Monday, May 20, 2013

new website!

hard at work!
Oh boy, my new website is up! 

It's been a long time in the "thinking" process as I transition between traditional and self-publishing. 

I hope you like it! 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

mother's day: beauty from our garden

at our breakfast nook

I love being a mom to Greg and Cody.

A snapshot from our kitchen this morning:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rescuing Clementine, Part I

paperback & e-book
Hello reading friends!

I'm happy to announce the re-release of one of my historical adventures, The Waiting Light: Clementine's Story. Originally published under the title My Darlin' Clementine, it won the Idaho choice for the 2010 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Library of Congress.

When the rights reverted back to me, I updated the Author Note and tweaked the title. Then I refreshed the cover with Cody Rutty's photo of New Meadows, Idaho, which he took looking out from his studio. I think it's beautiful and reflects the novel's themes of hope, unconditional love, and redemption.

For ages 10 up, the story tells of sixteen-year-old Clementine Kidd, who dreams of becoming a doctor. Her hopes are complicated however, by the lawlessness of a mining town in 1866 Idaho Territory, prejudice against the Chinese, and the affections of handsome Boone Reno. When tragedy strikes, a chain of desperate events is unleashed. To save her family and follow her dreams, Clementine must take an unthinkable risk.

I hope you like this new edition, available in paperback and as an e-book. It's one of a trilogy set in mining camps of the American West. Next time I'll tell you about the re-release of Orphan Runaways: The Perilous Escape to Bodie ... stay tuned!