Announcement and Reveal


Can you believe I’ve kept my mouth shut about a project for an entire four months?!?! Believe me, I don’t come from the strongest line of secret keepers. (*ahem ahem ahem* *cough cough* Love you, Mom!!!)




But yes, I have kept a secret. (My beta readers even kept the secret!!!)


Am I driving you crazy yet? I hope so. *evil author laugh*


The secret is…



In a little less than two months, on January 23th, you’re all going to get a chance to read my latest baby. This sweet novella that is very dear to my heart. The topic is so precious to me, I can only hope some of that leaks out onto the pages. I love this story so much. But you’ll have to read the ‘author’s note’ in the back to learn what makes it so special to me.

(There, someone be proud of me. That was a very nice marketing slip. *pats self on back*) (*laughs at self* I’ll probably end up accidentally mentioning the reason at some point in time.)

It’s already been through beta readers, is in the hands of endorsers (or endorsementers…or endorsarinos…whatever they are called), and is headed to the editor this weekend. Talk about a whirlwind!

Oh, you probably want to see the cover, huh? *wink*











     Lindy Greene’s life is perfect. Too perfect. But living as a missionary nurse, serving in a rural hospital in China, soon brings the disaster she fearfully anticipates. All of her well-thought-out plans for the future disintegrate after pulling a fatally ill, disfigured, abandoned child from a pile of trash. She doesn’t even like babies.

     Nathan Thomas can’t find balance. College suited him just fine until his cash ran out, forcing him to the Chinese mission field with his parents. The chaotic atmosphere in China does little to relax his agitated mind, and the pretty blonde nurse at the clinic does nothing to help him focus.

     The Chinese mission field isn’t for the faint of heart. Nathan wonders how he can survive his remaining time there, while Lindy struggles to help everyone she can. With different ideals pulling them in separate directions, there is one thing drawing them together: a tiny, sickly, crippled orphan who relies on them to stay alive.



(A shoutout to Willowy Whisper–if you need a cover done, go see Willowy! She’s a sweetie to work with, really fast, and totally affordable. And she does an AMAZING job!!!)


If you’re excited about the book, would you mind adding the book to your Goodreads?


Left to Die

I can’t wait to share this story with you all!!!


Sweet Miss Benita

I was finally able to get a photo with this dear lady. She is the last person I’m aware of  who actually knew Clara personally! How fantastic is that?!?! She has been a wealth of information regarding the McDonalds and surrounding families. It was such a joy to finally be able to share the finished product with her–she was excited, too!




When I *cough* interrogated Miss Benita about what she remembered about Clara, she said: “Clara really was the neatest lady. She wasn’t cranky or grumpy–I remember I liked her. I would have been only six or seven–she died when I was eleven–but I remember she was a sweet lady and was very king to us kids.”


Is that not amazing!?! I still can’t believe that I can TALK to someone to talked to Clara!


Don’t forget to pick up your Kindle copy of The Old River Road.


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TORR Blog Tour, Conclusion

For my first ever book, my first ever blog tour, I am so amazed and blessed at the response! There were 20 bloggers participating in the tour. That’s double the amount I was aiming for. How fantastic is that?!?

Here is the schedule again, to ensure that you didn’t miss any of these amazing posts:


Emily  — Review, Spotlight

Jesseca Wheaton — Review, Interview

Olivia K. Fisher  — Interview, Spotlight

Faith Blum  — Review, Interview, Spotlight

Hannah E.  — Review, Interview

Faith Potts  – Review

Rebecca Morgan  — Review, Interview

Abigayle Ellison  — Review, Spotlight

Kenzi Knapp  – Review, Interview

Hosanna Emily  — Review, Interview

Blessing Counter  — Interview

Victoria Minks  — Review, Spotlight

Deborah C.  — Review, Spotlight

Anna S. Brie  — Review, Interview

Leona G. — Review, Interview

Hope Ann — Review, Interview

Amanda Tero — Review, Interview

Anika Joy – Review, Interview

Kellyn Roth — Review

~Giveaway Winners~

The winner of the USA prize is Olivia K. Fisher!

The winner of the international prize is Bonnie Smithies!

Congrats to both of you girls! I’ll be sending you an email shortly. :)

I hope you all enjoyed the blog tour as much as I did! Thanks again to all of you who helped me get the word out. I appreciate you so much!