The Road To Mountain Laurel: a Prelude

Happy Friday! Here's a little something for readers awaiting Mountain Laurel's September 1 release. A nice big chunk of Bonus Content, in the form of a prelude, or mini-prequel. Whatever you want to call it, it's yours for the reading, compliments of me and my...

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Mountain Laurel Sneak Peek

Dear Readers, It's time for a sneak peek of my upcoming release, Mountain Laurel. Are you ready for this? Then visit the link below (with many thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for providing the pdf file!):   Mountain Laurel sneak peek   Available for...

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Celebrating the Back Cover

Are back covers of books worth getting excited about? If you are the author, and it took you four years to write the book, another two to edit it, and ten more for it to find a publishing home, I'd say the answer is YES. I just saw it for the first time this morning...

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Sheltering: Been here, done that

So here we all are in the midst of sheltering at home, social distancing from each other, and for some full on quarantine. Some cities, states, provinces and countries are locked down. Across the planet so much of our lives have come to a standstill while we wait out...

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Friday Photo Story: Touched By An Angel?

Last week I took a day off from writing and went on a road trip with my camera, my first such outing since before Christmas. I spent sunrise on the southern Oregon coast then headed south into northern California. My goal was another beach about an hour and half away,...

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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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