Category: Novel

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Letters to the Lord: Release Day!

                                                              Today’s Release Day for my new novel, and yes, it’s true: By Way of the Moonlight was chosen as A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Book for Fall 2022! I was … Read More Letters to the Lord: Release Day!

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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: Nurse Jane and Daddy

This is the remembrance I gave at my father’s memorial last Friday. When I was very young, I loved hearing stories about a gentleman rabbit called Uncle Wiggily who had many animal friends and several animal enemies. But he had one friend who was with him in almost every episode, his housekeeper, Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy the Muskrat Lady. To be honest, I don’t … Read More Letters to the Lord: Nurse Jane and Daddy

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Letters to the Lord: When the Lord Intercepted My Life

At the beginning of each new year, I have done a yearly Examen (links at the end of this post)–it’s an ancient practice that involves looking back and looking forward, asking myself questions like: where have I seen God at work in my life? When did I feel his absence? What were the highs of last year? What were the lows? What can I … Read More Letters to the Lord: When the Lord Intercepted My Life

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By Way of the Moonlight

Publishers Weekly: Religion and Spirituality Top Ten Pick Fall 2022 Two courageous young women, tied together by blood and shared passion, will risk everything to save what they love most. For as long as she can remember, Allie Massey, a gifted physical therapist, has dreamed of making her grandparents’ ten-acre estate into a trauma recovery center using equine therapy–a dream her grandmother, Nana Dale, … Read More By Way of the Moonlight

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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: Wedding Wonder

Over two months ago I promised to post more wedding photos in Letters to the Lord. And then life happened and alas, no more photos. Until now. Last weekend while visiting the newlyweds in Boston, Ashlee gave me a thumb drive with ALL the professional photos and video on it. (Kudos to Peacock Photo and Video). No worries! I’m only sharing a handful of … Read More Letters to the Lord: Wedding Wonder

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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