Visiting Hollyhill

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This summer my first inspirational novel, Scent of Lilacs, has been a free e-book download. You can find it at most e-book sites like Amazon Kindle; Christianbook.com or Barnes & Noble. And if you’ve made that first visit to Hollyhill, you might want to go back for more visits. Those books, Orchard of Hope and Summer of Joy, are on …

A Writer’s Voice

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I did an internet radio program this afternoon with Ivy on Dottin’ the i. She has regular interviews with writers of inspirational books, both fiction and nonfiction. This is the second time I’ve been a guest on her show, but this is the first time I’ve had the nerve to listen to the show. Here’s the link in case you’d …

Meeting a Character in Person

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Readers make Blogging Fun One of the best things about blogging is getting to know you readers through your comments. You are such an encouraging community for me. Writers spend a lot of time in “solitary confinement” while digging stories out of their heads. Of course, we’re not totally alone. We have all those characters yanking on our imaginations trying …

Joy, Happiness and Just Plain Fun

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Fun with Mystery Photos I hope you’ve been having fun with my mystery photos.Wednesday’s photo stumped most of you. Maybe because it was sort of fuzzy after I snipped out the little bit to try to trick you. Take one last guess and then look down a few paragraphs to see the “rest of the picture.”    A New Photo …

Mystery Photo Contest – New Chance to Win

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You know I just remembered last week that I’ve celebrated every Hollyhill book with a giveaway involving a mystery photo. So I can’t let the re-release of Summer of Joy slide by without some of the same kind of fun. So here’s mystery photo number 1. I’ll post another one or maybe two on Sunday. If you want to be …

Dime Store Valentines and Cupcakes

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“Be Mine, Valentine.”  “I Woof You.”  “You’re purr-fect, Valentine!”  “You’re doggone cute.”  “We’re heart to heart friends.” I know Valentine’s Day is past and it’s 50 weeks before it shows up again. The candy’s gone. The roses have drooped their heads. The cards are beginning to look like clutter. The diamonds are probably still glittering in the rings and necklaces …

“A Book Worth Reading”

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“If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.” ~George MacDonald Sometimes an encouraging word can be a special gift. I got one of those today from a reader who was reading my book, Scent of Lilacs. …

When 45 Records Ruled and the Beatles were New

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 Fifty years ago Beatlemania hit America. When I look back on it now, you might wonder why that song “I Want to Hold Your Hand” took the country by storm. The Beatles were already hitting the music scene in England, but here in America, the record companies were reluctant to put out their songs. Maybe because those songs were so …

Sneak Peek at Love Comes Home

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I usually hold off on putting the cover of my books out here on the net until closer to time for them to actually be on the shelf, but I’m giving you a sneak peek at Love Comes Home since I’ve been working on edits for it all week. The release date isn’t until summer, July 1, 2014 to be exact. …