Monday Cuppa Moment 10/5

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Happy Monday, friends!


I hope you had a great weekend. It was a bittersweet weekend for us. We said ‘goodbye’ to our pastor of close to twenty years. He’s not leaving the ministry, just moving in a new direction in which God is calling him. We are so happy for him and we adore our new pastor, but having Joe there while both our girls were baptized, officiating my mother’s memorial service, marrying our oldest daughter… needless to say a … Read More

And the ARC winner of COLD SHOT is….

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Thank you so much to everyone who entered. I loved reading about your crab and other interesting edible adventures. So much fun!

Because of the overwhelming response…I’ve decided to give away one main prize of an ARC along with this month’s fair trade coffee from The THX Co. to Kara Grant. Along with two secondary prizes of Cold Shot ARCs to Deb Haggerty and Carol Moncado. Congrats, ladies. Please email me your mailing addresses to or message them to … Read More

Monday Cuppa Moment 9/28

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Happy Monday, friends!


I got an exciting package this weekend 😀


It’s so hard to believe COLD SHOT is nearly on shelves and is available for pre-order now! Can’t wait for you to meet Griffin and Finley. Hope you’ll enjoy getting to know new characters and a new setting. To kick off the excitement, I’m giving away an autographed Advanced Reading copy of COLD SHOT. To enter just answer the question below in the comment section. I’ll randomly draw a … Read More

Monday Cuppa Moment 9/21

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Happy Monday, friends!


I hope you are enjoying the many benefits of coffee this morning.

I just returned from the American Christian Fiction Writer’s conference.

What happens at a writer’s conference?

I got to see friends:


Met with my editor, agent (who I cannot believe I did not get a picture with), and marketing director:


Attended yummy meals:


And taught a workshop with fellow Bethany House author and good friend Becky Wade:



You may never attend a writer’s conference, … Read More

Monday Cuppa Moment 9/14

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Happy Monday, friends!


Hope you’ve enjoyed your coffee today. I’m watching Little Man, so I’ve had a few cups. Need energy to keep up with the future XGames star :)

This weekend, my family and I had the great honor to receive a private tour of Camden Yards where the Orioles play. We got to go beneath the stadium and see where the players eat before a game, where the dirt for the field is kept, the news room, got to … Read More

Monday Cuppa Moment 9/7

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Happy Monday and happy Labor Day!

I now have a new favorite coffee mug:



It felt quite true as I was finishing up the initial draft of SHADOWED: An Alaskan Courage novel this past week. Lots of coffee and lots of writing.

To celebrate completing my novel as well as our anniversary, my hubby and I are heading for Maryland’s Eastern Shore and some time on the Chesapeake Bay. I’ll also be doing  some research for my next Chesapeake … Read More