March Book Madness: 7 Editing Strategies

Today I’m over at Rebecca Belliston’s blog as part of her annual March Book Madness. Click on the picture or link below to read some tips on refining your manuscript. Every year Rebecca gets… Continue reading

Goodreads Giveaway for The Rules in Rome

During the month of March I’m hosting a giveaway on Goodreads for The Rules in Rome. If you have a US or Canadian mailing address (and a Goodreads account), you can enter by… Continue reading

The Rules in Rome Blog Tour Wrap-up

Today ends the blog tour for The Rules in Rome. I’m so grateful to Stephanie at Covenant for setting everything up (I have a new baby, so it was a huge relief to… Continue reading

Book Release: The Rules in Rome

The Rules in Rome: Don’t blow your cover. Don’t get caught by the Gestapo. Don’t fall in love with your partner. My newest book is now available in paperback, audiobook, and ebook. You… Continue reading

Just in Time for Christmas Shopping . . .

I’m excited to announce that my publisher has packaged my first three novels together as an ebook and is offering them through Deseret Book’s Bookshelf App. So if you use Deseret Book’s App… Continue reading

Cover Reveal for The Rules in Rome

Guess what’s going to press? Okay, you don’t really have to guess because you probably saw this post’s title. The Rules in Rome is edited and has a cover. It should be available… Continue reading

Kanab Writers Conference

This past weekend I taught at the Kanab Writers Conference. Rather than making the nice people who attended my class write everything down, I told them I’d post this to my website (I… Continue reading

Fun Fall Favorites $300 Giftcard Giveaway

Shauna at I Love to Read and Review Books has put together another big giveaway . . . this one for $300. Deadly Alliance is one of the featured books (you can check out Shauna’s… Continue reading

Current Projects

I thought I’d write a quick post with a few updates. My next book, The Rules in Rome, is tentatively scheduled for a February 2015 release . . . which means it’s coming out… Continue reading

Blog Tour Book Review: Citizens of Logan Pond: Life

Today I’m reviewing Rebecca Belliston’s latest novel, Citizens of Logan Pond: Life. As part of the blog tour, Rebecca is hosting a giveaway for a signed copy of the book, plus a $25… Continue reading

Baking Just Got Easier Blog Tour

I’m not a food blogger and I’m not a foodie, but I do love desserts. Recently I’ve been trying to be more organized with cooking and meal-planning, so when Christina Dymock contacted me about this blog… Continue reading

Author Interview with Cami Checketts

This week I’m participating in a blog tour for Cami Checkett’s latest release, Shadows in the Curtain. Cami is a prolific author (I believe this is her tenth novel) specializing in romantic thrillers. She has a degree in… Continue reading

Summer Fun $175 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

  11 authors have come together to give you some SUMMER FUN READING and a $175 AMAZON GIFT CARD! Click on the image to read a summary of each book 🙂    … Continue reading

100 years ago today . . .

100 years ago today, a sickly young man with a mission wandered the streets of Sarajevo. Gavrilo Princip, a young Bosnian Serb, wasn’t happy with Austro-Hungarian rule. Relations between Serbia and the Austro-Hungarian… Continue reading

Star-Spangled Summer Adventure

If you look hard enough, you can always find an anniversary for an interesting historical event, but 2014 seems to be full of special dates. We just commemorated the 70th anniversary of D-day,… Continue reading

The 70th Anniversary of D-day

Seventy years ago today, American, British, and Canadian troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France in the largest amphibious invasion in history. It wouldn’t be overly dramatic to say they were on a… Continue reading

A Few More Deadly Alliance Items

I can’t believe it’s already May 10th. The last month and a half have been busy for me. My children no longer take naps, and quiet time isn’t very long, so I’ve decided… Continue reading

Release Day

I’m excited to announce that my third novel is now available to the public. Deadly Alliance is a WWII thriller set during the final months of the war in Europe. The plot revolves around a commando mission gone bad in… Continue reading

Why Repetition Can Make Your Book Better

Today I’m posting over at author Rebecca Belliston’s blog as part of her annual March Book Madness series. I’ve written about circularity and repetition in books and movies, and included a small sneak peak of… Continue reading

A Post about Book Covers

Last Friday my next book, Deadly Alliance, went to the printer. It has front-cover artwork, a back-cover blurb, and it’s been through an editor, a copyeditor, and several proofreaders. I hope that means… Continue reading