Author of Contemporary Rustic Romance with Enduring Faith
Although I reside in Northwestern Ohio with my husband, four children, and two spoiled Labrador retrievers, I have lived and traveled all over the United States. Since each of these lovely places has stolen a piece of my heart, I write to revisit them. My stories are set in small midwestern towns, throughout historic cities, on white sand beaches, and beside majestic mountain rivers. But no matter the setting, you’ll always find inspiring characters, moving tales of redemption, and riveting romance.
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Time for one of my favorite giveaways!! As part of the submission process for my latest novel, I was tasked with choosing a few comparable titles. While I don't pretend to write with the beauty and eloquence of these fine authors, each of these books shares a thread...read more
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I am beyond excited to announce that I am now represented by Tamela Hancock Murray at The Steve Laube Agency. Tamela has seventeen years of experience as a literary agent, was named the 2017 Agent of the Year, and is often called THE expert of the Christian...read more
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