence in 1980 and lives there still.” … Read More Letters to the Lord: Jill Steenhuis, an Atlanta Artist in France

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Letters to the Lord: Hope For Times Like These

Easter 2021 Multi-Author Giveaway – Hope For Times Like These This time last year we were entering a time of real uncertainty and this year that uncertainty continues. These are good times to remind ourselves to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. 14 authors have joined together to offer stories to help us do this. I’ll be giving away copies of The Swan House … Read More Letters to the Lord: Hope For Times Like These

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Letters to the Lord: Camino Walk #4~Perseverance

My Fourth Camino walk centered on the theme of perseverance. Oh, don’t we all need perseverance in this seemingly never-ending season of Covid-19 and other 2020 Craziness? Again the questions are in bold, with my answers below. Where do you need perseverance in your life right now? Where do you dig up the perseverance necessary to push past your limitations? In my darker moments, … Read More Letters to the Lord: Camino Walk #4~Perseverance