March Book Madness

Yesterday was March Cover Madness (you can still vote here). Today is March Book Madness, over at Rebecca Bellison’s blog. Every March Rebecca pulls together some great posts about writing, and I’m grateful she’s… Continue reading

March Cover Madness

It’s March, and several of my friends have some fun March Madness activities on their blogs. Today I’m posting about March Cover Madness at Ranee’ S. Clark’s blog. (Tomorow I’ll post about March… Continue reading

The Rules in Rome is a Whitney Finalist!

The 2015 Whitney Award finalists were announced earlier this month, and I am thrilled that The Rules in Rome is a finalist in the Historical category. The Whitney Award program was created to… Continue reading

The Spider and the Sparrow Blog Tour

This week my brand-new novel is going on blog tour! As an author, I look forward to hearing what readers think about my book, so I love blog tours. Here’s the schedule: Monday,… Continue reading

Book Release: The Spider and the Sparrow

My fifth novel is now available in paperback, ebook, and audio book formats. It’s in stock at most LDS book stores and online at Amazon, Seagull Book, and Deseret Book. (Some of the… Continue reading

Pictures of the Great War

I had a pleasant surprise while researching my latest novel, The Spider and the Sparrow. It turns out that a lot of contemporary accounts and images from World War One are no longer… Continue reading

Cover Reveal for The Spider and the Sparrow

In less than a month, my fifth novel will be available to the public. The publisher and I have kept the cover secret until now, but today’s the day we’re showing it all… Continue reading

A Few Thoughts on Christmas and Perfection

Our mail didn’t come yesterday. It was a neighborhood-wide problem. Apparently, sometime between 8pm and 9pm, the mail lady drove the mail truck through the local streets, but she delivered no packages and… Continue reading

Why I Believe in Happy Endings

There’s a widespread belief that any book ending in “happily ever after” can’t be a serious novel. I’m not sure where the idea started, but based on articles I’ve read and conversations I’ve… Continue reading

Book Review: Top Secret Recipes Step by Step

When author Todd Wilbur asked me if I’d like to review his newest cookbook, Top Secret Recipes Step By Step, I was instantly intrigued. Who hasn’t wondered how to make their favorite restaurant… Continue reading

Ebook Sale

I am thrilled to announce a special ebook sale for my WWII trilogy. Now through November 30th (Cyber Monday), Espionage, Sworn Enemy, and Deadly Alliance are only $1.99 each. These ebooks are normally… Continue reading

Giveaway for The Rules in Rome on New LDS Fiction

This November I’m one of the sponsors for New LDS Fiction’s monthly giveaway. For a chance to win a copy of The Rules in Rome (ebook or paperback*), head on over to New… Continue reading

Paperback sale

Two of my books, Sworn Enemy and Deadly Alliance, are currently on sale in paperback format at Seagull Book. If you’re looking for a good deal and a good book (or two), I hope you’ll… Continue reading

Interview at Flashlight Commentary

One of my favorite things about being an author is the chance I have to interact with readers. I was flattered when Erin at Flashlight Commentary asked me to do an interview with… Continue reading

The Good Word Podcast

This past spring I was interviewed on the Good Word Podcast. The host, Nick Galieti, interviewed as many of the Whitney finalists as he could during April and May, and since then he’s… Continue reading

Book Review: The Healthy Family Slow Cooker Cookbook

I have two slow cookers (two different sizes) and I use them often. I had a baby in January and the flexibility of the slow cooker makes it a lot easier to have… Continue reading

An Update on My Next Novel

As promised, here’s an update on my next book! On Tuesday I sent my fifth novel to my publisher. I don’t have a release date or a title yet, but I’m excited that… Continue reading

My Thoughts on the 2014 Whitney Awards

I recently emailed my editor the manuscript for my fifth book. Now that I’m done with that (at least for a while), I thought I’d catch up on some blogging. I’ll post more… Continue reading

Blog Tour: The Tulip Resistance

When I read about this blog tour I was interested in participating for two reasons. One, the author has written a WWII novel, and two, the author grew up in Othello, Washington. I… Continue reading

Book Signing

This Saturday, March 28th, I’ll be signing books at the Seagull Bookstore in South Jordan. If you’ll be in the area, I’d love to have you stop by and say hi. The signing… Continue reading