The Old River Road Release Day!!!!

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It’s here! My very first book is now available for the entire world to read and love and hate. *hides*


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When seventeen-year-old Clara Boutwell married her dashing coworker, William McDonald, she was convinced her life was near perfect. The journey before them as newlyweds in the great city of Chicago was promising and exciting. But a frightening disease soon takes William in its grip, forcing them to the clean air of the western frontier in a desperate attempt to save his life. But pioneering doesn’t prove to be easy, with miles between neighbors instead of fences. On the eastern Washington prairies, the McDonalds face hardships and trials in a new world where everything is tested, from physical endurance to emotional strength—down to their relationship and faith in the Lord.

This novel tells the incredible true story of Clara and William, the great-great grandparents of the author, in a sweet narrative full of laughter, tears, and the struggles of an early pioneering family. Prepare yourself to share in their experience as you read this account of a pioneer family in Washington state, and see their lasting legacy that has endured into the fifth generation.

Get it on Amazon

(NOTE: because of some issues with the cover, the paperback version will not be shipped out for a few days yet.)


Nope, this is not nerve wracking at all.

*bites nails and screams*


Also, today is my 18th birthday!

“Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me! Happy…”

*coughs and clears throat*


Well then, now that I got all of that out of my system, I’m going to let the blog tour take over. I’m telling you–there are some fantastic posts coming up on some absolutely fantastic blogs, and you definitely don’t want to miss them.


Friday, July 8th (release day!)

Emily  — Review, Spotlight

Jesseca Wheaton — Review, Interview

Saturday, July 9th

Olivia K. Fisher  — Interview, Spotlight

Faith Blum  — Review, Interview, Spotlight

Hannah E.  — Review, Interview

Monday, July 11th

Faith Potts  – Review

Rebecca Morgan  — Review, Interview

Tuesday, July 12th

Abigayle Ellison  — Review, Spotlight

Kenzi Knapp  – Review, Interview

Hosanna Emily  — Review, Interview

Wednesday, July 13th

Blessing Counter  — Interview

Victoria Minks  — Review, Spotlight

Thursday, July 14th

Deborah C.  — Review, Spotlight

Anna S. Brie  — Review

Leona G. — Review, Interview

Friday, July 15th

Hope Ann — Review, Interview

Amanda Tero — Review, Interview

Anika Joy – Review, Interview


I’m also doing TWO giveaways: One for folks in the continental US and Canada, and one for international people. How cool is that?

International ONLY Prize

The Old River Road Prize Pack

International Prize

Enjoy the tour, leave lots of comments here there and everywhere, and don’t melt in the heat. I’m off to music camp! :)

The Old River Road Blog Tour Sign Up

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There are just six weeks left until release day! How terrifying amazing is that? :)


In addition to the blog tour, I am also offering limited reviewer slots for those of you who don’t have a blog, yet want to help out a new author. (‘Cause everyone wants to do that, right?)


Click here if you want to learn more about the book.