Sunday, March 28, 2010


On January 13 we had to put our beloved 11-year-old collie down, and my heart broke into a zillion pieces. Then three weeks later, my precious mommy went to be with Jesus. Since then, I have stayed very busy and kept my mind over-occupied with finishing Tender Vow the book releasing in September, and gearing up for starting my next 3-book series. Staying busy is important when dealing with private pain. I'm not saying you should sweep it under the rug, just that dwelling on loss doesn't accomplish a lot, tends only to make you sadder. So, I choose to keep my mind and body occupied.

I also got a new puppy!!! I blogged about this awhile back and even posted some pictures of my beautiful, mostly white, boy named Peyton (found him on Super Bowl Sunday; thus, the name Peyton after the infamous Peyton Manning, Indy's quarterback), telling about his long journey from Florida to Michigan--thanks to my darling hubby, Cecil, who brought him home after finishing a business trip.

In the almost six weeks since he came to us, he's grown taller and heavier. (He's going to be a big boy, since at 6 1/2 months, he's probably got a good four more months of growth to go.) He's made a great adjustment to our family, and we love him to pieces. Here're a few pics of him!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Ooooh-Wheee! I'm Filled With Gleeeee!!!

You guys, you guys, you must have a sneak-peak at Tender Vow, my title releasing in September of this year. (Aren't her eyes pretty? She HAS to be wearing tinted contacts, don't you think?)

And just in case you're interested, here's the synopsis:

Michigan-born brothers John and Jason Evans took a ski trip in the Rockies, but only one came home alive--John was tragically killed on a daring descent down Devil's Run, an infamously dangerous slope. In an attempt to soothe his guilt and grief, Jason sets out to make amends with his widowed sister-in-law, Rachel, by offering to help with her two small children, doing odd jobs around her house, and trying to ease her own heavy burden of grief. A new Christian, he is bent on growing his faith and helping Rachel see her way through the fog of pain and confusion.

Left to raise her three-year-old daughter and newborn son on her own, Rachel Evans is anything but willing to become her brother-in-law's charity case, particularly since they have a history she'd rather forget. She's determined to make it on her own but soon finds that God has other plans for her--and for Jason. Can she accept the Lord's leading and still honor her late husband's memory?

And here's something else--in a matter of days, the third and final book in my "Daughters of Jacob Kane" series will hit shelves. I hope you'll be on the lookout for it in a store near you, or, of course, by checking out or