I was born and raised in Oregon, so my heart longs for tall evergreens, the rugged Oregon Coast, and the pristine Cascade Mountains. But I presently live in beautiful central New Jersey. This is the Garden State, so we enjoy shopping at our local farmers’ market for sweet corn and juicy tomatoes or picking strawberries, blueberries, and peaches at local farms. We are close to Princeton University, Philadelphia, and New York City, so we sometimes take day trips in and enjoy museums, plays, and touring around.
I am married to Scott and we have five adult children, two daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, and six beautiful grandchildren. Being a wife, mom, and grandma are fulfilling and rewarding roles for me. Scott and I partner in ministry at Calvary Chapel Living Hope, a church we helped plant along with a team of hardworking, Jesus-following friends in Robbinsville, New Jersey. We love our church and feel blessed to have the privilege of serving the Lord with these dear friends. If you would like to know more about Calvary Chapel Living Hope, please visit our website: http://www.takejesushome.com.
My husband is the author of several parenting books filled with practical insight and biblical wisdom. We invite you to visit our ministry website and sign up for free parenting tips, then check out the articles and helpful resources there. That web site is: www.biblicalparenting.org.
My first book was published in 2005, and I’ve had twenty novels and novellas published since then. Before that, I wrote several articles, short stories, devotions, and essays. Writing fiction is my passion, and I thank the Lord for the creative ideas and characters He puts in my mind and heart. I am very grateful for friends and family who believed in me and encouraged me on my writing journey.
When I’m not writing you will find me enjoying time with my family, working outside in my flower gardens, cooking healthy meals for family and friends, or walking around the lake near our home.
Work in Progress :: I’m working plotting my next book. The working title is A Shepherd’s Heart. It’s a time slip novel set in the beautiful Lake District of England.
What I’m Reading :: Listening to Lori Benton’s Mountain Laurel and reading Carolyn Miller’s next Regency novel, Dusk’s Darkest Shores, for endorsement. Both are wonderful!
In His Word :: I’m going through The 1 Peter study by Jen Wilkin with our women’s Bible study. And we’re working our way through the Book of Genesis on Sunday mornings with the Calvary Chapel Living Hope family, online with Facebook Live.