Mountain Laurel cover reveal

Coming to bookstores near you, online and brick-and-mortar, September 1 2020, from Tyndale House Publishers. Designed by Libby Dykstra. North Carolina, 1793 Ian Cameron, a Boston cabinetmaker turned frontier trapper, has come to Mountain Laurel hoping to remake...

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Friday Photo Story: Look Closer

Crater Lake National Park is Oregon's only National Park. I first set eyes on this spectacular vista in 1991. I've lived near enough to it since 1993 to visit it often. Since I took up landscape photography a few years ago I've found my way to this rim view at least a...

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First Cover Look Coming Soon!

I got the first niggles of inspiration for the story that would become Mountain Laurel, my upcoming September release, sometime toward the end of the 1990s. Though I'd opened a file and jotted some notes (first thing I always do when when I suspect the kernel of a new...

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The King’s Mercy Drawing Winners

Thanks so much for sharing your favorite fictional settings in this week's book drawing. It's always fun to learn what appeals to other readers. Some of you mentioned books I need to check out, and others reminded me of past loves. Now for the 10 winners of a signed...

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10 Favorite Fictional Settings/10 Book Giveaway

Some fictional settings intrigue. Others delight. Some are so compelling they become a part of your inner landscape. The stuff of daydreams. Maybe it's the characters that make the setting so appealing. It could be a culture (real or imagined) or a different time...

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Friday Photo Story: See With New Eyes

Have you thought about the Kingdom of God lately? Let me share a few quotes from a favorite book that explain in part why I love landscape photography, why it inspires me and delights my soul. "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the...

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Newsletter Sign-Up Reminder

Just a note to remind anyone who hasn't signed up for the Frontier Faith & Fiction Newsletter... the first issue (Fall 2019) will be going out in just a couple of weeks, and in it will be good stuff you won't want to miss. Including: The drawing mentioned in a...

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Friday Photo Story: Beam Me Up (And Slow Me Down)

On Labor Day Brian and I took a day trip to the coast. By leaving at 3am we arrived at sunrise and got to experience one of my favorite things, sun rays streaming through the coastal forest. This time though I almost missed them. I was pressing on down the trail,...

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Friday Photo Story: the Snow Angel

I thought it would be a nice feature on the blog to take one of the photos I've posted on Instagram over the previous week (or weeks) and give you the behind the camera story about the place or my getting the shot. I'll do this on Fridays because Friday Photo Story...

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You’ve landed in the new cyber-home for my Frontier Faith & Fiction brand of historical novels (Burning Sky, Many Sparrows, The King’s Mercy, etc). Have a look around. Take a book off a shelf. Find a comfy place to read—that waterfall looks like a good spot! Along...

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