Category Archive: Writing

Blog Tour for The Redgrave Murders

Today wraps up the blog tour for The Redgrave Murders, and I’ve had so much fun reading all the reviews. Authors love reviews so much! It’s what makes all the research, writing, and… Continue reading

The Redgrave Murders

I’m thrilled to announce the release of my historical mystery, The Redgrave Murders. This romantic whodunit comes in paperback, audiobook, and ebook formats. It’s available on Amazon, Deseret Book, Barnes & Noble, and… Continue reading

Cover Reveal for The Redgrave Murders

Today I get to reveal the cover for my July release, The Redgrave Murders.  Isn’t it gorgeous? Here’s what the book is about: Loss is inevitable, as Evie Hampton knows all too well.… Continue reading

My Historical Mystery

It’s been a while since I updated my blog, so I thought I’d share some good news. In August, Covenant Communications accepted my historical mystery and it’s scheduled for a summer 2019 release.… Continue reading

Lemonade and Murder Mysteries

You know that saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade?” Lately, life has been giving me a lot of back pain. I’ve had a bad SI joint for about five years, and… Continue reading

Old Stuff and New Stuff

Old Books This spring at a book signing, I realized that it’s hard to get paperback copies of some of my older titles. Bookstores only have so much shelf space, and priority naturally… Continue reading

March Meme Madness, Week 1

Defiance comes out in a month! To celebrate, I’m posting memes with quotes from the novel. I took a day off from writing a few weeks ago and made several. It was fun… Continue reading

January Review Drive

Reviews are huge for an author. They provide encouragement on those days when you wonder if all the time you put into writing is really worth it. They nudge new readers to give… Continue reading

A Personal Connection to WWI

When I started work on The Spider and the Sparrow, I began a ton of research about World War One. I enjoyed learning new things and gained a better understanding of what the… Continue reading

The Perfect Gift

When I told one of my writing friends that I was doing a short story for a Christmas book, and that it was kind of like women’s fiction, only true, she laughed. Yep,… Continue reading

Book Signing on Saturday

On Saturday, September 24, I have a book signing at the American Fork Seagull Book. This will be part of Seagull Book’s Celebrating Sisterhood event, so there will be special discounts, prizes, and… Continue reading

The 2015 Whitney Awards

Last weekend I attended the annual LDStorymakers Writers Conference. I’ve attended five of them over the past six years. Last year I had a small baby, so I didn’t go, and I was… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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