Happy Summer, my bookish friends!
Boy, do I have NEWS for you! However, how are you doing? Are you getting a chance to enjoy the summer and slow down to savor a glass of iced coffee or sweet tea?
I confess summer tends to speed past thanks to ministries, barbecues with friends, and homeschool. I’m learning slowly to live in the moment and be still.
HOWEVER, I’ve tons of exciting adventures to share!
My Light of Stars (an Indian heiress navigates Regency England while searching for her missing mother) reached finals for the Oregon Cascade Writers contest (historical fiction, published author category).
I have a cover for We’ll Meet Again, my World War II time split cozy mystery! See below.
The First Daughter: Eve’s Story is in the cover design process and final layout. I finished my edits and heard wonderful things from my editors!
I signed for another cozy mystery set within Italy during World War II during the Christmas season. I’ve got artists and resistance fighters on secret missions. Along with romance. Always romance :). Stay tuned for the title reveal.
I’m finishing edits for my String of Pearls novel (yay, title reveal!) for Guideposts Fiction. I can’t wait to show you the gorgeous cover regarding a femme fatale master thief and a World War II train robbery. I’m giddy over this book! Think Mission Impossible meets To Catch a Thief.
FINALLY: I signed for a NEW series with Guideposts. Mysteries in the Bible. I’m currently drafting a story about giants. YES. Giants and the Promised Land.
And…I have other things cooking in the background. I hope to share more in the months to come. Lots of cover reveals and special gifts for you. You don’t want to miss what’s coming next. Now is the time to sign up for my newsletter and get a gift novella, No Mountain too High.
Isn’t the below cover pretty? I LOVED the artist’s rendition of Whoopie Pies and the Amish hat on the cover. A bit about the newest release coming August 10th.
When Debbie Albright notices a mysterious man hanging around the Dennison depot the last few days, she can’t help but be curious. The stranger is constantly checking his watch and phone, as if he is waiting for something…or someone. Unable to hold back her curiosity any longer, Debbie decides to finally speak to him. However, he is gone before she gets the chance. Instead, next to the lamppost where he always stood, she finds a yellowed “Dear Jane” letter, with a dateline of 1945 and addressed to Eileen Turner, the long-retired stationmaster. Eileen claims she never heard from her soldier boy after he left for the war. Can Debbie solve this longstanding mystery so Eileen can get answers to her decades of wondering at this twilight time of her life?
Join best friends Debbie Albright and Janet Shaw as they step out in faith to open the Whistle Stop Café inside the historic train depot in Dennison, Ohio. During WWII, the depot’s canteen workers offered doughnuts, sandwiches, and a heap of gratitude to thousands of soldiers on their way to war via troop-transport trains. Our sleuths soon find themselves on track to solve baffling mysteries–both past and present Come along for the ride for stores of honor, duty to God and country, and of course fun, family, and friends!