Literary Titan Honors Comfort Zone with GOLD!

January 2nd. 2022

Book Reviews

December 18th. 2021

I’m incredibly grateful when folks take the time to read and review my books. It’s an honor when someone will spend their precious time playing in the sandbox of my imagination. Thank you!

Comfort Christmas!

December 7th. 2021

That could be the title for my next book, but it’s also the theme of this week’s book tour to my favorite Texas Hill Country town–Comfort, Texas. The inspiration for my entire set of novels beginning with the word, Comfort, it’s also a very real place just west of Boerne, Texas on Interstate 10. I’ll be at the 8th Street Market, on well, 8th Street in Comfort, from 11a-1pm CST.

Packing all the Comfort novels, but particularly the new release, Comfort Zone, for Hill Country readers and friends who drive in from Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Austin, and San Antonio.

Also in my conversations, are the Audible version of Comfort Songs that has debuted this month. Chocked full of the narrator’s interpretation of the characters, this big story gets a big treatment. Hope you’ll download it for your next road trip!

Woo-Hoo!! Comfort Foods wins another First Place Award!!

December 1st. 2021
Couldn’t be more thrilled with this lovely endorsement for a story that is all in on competitions and winning big.

Comfort Plans Goes Audible!

November 29th. 2021

Thanks to a narrator in California, this Texas Hill Country novel gets a dash of sass and spunk to transport listeners into the heart of a story about a female architect with hard lessons to learn. An iconic German farmhouse with a hidden box of letters is just the beginning of the remodeling that will happen when the architect and the builder tangle over plans. Family drama, humor, suspense, and a sweet second chance romance make this a fun read and a delightful listen.

Order on Amazon or directly through Audible!!

Book Signing Joys

November 22nd. 2021

I’m incredibly grateful for readers, friends, complete strangers who happen to walk in to a store and don’t run when I tell them about my books. It was thrilling to see folks last week, have them indulge me about talking up the new novel, Comfort Zone, and then a keepsake memory to see them walk away with a book or three in their hands.

To be able to connect with someone who enjoyed my story is a joy indescribable. Most writers write for their own pleasure (or compulsion, one of the two.) Yet, there’s no feeling quite like leaning over a table and sharing highlights, tidbits, and insider scoop with a reader who delighted in the story. For those writers who yearn to connect with readers again, hang on. Better days are coming. For readers who like to connect with authors, thank you. You, dear ones, apply the dose of encouragement that keep writers at our desks.

Cover Reveal for Comfort Zone!!

October 19th. 2021

Today is the day I share with the world the handiwork of Holly Forbes of Forbes and Butler. She’s taken my notes about the new novel and created a dreamy cover that will hook readers who shop bookshelves. I’m so excited to reveal it here!

Does it inspire you for a cozy, autumn reading night? Here’s the blurb:

Anna Weber, an appraiser who gives value to other people’s found treasures is on assignment to research a handwritten sheet of music, After helping a stranded motorist, she discovers she’s rescued retired NFL quarterback Jack Moses. His confidence and fascination for solving problems makes him impossible for Anna to ignore even as they both dart along separate deadlines to save the finances at an inner-city school. Little does Anna know that as she wrestles with secrets from her past and a suspicious approach to people, Jack is running too. As a nemesis threatens Anna’s young daughters, these two unlikely partners discover that it’s in stepping back from years of self-sufficiency that Anna and Jack can find the best treasure of all: a series of sweet, second chances. 

In other bookish news, Comfort Foods continues to win wonderful book awards –three this summer!! I’m so honored and humbled when judges and readers choose my stories for their reading pleasure.

Please stay with me as I share the release date for this exceptional story about overcoming sorrow and fear to find the hope for better days.

Honored by the 5-Star review from Literary Titan for Comfort Foods!!

September 8th. 2021

Hearing praise for story craft is something that goes right to this author’s heart. The words in this review are ones I can savor.

A 5 Star Review of Comfort Plans

September 5th. 2021

It’s wonderful to read a review of a book that is the first in a set, and sometimes overlooked by the new releases. I’m grateful and honored by these words, and hope you’ll be encouraged to take a leap into a set of stories about women discovering their grit and sweet second chances.

Writers and World Influence

August 18th. 2021

As I mourn the apparent setback for a country emerging from domination by terrorists, I’m reminded in several corners, the influence writers have to create controversy, introduce radical ideas, and offer hope. Writers in this age have used their pen to change world views—some for the better. These feel like desperate days with earthquakes, floods, pandemics, governments falling, and egos run amok, but it helps to take a few deep breaths and realize our earth has endured worse.

As a believer in Christ, and hope for an afterlife with God in heaven, I see the selfishness, arrogance, pridefulness, and violence raging today as more evidence of how dearly we need faith in our hearts. Humans can’t handle big tasks well. Since the beginning of recorded time–and let’s thank a writer for keeping the documentation going–we have stumbled at almost every juncture, ruining good and noble ideals set before us. And yet, the sun still rises, babies are born, and harvests yield nurishment.

That’s not to say there haven’t been strides in human development, civilization, medicine, arts, education, and society–there have been, and I’m grateful to live in the age where personal freedom is more widely available than ever before. But I have to ask . . . can we turn the camera lens off ourselves for a while? Quiet the talking heads. Urge writers to go where people really live, beyond the satellites signals and the advertisers’ agenda, and reconnect with humanity, nature, and faith. That’s where we find what’s worth writing about . . . that where we’ll discover the truth that is worth sharing. Maybe, that’s where peace lives.