Connecting family history

Writing historical fiction is fun but you have to make it relate to readers of today. When I’m writing, I search through my memories and family stories and if you’re a friend –I’m probably absorbing your family history too! It’s the small things that make a story come alive for today’s current readers. It’s not…

Book Banter

There’s this feeling I get when someone says, can I interview you? Radio makes me nervous. YouTube sends me running. My mother should have named me “Introvert Extreme.” But they didn’t, and God didn’t say hide your writing under a rock. That would have possibly been another desire when I was younger. Oh, those marvelous…

Love Finds an Outlaw

It’s the book birthday for Love Finds an Outlaw! Can a pistol-packing spinster and an adventure-loving reporter find love amidst the mishaps and trials of the Sana Fe railroad’s ill-fated inaugural excursion? Mary Outlaw has a ticket to ride the Santa Fe train on a sight-seeing excursion from Topeka, Kansas to Pueblo, Colorado.  She intends to live…

Cornelia Taggart

A Bride’s Journey to the Colorado Territory releases July 30th. And we’ve learned about Jake Miles in A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee and we know what he’s thinking before he boards the steamboat. Now it’s time to meet Cornelia who will shake up his world. Cornelia Taggart und Bruder reisen nach Amerika Translation: Cornelia…

Jake Miles- A Bride’s Journey

It’s fun making up characters! Getting them to know them. And when it’s a character you already know like Jake it’s even more exciting. When I ended A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee Jake well… he wasn’t exactly hero material. Jake is a troubled man and if you’ve read A Bride’s Dilemma you understand why…