Sunday, December 7, 2014


I have two items to share today (once again I'm dreadfully behind times on this blog, so please bear with me)!

First of all, my historical romance "Irish Meadows" now has a beautiful cover and a revised release date. Instead of releasing in August, the marketing team at Bethany House has bumped it to early July 2015! A good summer read! Here is the lovely cover, featuring Miss Brianna O'Leary.

And secondly, my next contemporary romance, "Wayward Hearts" released this past Friday, Dec. 5th with White Rose Publishing (Pelican Book Group), Amazon, Christian Books, Barnes & Noble and other book retailers! I hope you'll check out Maxi North's story-full of angst and romance with firefighter Jason Hanley!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dream Come True!

Well, I haven't posted much lately, but I have to record this for posterity! Today I received my first published book in my hands. What a thrilling moment! An experience that will stay with me for a long time!

One of my first inspirational stories, formerly called Threads of a Tapestry, this book was contracted by White Rose Publishing and is being published as Betrayed Hearts - release day this Friday, August 8th! 

Today I received my copies in the mail! To actually hold the book in my hand is beyond description!

And it's just the beginning....

Monday, May 19, 2014

Book Review for an Amazing Story

I am not a crier.

In fact, I rarely cry — which is strange since most of my female friends cry at the drop of a hat.  Some movies have brought me to tears, but they are few and far between. 

So to tell you that Katie Ganshert’s newest release “A Broken Kind of Beautiful” made me cry should tell you a lot about the skill of this particular author. I’m not talking about my eyes simply welling up — I’m talking about tears dripping down my face. 

Ivy Clark is an unusual heroine in that she is not immediately likeable. An ultra-beautiful, high fashion model is not an easy character to relate to — especially since I’ve always been short, plain and on the plump side. But Katie gives the reader glimpses into the private pain eating away at Ivy’s soul — all stemming from the fact that she has never felt loved. She is unlovable. Her only worth, in both her eyes and in the eyes of the fashion industry, is her outer beauty. How Katie takes this ‘broken kind of beautiful’ and transforms Ivy into a child of God is, to put it mildly, a work of art. And strangely enough, it is not the love of the hero, Davis Knight, that changes her and brings her back to God. In the scene that moved me to tears, Ivy finds a love she has overlooked her whole life. I’ll leave it up to you to read the book and find out how the author accomplishes this!

“A Broken Kind of Beautiful” is an amazing story of two broken souls finding their way through the pain to redemption. Masterfully written! Go get your copy now!

Friday, February 7, 2014

More Good News!

Wow! A full month of 2014 has already flown by. It's been one heck of a winter with the ice storms, the extreme cold temperatures, and too much snow. Top that with my son's migraines flaring up again, forcing me to become a go between for the school, doctor and teachers, and it has been interesting.

So I really needed some good news! Wait for it.... I got FIRST PLACE in a writing contest "Fiction from the Heartland" and the editor from a major publisher, Bethany House, requested to see my full manuscript! Happy dancing all over the snow banks! :)

This will have to tide me over until spring!!

Thanks for everyone's good wishes on Facebook. Here's a glimpse of hope for spring!