Carrie in Blue ShirtI’m excited to be one of the authors taking part in the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat One Day Event, and I wanted to be sure you had all the information so you can plan to attend! I’ve invited the three women who are organizing the event to to be my guests today to tell you all about it. Welcome, Bonnie, Carrie and Annie!

Come join us at the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat One Day Event (CFRR) in Nashville, TN this summer! Our event theme is “Honoring God through Christian Fiction.”  Enjoy speaker sessions, author panels, breakout sessions, prayer & worship and author signings with your favorite Christian fiction authors! With 30+ authors, food, swag (including free books), games and TONS of giveaways, you don’t want to miss this event!

When is it, you ask?

August 24, 2016
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For more information, including schedule, authors list, registration info and other logistical questions, check out our website HERE, or click on the image above.  Registration is now open! Late registration begins on June 16th. Once capacity is reached, registration will close. So hurry up and register!

Standard Registration Fee: $98
Late Registration Fee: $120

To go ahead and register, just go right HERE.

AND for the first giveaway at the event, all those registered can enter for the chance to win a BOX of Christian Fiction from the stewards of the event.  Just click on the image below to enter. (Link also available on our website).

We hope to see you there!

Hi Friends,

I’m looking forward to two opportunities to connect with reading friends. I hope you’ll check your calendar and see if you can join me. I’d love to meet you!

Saturday, April 16 ~ Downton Abbey Meets Peter Rabbit English Tea Party: I’ll be meeting new friends and signing books at the United First Presbyterian Church at Larison’s Corner, 1000 Old York Road in Ringoes, New Jersey, 1:00 – 4:00 PM.  The event will feature traditional English tea foods, hot tea, Downton Abbey trivia quizzes, Come in Downton Abbey attire and get a prize. There will be a children’s tea with crafts related to Beatrix Potter’s 23 tales. Take a photo with Peter Rabbit. Learn more about the author Beatrix Potter. Cost: Adults, $7; ages 12 and under, $3; under age 3, free. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Round Valley 4H Horse Club. For more information, visit the church website or call 908-722-5812.

cfrr logo without header SMWednesday, August 24 ~ Christian Fiction Readers Retreat: I’m one of the participating authors at this special event for readers, bloggers, and authors in Nashville, Tennessee. Come and enjoy the day with some of your favorite Christian fiction authors including Laura Frantz, Julie Lessman, Ruth Logan Hearn, Mary Connealy, Melanie Dickerson, Mesu Andrews, Kate Breslin, Pepper Basham, and many, many more! I’ll be taking part in a panel discussion, enjoying lunch with readers, and signing books. For more details and to register please visit this website.

Carrie in Refuge HateI hope to see many of you at one of these events . . . but if not, we can stay connected on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads.

Until then, Happy Reading,


keep-calm-and-join-book-clubHi Friends,

In the last few months I’ve enjoyed visiting several book clubs via Skype and in person. What a fun experience to connect with reading friends and talk about the stories and characters they’ve been reading.

Are you part of a book club? Would you and your friends enjoy chatting with me about one of my books? Each of my novels have discussion questions in the back. That makes it easy to launch into a great discussion. I’d also be happy to share more about the background of the story, my inspiration for writing it, my research trips to England, and whatever else you’d like to ask. Would you like to know my favorite type of tea, or what I’m writing next? Ask away!

Highland Hall SeriesBefore my virtual visit to your book club I’ll send along bookmarks and some books for a giveaway that day. If you’re interested, just send me an email via my website connect page. I’d love to meet you and share our love for good friends and great books!

Happy Reading!



Paris in a Cup Tea PartyHi Friends, If you live in the Orange County, California area, I hope you’ll join me and my friends Valerie and her sister Cheryl, who is the owner of Paris in a Cup, as we launch my newest book, The Daughter of Highland Hall, Saturday, October 18th with a book signing luncheon Tea. The Meet and Greet and book signing starts at 10:30, and the Luncheon begins at 11:00 am.

Daughter Highland HallFans of Downton Abbey, Jane Eyre, and Pride & Prejudice will enjoy this pure and inspiring romance, taking place in Edwardian England amid a clash of cultures and changing times. This is book 2 of the Edwardian Brides Series, but don’t worry this enjoyable read stands alone. In case you want to start with the first book in the series, The Governess of Highland Hall, I will have extra copies on hand for you to purchase.

I’ll be sharing about my visit to Highclere Castle where Downton Abbey is filmed, and how that series inspired my novels. I’m dressing up Edwardian style, and you’re welcome to dress up if you’d like, but that’s optional. Your paid reservation includes a copy of The Daughter of Highland Hall, a lovely lunch prepare by Chef Josh Backstrom, delicous tea, a question and answer time, and applicable tax and gratuity. The cost is $49.95. Seating is very limited; reservations are prepaid and are non-refundable.

Tea FoodTo make your reservation visit or call 714-538-9411.

Paris in a Cup is a lovely Tea salon, visit their website to see the photos.

To learn more about The Daughter of Highland Hall visit this page.

I hope to see you there!