Special Honors, Launch Team Signups, and Seattle


Happy January, readers! I don’t know about you, but my post-Christmas to-be-read list is much larger and I may have pre-ordered one too many books. I find pre-orders to be fun as you have to actually wait for them, and it makes delivery day more special. It’s kind of like Christmas all over again.

And the honor goes to…


Every year, the Daughters of the American Revolution present the Women in American History award to a woman who has provided a substantial contribution to preserving and promoting American history. Therefore, it was a great honor to be presented with this year’s award based on the incorporation of American history into my novels and character inspiration based on my family history. I’d like to thank the wonderful women of the Caroline Close Stuart chapter for this recognition!

3 Months and Counting


“When the threat of darkness loomed like a dragon perched on the castle keep, it made you do things you might not otherwise do and things you would do, you did with careful precision.”

That’s the first line of my upcoming novel, Dusk Shall Weep, which releases in only a little over three months. If you’re able to read and review prior to release day, May 2, why not join my Launch Team?

Those selected for the launch team will be provided an e-ARC of the novel with the request that an honest review be posted on social media and retail sites within one week of release day, May 2. The Launch Team will also be asked to post on social media leading up to release day. Paperbacks will also be available to purchase.

For those with limited time available, the Influencer Team will post on social media promoting the release but are not required to read the novel. (Although reading and reviewing is certainly appreciated!)

Sign up for Launch/Influencer Teams

If you’re interested in reading, but can’t commit to read by May 2, you can still order the eBook direct from my online store and receive a 40% discount over any other retailer! No coupon code needed. 

Pre-Order Dusk Shall Weep – Direct from Author

Pre-Order Dusk Shall Weep – Other Retailers

Current Inspiration


In Dusk Shall Weep, my characters find themselves caught in the middle of the Battle for Seattle, one of several important battles between the Native Americans and the U.S. government during the Puget Sound War. Located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, Seattle is currently the home to over 750 thousand people, but during the war in 1856, its population totaled fewer than 150. Much of the current downtown area was also covered with marshland and expansive forests, containing some of the largest trees in the world. The harbor was primarily used for sending lumber south to California and the two-day shipping of a future Seattle giant was still over a hundred years away. In fact, after the Battle for Seattle, the town’s population decreased, with some believing that the little city would amount to nothing. 

Released in January

Need another read? Here are the January releases I’m excited about:

  1. Yesterday’s Tides by Roseanna M. White – dual timeline where “intelligence and counterintelligence, prejudice, and self-sacrifice collide across two generations.”
  2. Azure Blaze by Elizabeth C. Natalia – a contemporary Christian superhero battles the forces of darkness…and also falls in love.
  3. The Rose and the Thistle by Laura Frantz – Scottish romance amid the Jacobite uprising of 1715
  4. A Mark of Grace by Kimberley Woodhouse – suspense, secrets, and romance in the beautiful Grand Canyon
  5. In the Midst of the Storm by Latisha Sexton – edge-of-your-seat contemporary romantic suspense & the sequel comes out March 7

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