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COVER REVEAL— The Lost Castle (Coming 2018)

writing-deskBonjour, friends! 

If you joined our monthly #FridayCafe Author Chat on Facebook Live video last week (if you missed it, CLICK here to watch), you knew this Writing Desk post was on the way.

If you didn’t have fair warning that this post was about to drop—then surprise! We’re about to add some fun into your day (because seeing the cover art sure added it to mine). A couple of WRITING DESK updates first…

Website_coming soon


Please pardon our mess (if there is one)… because will have a redesign for a fresh new look over the summer!

We’re ushering in tons of new things happening — (Bible study writing/filming + speaking + new books + a Verse-Mapping community hub) — all on this site, so we’re going to be working away to get it all ready for you.

More on that in the weeks ahead!



I’m writing and editing most of the month of June, but I also get to connect with reader friends in a few fun stops coming up on the calendar. If you’re in the neighborhood, please do stop in and say bonjour! Here’s where I’ll be next:

Friday Café— Virtual Author Coffee Chat
Facebook LIVE
June 9, 2017

Greenwood, IN
June 15, 2017

BARNES & NOBLE— Christian Fiction Author Panel
Greenwood, IN
June 24, 2017


If you’re new to the writing community here, then you might not know this vintage-inspired fiction writer is also going back to her teaching roots (from my 15-year Corporate America career), and writing curriculum again! But this time, it’s a topic I have great passion for— Verse-MappingI’m pleased to tell you that the Bible study content development is moving along, and this autumn we’ll be filming the DVD teaching content!

I’d love to ask you if you wouldn’t mind to join us in a covering of prayer this summer as the words are penned, the stories are filmed, and most importantly—the Word is opened.

We know we can’t do this alone.

I’m heart-full that you’re on this journey with us, because the story road our family has walked to get here has been nothing we expected—but everything we could have dreamed of, prayed over, battled for, Jesus-chased, and walked-while-weary to see God make it come to be.

If you’d like to learn more about THE VERSE-MAPPING SERIES Bible studies coming to stores in April, 2018you’ll find that here

Drumroll… What we’ve all been waiting for!


FINAL_The Lost Castle_MAY 12

J’adore, yes?!

This cover says so much about Book #1 in this Lost Castle series:

French romance. A storybook castle, hidden away in the heart of the Loire Valley’s vast wine country. A road for walking… a castle’s secrets for uncovering… and a past (the French Revolution + WWII) for exploring! 

 The cover art and the très romantique synopsis of this French-inspired story will appear on GoodReads and online retailers’ sites very soon. In the meantime… le swoon all you’d like, dear friends! This is the introduction to what I hope will be a series that grabs your fairy tale romance-loving hearts!

Whew! So that’s it. A bunch of the fun stuff, happening in the weeks and months ahead. And I’m heart-smiling that you’re here to be a part of it!

For the JOY of the story roads,